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  • Hops and grapes in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    is about to open Brewery partners Mike Berlis Cian MacNeill and Kevin Somerville all from Niagara region expect to open the doors of Niagara Oast House Brewers within the next few weeks Our approach complements the area s wine and gourmet tradition while adding a whole new dimension says MacNeill the brewery s marketing manager Craft beer consumers have a lot in common with fine wine consumers so Oast House is using the winery model by offering tours tastings and special events including brewmaster s dinners MacNeill tells me the brewery has enlisted local farmers to grow its hops Like the terroir wines whose tastes vary with different soils we plant hops in three different locations on the bench in the interior and by the lake he says Brewmaster Kevin Somerville brings credentials from North American and European schools and has worked at the Niagara College Brewing Program You can follow Oast House Brewers on Facebook and Twitter Niagara Oast House Brewers will soon open on Niagara Stone Road Wine country tasting events October and November Tuesday to Sunday Taste the Town A 2 5 hour walking tour to sample some of Niagara on the Lake s yummiest eats and learn more about the history and culture of this charming town November 3 Taste of the Good Life at Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Fine wine culinary delights and memorable experiences Proceeds to Hospice Niagara November weekends Taste the Season featuring a seasonally inspired VQA wine and food pairing at each of the 28 member wineries Touring passes you can use on any weekends during November are now on sale A portion of the proceeds goes to Newark Neighbours And don t forget to ask your Niagara B B hosts to dig into their goody bags for guest coupons that you

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  • Culture and heritage update: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    ask their B B hosts for details about the town s history and culture so Heritage Ambassadors are the go to folks for that According to Klassen candidates for Heritage Ambassador certification must complete a series of challenges to qualify for a passport This year s list of eight challenges included attending historical lectures visiting cultural exhibitions and touring historical sites she says Each year we will change the list of required activities to ensure B B owners get a well rounded knowledge of Niagara on the Lake history She also expects the number of ambassadors to grow The first wave of B Bs to have achieved Heritage Ambassador certification are Copper Lane Bed Breakfast Vineyard Estate Bed Breakfast Duncan Quinn House Bed Breakfast Globetrotters Bed Breakfast Brockamour Manor Bed Breakfast Heritage Ambassadors for 2012 13 receive their inaugural certification at the Niagara Historical Museum Left to right Peter and Jane Griffiths Duncan Quinn House Donna Vieira Globetrotters B B Colleen Cone Brockamour Manor Sarah Maloney Managing Director of the Niagara Historical Society Museum Lord Mayor Dave Eke and Rick Jorgensen Brockamour Manor President Niagara on the Lake Bed Breakfast Association Missing Madeleine Whitfield Copper Lane B B and Jolene Klassen Vineyard Estate B B Upcoming cultural events I love the festive feel of wine country and adding to this is the new Niagara B B Wine Ladies program Until Oct 28 You can win more than 3500 in wine country prizes with Niagara on the Lake B Bs wineries restaurants and more Just tweet NiagaraB BTWLContest Full details Sept 29 30 Behind the Scenes the Shaw Festival A one hour tour through the state of the art production facility Explore the Wardrobe and Wigs Department step inside an actor s dressing room and tour the rehearsal halls where all

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  • More 1812 bicentennial celebrations in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    1812 A Walk Through History In partnership with St Mark s Anglican Church the Niagara Historical Society Museum will feature volunteer actors in period garb interpreting various people at rest in St Mark s cemetery Tour dates are September 21 22 28 and 29 at 7 30 and 8 30 p m Many more 1812 bicentennial events are in store for visitors to Niagara on the Lake History continues A new event at Fort George is an 1812 Son et lumière a video spectacle projected on a heritage blockhouse inside the fort This takes place on selected Saturdays in September call 905 468 6618 for information Fort George Ghost Tours also continue on Sundays in September Look for the guides carrying lanterns in the Fort George parking lot Another event that s inked in my calendar is the 50 th Niagara Foundation House Tour on September 15 Each of the six heritage properties on the tour is of unique architectural or historical significance And looking way ahead on June 22 2013 history buffs will be able to walk in Laura Secord s footsteps at the Laura Secord Commemorative Walk This marks the 200 th anniversary of Laura Secord s epic 32 km walk through enemy lines and dangerous terrain to warn the British and their aboriginal allies of an impending attack by American forces In honour of the importance of the War of 1812 to the region several Niagara B B hosts have been certified as Heritage Ambassadors These B B hosts are fully informed about the historical facts and local events taking place in and around the area Watch for additional details in an upcoming blog post More recent history If you d like to donate to a worthy cause in this historical town September 16 is the NOTL

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  • A cool harvest in wine country, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    way to segue into autumn wine touring on a segway with Niagara Segway Tours For example Stonechurch Vineyards is offering a package where for 85 HST per person you can glide around the vines for a 60 minute experience that includes a tutorial guided tour and wine tasting Be sure to ask about group discounts and book in advance by phone 905 935 3535 or email mmalashock stonechurch com Niagara Segway Tours has opened up a new angle for sightseeing I ve also been browsing around for cool wine country events to lure me back in September Here are some highlights Sept 7 The last in the Jackson Triggs summer concert series David Usher Sept 16 The 10th annual Willowbank Jazz Festival at the Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Sept 19 The 29th Grape Growers of Ontario Celebrity Luncheon This year s celebrity guest speaker is award winning actor writer and comedian Steve Smith the successful creator and lead actor of The Red Green Show Sept 21 30 Niagara Wine Festival A Vintage Harvest Several wineries are featuring special events such as Reif Estates Germany vs Italy September 29 30 Winemakers Klaus Reif and Roberto DiDomenico will put on a traditional German harvest BBQ with an Italian twist in the winery s Sensory Garden On Sept 22 Riverview Cellars gets its groove on with a Smooth Jazz Grape and Wine Celebration In August and September Pillitteri Estates hosts food trucks on weekends For example every Friday in September you ll be able to lunch at the Tide and Vine Oyster Company truck More events are listed on the websites of Wine Country Ontario and Wineries of Niagara on the Lake Don t be shy about asking your Niagara B B hosts for wine tasting and other coupons they have all kinds

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  • Blog | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    the grounds of Navy Hall with five tall ships and 22 longboats with 200 naval re enactors The tall ships come to Niagara on the Lake for War of 1812 naval re enactments Summer Music Festival July 13 Aug 11 Music Niagara presents concerts around town at St Mark s Anglican Church the Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre The Epicurean Bistro the Niagara Historical Museum and the Simcoe Park Bandshell You ll also find Music Niagara concerts at wineries such as Stratus Stonechurch and Jackson Triggs Diner en Blanc August 1 Dinner under the stars with all guests and tables dressed in white Flash mob style potluck dining where table captains and their guests leap into action upon receiving a text Within half an hour they must find their tables at a secret location set those tables for eight arrange their own culinary creations and be ready to toast Diner en Blanc Diner en Blanc in Niagara on the Lake is an imaginative way to dine under the stars Posted by E Lisa Moses This is the one and only official website of the Niagara on the Lake B B Association Members listed on this site have undergone health and safety inspections are legally licensed to operate as a B B and meet all the required standards set out by the association If you prefer to book online this option also ensures that commissions go back into the association s coffers for the benefit of all members of the not for profit association and not other unrelated commercial entities Cycle your way around Niagara on the Lake Ontario Thursday May 24th 2012 One of the best ways to explore the vineyards and back roads around Niagara on the Lake is on a bicycle Whether you rent bikes sign up for leisurely tours or bring your own wheels and plan your own routes cycling keeps you close to the earth and community life In Niagara on the Lake NOTL you can rent bicycles pick up maps and sign up for guided tours at Grape Escape Wine Tours Zoom Leisure Bikes and Niagara Wine Tours International Accommodating staff and knowledgeable guides help you get the most out of your cycle tour since they can introduce you to people and places off the beaten path Excursions can include picnic or pub lunches and winery tours If you re bringing your own bicycle and prefer not to drive the Toronto Niagara Greenbelt Express Bike Train is one way of getting there You can get off at St Catharines or Niagara Falls then pedal around the area To get to NOTL from St Catharines cross the Welland Canal at Lock 1 then cycle along Lakeshore Road From Niagara Falls just bike along River Road and the Niagara Parkway to NOTL When cycling the Waterfront Trail you ll meet like minded people and discover new communities Great Waterfront Trail Adventure A unique way to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is on the Great Waterfront

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  • The cottage life in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    are equipped with full kitchens communications systems laundry rooms ensuites and other amenities just like home or better Niagara on the Lake B B Association members include cottages vacation rentals listed on this website They meet the Association s stringent standards for privacy security safety cleanliness and comfort Cottages can be anything from small hideaways to large historical homes Shopping Cottagers can stock up on provisions and personal supplies at supermarkets and other retailers such as Shoppers Drug Mart Simpson s Apothecary and the Organic General Store I m not a baker so I buy desserts at Willow Cakes and Pastries and Maple Leaf Fudge The NOTL Saturday Farmers Market at the Village has something for everyone Fresh local produce and baked goods are also available in season from the NOTL Saturday farmers market and from others such as these The Fruit Shack Farm Market Bakery Harvest Barn Country Market Kurtz Orchards If you re shopping for clothes check out What s in My Closet or Canada One Factory Outlets Entertainment The Niagara on the Lake entertainment scene is a stimulating one and you don t have to go far to enjoy it Here are some ideas Shaw Festival War of 1812 celebrations These include 1812 walking tours led by the Niagara Historical Society on Thursdays Fridays Saturdays and Sundays followed by an original play that explores the facts and myths of the War of 1812 Wine country tours concerts tastings and dining Golf at the Niagara on the Lake Golf Club St Mark s Anglican Church concerts and festivals Relaxing Cottages come with lots of relaxation room some even with waterfront porches so you ll have an idyllic setting for socializing or cocooning There s nothing that says relaxation to me more than a luxurious spa treatment When in

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  • Passion Food & Wine Expo in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    Sale Grape Escape Wine Tours Daily Vehicle Tours Cycle Tours Rentals See more details Niagara Vintage Wine Tours See more details Blog Passion Food Wine Expo in Niagara on the Lake Ontario Saturday Jul 7th 2012 Blog One of the summer s most exciting events lets you to indulge your passion for fine wines food and music under the stars The Passion Food Wine Expo on July 27 features limitless selections from Niagara s finest wineries and restaurants as well as a silent auction and raffle All this for one attractive price In addition to treating yourself you ll be contributing to a worthy cause Wells of Hope An international charity dedicated to helping the poor obtain clean water education and basic healthcare Wells of Hope will donate proceeds from the Passion Food Wine Expo to projects in Guatemala The Passion Food Wine Expo takes place on the scented grounds of Mori Gardens Picture this On July 27 you ll Sip wines from Niagara wineries Savour the finest fare from Niagara restaurants Swing to the sounds of music from talented musicians Submit your bids at the silent auction Surprise yourself when you win the raffle Support Wells of Hope in helping those who thirst Event details Friday July 27th 6 30 10 p m Mori Gardens 1709 Niagara Stone Road Highway 55 Niagara on the Lake 75 00 per person includes free parking near the event and free shuttle service between the town centre and the event Purchase tickets online at Wells of Hope or phone 905 938 0408 Posted by E Lisa Moses This is the one and only official website of the Niagara on the Lake B B Association Members listed on this site have undergone health and safety inspections are legally licensed to operate as a B

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  • Outdoor entertainment in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    the forecast I plan to spend every possible moment under the sun and the stars And I can t think of a more captivating place to spend those moments than Niagara on the Lake NOTL With colourful 1812 festivities diverse outdoor concerts and scrumptious wining and dining I can easily while away those summer days and nights Here s a sampling of what has caught my attention War of 1812 Bicentennial June 15 17 Doors Open Niagara Tours of 19 th century buildings and architecture on both sides of the border connecting to the War of 1812 Bicentennial To commemorate the 10 th anniversary of Doors Open Niagara Jackson Triggs is hosting a special event on June 9 July 13 14 The Navy of 1812 Sailors on the Lakes Naval encampment on the grounds of Navy Hall with five tall ships and 22 longboats with 200 naval re enactors The tall ships come to Niagara on the Lake for War of 1812 naval re enactments Summer Music Festival July 13 Aug 11 Music Niagara presents concerts around town at St Mark s Anglican Church the Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre The Epicurean Bistro the Niagara Historical Museum and the Simcoe Park Bandshell You ll also find Music Niagara concerts at wineries such as Stratus Stonechurch and Jackson Triggs Diner en Blanc August 1 Dinner under the stars with all guests and tables dressed in white Flash mob style potluck dining where table captains and their guests leap into action upon receiving a text Within half an hour they must find their tables at a secret location set those tables for eight arrange their own culinary creations and be ready to toast Diner en Blanc Diner en Blanc in Niagara on the Lake is an imaginative way to dine under the stars

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