• Flashback: Good Friday Hike For generations of Hamiltonians, it’s been a tradition on Good Friday to hike through the deep, rocky gorge that leads to Albion Falls.  Picnics and wiener roasts follow, as was the case with this group of children. From left: Duane Sullivan, Steve Woods, Derek Sullivan, Adam Woods and Jeff Moote. (Hamilton Historial Collection, Ron Pozzer, […]
  • Flashback: Paddy Greene’s Paddy Greene’s was the go to spot for Irish cheer in Hamilton until it was sold and demolished in 1984.
  • Flashback: House Calls News of a doctor house call service that has just expanded to Hamilton and Burlington reminded us of the late Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw, a Hamilton doctor who made house calls for 70 years. She was 95 when she retired in 1976, after practising medicine since 1905. Did she treat you or someone in your family? […]
  • Flashback: The Barn Loblaws put supermarkets in the news this week, saying it will build 50 new stores and renovate more than 100.  That announcement reminded us of Hamilton’s original grocery empire: The Barn, founded by George Love in 1970. Do you remember? The Barn grew out of a Hamilton Farmers’ Market stall into a chain that was […]
  • Hamilton Music through the Ages By Graham Rockingham / The Hamilton Spectator with files from Leonard Turnevicius Hamilton isn’t known for creating pop stars. It’s hard to imagine a Justin Bieber, or even a Michael Bublé, rising to fame from the shadows of the steel mills. We tend to like our music a little more real. We do it in […]
  • Flashback: Elephants in Hamilton Ringling Brothers has announced it will phase out the use elephants in its shows, due to growing public concern about how the animals are treated. The elephant has been part of carnival life for more than a century, including circus events in Hamilton.  
  • Flashback: Jackson Square This Flashback was prompted by a recent gathering in Hamilton of digital designers, who were asked to re-imagine Jackson Square , especially it’s underwhelming front entrance.  These shots from the Spec Archives show a what the area looked like before construction.