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The Fort Erie Podcast

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Join your host, Brent Jones, for a fun and engaging look at what makes the Town of Fort Erie such a great place to be. Local news, events, guests, and commentary, spanning Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, and Stevensville.

Location:

Canada

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Join your host, Brent Jones, for a fun and engaging look at what makes the Town of Fort Erie such a great place to be. Local news, events, guests, and commentary, spanning Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, and Stevensville.

Language:

English

Contact:

905-626-8826


Episodes
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EP. 087: Catch me live on Fort Erie Radio this Monday

5/11/2024
Catch me live on Fort Erie Radio this Monday | Drunk driver in Ridgeway hits a cop car | Are ticks especially bad this year? | Nobody has a radio outside their car anymore | Download the free Fort Erie Radio app Fort Erie Radio: Website forterieradio.ca iOS App forterieradio.ca/link/ios Android App forterieradio.ca/link/android

Duration:00:20:19

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EP. 086: What not to do with your kids this March Break | Kamora Morgan

3/5/2024
What not to do with your kids this March Break | Book sale in support of Fort Erie Public Library | FEIA Falcons women's basketball with Kamora Morgan (interview) | Advice from a senior citizen | So long for now...again Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:31:57

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EP. 085: Leap year babies have their own special club? | Bill Marr | Samantha Meli

2/27/2024
Leap year babies have their own special club? | Pairing students with seniors | Road trip on ice | Real Time with Bill Marr (of Garrison Automotive Service, interview) | McDonald's, Safari Niagara, and Fresh Start Cleaning Co. are hiring | Art was Author Samantha Meli's first love (interview) | Unpaid parking tickets | And finally, new rule... Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:51:48

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EP. 084: Valentine's Day horror stories | Brittney Hebbourn | Gina Middagh

2/20/2024
Valentine's Day horror stories | Fort Erie man gets run over after a fight | Half-acre with development potential | Why are models always touching their hair? (interview with Brittney Hebbourn) | A nomination for the best dentist in Fort Erie | Crystal Ridge Dream Center offers assistance to all (interview with Gina Middagh) | Experience life at Garrison Place | Unfiltered and a bit feisty Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:59:53

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EP. 083: Things people do in small towns | Courtney Garrow

2/13/2024
Things people do in small towns | Fort Erie Observer features new column penned by youths | 1956 race riot at Crystal Beach Park | Shut up and take the blessing | Courtney Garrow at Ginger Tails Pet Service would love to walk your dog (interview) | EJ Freeland Community Centre pool closed temporarily | Walmart, Fort Erie Public Library, and AGTA Home Health Care are hiring | I have a dream Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:39:41

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EP. 082: Who's the best dentist in town? | Lynne Rey

2/6/2024
Who's the best dentist in town? | Grimsby porch thieves charged following Fort Erie break-in | Nothing open after 8 pm | COPE is grateful for community support (interview with Lynne Rey) | Grown men bothered by Taylor Swift | Murder mystery roast beef dinner | Donate to Coldest Night of the Year Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:42:05

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EP. 081: Help me raise funds for the Brain Injury Association | Fire Chief Mark Schmitt

1/30/2024
Help me raise funds for the Brain Injury Association | Total solar eclipse coming this April | Three-bedroom bungalow in the heart of Ridgeway | No cinnamon sugar on Cinnamon Sugar Twists? | Coldest Night of the Year with Fort Erie Fire Chief Mark Schmitt (interview) | Buffalo losing to Kansas City in the playoffs is fast becoming an American tradition | Go skiing at Holiday Valley or Kissing Bridge | 0/10 for Cinnamon Sugar Twists Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:44:27

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EP. 080: Wednesday is Bell Let's Talk Day | Chris Shickluna

1/23/2024
Wednesday is Bell Let's Talk Day | 13-year-old banned from driving? | Voices (feat. Julie Young) | Is it too late for new year wishes? | Catch every genre of film at Ridge Cinema Lounge (interview with Chris Shickluna) | John Howard Society, CCTT, and SE Health are hiring | Blizzard of the century | Your town's Facebook group Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:50:11

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EP. 079: Taking a nasty spill on the ice | Katie Clarkson

1/16/2024
Taking a nasty spill on the ice | History of the Ridgeway-Crystal Beach Kin Club | Donating merch proceeds to Strong Fort Erie Neighbourhoods (feat. Theresa Murphy) | Cash goes missing on Jarvis Street | Pizza driver dials the wrong number | R2G Construction keeps the focus on community (interview with Katie Clarkson) | Bingo at the Catholic elementary school? | Fort Erie Small Business Club Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:39:19

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EP. 078: Stuffing your stocking with memorable moments

12/12/2023
Stuffing your stocking with memorable moments | Name three streets in our town that start with "Ph" | Interview with Lee Siegel (excerpt) | Osmow's vs. Tahini's | The curious tale of Ed Delahanty | Crocs and chicken-eating spiders | Interview with JP Beauvais (excerpt) | Tutti Frutti on repeat | Bills make me wanna shout | Niagara listeners and alien visitors | Interview with Christian Kentie (excerpt) | Law & Order: Fort Erie Edition | Try that in a small town | How do you spell Burleigh? | Interview with Stephanie Klauck (excerpt) | Mayor Wayne Redekop testifies before House of Commons | Dedicating the Peace Bridge | Moving boxes, nail polish, and decent basketball courts | Tipping is getting out of hand | Interview with Ashley Michelle Martin (excerpt) | Donating $250 of diapers to COPE (feat. Dixie Hughes) | Beware of mail that appears to be handwritten | Real estate podcasts are boring | Picky princess mouth and telling a caller to kick rocks | Interview with Ashley Gibson (excerpt) | An homage to The Biggs & Barr Show | Name the two big banks on Jarvis Street | Fixing a toilet and falling off a stolen bike | Interview with Tim Denis (excerpt) | Am I the jerk? | Bring back single-use plastics | Motorcycles and bad jokes | Interview with Theresa Murphy (excerpt) | Matt wins $25 to Crafted 1885 | Costco shoppers are miserable | The future of Bridgeburg | Interview with Bob Fretz (excerpt) | Donating $200 of toys to Crystal Ridge Dream Center (feat. Gina Sloggett) Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:03:00:10

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EP. 077: Prepare your emergency kit | Ashley Coones | Staff Sergeant Eric Ellwood

12/5/2023
Prepare your emergency kit | Donating $250 of diapers to COPE (feat. Dixie Hughes) | Keep politics out of Christmas | Calendar featuring local women-owned businesses | Look and feel your best at LXN Beauty Studio (interview with Ashley Coones) | Meet "Coupon Queen" Liza Fare | Taxi rushed heart attack victim to Douglas Memorial Hospital | Free family skating at Leisureplex | Police response to threats made against Fort Erie schools (interview with Staff Sergeant Eric Ellwood) | Mobility scooters do not require helmets Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:01:25:08

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EP. 076: How about a Black Friday deal on groceries? | Christian Kentie

11/28/2023
How about a Black Friday deal on groceries? | Name the two big banks on Jarvis Street | Murda Beatz visits Greater Fort Erie Secondary School | Donating $200 of toys to Crystal Ridge Dream Center (feat. Gina Sloggett) | Tom Insinna has 2,000 unread emails | Why buyers should have their own agent | Matt shares his first experience at Crafted 1885 | Games, comics, and collectibles at The Frugal Dutchman (interview with Christian Kentie) | Not everyone wants to gamble on cheap travel | Santa Claus and fireworks at Fort Erie Race Track Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:01:05:22

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EP. 075: Is your Christmas tree up? | Anne Watters | Gary Hass

11/21/2023
Is your Christmas tree up? | Fort Erie braces for winter storms | Runner-up calls in 17 minutes too late | Anne Watters needs volunteers for Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign (interview) | Matt wins $25 to Crafted 1885 | Costco shoppers are miserable | Beatties, Planet Fitness, and Borderview Veterinary Hospital are hiring | Gary Hass and friends collect $20,000 of Post cereals for COPE (interview) | Frosty the Christmas Horse (feat. Jurgen Masser) | International Railway Bridge turns 150 | Manning a Christmas kettle this Saturday Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:01:07:26

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EP. 074: Ghosted by Regional Councillor Tom Insinna | Arjun Kalia

11/14/2023
Ghosted by Regional Councillor Tom Insinna | Some doctors accepting new patients | No refunds on budgies | Please be respectful to female Realtors | Arjun Kalia offers listeners $25 to Crafted 1885 (interview) | Santa Claus is coming to town | Market predictions are usually wrong | Register now for Christmas help Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:01:01:10

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EP. 073: Fort Erie ranked Canada's third most interesting place | Tim Denis | Christine Heather

10/24/2023
Fort Erie ranked Canada's third most interesting place | Fort Erie Arts Council's annual Red Ribbon fundraiser | Disabled person denied service? | Tim Denis directing classic Neil Simon comedy at Garrison Little Theatre (interview) | Bring back single-use plastics | How to evict attic squirrels | Days on market is a misleading statistic | Pilot Company, Holt's Automotive, and Redstacks Retirement Home are hiring | Events Connected Canada hosting Bridgeburg Halloween event (interview with Christine Heather) | Fun Halloween facts Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:50:04

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EP. 072: Fast food nostalgia | Christopher Schoenwald

10/17/2023
Fast food nostalgia | Win a free tee shirt | Niagara is officially a buyer's market | Real estate is nobody's Plan A | Christopher Schoenwald invites you to listen to "Life as a.." podcast (interview) | Fire at former Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School | Record heat and snow in October | Praise for Ink Bar, Left of Central, and Sessions | Craving chicken wings from The Plaice (interview cont.) | I love dad jokes Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:52:26

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EP. 071: Are you thankful for the metric system? | Theresa Murphy

10/10/2023
Are you thankful for the metric system? | Enjoy the fall leaves at Shagbark Nature Park | Join the fife and drum corps | Coming up in the Fort Erie Observer | Some folks hate change | Strong Fort Erie Neighbourhoods tackles local poverty (interview with Theresa Murphy) | Podcast merchandise available now Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:40:00

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EP. 070: Help me find my doppelganger | Detective Sergeant​ Ray Aceti | Megan Muir

10/3/2023
Help me find my doppelganger | Start with medium heat | Niagara Regional Police warn of popular emergency scams (interview with Detective Sergeant Ray Aceti) | Got the wrong bill | Who remembers Dufferin Electronics? | Bills make me wanna shout | Muir Image Photography now calls Ridgeway home (interview with Megan Muir) | The Plaice, Scuttlebutt, and Commercial Roadhouse are hiring | Five devices in one Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:59:23

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EP. 069: Welcome to the No-Information Age | Christine Whelan | Bob Fretz

9/26/2023
Welcome to the No-Information Age | Breakwall repairs currently underway | Fort Erie Observer is Truly Community-focused (interview with Christine Whelan) | Shawarma fight! | A popular local scam | Local historians make me nervous | The history of Bertie Township told through collectibles (interview with Bob Fretz) | Would anyone like to be friends? | Osmow's vs. Tahini's Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:01:06:02

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EP. 068: Why we chose Fort Erie | Lisa Kelleher

9/19/2023
Why we chose Fort Erie | Speed bumps, speeding, and helmets for scooters | Crescent Gardens Florist is thriving in new Ridgeway location (interview with Lisa Kelleher) | Drunk woman falls off stolen kid's bike | Monday Night at the Movies is back | Edible bouquets and local delivery (interview cont.) | Real estate podcasts are boring | Easy as 1-2-3 Call the Byrd Box: 289-599-BYRD (2973)

Duration:00:54:47