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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!!!

You need to prevent hair loss before your hair begins to thin out – and the answer lies in sensible hair care.  Most people think about preventing hair loss only after they have lost a lot of it. But if you start early (like when you still have a head full of hair) it works out a lot easier both emotionally and financially.

 

One of my fav destinations Saturday morning is the Welland market. The farmers and venders are very friendly and always take the time to say hello and answer any questions.

While purchasing my favorite olive oil soap I asked Bev of Hawkwood farm if she knew if there was any rhubarb for sale at the market ? She recommended a few farmers and kindly let me store my bags with her for a few minutes as I continued my search. I just love the Welland Market. Next time I’m bringing one of those large rolling bags with a handle. lol

Are you looking for a great venue to show off your wares?  Looking for crowds of happy, festive customers?  Then Canada Day in Pelham is for you!  Vendor applicatons are currentlly being accepted by the Town of Pelham Canada Day committee.

 

On April 3, 2015 Faith Flagg  was struck by a hit and run driver while walking with friends on Churchill & Haist in Fonthill. This beautiful young 17 year old girl, who was full of life, has a long road ahead of her. Although she has survived this tragedy it has left her with multiple skull, facial and nose fractures. Over the last 2 months she has been back and forth to MacMaster Hospital where she has had her first of many surgeries on her brain...

 

On May 9th, the Fonthill Lioness participated in the Canadian Diabetes Clothesline Program,  collecting used clothing and household items.  We collected 101 bags an 65 boxes.  Thank you to the community for taking part in this endeavour.

The Purina® Walk for Dog Guides is a national fundraising walk held in more than 200 communities across Canada. The Fenwick Walk, organized by the Fenwick Lions, took place on May 24th.  Participants went from Centennial Park around the Cherryridge subdivision and back to raise just over $3,900 for the Lions Foundation of Canada.  Two of the the participants are future guide dogs, Taffy & Webley, pictured right with their foster family.  All of the participants had a great walk. Many thanks to the Fenwick Lions for lunch and to everyone who sponsored this event.

 

The sold-out crowd raised more than $21,000 at the prohibition-themed 7th Annual Pelham Mayor’s Gala at Lookout Golf Club on Saturday.

I came across and interesting blog on Facebook recently. One of my favorite artists, Thomas Barbey, wrote about a translation issue. He writes:

This year's Opening Night concert at Pelham Summerfest features the Beach Party Boys playing the Fonthill Bandshell.  Enjoy the Summerfest Beer & Wine Garden in Peace Park along with the Pelham Supper Market and Pelham Farmers’ Market. Here's a video look back at last year's Opener....

In The Orchard Programming for the Arts is a grassroots charity located in downtown Fonthill dedicated to providing quality art programs to our immediate community and outreach programs to our neighbouring communities in need.

 

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