New Years Eve is the main cel­e­bra­tion in the St Andrews Soci­ety social cal­en­dar and this year it was a spec­ta­cle of hand­some gents sport­ing their kilts, ladies in evening dress and a dance band. The meal was based on ele­gant food sta­tions pro­vid­ing guests with the oppor­tu­nity to try Mash Potato Mar­ti­nis with var­i­ous top­pings includ­ing Hag­gis of course Beef Ten­der­loin with caramelised Onions Chicken soul­vaki with tzatziki and Jumbo Shimp with roasted gar­lic and herbs Pork showed its face dis­guised in home­made sausage rolls as an appe­tizer. At mid­night the party peeled out onto the main street and a Piper engaged every­body in a ren­di­tion of Auld Landsigne.

Those who were lucky enough to attend the Polo Nia­gara event today will have been in awe of the sheer power of the polo ponies charg­ing down the Com­mon in Nia­gara on the Lake in pur­suit of a ball. As firece as Ice Hockey except the horses really are the ones in charge. Cor­po­rate clients were treated to an upscale lunch includ­ing Whole Ten­der­loin, Grilled Shrimp and fresh aspara­gus fol­lowed by a tra­di­tional after­noon tea with home­made scones, straw­berry jam and clot­ted cream. The spec­ta­tors were treated to a glass of Ice Wine Cuvee sup­plied by Peller Estate whilst munch­ing on Pig Roast Sand­wiches and bbq pro­vided by the local Rotary Club. This is to be a bi-​annual event and is staged by the Nia­gara on the Lake His­tor­i­cal Museum as their main fundraiser.

The place to be every Wednes­day evening from May through to Sep­tem­ber is the Nia­gara on the Lake sup­per mar­ket. Over 2,000 locals and tourists gather each week to enjoy the delights pro­vided by local food and drink ven­dors. Local restau­rants and food trucks pro­vide a wide vari­ety of offer­ings from the hearty Gar­ri­son Burg­ers and pig roast from PigOut to the sweet delights from Wil­low Cakes, brew­eries include Sil­ver­smith, Oast House along with Cider from Iron Wood along with 2 local winer­ies rep­re­sented each week. Local bands enter­tain and pic­nic benches are pro­vided. Its a great night with no entry fee to attend and a must for you sum­mer calendar.