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Following municipal elections last Fall, new City and Town Councils across Ontario started their 2018-2022 term of office on December 1, 2018. In addition to their formal inaugurations in early-December, municipal Staff helped orient old and new Councillors alike and the work of municipal governance began.

We have had a sighting of a large coyote behind Beechwood Crescent / Kunda Park area  Though it is not normal for a coyote to approach a human, they will in fact approach a dog, cat or any other small animal if given the opportunity. The MNR is advising to keep your dogs leashed and close to you while out walking and ensure cats remain indoors especially during dusk to dawn when coyotes are most active.

The Libraries in Niagara Cooperative is reaching out to encourage our communities to read for 15 minutes on January 25, 2019 to help celebrate Family Literacy Day. LiNC libraries would like to join the Read for 15 challenge with the goal of promoting the importance of literacy in our communities.  And, we hope to become one of the most ‘readerly’ libraries in the province.

Registration for the 2019 season is open. Pelham leagues are typically filled by early March, as fields need to be booked and teams set well in advance of season kick-off. We don't want to have to turn anyone away so please register early! Discounted early bird registration rates are until February 28th with rates increasing on March 1st, so take advantage of some savings by registering early!

Cabar-EH Theatre will present the music of Jason Robert Browns “Songs for a New World” in a Charity Concert benefiting Gillian’s Place, and taking place at the New Meridian Community Center in the Accursi Theatre Room  on Jan. 19 2019 at 7pm, featuring the Cabar-EH Adult Choir.

Cabar-EH Theatre is proud to bring “Songs for a New World” to Meridian Center for one night only in this amazing Charity Concert.

This concert is a breathtaking cross between abstract musical and theatrical song cycle, with beautiful music only connected by a uniting theme "The Moment of Decision".

Welcome to the new year. May this year bring new happiness, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations in your life.

As we reflect back on 2018, we are encouraged that the year to date real estate statistics continue to illustrate the more balanced approach the market has taken.

Year to date, residential property transactions total 6,429 v.s. 7,289 for 2017 and 5,809 in 2013. This represents a decrease of 11.8% versus 2017 and an increase of 10.7% versus 2013.

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, February 9, 2019 10am-3pm at the Seaway Mall

Singathon 2019 is Chorus Niagara's FIVE HOUR, non-stop singing marathon at the Seaway Mall in Welland, ON. Free to the public. Singathon is Chorus Niagara's annual fundraiser raising $50,000 each season through pledges collected by chorus members prior to the event.

This year, keep your New Year’s resolution by establishing a lasting routine. By learning to ease yourself into new food habits, you can make gradual lifestyle changes that last. Sticking to a resolution can be tough, especially in the first few weeks, but you don’t need to eat that differently to eat better. Finding the right motivation and support helps make it easier, too. And all that hard work pays off! With our smart tips from registered dietitian Kristy Hogger, we look at easy solutions to eat better.

Thick hair needs some of your extra attention, and there are certain hair care nuances, you should take into account.

You finally got the new electronics you were hoping for over the holidays, so what do you do with the old ones? Donate them to any Niagara Habitat for Humanity ReStore from January 7 through to February 2nd and get a *20% off coupon for your next ReStore purchase!

The new retirement planning model requires new styles of planning and preparedness.  People are living longer and many will have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career.  So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like for you? 

Registration for spring training clinics is now open. The spots are filled on a first come, first served basis and often fill up quickly. Clinics will be focusing on the fundamentals of fielding, hitting and pitching (throwing technique for Rookie) in a small group setting to get in shape for the coming 2019 season.

A map can be invaluable when you’re preparing for a journey, especially one you’ve never taken before. It can help you avoid wrong turns that can cost precious time and cause needless headaches. This common-sense approach to travel also applies to planning your retirement – which itself is quite the journey. Although the word “retirement” may mean something different to everyone, the better the road map, or strategy, the more likely you can live the retirement lifestyle you’ve dreamed of. 

The new schedule begins January 7th, 2019 and features new stops at Pelham Cares and Port Robinson Road @ Lametti Drive.

Our week-long gluten-free dinner plan includes links to the recipes and groceries, as you can easily add ingredients to your weekly shopping list. More and more Canadians are exploring a gluten-free diet – but coming up with new, easy gluten-free recipes to add to your weekly meal plan can be challenging.

South Niagara, Ontario [January 3, 2019] This January, Big Brothers Big Sisters invites you to celebrate Mentoring Month. Did you know that youth with mentors are more likely to pursue healthy lifestyles as adults? With exercise and healthier choices being the most common New Year’s Resolutions for adults, January is an ideal time to learn about the benefits of mentoring and to give back as a volunteer. 

A Peninsula Lakes Flex Membership – Offers a host of unique membership bene ts that are designed specifically with today’s busy working family member in mind. Not only does your Flex Membership give
you the traditional playing benefits of a membership, but Flex Members can also use their account towards restaurant & pro-shop purchases, as well as paying for guest fees when they host other players at the club.

Mr. Berkhout was a community-driven individual, focused on enhancing our Town for everyone to enjoy. A former Town Councillor (1998-2003), Fonthill Lions member, citizen of the year, and member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. Berkhout served his community with passion and dedication. He will be missed by many. Recognized last November with a trail naming in his honour, I am grateful that Mr. Berkhout attended the ceremony with family and friends, solidifying and preserving his impact on our community.

If you're a little rusty in the eyeliner department, it's time to brush up on your skills. "It can be a soft smudgy pencil close to the lash line, or a liquid liner that flicks out at the end.

Pelham Big Band Dance Night Featuring The Jimmy Marando Swing Band happens every 3rd Tuesday of the Month! The next event is Tuesday, January 15th at the Meridian Community Centre.

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