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August Featured Artist: Justyna Z

August Featured Artist: Justyna Z

August’s Featured Artist is Justyna Z, a scroll saw artist from Brantford. Justyna launched her business, Lush Lemon Co., in 2016 after discovering – and falling in love with – a scroll saw. Since then, creating beautifully unique 3D signs has become her full-time passion. Justyna admits that she’s always had a creative brain first. Her resume includes work in painting, macramé, sculptures and photography. “I remember being young and, instead of asking ...
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AceMaskCo Launches A New Venture

AceMaskCo Launches A New Venture

In response to COVID-19 and the new Mandatory Face Coverings in Public Spaces by-law implemented by the City of Brantford, many local businesses and entrepreneurs have pivoted to begin offering non-medical face masks.  Earlier this year, Lee Delfino launched a new business venture called AceMaskCo. Delfino, who also runs Onitpromo, a well established promotional goods company, launched AceMaskCo with the help of Rachael Chegahno, Creative Director, and their wide v...
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Care for a Spot of High Tea?

Care for a Spot of High Tea?

Get those fascinators and lacy gloves on, and raise your pinkies! If you’re thinking of hosting a small gathering with your social circle, consider hosting an “afternoon tea” or “high tea”. Whether you’re hosting a midafternoon snack of tea, scones, mini sandwiches and cakes (afternoon tea), or a more substantive, light supper served with tea (high tea), both of these meals are a lovely way to savour delectable treats while spending time with your loved ones. ...
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Sparkle and Shine with JH Young Fine Jewellers

Sparkle and Shine with JH Young Fine Jewellers

Celebrating 120 years of making wishes and dreams come true, JH Young Fine Jewellers is celebrating their milestone by bringing a freshly renovated shopping experience to Brantford and area. This family-run business and community supporter has created a modern showroom that still remains true to their commitment to customer service and exceptional quality. The store has been at their location on Lynden Road for 18 years. The renovation was a complete overhaul from the ground up and guests will ...
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Let’s get dolled up!

Let’s get dolled up!

Typically, my weekends in the summer are filled with bridal showers, baby showers, and weddings. This summer is looking a little different – a little more time around the pool, and a lot less time partying. That’s fine by me, but I must admit I do miss getting all gussied up for a special event. “Business casual” is a popular style of attire at the office, so let’s make “Home Fancy” a thing! Brantford has a lot of great boutiques to style your next fancy...
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WTFest – We WILL Rock Again!

WTFest – We WILL Rock Again!

Where can you go to see multiple talented artists performing live under the stars? Brantford, of course, at the WTFest outdoor music festival! On the day when everyone would have been lathering on the sunscreen and carpooling down to Lions Park to sing and dance, we wanted to share some of the history of Brantford’s exceptional outdoor music festival and what to expect in the future. The WTFest team, including Brantford boosters and huge music fans, started working together in 2012 on a v...
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Spread Cheer with Present Times Unique Gifts and Gift Baskets!

Spread Cheer with Present Times Unique Gifts and Gift Baskets!

Many people have observed milestones like graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, new homes, and births while isolated from loved ones. If there is one great thing that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that the little acts of kindness go a long way and we can still feel connected while being apart. Let’s keep the celebrations and positivity going! Present Times Unique Gifts and Gift Baskets at 46 Charing Cross St. in Brantford is the perfect place to shop for affordable gifts for an upco...
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