Saturday, 30 November 2013

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Fabulicious happening in Niagara on the Lake. Great event for the foodies!!

Fabulicious happening in Niagara on the Lake.  Great event for the foodies!!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Bed and Breakfast in Niagara on the Lake Celebrates Their 13th Season

Bed and Breakfast in Niagara on the Lake Celebrates Their 13th Season
As a part of their 13th anniversary celebrations, staying at Niagara-on-the-Lake cottage rental, Niagara Cottage becomes even more attractive with this bed and breakfast offering their Complimentary Signature Welcome Gift Basket valued at $250.00., 11/09/2013 - Maria Rekrut, Canadian-born Soprano, classical singer and owner/operator of Niagara Cottage, bed and breakfast in Niagara on the Lake is celebrating her 13th season operating this cottage rental by offering her Complimentary Signature Welcome Gift Basket valued at $250.00.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a top favorite getaway for both families and couples alike. Discovering the beauty of this small town strolling along its streets or visiting its wonderful wineries, spas, attractions, dining, and casinos is the perfect way to celebrate.

Ms Rekrut’s 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage accommodation in Niagara-on-the-Lake that accommodates 2-6 guests features a full service kitchen and has all the modern conveniences mixed with the historic ambiance.

Guests get pampered with their Luxury High Four Poster Queen and King Size Beds, down filled duvets, pillows, luxury 100% Cotton Egyptian linens, Cotton Turkish towels, and Goats Milk Spa Bath Amenities including Turkish bath towels, fluffy Terry cotton bath robes and a hair dryer.

They can also relax on the patio or deck, surrounding themselves with the unique organic Victorian garden. Open all year round, Niagara Cottage offers a patio, deck, BBQ, and is found on a bicycle path and wine route.

Niagara Cottage is only minutes away from Niagara's award wineries, farm markets, historic Fort George, Niagara Falls, and the Niagara Falls Casino. This is one of the few cottage rentals Niagara that is located within walking distance to shops, restaurants, theaters, wineries, and Lake Ontario.

Since its beginnings in 1962, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Shaw Festival has gained a formidable international reputation, three beautiful theaters, a brilliant acting company and droves of loyal fans. With its ideal Old Town location, this accommodation in Niagara on the Lake is only steps away from three Shaw Festival live theaters, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and golfing.

Expressing her joy on the momentous occasion of the 13th season of operating her b and b in Niagara on the Lake, Ms Rekrut says, “This is my way of saying Thank You to all of my repeat customers who have continued to return and stay at my cottage rental. Raise a glass, take in a show, explore the arts, and put your feet up at Niagara Cottage.”

For those who find shopping an integral part of holidaying, Maria Rekrut’s circa 1871 historic cottage rental that is a few minutes away from the Old Town center. Long and short term rental are open year round, which makes it great as a summer retreat or winter getaway. You can view the website at:

There are also a number of annual wine festivals and touring programs offered throughout the year that have been designed to expose visitors to the diversity of Niagara’s wine scene. Bed and breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Cottage, a Boutique Historic Cottage Rental is highly recommended by all of its guests. Whether visitors prefer wines and food festivals or live music and theater or annual celebrations, they can browse the events calendar to find an upcoming event that piques their interest when planning their visit.

A video tour of Niagara Cottage can be viewed at

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Winter Festival of Lights festivities are going to be spectacular this year. Mark your calendars opening ceremonies kick off the season starting November 9th!

Looking for a place to stay view us on:
or call is at 905-980-0346 to make a reservation.

Niagara on the Lake November Cultural Events

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Happy Sunday Everyone....How do you spend you Sundays?

My Sundays are filled with updating my; databases, websites, writing new Blogs and magazine articles, writing recommendations, catching up with my social media sites, planning my business week setting up appointments and schedules..... and then.... at the end of all this just..... relaxing!!

Maria Rekrut
Owner/ Operator
Niagara on the Lake Cottage Rental

Friday, 1 November 2013

Cochrane always a class act!!

Corey Larocque
By Corey Larocque, Niagara Falls Review

Wirewalker Jay Cochrane stands atop the Hilton Hotel in Niagara Falls with the Skylon Tower in the background in this 2012 file photo. (MIKE DIBATTISTA/NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW/QMI AGENCY)
Wirewalker Jay Cochrane stands atop the Hilton Hotel in Niagara Falls with the Skylon Tower in the background in this 2012 file photo. (MIKE DIBATTISTA/NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW/QMI AGENCY)

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"Just a note aside, I had the pleasure of viewing Jay Cochrane live in Niagara Falls, what a showman"!!  Maria Rekrut

Jay Cochrane, the highwire performer known as the Prince of the Air, was a great friend to Niagara Falls over the years. News of his death Wednesday saddened a town he came to love and whose people came to love him – even though, by many accounts, he was a difficult man to get to know.
Since 2002, Cochrane’s blue, sequined jumpsuit and platinum blonde hair, were fixtures in Niagara Falls. He was a colourful entertainer who constantly pushed the boundaries of his art to new heights. In the summer of 2012, he thrilled spectators daily by walking a tightrope from the top of the Skylon Tower to the rooftop of the Hilton hotel.

When news broke that he lost his battle to cancer at the age of 69, it prompted a well deserved outpouring of tributes from the thousands of people who witnessed his hundreds of highwire performances or who dealt with him through the children’s charities for whom he devotedly raised money.

Journalists at The Review who interviewed and photographed him over the years got to know him as the consummate professional. Charming, but aloof. A brilliant showman despite some eccentricities. (The trumpet fanfare from the Superman theme song announced he was about to begin his show).
He adopted us. And we embraced him. He didn’t just breeze into town for a one-night stand and then move on to the next spectacle.

He’ll always be one of the lingering “what-ifs” in Niagara Falls history. What if the Niagara Parks Commission had dropped its longstanding opposition to stunting when Cochrane asked 10 years ago, instead of when Nik Wallenda got the green light in 2012?

But Cochrane has earned a rightful place in the legion of endearing colourful characters whose exploits make Niagara Falls history the thrilling, unique place it is.
Where else but in Niagara Falls could you look 750 feet up in the sky, see a man walking a tightrope between two skyscrapers and say, “Oh yeah, that’s Jay… It must be 7 o’clock.”
He was so good you could set your watch to his performances. He often said he had to be perfect in his line of work.

Cochrane was a class act, a thrill to watch and a delight to know.

– Corey Larocque

Thursday, 31 October 2013



Adults are getting into the Halloween spirit more and more every year. Local Costume shops like Value Village in Niagara Falls are seeing a big increase in adults looking for costumes of all types. Employee Jen Polmanter helps people put together their costumes.
(MIKE DIBATTISTA Niagara Falls Review)

NIAGARA FALLS  REVIEW- It’s a good reason to dress up — no matter your age.

Once in high school, in some cases even earlier, many parents would tell their children they’re too old for Halloween. It’s for little kids. That’s so passe.

You’re as likely to now find a hulking man donning a zombie hotdog costume or an attractive woman dressed up as a sexy bartender as you are to see a child Batman.
Adults love Halloween, too. It’s no longer just a one-day candy giveaway. There are just as many grown-up parties as there are mini chocolate bars being dropped into trick-or-treat bags.
You can thank all those popular zombie and vampire television shows and movies, and a generation of people unwilling to allow their young-at-heart outlook to grow old. Another element helping the adult Halloween movement is the growing nerd and geek culture, as well as the costume enthusiast crowd.

Niagara resident Shantel Knight has been a professional cosplayer for the last four years. The 21-year-old attends about seven conventions or expos a year dressed in costumes and accessories that represent various video-game, horror-movie, comic-book or anime characters.
“It’s not just the creative aspect” that Knight says she enjoys about the performance art, but also the feeling one gets when dressed up as someone “you admired or idolized throughout your life.”
She says “expressing your geeky side is definitely a lot more mainstream now,” particularly among older teens and adults than it was in the past. And it’s spreading to Halloween.

“Cosplayers say they do it whenever they want to, but on Halloween everyone can dress up and more and more of them do.”

Scott Henderson, chairman and associate professor of the communication, popular culture and film department at Brock University, says Halloween has “almost become more of an adult” celebration during the last five years

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Niagara Cottage Remembers the War Veterans

Niagara Cottage remembers the War Veterans and offers a free night on November 11th, 2013.

Last year Maria Rekrut, owner and operator of Niagara on the Lake Cottage Rental didn't have any takers of her generous offer in 2012.

Every year on November 11th, Ms Rekrut offers a free night at her cottage rental to a war veteran, and she's offering this once again this year.

Ms Rekrut states, that she hopes that this year a worthy candidate will come forward and take advantage of this offer.

Anyone knowing a war veteran who would like to stay have them call 905-980-0346 to make
a reservation.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Tree Planting at Niagara Parks

Join Niagara Parks to Celebrate Earth Day: Saturday, April 20, 2013 In celebration of Earth Day, The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) will host a number of events on Saturday, April 20, to encourage a greater appreciation of nature and our environmental surroundings. Join us and take part in the following programs: 4th Annual Friends of the Niagara Glen Earth Day Event Niagara Glen Nature Centre 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Friends of the Niagara Glen invite everyone to gather at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre for free guided tours of the Glen, home to Ontario’s Tree Planting at Niagara Parks greatest concentration of Species at Risk. Tree plantings, geocaching demonstrations and a photo scavenger hunt will also be offered. The Friends Group and their partners will also be showcasing various displays and educational materials about their conservation efforts. Those planning to spend the day are encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch, refillable water bottles and appropriate footwear for rugged terrain. NPC will also be offering free mulch for pick-up in the Niagara Glen parking lot. Please bring your own shovel and bags. “Capture the Moment” Photography Workshop with Teresa Forte Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Conservatory Classroom 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Visiting Niagara Falls? You must visit the Bird Kingdom

Rainbow Lorikeets feeding in our Lorikeet Landing. In this area customers can feed the birds and have the birds land all over them, but when there isn't a lot of customers around we give the birds their food in the dishes and they go crazy! The birds are eating a nectar that is specially made for the lorikeets it is a sugar protein mixture, made to resemble nectar found in flowers. Go and visit the Rainbow Lorikeets and all the other birds at the Bird Kingdom! Bird Kingdom OMG! This was the best attraction I’ve been to in Niagara! Especially loved the talking Parrot and getting to hold the snake!