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FORTE: Amaryllis — size does matter

While some people might feel intimidated by the sight of a softball-sized amaryllis bulb, with its burnished, peeling outer layers, and a tangle of fleshy roots, I look at the same bulb and feel empowered — I know this bulb is packed with potential.

Edward, the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, descends the steps leading up to the Cenotaph here in St. Catharines, in Memorial Park on St. Paul West, next to the CKTB Radio headquarters in 1927. — Photo Courtesy of the late Col. Clifford R. Baker. Right: The St. Catharines Cenotaph as it looks in 2017. Bob Tymczyszyn/Postmedia Network

YESTERDAY AND TODAY: Weekend of remembrance

The gentleman carrying the straw hat and descending a few steps in our old photo this week was Edward, the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII. He was descending the steps leading up to the Cenotaph here in St. Catharines, in Memorial Park on St. Paul West, next to the CKTB Radio headquarters. The Prince had just placed a wreath at the base of

A pictorial tour of Old Havana

The Fort Erie Public Library will observe Remembrance Day on Saturday, Nov. 11, with an eleventh hour moment of silence at each of our branches, and with a screening of the touching film War Horse at the Centennial branch, beginning at 2 p.m. War Horse is directed by Steven Spielberg and is based on a book by famed British children’s author Michael