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The 19th annual Many Hands Project recipient is The Hope Centre in Welland. A Groundbreaking event took place to kick off the Niagara College initiative. Leah Schoeman reports for TV Cogeco Niagara.

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To build on my column last week about some of the largest projects for 2016, I wanted to continue to inform you about some of the major road, bridge and sidewalk improvement planned for Pelham this year.

 

Mac or PC? Since we all walk around connected to phones, tablets and laptops, I thought this analogy might make sense for many of you. My programmer extraordinaire made the leap from PC to Mac recently and that got me thinking. Windows, the OS (operating system) for the PC, does its best to function on a variety of PC based hardware.

2016 started with a breath of fresh air wafting its way magically through the studio. Inspiration and passion struck at the same time. Those of you who follow my work know, I am totally enamoured with the power and great beauty of the Canadian Shield. This love affair began as a little girl by the knee of my Grandma Coleman (who was herself an amazing self- taught artist) at the family cottage in Muskoka. She loved the massive granite rocks and huge pine trees and her passion for the near north rubbed off on me.

By subtracting your expenses from your income, you'll see how much you have left over for savings. But don't stop there. Take a second look. Where can you cut down on expenses to divert more to savings and investments? Almost everybody can make changes to free up cash-for example, by cutting down on restaurant meals or paying off debt quickly. 

 

Sweet Harmony, an SATB choral group, invites new members to join us as we begin our new season. If you have a pleasant singing voice, you could be a part of this fun choir. Wed. nights from 7:30-9:30. Peter and Paul Hall, 300 Chaffey St., Welland. Call 905-899-3635 for more information.

 

The Welland Art Festival is a juried fine art show. Born out of the Art on King juries show 2015. This year's show will be on July 9th and 10th. We are looking to promote Art in our community!

Looking to decrease your time on the real estate market this spring? Consider having your home staged with Images Staged with Flair.  This home in Niagara Falls sold firm on it's first day on the market!

For $200 we will come to your house for 4 hours to sort, organize or help downsize.  We can take some items to a local charity and we have all the boxes and supplies you will need.  (up to 10 boxes, tape, tissue, etc included).

 

There was a time when men headed to the barber for a time of masculine relaxation and a clean shave.  You can still get that one-of-a-kind shave while letting yourself be pampered by a hot towel shave.

As Daytona Bike Week and NASCAR racing approach, the need for Toy Haulers is greatly increasing as many RVers are looking to bring their own bikes and/or golf carts to the event.

Unlike many New RV dealers, Seaway Trailer Sales also has a strong used RV business. We work hard to carry a great selection of used RVs. We welcome any make or model of RV on trade; however we are in great need of TOY HAULERS, we'll be happy to discuss the value of your trade.

Regardless of age we all need to move! Call Movement Unlimited and find out how we can help you with functional fitness to stay active and mobile for ease of everyday living! 

Did you get the memo? You know the one that came out in September 2015 highlighting the new and improved Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  There are 17 of them in total, one as necessary as the other. 

The Welland Museum is proud to announce our upcoming participation at the month-long Memphis in May International Festival.

Enjoy a FREE CHAIR YOGA CLASS ON US NEXT WEEK. Print and present this article for a Free Chair Class

 The Government of Canada is offering an incentive for businesses and not-for-profit organizations to hire students this summer. This program allows businesses and not-for-profits to grow and develop their organizations during the summer months and providing valuable work experience to students. 

For three weekends in January, the Niagara Region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, celebrating one of Canada’s most cherished products - Ontario Icewine. From Gala evening toasts to chestnut roasts, ornate ice bars, ice skating and winery tours, the 21st Annual Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for every taste.

The Welland River runs through Niagara from Lake Niapenco at the Binbrook Dam near the Hamilton Airport to the Niagara River (or almost the Niagara River). The current floodplain mapping is based upon research from 1985. A study to update this research was completed in 2012 but received significant critical review. The NPCA (Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority) has now commissioned a new study to map the entire river from the Binbrook Dam in Hamilton to the Niagara River. The study will subdivide the river into the upper Welland, central Welland and lower Welland sections.

Since both Town and Regional Councils approved 2016 Capital Budgets, I want to inform you about some major improvements planned for Pelham this year. Let’s start with a couple of the biggest.

 

I'm going to do something big about cancer. I've committed to raising $2500 and cycling over 200km in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer 2016  benefitting The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

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