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Lunch-Bags get a History Lesson

Posted by Deborah Tompkins on Thursday, August 2, 2012, In : downtown 
We discovered some very interesting history about our neighbourhood the other day. I was checking out a fabulous Community Facebook page called Vintage Hamilton, when I came across a shot of the 1953 Ferguson Ave. train derailment. I vaguely knew about it and have seen, as most Hamiltonians have, the mural on the side of the building at King and Ferguson, but I assumed it took place closer to King - where the replica Ferguson Station now stands. I also assumed it was a much earlier date, perh...
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Adding to the Streetscape

Posted by Deborah Tompkins on Thursday, April 5, 2012, In : downtown 
Our Little Free Library got some much-deserved attention this week. In addition to The Spec article below, a photographer from the photo collage tabloid, 'Snap', was by to shoot it as well. We may be the first in town but word's getting out. I doubt will be the only ones with a Little Library box for long.
I have to say, I was a bit surprised at the writer's angle.  She seemed particularly perplexed that we would trust to display anything 'free' or attractive outdoors in our neighbourhood. For...
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On Being Good Neighbours

Posted by Deborah Tompkins on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : downtown 

We have a pair of beat-up, paint-splattered, green resin patio chairs here at the shop.  We acquired them last year when a tenant in one of our rental properties left them behind.  They were already well worn and unsightly but we put them to use  here on Ferguson, where we had nothing but empty space.  The chairs were used as wobbly step stools during the kitchen renovation and desk seating before we had office furniture.  When we wanted to take a break we would drag them out onto the sidewal...


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