The Amazing Race

Close-Ups at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden

Photos by Cathie Coward, The Hamilton Spectator At Urquhart Butterfly Garden, there’s a small natural world waiting for the nature photographer’s keen lens.  The garden,  in Centennial Park in Dundas, is hosting a photography contest this summer. Nature lovers are invited to stroll the garden’s paths to snap photos of its many butterflies, moths, spiders, […]

Lapping Up Summer

The dog days of summer are upon us; adults and kids both looking for fun ways to fill their days. What better way than zipping around a go kart track. Lakeland Go Karts, a fixture on the beach strip for nearly 60 years, still offers NAScAR wannabes a chance to feel the need, for speed. […]

Praying for Resurrection

There is plenty of construction happening in downtown Hamilton these days. But anyone walking downtown on James St. South over the past several weeks has seen a lot of deconstruction. James St. Baptist Church, across from the YMCA, now resembles a Hollywood set – A fine looking front, and nothing behind it. The entire back […]

Tim Hortons Field, One Month Out

With a month to go before the Ticats take to the field for their first home game of the 2014 season, I dropped by the new stadium this week for a look at the progress. Yes, there is progress, as workers scramble over the structure in a race against time. Will it be ready? I’ll […]

Firefighters battle Bol-o-drome fire

Fire broke out around noon-hour at the five pin bowling lanes on Parkdale Avenue North–Bol-o-drome. Not one was seriously injured in the blaze which firefighters quickly knocked down.  The building manager was alone in the building at the time.

Military Tattoo

The 23rd anniversary of the Canadian International Military Tattoo was held this past weekend at the First Ontario Centre in Hamilton. Celebrating, among other things, the 100th anniversary of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. The event featured both Hamilton and area pipe bands, singers, […]

Division 1 Junior Football Action

Westdale and Macnab squared off Friday at Westdale in one of 2 semi-final Divison 1 football matchups. The championship game will be held next Friday, June 6 at 1 p.m. at Mohawk Sports Park. Here’s a look at some of today’s action. – Barry Gray

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