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On December 5th, the Fonthill Nurdles competed in the Niagara Regional FLL (First Lego League) robotics tournament.  The students, ages 10 through 15, were judged on a project presentation, robot design methodology and core values. 

At Christmas, all roads lead home. ~Marjorie Holmes

Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year.

John & Cathy

The 25th Annual Citizens of Pelham Community Food Drive was held on Saturday, December 5, 2015. As always, the event was a huge success! We wish to thank the thousands of residents of Pelham who donated food items by leaving them on their doorstep or bringing them to our drop-off points, and the hundreds of volunteers (students, families, church groups, schools, service clubs, business groups, etc.) who canvassed the town and picked food up door-to-door and delivered it to Pelham Cares. As is our tradition, we were also able to share food with our neighbours in Welland through donations to Open Arms Mission, Salvation Army and The HOPE Centre.

 

The Fonthill Lions and Lioness donated over $700 in toys, gift cards, hats and mitts to Pelham Cares at the annual Christmas dinner.  Pictured (left to right) is Nancy Yungblut and Jane Gilmour from Pelham Cares with Fonthill Lioness President Katherine Reid.

 

On October 25th, Notre Dame College School held its 40th annual Pilgrimage for the Developing World. A total of $42,700 was raised.

Seaway Trailer Sales as been located in Welland for 40 years and for the past  14 years under the ownership of Denis and Diane Martineau.   They love camping and they want you to love it too!  When shopping for something as personal as a trailer, who better to deal with then the owners themselves.  Big enough to serve your needs and small enough to show they care.

Lucchetta Homes is pleased to announce that we have been awarded with two Niagara Home Builder Awards (Award of Excellence) 2015.

 

Holidays bring family and friends together to celebrate traditions and spread good cheer. They also bring lots of opportunities for socializing, eating, and drinking. Even the most disciplined people struggle with temptation during the holiday season.

"Think of your appetite as an expense account, and figure out how much you want to spend on drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert," advises Michelle May, MD, author of Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don't Work. She suggests giving yourself permission to enjoy your favorite foods -- in sensible portions.

The goal of ‪oncology massage‬ is to alleviate ‪pain, anxiety/depression‬, nausea and fatigue‬. Clients at first seem to be wary of getting massage as most think it will be deep tissue and cause them more discomfort. This is not at all the case.

What a joy to join the Pelham Senior Citizen’s group last Wednesday at Old Pelham Town Hall for a special holiday lunch and carols – including Irving Berlin’s “(I’m Dreaming of a) White Christmas!” Despite the lack of snow, it does feel like Christmas in Pelham!

 

Help us to help others this season. Everyone has their favourite charity and we want you to nominate yours!

Like everyone, you hope for a comfortable retirement. That’s why you should put money away for your retirement. But once you reach retirement, which financial and investment strategies should you follow to help yourself enjoy the lifestyle you’ve envisioned? 

 

The Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation held its second annual fundraising reception ‘An Evening in the Courtyard’ sponsored by Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers. The event was held in Hotel Dieu Shaver’s 5,700 square feet of therapy space and had 150 attendees. The night highlighted former MS patient Sherry Carson who shared her incredibly journey with the attendees. 

United Way South Niagara is well on its way to achieving its $650,000 campaign goal. There has been lots of momentum in the community. 

Niagara Regional Police Services Board Chair, Bob Gale, asked for Council's support to develop a steering committee to investigate the option of amalgamating police, fire and EMS dispatch services. The cross-regional committee would analyze options to improve efficiencies in delivering public safety and health services for the Niagara Region. Council asked staff to prepare a report before they further deliberate the matter. 

’Tis the season, and tensions are high for so many. Perhaps this journal entry will help you see you are not alone in these crazy times. Many others feel just like you do. Feel free to use this journal template as you wish. Add, subtract, delete, embellish, rant….turn it in to your masterpiece, and use it as a way-post to express ‘yourself-to-yourself’ in a safe and honest way. (psst…little suggestion as you journal.

This year…give the gift of inspiration with these specially priced packages. These offers are only available until Dec. 24th.

~ 10 Class Pass with 60 min Massage Therapy Treatment - $150
~ 5 Class Pass with one of our Handmade Soy Candles - $70
~ 1 Month Unlimited Yoga & your choice of Meditation CD or Soy Candle - $50
Plus: Gift boxes with class passes, aromatherapy bath salts and our handmade soy candle(s) $65 - $98
Stop by the studio (1419 Pelham St. downtown) or contact us at 905.327.8836

The Town of Pelham is keeping offices open during the holidays again to continue delivering our residents, businesses and visitors the best possible service year-round. Town offices will operate with regular business hours (8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.) to ensure there is no disruption to services.

Join us to celebrate the launch of the new Niagara Community Foundation Centre of Excellence in Non-Profit Governance.

 

Even men are faced with endless choices and countless decisions when it comes to hair styles and care. We all want to keep that “fresh-from-the-salon” look going for as long as we can. Here are some helpful tips on products, hair colour, shampoos and conditioners especially with men in mind.

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