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!

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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