Forget About Black Peter?????

Forget About Black Peter?????

Tomorrow is St. Nicolas Eve.  In The Netherlands and around the world children of Dutch heritage will be setting out their wooden shoes.  They will be going to bed not with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads but rather of pepernoten, taai-taai and chocolate...
Forget About Black Peter?????

St. Nick is coming to town!

No matter what you call him: Santa Claus, Joulupukki, Père Noël, St. Nick, Sinterklas, Jultomten, Mikulás, Weihnachtsmann,  Julenissen, Ded Moroz, Mos Craciun, Siôn Corn…tomorrow he’s coming to Welland. For some he is a mythical magical figure, for others...
Lest we forget the sacrifice…

Lest we forget the sacrifice…

Those of us who are the children of Dutch post war immigrants grew up not only under the shadow of World War Two but also with a profound sense of appreciation for the sacrifices Canadians made to liberate The Netherlands.  On May 5 Liberation Day will be celebrated...
Weaving it together locally in Welland

Weaving it together locally in Welland

Bernice Thibeault of the Niagara Handweavers and Spinners came by to check out our new tea towel designs. The weavers meet every Thursday at the Welland Historical Museum.  Join them at 9 am to see what they are up to. A $40 membership provides  lessons in weaving and...
Hearty Foods …it’s that time of year!

Hearty Foods …it’s that time of year!

We are all craving soups, stews and stamppot  (Dutch mashed potato dishes) at this time of year.  Check out these “cool” pictures of our corner of Ontario today. John shoveled our sign out of the snow at 7 am and it’s piling up again I walked next...