Local Matters

Cross-Country Bike Ride for At-Risk Youth

A man from Ontario will finish his cross-country bike ride here this weekend. Derek Shirley began this ride in Vancouver on April 16th, and pulls into St. John’s on Sunday. Shirley is with the It Takes Two Leadership Institute in St. Thomas, Ontario. His bike tour, the Making Wow Tour, …

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Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation

The Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation is a local charitable organization that has been building and managing funds to invest in building strong and resilient places to live work and play. They serve all of the people and communities in Elgin County and have been doing so since 2005. One of …

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FREE MOVIES!!!!

On Saturday, 22nd of October, you can go to the cinema and watch a free movie! Kids of all ages should be in the cinema this Saturday morning! The movies are free with select concessions only $2 each. Movies and start times are: 9:00AM  Yogi Bear 9:10AM   Harry Potter and …

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Elgin Military Museum

The Elgin Military Museum is located just past Jumbo on Talbot Street and perhaps you have driven passed it without realising exactly what it is. If you pull into the parking lot you get a hint as you see two personnel carriers sat there. Try to avoid driving over Sidney …

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Can you help us Wish Upon A Song?

“Wish Upon a Song” is a family event being held at Quai du Vin, Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 2 – 9 pm. The goal of this event is to assist a local family affected by cancer to make “forever” lasting memories on a family trip to Disney World. There …

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Publish Yourself!

Last month, Amazon announced that they now sell more e-books than physical books, hardcover and paperback combined. E-books are continuing to gain popularity, driven by demand from readers who love being able to carry 1000 books in a pocket and book publishers who see hugely reduced costs and bigger profits …

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Spa + Utopia = Spatopia

Nicole Duncan created Spatopia as a result for her search to have all natural products during her pampering time at the spa. Unfortunately, she found that there was no such thing as a chemical free spa experience in her area. … Continue reading

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A lizard by any other name…

We have all heard of the island paradise that is St.Thomas Virgin Islands, but coming soon is an island paradise located in St.Thomas Ontario. Once opened you will be able to have a  “staycation” away from the ordinary by visiting Kenny Iguana‘s. This isn’t going to be  just a typical …

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Frosty’s Military Surplus

We had driven by Frosty’s Military Surplus store,on Talbot Line, hundreds of times yet today, we stopped in. Part of the reason is that we are in the midst of planning for next years Relay for Life and are already looking for parts and pieces to make our team the …

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Frosty's Military Surplus

We had driven by Frosty’s Military Surplus store,on Talbot Line, hundreds of times yet today, we stopped in. Part of the reason is that we are in the midst of planning for next years Relay for Life and are already looking for parts and pieces to make our team the …

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Cruise Night

Now that the good weather is here, the tarps come off, they are detailed, and shown off. That’s right people i’m talking about classic cars & trucks. Historic, Vintage, Muscle old and new. Cruise Nights are all over the place … Continue reading

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We Want You

As the amazing weather starts being a daily blessing, more events are starting. Well, before school is out, and the event day is here. Why not tell us about what’s going on first. Let us help promote you so you … Continue reading

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The Ladd Quartette

This past Saturday June 11th, the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Arts Centre hosted The Ladd Quartette. They had lots of different music styles from jazz, rock, blues and solo treats from each of the members. The Quartette was composed of Noel Lesperance … Continue reading

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Planning your weekend

So what plans do you have for this Saturday night? To early to say? Well let me plant this seed. The Ladd Quartette “Musical Performance” June 11th 8-10pm. St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre 301 Talbot St. Tickets: $10.00 in … Continue reading

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Grand Opening Weekend

Antiques on the Side officially opened yesterday to a great turn out. On Talbot St. by the lights at Manitoba St. Just look for the orange awnings. Having the Horton Market right around the corner made it a steady flow … Continue reading

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Give me shelter

The St.Thomas community gardens are in need of a shed for their first ave. location. If you have a shed you could donate, or if you are someone or know of someone who will build us a shed let us know! The blog is willing to promote any business or …

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