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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.

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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

S05E06 – Stephen Passero, Fort Erie Festivals – So Long for Now

3/22/2022
As I say so long for now to regular listeners in this farewell episode, I am joined by Stephen Passero, who was my first-ever guest on The Fort Erie Podcast. Stephen returns to discuss his latest role as the vice president of Fort Erie Festivals and more. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AStephen PasseroSo Long For Now Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s05e06

Duration:00:16:08

S05E05 – Mary-Lou Ambrose-Little, Downtown Stevensville

3/15/2022
The last time Mary-Lou was my guest, we sat across the table from each other at the Scuttlebutt in Stevensville. This was before masks were commonplace and indoor dining faced public health restrictions. Today, she returns to The Fort Erie Podcast to talk about her involvement with the Stevensville Farmers’ Market and the economic development of downtown Stevensville. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AMary-Lou Ambrose-LittleCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links)...

Duration:00:14:43

S05E04 – Jamal Mills-Alexander, Jamazing Boutique

3/8/2022
A self-proclaimed personal stylist, body confidence coach, and fashionista, Jamal Mills-Alexander is the proud owner of Jamazing Boutique in downtown Ridgeway. She joins me to discuss moving her retail operation from Port Colborne to Fort Erie and how the growth of her business has mirrored her own development as an entrepreneur. WelcomeGiveawayLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AJamal Mills-AlexanderCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s05e04

Duration:00:13:52

S05E03 – Phil Smith, South Coast Cookhouse

3/1/2022
Longtime listeners of The Fort Erie Podcast are sure to recognize Phil Smith, a three-peat guest of the show. Phil joins me today with fresh insights on the growth of our town and what’s next for Crystal Beach. WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&APhil SmithCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s05e03

Duration:00:14:53

S05E02 – James Culic, Niagara this Week

2/22/2022
James Culic, local reporter and columnist with Niagara this Week, has previously contributed short rants to The Fort Erie Podcast. No stranger to controversy, James joins me today to reflect on our town, his accolades, and some of his most popular articles over the years (for better or for worse). WelcomeLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AJames CulicCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s05e02

Duration:00:14:54

S05E01 – Alexandra & Carol LaCivita, The Village Boutique

2/15/2022
The Fort Erie Podcast debuts its fifth and final (for now) season today. In the first of six brand new episodes this year, mother-daughter team Carol and Alexandra LaCivita announce some big news regarding the future of The Village Boutique in Ridgeway. WelcomeFarewell SeasonLocal HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AAlexandra & Carol LaCivitaCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s05e01

Duration:00:14:32

S05E00 – The Fort Erie Podcast Returns Next Tuesday

2/8/2022
Yes, it's true. The Fort Erie Podcast will be returning for its fifth season, but it will be the final season for now. Join your host, Brent Jones, on February 15, 2022, for the first of six brand new episodes of The Fort Erie Podcast, prior to the much-anticipated arrival of his newborn daughter in April (at which time, podcasting will be going on the backburner). True to form, this season will feature bite-size chats with both new and returning guests alike. Check out this "teaser" episode...

Duration:00:03:05

S04E10 – Teresa Masotti, Blushing Bride Crystal Beach

11/16/2021
Crystal Beach has no shortage of budding entrepreneurs. Just ask Teresa Masotti, owner of Blushing Bride on Derby Road. Her boutique approach to wedding gowns has earned her praise from brides all over Niagara. She joins me for the season finale episode of The Fort Erie Podcast to discuss how Blushing Bride came to be and what brides can expect when booking a fitting. WelcomeWin $50 to Lucky Stryx…Local HeadlinesWin a $3,000 VacationFort Erie Q&ATeresa MasottiCommunity Events Get the show...

Duration:00:14:56

S04E09 – Phil Cudmore, Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing

11/9/2021
Jarvis Street is now home to the fifth Neon Crab location across Ontario. Phil Cudmore, tattoo artist and studio director, joins me to discuss how he got into tattooing, how the industry has evolved, and what to expect when booking with Neon Crab. WelcomeWin $50 to Lucky Stryx…Local HeadlinesFort Erie Job LeadsPhil CudmoreCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s04e09

Duration:00:14:49

S04E08 – Gary O'Brien, Trailside Bar & Grill

11/2/2021
When Gary O’Brien first visited Ridgeway, he knew right then that this was where he’d retire. What he didn't realize at the time was that he and his son, Matt, would end up operating one of the most popular bar and grills in town. From the flavors of wings — can you say, Fuhgeddaboudit? — to treating staff and customers like family, Gary shares the secret ingredients that make Trailside so successful. WelcomeWin $50 to Lucky Stryx…Local HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Job LeadsGary...

Duration:00:14:56

S04E07 – John Mtshede, Matthew House Refugee Ministry

10/26/2021
From community gardens to shelter for refugees, the Matthew House is a force for good in Fort Erie. John Mtshede, once a refugee claimant himself, joins me to talk about his role as executive director and the support his non-profit has received from our town. WelcomeWin $50 to Lucky Stryx…Local HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AJohn MtshedeCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s04e07

Duration:00:14:16

S04E06 – David Bergeron, Casa Hugo

10/19/2021
It's no secret that, since opening early in 2020, Casa Hugo has quickly become a favorite dinner spot for tourists and locals alike. But its owner and operator, David Bergeron, has faced many challenges and shutdowns due to the public health crisis. David joins me to talk about his vision for Casa Hugo and the future of Crystal Beach. WelcomeWin $50 to Lucky Stryx…Local HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&ADavid BergeronCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here:...

Duration:00:14:19

S04E05 – Ashley Gibson, Gibson & Reitboeck LLP

10/12/2021
Ashley Gibson, family law and real estate lawyer and partner in Gibson & Reitboeck, hops on the podcast with me to discuss growing up in Fort Erie, some of her earliest legal influences, and why everyone over the age of majority should have a will. WelcomeWin $50 to Lucky Stryx…Local HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AAshley GibsonCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s04e05

Duration:00:14:52

S04E04 – Jennifer McCready, Lady Luck Photography Studio

10/5/2021
Never without a positive thing to say, Jennifer McCready joins me today to discuss body positivity, mental health, and the impact of her work with Lady Luck Photography Studio. WelcomeWin $50 to Lucky Stryx…Local HeadlinesWin a $3,000 VacationFort Erie Job LeadsJennifer McCreadyCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s04e04

Duration:00:14:56

S04E03 – Anne Watters, Salvation Army Community & Family Services

9/28/2021
When most people think of Salvation Army, they think of thrift shopping. But our local Salvation Army in Fort Erie offers so much more. Anne Watters, manager, joins me to discuss the various community services available to residents in our town. WelcomeWin $50 to Lucky Stryx…Local HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Q&AAnne WattersCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s04e03

Duration:00:14:49

S04E02 – Shane Therrien, Big Pappi's

9/21/2021
Who doesn’t love milkshakes, hot dogs, and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches? In this episode, I speak with Shane Therrien, better known as Big Pappi, about the success he’s found serving up delicious comfort food on Derby Road in Crystal Beach. WelcomeWin $50 to Lucky Stryx…Local HeadlinesHot New ListingFort Erie Job LeadsShane TherrienCommunity Events Get the show notes (and links) here: https://buywithbrent.ca/s04e02

Duration:00:14:56

S04E01 – Shawn Murphy, Your Farm Gate

9/14/2021
In this season four premiere episode, Shawn Murphy, owner of Your Farm Gate in Ridgeway, joins me to discuss his take on ethically and sustainably farmed food. Also, I announce two giveaways: First, tune in to The Fort Erie Podcast every week this fall for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Lucky Stryx in Fort Erie. There is a total of $500 of gift certificates to be won. Then second, I am running a contest to win a $3,000 vacation package. The draw will be held in January. To enter,...

Duration:00:14:51

S04E00B – The Fort Erie Podcast Season Four Preview (Trailer)

9/8/2021
The Fort Erie Podcast is returning for its fourth season of bite-sized weekly episodes, kicking off September 14, 2021. Listeners can expect a number of familiar segments, such as local news headlines, upcoming community events, and a brand new lineup of great local guests. Also, do you enjoy bowling? Because with each new episode this fall, I'll be giving away a $50 gift certificate to Lucky Stryx. That's a total of $500 in gift certificates, but you'll have to tune in each week to win....

Duration:00:02:40

S04E00A – Season 4 Is Coming (But Not Anytime Soon)

2/2/2021
Yes, there will be a fourth season of The Fort Erie Podcast…I promise. I just don’t know when exactly it will happen. In this short episode, I offer listeners an explanation as to why I am delaying the production and release of season four. Simply put, the provincial stay-at-home order (not to mention the pandemic at large) has made it virtually impossible to cover local news and events. Same goes for small business owners in our town. It’s tough for them to talk with me about what makes...

Duration:00:07:16

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