Saturday, January 22, 2011
Stella's Owner - Hector Dedivitis
Bless your heart and your business for your kindness to the needy Community in St Catharines Ontario Canada. I hope next year that local businesses will help by pitching in and making this yearly event special.
Labels: bus terminal, mto building, St Catharines Public Library 54 Church St and Carisle St - Police Station. Photos by Linda Randall
Labels: St Catharines Public Library 54 Church St and Carisle St - Police Station. Photos by Linda Randall
The police station is on the left and a new restaurant, I don't know the name of it. Actually down this street is a pasta house as well, a corner store and to your right on Garden Path, they are building a new shopping - Garage Parking Tower.
How does a blogger breathe life into the St Catharines Ontario Canada Downtown Shopping Area? By blogging about it and showing people what they can do. Not only will I show you things to do, but I'll connect the dots, so you can have a lovely day of visiting a spa, an art gallery, going for a walk, shopping for unique fashions and interior designs to make your home your castle.
Dotted with cafe's , specialty shops and interesting things to do, who wouldn't want to travel to St Catharines and visit? You can find multi-cultural events at the Market Square where International people sell their wares.
Friday, January 21, 2011
there is a lot of brush down here so be careful, don't go hiking here alone. There's been several attacks on this pathway.
Bradley Drive runs off of Lincoln Ave and Oakdale Ave (area) and there's some really cool trails here with great big hills to walk up and over. We did a quick scout of the area and then headed over to the 2nd Welland Canal - Merritt (Bruce Trail) Hiking Trail that runs along the old canals by Oakdale Ave and Westchester Ave. That trail will take you all the way up to the railway tracks on Moffatt St but it's blocked off now.
You can park on Moffat Street or in the parking lot near Westchester Ave, Oakdale Ave for the trails, that run north to south through the center of St Catharines.
These trails lead from Thorold Ontario (the mountain locks where Canals, 1, 2 were) all the way to the parks and 406 - Burgoyne Bridge which goes all the way to Martindale Road. Lots of trails to walk along in these areas and they can take from up to 4 to 6 hours to get from one side of the city to the other.
Great in the spring and summer, too cold in the winter. You can park along these areas and go for shorter hikes lasting 30 minutes to an hour but you will have to turn and walk back in order to keep it in that time frame.
The area along the canal by Oakdale Ave is a wonderful place to take your dogs for a walk (on the leash) just make sure you bring along 3 doggie bags to scoop up their poopies. I find that my dog can go about 3 times from walking this far and she's just a little toy poodle.
It must do something for them. There are NO washrooms nearby these trails.
Your best bet is to hop in the car and drive to Hartzel Rd - Tim Hortons. There's also one near Glendale Ave across from the Pen Centre, just past Burleigh Hill. There is another one downtown on King Street and Welland Ave, near Niagara Street.
St Paul Street also has Coffee Cultures and Coffee & Stuff is over a block on King Street, close to James Street. During the evenings after 9 pm there's loads of bars in the downtown St Catharines areas where you can grab hot and cold drinks and food.
One block from Bradley Drive Park is Oakdale Ave - Merritt Trail (Bruce Trail) that goes along the welland canal (#1, 2) and Moffatt Street. It leads to Westchester Ave (N), Glendale Ave (S) (close to the Pen Centre) but blocked off at the railway tracks on Moffatt Street.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I looked for photos that tell a story and then I added them to the picture of how I see the Atkins mansion in the story.
These are not the final book covers but adaptions of my fictional settings from my historical romance series.