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Unlike other chores that pile up in the driveway, clutter the garage or run wild in the front yard, your financial situation is a little less obvious. That’s why it is so important to take advantage of our complimentary financial review at least once a year.

 

At our Pelham Council meeting last week, we received the March minutes of the Architectural Design Advisory Committee (ADAC). (You will recall that Council appointed ADAC last August – with representatives from recreation user groups, youth, seniors, artists, service clubs and the community-at-large – to provide advice on the design of a potential new Community Centre.)

Are you ready to once again celebrate Canada’s birthday with us? Then be sure to take part in the fun on Wednesday, July 1st starting at 11AM at Harold Black Park.

Unfortunately, due to poor manufacturing of some garmets, they do not withstand the dry cleaning process well. It is crucial for the consumer to be aware of these problem pieces and if possible, refrain from purchasing them or hand wash them. Be advised that these items will say "dry clean only" on their tags, but they have been idenified as problematic due to a manufacturers defect.

I’ve been asked a few times now what advice I’d give to someone who was interested in becoming a translator. Here are a few points to consider...

 

It's often said that the sun brings out the best in everyone - this is true to a large degree - but some of us get in the mode of complaining about the heat waves and opt for staying inside. Let's urge ourselves to make the most of this summer by embracing the outdoors and its beauty. Plus, we might just find that we're creating a whole new healthy for our minds and bodies.

You’ve got your downpayment and you’re ready to go. Congratulations! Soon you’ll need to verify that downpayment for your mortgage approval. It’s required by all lenders to protect against fraud and to prove that you are not borrowing your downpayment, which changes your lending ratios and potential approval. Here’s how to prepare...

WELLAND & DISTRICT SPCA, GRANTS AWARDED; DOWNTOWN FENWICK GRAND OPENING - July 11th; 2015 PELHAM MAYOR’S GALA Report; The Town of Pelham and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation are hosting STREET MURAL COMMUNITY EVENT; FINDING THE BEST WAY TO PROVIDE PROGRAMMING IN THE PROPOSED MULTI-FACETED COMMUNITY CENTRE; SECURITY AT PARKS; NEW CROSSING GUARD;  SUPPER MARKET OPENS JUNE 4TH 

 

The Robert Cooper Choral Scholars program was created in 2013 by Chorus Niagara on the occasion of Robert Cooper’s 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director. This endowed program will help to support and encourage aspiring Niagara-area vocal students pursing post-secondary vocal studies.

This Luna Moth (also known as the Giant Silkworm Moth) was spotted today for a stopover in Pelham South. 

The Pelham Bike Friendly Network is a small group of businesses in Pelham that are bike friendly. We have resources at our locations for bicyclists: water, washrooms, repair kits, wifi, bike racks etc. Look for the Bicycle Friendly stickers on our doors. Keep active - Keep riding!

Learn more about this initiative and show your support by joining their Facebook Group: http://ow.ly/NNvpm

During the last recession, some Boomers lost up to 15 per cent of their retirement portfolio value. Because this has been a source of concern for many investors, we asked Michael Aziz, regional vice-president for Desjardins Financial Security, to suggest the best ways in which Boomers can rebuild their savings. "As the economy continues to improve, one strategy is income splitting," said Aziz.

My friend Brenda Dennis is the treasurer of Niagara Bonsai Society and she has talked about them for a few years now. They had a show at the Addison Hall Saturday so I ventured to Niagara on the Lake to check them out for myself. I was pleasanly surprised by the beauty of the Bonsai’s . It’s so much fun to explore as well as to learn something new.

myPelham.com is PROUD to be among the many local Sponsors of Pelham Summerfest 2015. The success of our Town's signature festival relies heavily on community involvement, including contributions from local and area businesses.

Interested to become a Festival Sponsor? The earlier a business signs up as a sponsor, the sooner that business will obtain the benefits of being affiliated with Summerfest including having their business name and website linked on the Pelham Summerfest website as well as pushed through MyPelham.com.

It was a beautiful day for playing in the mud during the annual Rotary Club Pelham Mudfest that took place at fellow member Bissell's Hideaway.  We were out with camera in hand to capture Team PBA: Bill Crysler and Chris Dominey in action.  Here are a few of the photos. 

The weekly "This Week In Baseball" articles overview the activities of various Pelham Minor Baseball Association teams.  Teams span from T-Ball to Midget age with several rep teams representing Pelham across the region.  Please watch for some familiar names throughout the season!

 

Town Council has again this year proclaimed the month of June as Seniors’ Month in an effort to honour seniors, their knowledge, experience and the contributions they make to Pelham.

 

Check out the Pelham Summerfest list of activities for DAY ONE of 4 FREE days of Family FUN!

Over the last six weeks, Council approved requests from the Pelham Farmers’ Market, Pelham Supper Market, Fonthill Bandshell, and the broader community to help improve the Thursday Evening experience in Peace Park in Pelham.

A big thank you to the team and community supporters that came out to our ZumbaThon Fundraiser for Ride To Conquer Cancer. We raised $621 and surpassed our $17,500 goal for The Ride to Conquer Cancer ‪#zumbalove‬ ‪#support‬ and a special thank you to Pam Martin for arriving early to help us set up!!!

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