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The popular soup luncheon is on Friday, January 27 at St. Kevin parish hall, Welland. Soups are prepared by teams from: Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute; Blessed Trinity, Confederation, Eastdale, Lakeshore Catholic and Notre Dame high schools and a local small business, The Lunch Lady.

Plan ahead! Here's what the Pelham Library is offering for March Break activities this year.

Each year the Fenwick and Fonthill Lions and Lioness sponsor a public speaking contest for local students in grades 6 through 12 in both English and French.

This year's competion is scheduled for Monday, February 27th, 2017, 6pm  at the Fonthill Legion

Students in grades 4, 5 & 6 compete in the Junior Division

Students in grades  7,8 and 9 compete in the Intermediate Division

Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 compete in the Senior Division

Registration Dealine is Feb. 17, 2017

Guest Post by Valerie Chalmers

There are a growing number of consumers choosing to purchase products that have not been tested on animals or that are made up of any animal by products, down to their individual ingredients. Cruelty Free or Vegan products are not exclusive to make-up companies, there are also soaps, hair products and even laundry detergents!

List of Cruelty Free Brands from Cruelty Free Kitty

Aloha is a way of living and treating each other with love and respect. Its deep meaning starts by teaching ourselves to love our own beings first and afterwards to spread the love to others. This Aloha Spirit came full circle in our family at Moku’s. Two years ago a friend and mother of one of our staff came to me and asked if we could sell tickets for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association of South Niagara.

It was a Happy New Year indeed for our local real estate market.

By year-end 2016 the Niagara 12-Month average sale price reached $321,395 up 13.92% from $280,221 recorded at the end of December 2105.

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 8,441 residentail sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system during 2016 compared to 7289 in 2015, representing a 15.8% surge in regional activity.

Come on out February 4th and support a great cause. The 6th Annual Julia's Hope Cup in support of the Hope Centre.

Take advantage of our January Clearance #sale On now!

Great pricing on Panasonic Canada products, more in store!

Join us at the Pelham Arena this Family Day, Monday February 20, for an afternoon full of free family fun!

This year, you can expect a wide range of activities from snowshoe races to free public skating. After that, head upstairs to the Pelham Hall to check out our second annual Winter Community Expo and learn all about the services, programs, and events offered in Pelham for 2017!

Activities start at 11:00am, visit www.pelham.ca/community-expo for full details

Help end homelessness and reduce the impact of poverty across the Niagara Region by joining us at the 12th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bethlehem!

Each week the Town of Pelham offers a drop-in Zumba program at the Pelham Arena Hall! Classes are held on Tuesdays at 9:30-10:30am & 7:00-8:00pm, Wednesdays at 7:30-8:30pm, and Thursdays at 10:00-11:00am
We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Certified Zumba Instructor to lead our classes! For more details or to apply, contact recreational programmer Julie Cook at jcook@pelham.ca or 905-892-2607 ext. 329

Gardening event/seed exchange. Time to learn, share your seeds and buy new ones, as well as other related items for your 2017 best garden ever.

Saturday, February 11 at 1 PM - 5 PM

Wellandport Community Centre, 5024 Canborough Road, Wellandport Ontario,

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Birthday Parties at the Welland Museum

Parties are a piece of cake! Please call 905-732-2215 to book your party!


Packages include:
Exclusive use of the party room for up to 2 hours
Exploration of the museum’s galleries
Themed activities lead by a party host

The generosity of the Pelham Community never ceases to amaze us!  From holding events and providing donations, to volunteering, it is never more evident than during the Holiday Season! A highlight of our year, the recent 26th annual Pelham Community Food Drive was again a resounding success!  With over 300 volunteers donating their time, the event was organized, donations were collected, date checked, sorted, and transported to our facility on Hwy 20.  Following the retirement of Gerry Berkhout and his family, Pelham Cares and community partners assumed responsibility for the door-to-door collection, in addition to the sorting operation.

Last week, I wrote about some roads, bridges and sidewalk improvements in Pelham’s nearly $11 million 2017 Capital Budget. Here are some other improvements: Fire Service: Each year we continue to invest in bunker gear and replacement pagers for our dedicated Firefighters. We also reserved funds in 2018 to replace the Town’s radio equipment; the Chief continues to work with other Fire Chiefs, EMS and the Police toward consolidating all Niagara emergency services onto a common communications system.

We prepare occupied, vacant homes, condominiums, model homes, and apartments for sale or rent, we help Realtors, Investors and Homeowners sell millions of dollars in real estate.  By partnering with top Realtors, Builders and Investors our staged homes statistically sell faster, many times before the first scheduled open house! Ideal location. Beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath townhouse only 10 years young. No rear or front neighbours...

Take care of the Inside-Eat Well. One simple, yet very important, way to have healthy hair during the cold months is to eat well. You need to get those essential fatty acids. You can get these from foods such as Purslane, avocado, olive oil or coconut cream. Nuts and seeds are also good sources of fatty acids.

The investment world can be complex — so you may not want to navigate it alone. But when it comes to getting professional advice, you certainly have an abundance of choices. How can you know which approach is right for you?  The answer depends, to a large extent, on how you choose to work with a qualified financial advisor — someone with the training and experience to help you work toward your financial goals. When you work with a financial advisor, he or she will analyze your financial situation — your income, current assets, family status and short- and long-term investment goals, such as helping pay for your children’s (or grandchildren’s) college education and attaining a comfortable retirement. 

As promised, here is the next instalment of ‘Be’ to Do. This 4 part framework will guide you as you live in to your BEST, and most authentic life ever. If you missed part 1 and 2 you can pick them up here For those of you who spent the week naval gazing as part of your homework assignment - Congrats! Remember, part 2 was … doodle, colour, contemplate your belly button, stare off in to space, arrange some flowers, STOP STRESSING. High level planning comes from a high level place. It doesn’t occur when we are trying too hard to ‘do’.

In most homes, firearms and weapons are not the usual item laying around the home… thankfully!  Inheriting a firearm can be challenging situation if you have never been involved with the details of owning a firearm.  It can be a stressful situation if you do not know what to do with it. 

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