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What business achievement are you most proud of? Building a niche service where the majority of custom jewellery design and repairs are done on premises. People love that their jewellery and heirlooms are not being couriered out of town to be worked on by a third party. What is one interesting fact about yourself that not many people would know? A lot of people who first meet me do not realize how old and experienced I am. I've been goldsmithing and custom designing jewellery for over 25 years ... and have had my retail location in Fonthill since 1988.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre has qualified as a Silver hospital in the Green Hospital Scorecard. The Green Hospital Scorecard is a tool for hospitals to benchmark their environmental performance against their Ontario peers, and is an integral piece in promoting environmental awareness within our hospital and the Niagara community. It gives the hospital a benchmark to improve our corporate commitment to reduce our environmental impact.

Spas are not exclusively for women anymore!  Times have changed.  Men have every right to look and feel good and take care of their appearance.

The 23rd annual Pelham Community Food Drive was held on Saturday December 6th was a huge success!  A sincere thank you from Pelham Cares to all of those involved...with special mention to the Berkhout Family for organizing the door-to-door drive, Rice Road Greenhouses for allowing Pelham Cares to use their facility for the food sorting and boxing, and Miller Restoration for providing boxes, transportation, tables, and many volunteers.

Pelham residential sales this past month held steady at the same pace as last year.  The Niagara Association of REALTORS® reported 15 MLS® transactions in November 2104 - identical to the tally for November 2103. Interestingly enough, the total number of listings taken during November this year was 16 – also the same figure that was recorded in November 2013.

A gingerbread village, 1,000 truffles, and a chocolate sculpture … world-class chef professors at Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute are making their lists and checking them twice – with help  from the college’s culinary students – in preparation for a holiday dinner party to remember.

The Fonthill Lions and Lioness Club thank you for your support during 2014. We wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015!

Are you looking for a great Christmas present for someone special? Here's your chance to give them something truly unique! Don't wait to place your order. Limited quantities available.

Carrie Shanessy has volunteered with the Branch 613 Cadet Corps for more than seven years. Carrie’s dedication to the Corps and the community never goes unnoticed. She is reliable, dependable and committed to teaching and encouraging the Cadets to do their best.

Are you thinking of selling your home in the New Year? Would you like a better idea of what upgrades and repairs will bring you the best return on investment?

Matt and Jen wanted something different in Iggy's Pub & Grub. The menu offers a variety of choices including down-home comfort food, unique shareables, awesome burgers and get this -- beer-infused pizza. Of course they have that green healthy stuff and selection for getting your hands a little dirty

"The People in Your Neighborhood," performed on Sesame Street, is a familiar song from our youth. The song focuses on occupations, with each variation focusing on different jobholders in the community.  The Professional Referral Group, which meets bi-weekly at Keith's Restaurant, would like to introduce you to a few people in your neighborhood!

 

When the Niagara Community Foundation was launched in 2000, none of its founders would have expected that the foundation would be awarding more than $1million after only 14 years. But this milestone is exactly what was achieved this year. In 2001, the foundation awarded $9,500 to six charities. In 2014, 283 grants totaling more than $1.08 million were awarded. 

So what does it mean to”Eat to Live vs. Live to Eat”?  The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs stated that the saying “Eat to live, not live to eat” means ‘ Do not be gluttonous; eating should not be your favourite activity, but something you do to maintain your health.’

The Town of Pelham received the WALK Friendly Community Designation from Green Communities Canada.  Awarded during the ACT Canada’s Sustainable Mobility and Healthy Communities Summit in Markham, Ontario, Pelham received a Bronze designation for the Town’s progress toward walkability. Pelham joins two other 2014 winners, the City of Mississauga (Silver) and Town of Minto (Bronze)—no municipality has yet attained Gold.

 

Mel Groom has been making a difference in her community in so many ways – at the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce, with the United Way of South Niagara and as a board member of the Niagara Community Foundation. We encourage you to take a few minutes to hear Mel’s story of how she and the Foundation are making a difference.

The Niagara Regional Police are once again appealing to the public for assistance.

This time it's not to help with solving a crime; its to help in finding toys for less fortunate children and solving the hunger problem for those in need this coming holiday season.

Carl Dair was a graphic designer and author whose classic book, Design With Type, discusses type as a design material and means of communication. It was the first Canadian work to be awarded “Book of the Year” honours by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Lion Gerry Berkhout has served as an active member of the Fonthill Lions Club since 1969, more than 45 years! He has always been a hard worker at each of the Lion’s many community fund raisers and has held a number of executive positions over the years.

Frank has been a member of the Rotary Club for a number of years. His passion for helping those in need is undeniable and the enthusiasm shows in an inspiration to all Rotarians. He has travelled to and volunteer numerous times in Honduras – supporting the work of Rotary there.

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