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Family Fun at Art Gallery of Hamilton

Family Fun at Art Gallery of Hamilton

Posted in #MyHamilton
Family Picnic

There are about a billion things that I love about Hamilton, which was a major factor in why I started my blog This Must be the Place to document it all. One thing that I truly love and appreciate about our city is that it is home to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. When we first moved to […]

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Animal Attraction: Behind the Scenes at African Lion Safari

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African Lion Safari

Excited and nervous: That’s how I felt before embarking on a VIP behind-the-scenes safari called Wake Up the Wild at African Lion Safari. It promised up-close encounters with some of the park’s most beloved animals, including a chance to hand feed Rothschild giraffes – the chance of a lifetime for any animal lover.   Monkey […]

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Souvenir Shopping in Hamilton

Posted in #MyHamilton, Pan Am
Hamilton Souvenirs

  Whether you’re visiting Hamilton to take in a Pan Am soccer game or enjoying one of the many cultural festivals planned around the city for the Games, try not to go home empty-handed. Along with the memories you make, be sure to bring a little piece of Hamilton home with you. If you live […]

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Catch a Ride at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology Steamer Days

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As a growing family with an active three year old and another one the way, we are always looking for family friendly activities to do over the weekend that are stress free, local, keep the little one busy and can get us out and exploring the Hamilton and surrounding area. It always amazes me that […]

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Strike a Pose: Take an Outdoor Yoga Class in Hamilton

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It’s a calm evening, with barely a ripple disturbing Hamilton’s Christie Lake. I’m lying in Savasana pose on a stand-up paddleboard (or SUP), the sounds of the conservation area – birds, crickets, the occasional fish jumping – gently joining this tranquil moment of relaxation before I open my eyes to blue sky. This SUP yoga class […]

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Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes “New” Music Director

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Gemma New was recently named Music Director at the HPO (Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra), and she can’t wait to get to Hamilton. New is the associate conductor at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and founder/director of the Lunar Ensemble in Baltimore. She received the prestigious Dudamel Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted the lauded […]

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Where to Flock to Bird Watch in Hamilton

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“Don’t scan around with the binoculars, look in the direction you want and then lift them to your face,” suggests birder Peter Thoem, as I search about for a bird. I had asked Peter to take me around and show me some bird-watching hotspots in Hamilton. This was but one nugget of advice that I […]

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Hamilton’s Electronic Music Scene

Posted in #MyHamilton

For a long time, if you thought about Hamilton music, you thought about grit and guitars. Hamilton has been home to some gritty guitar bands – some great guitar bands – and that, for the most part, was the foundation of our musical reputation. Yes, there was Kon Kan’s 1989 electro-pop smash, I Beg Your […]

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SoBi it! Take Advantage of Hamilton’s New Bike Share Program

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“I’ve been wanting to try one of those, how does it work?” asked a man interestedly, as I locked up my SoBi bike the other day. I inadvertently launched into salesperson mode, extolling the virtues of Hamilton’s newest bike share program – not because I work for Hamilton Bike Share, but because I genuinely enjoyed […]

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Explore Hamilton’s Hidden Heritage – Enjoy Museum Month this May

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Hamilton civic museums will be participating in Museum Month this May, kicking off the month by opening up many historic sites and cultural facilities (for FREE!) in partnership with Doors Open and Jane’s Walk, May 2 and 3 weekend. This year, we are really excited to be including some sites that are rarely open to […]

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