Kristin McKay grew up in Niagara Falls. She briefly moved to Richmond Hill where she started working as a tutor for Tutor Doctor. Through Tutor Doctor, Kristin became extremely passionate about tutoring and making a difference in the lives of many families. She decided that she wanted to reach out to help even more families by bringing Tutor Doctor back to her hometown. She is now the proud owner of the Niagara Falls office which also serves the surrounding areas of Pelham, Fonthill, Fort Erie & Welland.

We noticed a new Vendor tent at the Welland Farmers Market and just had to stop in and take a closer look!

What is Niagara Community Bikes we asked? Colin Ferguson was happy to share his vision of the new social enterprise he is launching to serve our Niagara community.

"I am starting and hoping to build Niagara Community Bikes in our region.  The goal is providing the community with affordable means of transportation and moving on education and a place for people to work on their own bikes.

Homeowners should interview a few potential REALTORS® before deciding on one to sell their home. Here are some smart questions to ask:

1.  How long have you been in the business?
A freshly-licensed REALTOR® can do a wonderful job and will have up-to-date training; those in the business longer bring more practical experience to the table.

2.  What is your average list-to-sales-price ratio?
A competent listing REALTOR® should hold a track record for negotiating sales prices that are very close to list prices.

The Ontario Government is currently seeking feedback as they review four land-use plans: Greenbelt Plan, Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and Niagara Escarpment Plan.

To calm a fidgety or unhappy kid through his first (or hundredth) haircut, Get ready. Bring your child to your next haircut so he sees it's not scary. Schedule it for after nap time or when he's awake and happy.



Penny Lane of Royal Lepage and I founded the Professional Referall Group 9 years ago.  Our decision to form PRG was based on a need in our community to create a referral group of Professionals who have a longstanding reputation of offering excellent service for their clients.  Our continued success is a result of maintaining our high standards of Membership and this has resulted in attracting top rated Professionals who to want to join our group.  We have limited the size of PRG to less than 20 so that our members get to know each other and get a good understanding of their business. 



A little over two years ago, I became fascinated by the growing trend of getting translated tattoos. People would get tattoos of sayings (quotes) in languages that they weren’t at all familiar with. To read my blog “Translation on Tattoos” which outlines possible reasons why someone would do this and to read about potential issues associated with it, visit the blog on my website here:

Springtime is almost here. If you’re like many people, the arrival of spring means it’s time to spruce up your home. But why stop there? This year, consider applying some of those same spring-cleaning techniques to your investment portfolio.


Sweet Harmony, an SATB choral group, invites new members to join us as we prepare for "Curtains Up." Broadway, TV and movie themes and much more. Wed. nights from 7:30-9:30.


PROBUS is a local, national and international association of retired and semi-retired people who come together in non-political, non-sectarian, non – profit, autonomous clubs which provide regular opportunities for members to meet others in similar circumstances, with similar levels of interest, make new friends and maintain and expand their interests.



The Niagara Jazz Festival is proud to be partnering with In the Soil Arts Festival to bring live jazz to downtown St. Catharines during Festival weekend with two shows back to back on Saturday, April 25th at the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) at 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines. At 8pm - 9pm, it’s The Worst Pop Band Ever: Described as the ugly lovechild of Radiohead and Miles Davis, the WPBE straddles genres and challenges expectations.

More than 63,000 Niagara residents can rest easier today thanks to free identity protection they now receive through their Plus and Premier CAA membership. The 104-year-old auto club is calling special attention to this new protection Saturday, April 25 with a free document shredding day. 

On Monday, April 20, 2015 Council approved a number of requests from the Pelham Farmers’ Market, Pelham Supper Market and Fonthill Bandshell, to help improve the Thursday Evening experience in the Town of Pelham. The family-oriented evenings draw large crowds and offer a unique experience of food, family, friendship, music and fun.

Ken and Beverly Byberg have taken the turbulence out of aircraft donations when they turned over their 1974 Piper Seneca twin-engine aircraft to the North Bay Canadore College School of Aviation recently. It’s not often someone donates an airplane to a school, but the Bybergs, owners of Island 10 fishing lodge on Lady Evelyn Lake, have done just that as a means to give back to the aviation industry. The aircraft is valued at $100,000. Canadore College has been a leader in Canadian aviation training for over 40 years.


Thank you to M.T. Bellies; Zest Kitchen; Mokus Restaurant of Fonthill; Iggy's Pub & Grub; My Alibi Bistro; The Lazy Loon Restaurant and Ice Cream Bar; Ridge Berry Farm; and Fuzzy Logic Eat & Drink Haus for providing us with prizes and to all the many restaurant guests who participated in our Tastes of Spring promotion.

Studio Twenty Inc hosted an Open House on Wednesday April 15th to showcase their services with special offers & draws including: Get 1 Half off Zumba Express Passes; specials from Bella Vita Day Spa & Flickers Candles -plus- introductory offers from their new on-site 'Bella Maria Salon'

On Thursday April 16th, 2015 we joined with other Habitat for Humanity supporters, local business leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening Habitat Niagara's 2nd ReStore located at  Highway 20 W, Fonthill.

This new 10,000 square foot home renovation outlet and donation centre brings Habitat’s celebrated ReStore to 2499 Highway 20 East in Fonthill, allowing residents in the Southern Tier of Niagara better access to discount construction and home goods and a place to donate their gently used items.

It was a fun evening of mayhem and mystery as the Welland Historical Museum hosted their first murder mystery dinner event on Saturday April 18th at the Welland Legion.


At the last meeting of the Niagara Escarpment Commission we received a staff report and a provincial discussion paper on the need to plan for the impacts of climate change. After one of the coldest winters on record, some may be skeptical about the issue of global warming. However, if we look at the global changes rather than local events, it is clear that the temperature of the earth has increased fourteen of the first fifteen years of this century.


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