Norm Merz

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Grab a bite to eat in Haldimand

Grab a bite to eat in Haldimand

If you’re feeling cooped up at home and are looking for an excuse to go out, make plans to visit one of Haldimand’s excellent restaurants this month!

We are so fortunate to have a variety of options when it comes to enjoying a meal out. From fast food done right to relaxed fine dining in a casual atmosphere, Haldimand’s many restaurants have you covered.

If you’re bringing the kids out for a tasty family dinner, head to the Argyle Street Grill, one of just two local restaurants to appear on The Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! The perfect destination for a family dinner, special celebration or evening out without the kids, the Argyle Street Grill offers daily specials, live entertainment and a an extensive menu with everything from chicken wings to braised short ribs.

Other options in Caledonia include The Cornerstone, The Riverbend Restaurant, Wiggie’s and The Oasis, opening daily for the season next month.

Caledonia’s surrounding communities also offer a variety of tasty options. In Dunnville, Debb’s Cuisine on Main offers a cozy atmosphere and a fantastic menu using the freshest of local ingredients whenever possible. It’s a great spot for lunch with friends, a family celebrations or date night!

Twisted Lemon in Cayuga is always a tasty choice. The recipient of countless Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Awards, it was also named by OpenTable.com as one of the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada. They offer a seasonal feature menu and an extensive wine list.

For mouthwatering burgers, great wings, creamy milkshakes and so much more, head to Burger Barn, located at 3000 4th Line in Ohsweken. Burger Barn, which also appeared on You Gotta East Here, offers a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and the best traditional strawberry juice you’ve ever had!

Whatever you’re craving, Haldimand has the restaurant for you!

Coming soon to Haldimand!

Coming soon to Haldimand!

With the first day of spring coming up, we have a lot to look forward to this month. Residents of Haldimand County will be pleased to hear that there are also some terrific events on the agenda in March, so get set for a busy month!

Public Skating – March 18, 25
Bring the whole family to the Haldimand County Caledonia Centre for a little Saturday night skating fun! Held from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

St. Patrick’s Country Dinner – March 12
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day a little early at beautiful Cottonwood Mansion! This heart-warming dinner will include baked ham, colcannon, Barm Brack and all the trimmings. Stick around after dinner for a performance by students from the McGinley Academy of Irish Dance! Meal begins at 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required by March 9 – call 905-776-2538.

March Break Mansion Tours – March 13-17
Ruthven Park National Historic Site will welcome visitors during March Break to tour this stunning Greek Revival Mansion, located at 243 Highway 54 in Caledonia. Ruthven was built between 1845 and 1847 and was home to five generations of the Thompson family. Tours will be offered daily from 1 – 3 p.m. – admission is half price! Visit http://www.ruthvenparknationalhistoricsite.com.

March Break at the Library – March 13-17
Haldimand libraries will host a variety of fun programs during March Break. Here in Caledonia, don’t miss the Finding Dory Party on March 15 from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m., Toothpick Painting on March 16 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and No-Sew Mini Pillows on March 17 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Cayuga, Hagersville and Selkirk branches also have an assortment of exciting programs planned – visit the website at http://www.haldimandcounty.on.ca for more info. Registration is required.

Architectural Treasures Along the Grand – March 27
Visit Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre this month for a chance to peruse its latest exhibit. Architectural Treasures Along the Grand will be open during regular museum hours, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Coming this month to Haldimand County!

Coming this month to Haldimand County!

There’s no reason to stay cooped up at home this winter with so many exciting events taking place. Check out what’s coming up this month in Haldimand County and make the most of the season!

Public Skating – February 4, 11, 18, 25
Help the whole family stay active during the winter months with a weekly skate at the Haldimand County Caledonia Centre. Public skating is offered every Saturday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Tracing Your Family Roots – February 8
Always wondered about the history of your ancestors? Visit the Haldimand County Museum and Archives from 1 – 3 p.m. and learn to use the microfilm and other sources to discover more about the history of your family. Admission is by donation. Call 905-772-5880 to register.

Caledonia Afternoon Book Club – February 8 at 2 p.m.
Make your way to the Caledonia Public Library for good company and lively conversation! The book club takes place on the second Wednesday of every month and all are welcome to attend. February’s discussion will be about the novel, Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. For more info, call 289-674-0400.

Family Time Capsule Project – February 18 at 10:30 a.m.
It’s going to be an exciting year celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday! Head to the Caledonia Library branch for a fun morning making family memories. Bring photos and mementos to add to your personalized time capsule. Box, decorations and memory activities for all ages included. Program is free, registration required. Call 289-674-0400.

Family Day Fun – February 20
Celebrate your mid-winter holiday at the Caledonia Fairgrounds! It’s going to be a day of fun and excitement filled with bouncy castles, games, lots of tasty food, a vendor marketplace, live performances, story times and a selfie booth! Event will run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $10 for children, $5 for adults.

Crafternoons: Book Flowers – February 24
Turn recycled books into a variety of beautiful handmade flowers! This is an adult craft program hosted by the Hagersville Library. Cost is $2 and registration is required. Contact 289-674-0400 for more info.

Start planning for spring!

Start planning for spring!

Spring is just around the corner and the Greater Hamilton Home and Garden Show couldn’t be at a better location or time! The Players Paradise Sports Complex will transform into everything home and garden from March 3 – 5, giving folks an inside look at trends, décor, accessories and more for upcoming 2017 summer season.

HGTV fanatics won’t want to miss Paul Lafrance’s appearance on Saturday, March 4. Other highlights include the Kids Zone, open all weekend and featuring Little Ray’s interactive reptile show happening at various times. Green thumbs won’t want to miss the Spring Splendour Floral Competition and spectacular Feature Garden, designed by Sherry Hayes.

The Hamilton Home and Garden Show is offering advance tickets for only $8. Save $2 off general admission and cruise around the jam-packed sports complex where more than 50 exhibitors will be on hand with giveaways and samples from the latest home and garden accessories on the market! From decks to kitchens, landscaping, roofing and full home restoration, the Hamilton Home and Garden Show is a must-visit for any home enthusiast!

Get in on some fabulous ideas for the up and coming renovation and garden season. Get prepared and browse all weekend with a pass to the Hamilton Home and Garden Show at Players Paradise Sports Complex located at 565 Seaman Street in Stoney Creek. Visit www.thehomeshow.ca.

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