Daily Archives: April 2, 2019

Remembering a Name

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Remembering a name forges human connection The NOTL Local – March 28, 2019 by Jane Andres                             Visiting  Juan Del Bolas Mountain in St.Catherine, Jamaica, Jane Andres took this…

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Robert Jupiter of Palatine Hill

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A Hero in Our Own Back Yard The NOTL Local – February 23, 2019 by Jane Andres  The original help house on the Servos property later became the Kirby cottage where William Kirby and his wife Eliza (Daniel Servos’ granddaughter) lived briefly before…

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Reliving Good Times on the Farm

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The NOTL Local February 6, 2019 by Jane Andres It had all the feels of a long anticipated reunion, the adults hugging and laughing as the children watched with shy smiles, waiting to be introduced. Indeed it was a special kind of…

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Thanking a Farmer’s Worker

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Eating Niagara – September 5, 2015 By Tiffany Mayer   A pile of photographs sits on Jane Andres’s dining room table.In them, faces beam out at the viewer: middle school-aged students wear caps and gowns to mark the successful end of…

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Inviting Our Guests to Dinner

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Niagara Food : A Flavourful History of the Peninsula’s Bounty  By Tiffany Mayer   Advertisements  

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Lessons and Legacies in Our Back Yard: Part 2

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Harriet’s Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in Canada Brock University 2015 In May 2005 I was invited to help with the music at a church service for Caribbean workers. CWOP, the Caribbean Workers Outreach Project, was run by Grace United Church…

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Lessons and Legacies in Our Back Yard : Part 1

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Harriet’s Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in Canada Brock University 2015 We live in Niagara-on-the-Lake within walking distance to the shores of Lake Ontario.  If you take the path down into the valley behind our home you will find rich bottom…

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Stories Beyond the Mist

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A Collection of Foggy Day Rambles The Last Remnants – Ice House and Cemetery This stone structure was the last remnant of the settlement on Palatine Hill. It had been attached to a wooden building which would have originally been…

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Caramelized Apple French Toast

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  One of my most requested recipes! 1 Cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 tbsp. maple syrup 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 3 tart local apples , peeled and sliced 4 eggs 1 cup half and half 1/4 tsp pure…

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Stories Beyond the Mist

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A Collection of Foggy Day Rambles Whispers from the Past Over two hundred years ago you would have heard the voices of young John, Daniel or Maggie Servos as they played along the banks searching for crayfish or swinging buckets…

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Stories Beyond the Mist

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A Collection of Foggy Day Rambles The Road to Palatine Hill The only route to Palatine Hill from the town of Niagara on the Lake was via Four Mile Creek Rd. until the mid 1800s when the Lake Rd. bridge was built. Four Mile…

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Stories Beyond the Mist

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Four Mile Meanderings As the Four Mile Creek nears Lake Ontario it twists and turns through the floodplain, intersecting tender fruit orchards and vineyards. Originally a lake bed, the rich topsoil along the Four Mile watershed is some of the…

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