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Have a splashing good time in Brantford’s pools!

Have a splashing good time in Brantford’s pools!

We are having a hot summer in Brantford, which means we all need a little more help keeping cool. The reopening of many pools in Brantford were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the City’s response to try to slow the spread of infection. We are now pleased to share that the 65m and 25m pools at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre have now reopened, with enhanced safety measures. Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre | 254 North Park. St. |519-756-9900 The 65m and 25m pools will be ope...
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Italian Comfort Food from ZaZa’s Pizzeria

Italian Comfort Food from ZaZa’s Pizzeria

Carb-lovers unite! We think we may have found our next menu for the Brantford Chapter of Carb Lovers Secret Society meeting. While this society is only in our imagination, we can pretend when we bite into a ZaZa’s Pizzeria pizza that it is for ‘research’ purposes and therefore, calories don’t count. ZaZa’s Pizzeria, located at 155 Lynden Rd., grew from the passion of three second generation Italian brothers who were born and raised in Brantford. This take-out style...
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Hey, Can You Crochet Me A ...

Hey, Can You Crochet Me A ...

While the summer heat is still strong, August always gets me thinking about fall and the cooler, cozier days to come. Dreams of warm mugs of tea, blankets and evenings by a fire fill my head. I also start to wonder what I’m going to do with my time when it's too cold to go outside. Brantford local, Deanna Albon, answered this question in 2010 when she picked up a crochet hook and immediately developed a passion for it. After five years of learning, she started to develop her own patt...
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What's The Digital Main Street Program?

What's The Digital Main Street Program?

It can be difficult to keep up with all the changes in technology, especially if you are a business owner trying to stay connected to your customers. The Brantford-Brant Resource Centre (BRC) is seeking to raise awareness about the Digital Main Street Grant that is available to help small businesses in Brantford improve their online capabilities. A $10,000 grant from the Ontario government was received by the BRC to establish a Digital Service Squad, which consists of trained experts who w...
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Registration now open for Theatre Hive's 2020-2021 classes!

Registration now open for Theatre Hive's 2020-2021 classes!

Theatre Hive is a local production-based theatre training company focused on high quality creation for youth. Courses are available for children from grade 1 straight through grade 12, and range in activities from skill-building games to creating your own play! Registration is now open and classes run weekly from September through April, with delivery mostly online for the time being. Available courses include: Acting 1, 2 and 3  Acting classes are focused on theatre games, scene work, a...
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Brantford’s Beloved Independent Bookstore

Brantford’s Beloved Independent Bookstore

Quick! Can you name the only independently run bookstore in Brantford? If you said The Brantford Bookworm, you’d be right! Currently in the care of Kerry Besta and her son Kyle, the store has been independently owned and operated since it first opened 40 years ago. The used bookstore, located on Brant Ave., across the road from the W. Ross Macdonald School, is every bibliophile’s dream. The cozy little shop is stacked floor to ceiling with books of all genres, including a huge selec...
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Top Spots For Chocolate Lovers

Top Spots For Chocolate Lovers

If you have a sweet tooth, and honestly most of us do, what is your sweet craving? For me, it’s chocolate and Brantford has some delicious options both from local businesses and chains operated by local owners. Next time you need a chocolatey fix, check out one (or all!) of the following: Le Chocolat du Savoie | 320 Colborne St. W | 519-751-1119 From hand-crafted Belgian chocolates of only the finest ingredients to the delightful fulfilling aromas that linger through the store, Le Chocol...
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