I want to thank the lady who left a message on my phone this week. She didn’t leave her name, but her message warmed my heart.“I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed that Romancing Niagara section. I couldn’t put it down,” she said. She wasn’t the only person who told me that. I heard from more than a few readers who enjoyed the nearly 40 story submissions from local writers, many of them detailing real-life stories of love grown right here in the Niagara region.
As Valentine's Day approaches, I can't help thinking about Loveland, Colorado.It's probably because I've been reading through all the submissions to the Niagara Gazette's "Romancing Niagara" contest, sending them off to the Harlequin Romance judges in Toronto and readying them for a special section on Sunday. I've got romance on the brain.
Cat lovers! I had an amazing opportunity to watch volunteers at the Village Vet in Lewiston tend to the feral cat population in the region. This video shows their loving efforts to solve a challenging problem.
Cat lovers! I had an amazing opportunity to watch volunteers at the Village Vet in Lewiston tend to the feral cat population in the region. This video shows their loving efforts to solve a challenging problem. https://t.co/Fijk54nMzF
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