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Join your host, Brent Jones, for a new episode of The Fort Erie Podcast every Tuesday. Episodes are bite-sized (under fifteen minutes) and highlight upcoming community events, real estate tips, local news, and interviews with business and community leaders spanning Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, and Stevensville.

Join your host, Brent Jones, for a new episode of The Fort Erie Podcast every Tuesday. Episodes are bite-sized (under fifteen minutes) and highlight upcoming community events, real estate tips, local news, and interviews with business and community leaders spanning Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, and Stevensville.

Location:

Canada

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Join your host, Brent Jones, for a new episode of The Fort Erie Podcast every Tuesday. Episodes are bite-sized (under fifteen minutes) and highlight upcoming community events, real estate tips, local news, and interviews with business and community leaders spanning Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, and Stevensville.

Language:

English

Contact:

905-626-8826


Episodes

S03E08 – Anastasia Boake, Down The Rabbit Hole Theatre Company

12/1/2020
Be honest…does the thought of doing improv in front of a group of strangers terrify you? What if there was beer involved? In this season three finale episode of The Fort Erie Podcast, Anastasia Boake, co-owner of Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre Company in Ridgeway, discusses with me by phone the drama programs (for various age groups) that she and her business partner, Ashley Krawczyk, offer the community. WelcomeNominate a Guest…Movember UpdateLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie...

Duration:00:14:52

S03E07 – Julie Brady, Regional Limousine – James Culic, Niagara this Week

11/24/2020
Due to COVID-19, there was no Bridgeburg Street Dance this fall, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good things happening in the north end. Joining me this week is Julie Brady to talk about Regional Limousine, her established business at the former Jarvis Street fire hall, as well as her involvement with the economic development of downtown. Then, returning to the show this season is James Culic (best known for his opinion pieces in Niagara this Week) to share his thoughts on the damaged...

Duration:00:14:16

S03E06 – Rob Faragalli, BoHo Studio

11/17/2020
What do paint nights, jam nights, and a beloved fishing boat have in common? All three can be found at the BoHo Studio in downtown Ridgeway. Since the tragic passing of his partner, Debra Mallen, Rob Faragalli has been steadfast about continuing her legacy — uniting Ridgeway through art, laughter, and an uncompromising sense of community. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&ARob FaragalliMarket UpdateCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here:...

Duration:00:14:36

S03E05 – Mike Daigle, Bridgeburg Gentleman’s Shoppe

11/10/2020
Who cuts my hair, you ask? Turns out, it isn’t my mom. My barber, Mike Daigle — better known as “Mike the Barber” — joins me by phone to talk about his brand new Fort Erie barbering studio (it opened just this year), as well as the large selection of high-end men’s grooming products he carries at the Bridgeburg Gentleman’s Shoppe. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AMike DaigleFort Erie HistoryCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s03e05

Duration:00:14:39

S03E04 – Keith McTague, Planks Canada – Jake Allemang, MSNR Plumbing

11/3/2020
Keith McTague and his wife, Ashlynn Ross, are partners not only in life, but business, as the co-founders of Planks Canada on Derby Road. The brand found immediate success in Crystal Beach with both tourists and local residents alike. Keith shares the value of shopping local (especially during a pandemic) as well as his love for the area and community. Also, joining me by phone is Jake Allemang, owner of MSNR Plumbing, with some tips on preparing your home for winter. WelcomeMovemberLocal...

Duration:00:14:52

S03E03 – Martha Mason, Fort Erie Multicultural Centre

10/27/2020
As a border town, Fort Erie is home to a lot of firsts. Perhaps no one knows this better than Martha Mason, executive director of the Fort Erie Multicultural Centre as well as the Peace Bridge Newcomer Centre. Martha sheds some light on the work she does with those new to Canada, as well as what’s hiding in her trunk (and the answer just might surprise you). Also, fun fact: Martha was chosen last season by you, the listeners, to be on the show this fall. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New...

Duration:00:14:53

S03E02 – Jenn Wilkinson, 335 on the Ridge

10/20/2020
So, is it supposed to be said as three-thirty-five or three-three-five? Find out on this episode with Jenn Wilkinson, owner of 335 on the Ridge and The Kitchen at 335, as she reflects both on growing up in Crystal Beach and the origins of her popular Ridgeway restaurant brands. Also, find out which famous celebrity she is most often mistaken for. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AJenn WilkinsonMarket UpdateCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here:...

Duration:00:14:48

S03E01 – Sheldon Halliday, Shaggy’s Pizza & Eats

10/13/2020
So where does the nickname “Shaggy” come from, anyway? Joining me for the season three premiere episode of The Fort Erie Podcast is Sheldon Halliday, owner and proprietor of Shaggy’s Pizza & Eats in Stevensville. Sheldon shares his thoughts on the growth of Stevensville, his favorite items on the menu, and how COVID-19 has impacted his business. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&ASheldon HallidayFort Erie HistoryCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here:...

Duration:00:14:53

S03E00 – The Fort Erie Podcast Season Three Preview (Trailer)

10/6/2020
The Fort Erie Podcast is returning for its third season of bite-sized weekly episodes, kicking off October 13, 2020. Listeners can expect a number of familiar segments, such as local news headlines, upcoming community events, Fort Erie history, and a spotlight on hot new real estate listings. And, of course, I will be joined by a new lineup of great local guests. Have a listen to this short preview of what’s to come. Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s03e00

Duration:00:02:26

S02E11 – Dino Kentros, The Barrel Restaurant – $50 Gift Card Giveaway

5/5/2020
For decades, The Barrel has been a staple of Fort Erie dining. In this season two finale episode of The Fort Erie Podcast, Dino Kentros, owner, reflects on the dedication of his staff, the most crowd-pleasing items on the menu, and the origins of this successful family business. Also, to end the season, I am giving away a $50 gift card. Tune in for details! WelcomeLocal HeadlinesFort Erie Q&ADino KentrosFort Erie HistorySeason Recap$50 Giveaway Get the show notes (and links) here:...

Duration:00:14:57

S02E10 – Antonietta Culic, Fort Erie Race Track – James Culic, Niagara this Week

4/28/2020
COVID-19 means big changes at the Fort Erie Race Track this year, including the delay of its 123rd racing season. Antonietta Culic, manager of marketing and media relations, joins me for an interview in two parts — an update on the race track, as well as reflecting on some highlights from 2019. Also joining me is James Culic, perhaps best known for his opinion pieces in Niagara this Week. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesFort Erie Q&AAntonietta CulicReal Estate TipJames Culic Get the show notes (and...

Duration:00:14:55

S02E09 – Phil Smith, South Coast Cookhouse

4/21/2020
Voted by listeners as their favorite guest of season one, Phil Smith joins me for a second time on The Fort Erie Podcast. We discuss what’s new and exciting at his restaurant, South Coast Cookhouse, as well as the state of various developments throughout Crystal Beach. WelcomeHealth HeroesLocal HeadlinesFort Erie Q&APhil SmithReal Estate Tip Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s02e09

Duration:00:14:39

S02E08 – Bobby Singh, Garrison Club

4/14/2020
What makes Fort Erie such a great place to be? If you ask Bobby Singh, co-owner of Garrison Club, he’ll tell you that our town is a place that accepts you for who you are. Featuring a spacious and low-key environment to have a drink, dance, or even play pool, the Garrison Club is doubling down on its efforts in 2020 to be a leader in hosting community gatherings. WelcomeWin a Tee ShirtHealth HeroesLocal HeadlinesBobby SinghFort Erie History Get the show notes (and links) here:...

Duration:00:14:50

S02E07 – Pat Inneo, The Ridge Film House

4/7/2020
If you ever need a film buff for movie trivia night, you should probably try reaching out to Pat Inneo. A relative newcomer to Greater Fort Erie, Pat is the proud owner and operator of The Ridge Film House, which features two comfort-focused auditoriums, independent and second-run films, delicious concessions, and the perfect location – right in the heart of downtown Ridgeway. WelcomeWin a Tee ShirtHealth HeroesLocal HeadlinesFort Erie Q&APat InneoReal Estate TipCall Me Get the show notes...

Duration:00:14:50

S02E06 – George McDermott, Councillor, Ward 1 – Drew Gauthier, A Podcast with Goat

3/31/2020
George McDermott, town councillor, joins me for a candid discussion. He shares what, in his estimation, are the greatest challenges facing his ward and what the Town of Fort Erie is doing to address those challenges. A relative newcomer to local politics, George is filled with optimism for the future of our town. Also joining me by phone is local Fort Erie resident Drew Gauthier, host of A Podcast with Goat. WelcomeWin a Tee ShirtHealth HeroesGeorge McDermottReal Estate TipDrew Gauthier Get...

Duration:00:14:57

S02E05 – Sarah Morin, Fort Erie’s Fantastic Gymnastics – Noel Leboeuf, Fort Erie Pride Festival

3/24/2020
From a terrifying car accident to owning and operating her own business, Sarah Morin shares her journey to opening Fort Erie’s Fantastic Gymnastics. This former competitive gymnast turned entrepreneur now offers exciting programs and summer day camps for children of all ages and skill levels right in the heart of Bridgeburg. Also joining me is Noel Leboeuf with an update on the inaugural Fort Erie Pride event, coming to town this June. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&ASarah...

Duration:00:14:52

S02E04 – Connie Charron, Fort Erie Conservation Club – Andréa Jones, Savvy Social Podcast

3/17/2020
When I asked listeners who they’d like to hear from this season on The Fort Erie Podcast, one listener nominated Connie Charron, president of the Fort Erie Conservation Club. More than just a park in Stevensville, the FECC offers hall rentals, woodworking, darts, hiking trails, and more. Also joining me is local digital marketing expert Andréa Jones, to talk about how Fort Erie business owners can leverage social media to engage with their customers throughout the COVID-19...

Duration:00:14:51

S02E03 – Rob Rolston, Fort Erie School of Music

3/10/2020
Do you remember what you were doing when you were three years old? If you were anything like Rob Rolston, you were probably learning to master your very first instrument. From strings to brass to percussion to vocals, Fort Erie School of Music offers an environment for musicians of all ages and skill levels to learn and have fun. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&ARob RolstonReal Estate TipCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s02e03

Duration:00:14:50

S02E02 – Jennifer Dockstader, Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre

3/3/2020
When most people think of the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre, daycare is the first thing that comes to mind. But did you know that the FENFC offers a wide variety of programs for all stages of life, including opportunities for education, employment, and a healthy lifestyle? Jennifer Dockstader, executive director of the FENFC, joins me to talk about community programming and some her favorite annual events. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AJennifer DockstaderFort Erie...

Duration:00:14:56

S02E01 – Jeff Ellis, Lucky Stryx – Justin Preston, Rise Against Bullying

2/25/2020
The Fort Erie Podcast is officially back for its second season. In this premiere episode, former bowling professional Jeff Ellis joins me for a brief chat about Lucky Stryx, his newly opened and renovated five-pin bowling center on Klauck Street. Also joining me is hometown hero and mental health advocate Justin Preston, who is both the national ambassador for Kids Help Phone and founder of Rise Against Bullying. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AJeff EllisFort Erie...

Duration:00:14:59