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Ken and Beverly Byberg have taken the turbulence out of aircraft donations when they turned over their 1974 Piper Seneca twin-engine aircraft to the North Bay Canadore College School of Aviation recently. It’s not often someone donates an airplane to a school, but the Bybergs, owners of Island 10 fishing lodge on Lady Evelyn Lake, have done just that as a means to give back to the aviation industry. The aircraft is valued at $100,000. Canadore College has been a leader in Canadian aviation training for over 40 years.

Thank you to M.T. Bellies; Zest Kitchen; Mokus Restaurant of Fonthill; Iggy's Pub & Grub; My Alibi Bistro; The Lazy Loon Restaurant and Ice Cream Bar; Ridge Berry Farm; and Fuzzy Logic Eat & Drink Haus for providing us with prizes and to all the many restaurant guests who participated in our Tastes of Spring promotion.

Studio Twenty Inc hosted an Open House on Wednesday April 15th to showcase their services with special offers & draws including: Get 1 Half off Zumba Express Passes; specials from Bella Vita Day Spa & Flickers Candles -plus- introductory offers from their new on-site 'Bella Maria Salon'

On Thursday April 16th, 2015 we joined with other Habitat for Humanity supporters, local business leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening Habitat Niagara's 2nd ReStore located at  Highway 20 W, Fonthill.

This new 10,000 square foot home renovation outlet and donation centre brings Habitat’s celebrated ReStore to 2499 Highway 20 East in Fonthill, allowing residents in the Southern Tier of Niagara better access to discount construction and home goods and a place to donate their gently used items.

It was a fun evening of mayhem and mystery as the Welland Historical Museum hosted their first murder mystery dinner event on Saturday April 18th at the Welland Legion.

 

At the last meeting of the Niagara Escarpment Commission we received a staff report and a provincial discussion paper on the need to plan for the impacts of climate change. After one of the coldest winters on record, some may be skeptical about the issue of global warming. However, if we look at the global changes rather than local events, it is clear that the temperature of the earth has increased fourteen of the first fifteen years of this century.

At our April 7 meeting, Council received an updated timeline for the design and potential construction of a new Multi-Faceted Community Centre in the East Fonthill area.  You will recall that based on a resident survey, a detailed business case analysis and a comparison to industry standards, Council confirmed sustaining demand for a multi-faceted community centre containing a single-pad arena (with the potential second-pad after 2023), a fitness centre, walking / running indoor track, multi-purpose space, and gymnasium sports / uses.

Up, down, half-up, braided—there’s A LOT to chose from. What’s more is the style you choose will depend greatly on the dress that you’re wearing that evening. After you’ve picked your style, you have to plot out when to create it. Obviously, this step is going to be done on the day of the event, but how many hours in advance to construct it is key, especially if you’re dealing with humidity. 

Studio Twenty Fonthill presents…Zumba for Kids! Tuesdays at 5:45pm  (40 minute classes) with Laura & Susy;  May 12-June 30 $40 for 8 weeks (plus tax) (regularly $50) Register now!  Space is limited!

Brock University graduate Andrew Julie, from Fonthill, and his wife Jennifer, have recently purchased the Greens at Brock on Merrittville Highway. They’ve since relaunched it as Brock Golf Course and are in the process of getting the course back into proper shape. Andrew’s knowledge of golf course management comes from growing up around the business. His parents started Sawmill Golf Course in 1976 and still run that operation.

Art Classes with Artist Beverly Sneath for adults and children's camps!

In anticipation of the 29th Annual Pelham Art Festival happening May 8-10th, 2015, local businesses are displaying the works of various artists. Here is a photo of a work by Diane Slaight on display at the Cafe on Main and Wine Bar.  

The Bank of Canada announced today that it is holding its key rate steady. Great news if you have a variable-rate mortgage or home equity line of credit, and for those looking to buy, renew or refinance this spring.  The announcement noted that “the impact of the oil price shock on growth will be more front-loaded than predicted in January, but not larger.” And that the “Canadian economy is estimated to have stalled in the first quarter of 2015.”

This week the Foundation celebrates 15 years of working with amazing volunteers, donors, charities and staff to build and support smart and carry communities. We've seen the impact of our grants grow from $6,500 in 2001 to more than $1.11 million in 2014. These grants support charities in all sectors in all communities across Niagara. And we've seen our endowment funds grow from $200,000 in 2000 to more than $28 million this month. Donors from all walks of life and from coast to coast to coast here in Niagara have supported our work.

5 Fenwick teams will be participating in the Fenwick Purina® Walk for Dog Guides on May 24, 2015 to help raise funds for the training and placement of Dog Guides for Canadians with visual, hearing and medical or physical disabilities.

 

Registration will be open for Pelham Residents on April 15th, 2015 and April 29th, 2015, for non-residents!

Looking for vendors to participate in St. Ann's Church, Fenwick CHURCH COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE.

There's always something tasty on sale at Country Corner Market!

Weekly Specials - Week of Apr 13th- 19th

Weekly Specials: Free Run Chicken Leg Quarters $ 4.90/lb Dry Aged Prime Rib Steak $17.99/lb (Available Tuesday) Ray's Sweet Heat Sausage $ 6.40/lb
 In The Deli: Churchhill Smoked Corned Beef $ 2.99/100g  Ray's Wild Game of the Week: Peppercorn Kangaroo Burgers Captain Paul's Seafood Special: $1.00 OFF Wild Caught Trout Fillets.

Registration is open now for 6 different camps for ages 5 to 13 offered by Carousel Players.  Theatre classes are led by professionals and take place at the Old Courthouse, 101 King Street, 2nd Floor in downtown St. Catharines beside Market Square.

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