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Collective Soul at the House of Blues, Cleveland

Collective Soul at the House of Blues, Cleveland
TODAY’S THE DAY Collective Soul’s playing at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Sadly, this will have to be included on my list of travel bummers. Not that we’d have to travel far: Cleveland’s only an hour from us here in Youngstown, Ohio. It’s just that I badly wanted to see that show!...
June 22nd, 2009 | MUSIC, TRAVEL BUMMERS, VIDEOS | Read More

Niagara Falls from the Canadian Side

Niagara Falls from the Canadian Side
Reviewed by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND was fast approaching. Living in a new city—no family here, no circle of friends yet—meant it was shaping up to be a boring, lonesome weekend if we didn’t think fast. That’s when...
June 20th, 2009 | ONTARIO, Water | Read More

Bonnybank B&B, Twenty Valley, Ontario

Bonnybank B&B, Twenty Valley, Ontario
Story by Milli Thornton. photos Copyright © 2009 Milli Thornton & Brian Williams, except for the photo of Carla & Cedar which is courtesy of Carla Carlson. Bonnybank Bed & BreakfastBONNYBANK BED & BREAKFAST is a gem set in the vineyards of the Twenty Valley, about twenty minutes from...
June 19th, 2009 | BED & BREAKFAST, ONTARIO | Read More

About Thyme Bistro, Vineland, Ontario

About Thyme Bistro, Vineland, Ontario
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. Milli Thornton at About Thyme BistroVINELAND IS TRUE to name: the countryside’s covered in vineyards and wineries. What else could you possibly order with your gourmet dinner at About Thyme Bistro but a bottle of wine from a local winery? And...
June 18th, 2009 | DINING, ONTARIO | Read More

Malivoire Wine Company, Twenty Valley, Ontario

Malivoire Wine Company, Twenty Valley, Ontario
OUR DINNER AT About Thyme Bistro, Vineland, Ontario would not have been as sublime as it was without the bottle of award-winning 2007 Old Vines Foch, a superb red. This came from Malivoire, a winery just down the road apiece from the restaurant. I can’t claim to be a wine connoisseur. All I know...
June 17th, 2009 | ★ Rewind 4, ONTARIO, WINE & BEER | Read More

Ball’s Falls, The Twenty Valley, Ontario

Ball’s Falls, The Twenty Valley, Ontario
The forest at Ball's FallsTWENTY VALLEY is a place chock-full of things to see and do—but if you do visit the Valley, please don’t miss Ball’s Falls. At first I thought the name was rather silly (made me think of balls o’ fire) until Carla, our host at Bonnybank B&B, explained...
June 16th, 2009 | Conservation, Forests, ONTARIO, Water | Read More

Tea at the Beam House, Beamsville, Ontario

Tea at the Beam House, Beamsville, Ontario
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THERE ARE OODLES of tea houses in Ontario; you could easily plan a whole vacation around them. We were vacationing in the Twenty Valley during Memorial Day weekend for other reasons: the wine from local vineyards, gourmet food, the selection...
June 15th, 2009 | ONTARIO, TEAHOUSES | Read More