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The Riverside Inn, the way it used to be

 (Courtesy KORLCC) This very old photograph (above) is of Old Riverside Road circa 1912. Visible in the picture is the house that one day would be converted into the Riverside Inn, which still exists today. Rosemary Montour grew up in that house and was the one who converted it into an inn in

Looking back at Clarence’s old arcade

Clarence Bova was 12 when he got his first job at Century Metal, a big scrapyard in Ville Saint Pierre. (Courtesy Clarence Bova) Clarence Bova, 75, opened his first business in 1979. He transformed his old garage into a kid’s paradise with pinball machines and Pac Man and, of course, pool

Remembering the little farm off the 207

Mary Deer enjoys looking at old family photos, especially from her youth. (Courtesy Mary Deer)  This photo, posted by Mary Deer, is of her grandfather’s farm during the summer of 1949. Deer’s grandfather, Mitchell Bush, had his farm where he grew many kinds of crops “off the 207 about a mile

For the love of horses and westerns

These pictures highlight the love that James Kane had for horses and everything western. (Courtesy Helen Kane Ross) This week’s Blast from the Past is an interesting one. On Tuesday afternoon, Helen Kane Ross contacted The Eastern Door about a photo plaque that she found hidden in the ceiling of her

Teenage photographer hears call of drums

An aspiring teenager from Verdun, Felicity Hamer took the bus across the bridge in the mid-‘90s for her first look at an Onkwehón:we powwow a half-decade after Kahnawake began hosting the event. (Courtesy Felicity Hamer) Felicity Hamer grew up across the river from Kahnawake, but had never crossed the river to

Little rascals recall hell-raising days

From left to right top row are Mitchell Dell, Herbie Lahache, Tommy Stacey, Donny Delormier, Francis Jacobs and Roy Jacobs. In the middle section are Paul Montour, the unknown teacher’s son, Lionel Deer, Martin Morris, Clifford Rice and Tommy Jacobs. On the bottom row is Harry Snow, Alan Paul, Peter

Stepping back into a time long gone

Very few people are still around who remember times like this, when Kahnawake was a different place in a bygone era. (Photo Courtesy Towanna Miller-Johnson)   Home is where the heart is, a place where you feel welcomed and loved. That’s what Kahnawake is supposed to be. It’s a place where friends,

Back when “Redmen” meant one clear thing

In 1936, the title “Half-time show by Montreal area Scouts at McGill stadium,” appears above this photo, which was captioned, “Half-time break during a football game at Percival Molson Stadium, McGill University, Montreal. Scouts are disguised as Native Americans wearing plumes.” (Courtesy National Archives of Quebec) Eric Pouliot-Thisdale Special to the Eastern

A double wedding and milestone anniversary

(Left to right) Donald Jocks, Olive Day, Duckie Jocks, Johnny Jocks, Big Six, Jeanne Jocks, Pauline Stacey, Pat Stacey and Evelyn Montour Cook celebrating a double wedding and 25th wedding anniversary. (Courtesy Christine Stacey) “You know, if we don’t get these names written down, they are going to get lost,” said

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