As I wrote about in the spring, the Ontario Government is reviewing the Greenbelt Plan, Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Oak Ridges Moraine Plan, and Niagara Escarpment Plan. In April, I wrote to the Expert Advisory Panel overseeing this Review and implored them to increase the protection of the Fonthill Kame. I recently sent another letter to the Panel, and I am hoping that you will too!

Women entrepreneurship workshops presented by The Welland Heritage Council offer an opportunity for participants to apply for a microloan and be mentored by a business woman upon workshop completion. Workshops happen from 9am – 2:30pm, Monday to Friday. French Entrepreneurship Class: September 21 – November 13 at the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre; English Entrepreneurship Class: September 14 – November 6 at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 4848 Victoria Avenue.

Who would have believed that mortgage rates would have such a continued downward trend? Mortgage shoppers are looking at some of the lowest rates in history, and many homeowners with existing fixed-term mortgages are experiencing some “rate envy” about today’s rock bottom rates.


As another school year starts, as the United Way campaigns are launched and as community groups continue to look for more volunteers, we encourage you to find a way to become a philanthropist in the way that makes sense for you and your family.




I participated in the final Welland Historical Museum architectural walk of the Summer. It was a fabulous walk, visiting many of the older structures in downtown Welland and learning some of the building's history & architectural style. Well worth the $5.00.

Thank you the the Welland Museum staff & leader Penny Morningstar for holding this event. Check you paper for future walks in the fall.

It is no wonder that Gino Monopoli is one of the most internationally acclaimed Elvis Tribute Artists on the circuit today. He WOW'd the crowd at the Fonthill Bandshell last Thursday night and local Photographer, Anthony Gallaccio once again did a stellar job capturing all the action!

Zumba Lynne will continue to Rock - Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Step, Zumba Sentao
PLUS - Thursday Nights with Lynne are back - 30 Minute Zumba Toning and 30 Minute Zumba Sentao
Stay for one or two classes on Thursdays NIGHTS !!!


On Sunday, August 30th,Head Golf Pro JJ Alexander AND Head Golf Pro Chris Poulouski took up the challenge of hitting 1000 golf balls EACH at Lookout Point Country Club.

Each golf ball hit generated proceeds in support of Wellspring Niagara’s NEW Building Fund for their facility to be built right here in Pelham.  Over $7,000 was raised for this worthy cause.

It doesn’t have to be painful for any hair removal Guys + Gals! Tracy Stryker Owner/Operator of Salon Alegra shares her tips for making hair removal procedures more tolerable.




In early 2015, Town Council and Senior Staff engaged in a strategic planning session to help identify goals and priorities for moving Pelham forward. One of our key priorities from our overarching goals was to “Offer public transportation to Pelham residents.” Why? It’s consistently something that folks of all ages have requested over the years.

You've probably heard the financial experts say it often-diversify your investment portfolio. And there's a good reason this piece of advice is repeated over and over again. By ensuring your portfolio contains a healthy mix of investments, you increase your wealth-building potential.

It was a great 5 inning game between the Tim Hortons Blue Thunder and the red team on Thursday night!  A special thank you goes out to Jayden Ivanko, Ethan Frost and Kaelen McLachlan who helped out and played on the red team. A lot of fun was had by both sides and a few of the major leagers even enjoyed running through the huge puddle behind second base to get the ball!


Today’s buyers are savvy and are willing to pay more for a home that has been well presented. Making sure that your home shows well from top to bottom, inside and out will help you reach your ultimate goal of selling quickly and for the best possible price. We're happy to guide you through this process.

Interested in being a vendor at our annual Home & Lifestyle Show taking place October 23-25 in Centre Court.

To reserve your space call Carissa Gasperetti 905-735-0849

On Friday August 21st Welland welcomed the Fleetwood Nicks & Practically Petty Tribute Show at the Merritt Park Amphitheatre as part of the Concerts on the Canal Summer Concert Series.

#myWelland Community Contributor Paul Duncan was on hand to create this Photo Album for us to share via Thank you Paul for your incredible support of our collaborative local platform.

At Herbal Magic we invite you to Eat Well, Live Well & Be Well! If the summer months have added inches to your waist line than its the perfect time to come back to program & a regulate routine! All products now have a 2 week supply per bottle! They are vegan friendly, non GMO & dye free.

September is just around the corner which means After School Art Classes are starting up again at In the Orchard Programming for the Arts.


  • An introduction to the Visual arts.DRAWING, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE for Grades 4-8

 The exact time and cost for this years classes but stay tuned and we'll share all the details as soon as they are available!

People with cancer often wonder how they will feel after a massage. I can honestly say I have heard "I feel like a good nap right now", "I never thought I would feel this relaxed" are just two common comments.

Let's remember Oncology Massage is not a treatment for cancer, it is a treatment to soothe the side effects of cancer or cancer treatments.

The Big 5, as I learned, is the 5 most common side-effects people with cancer face: Depression, anxiety, pain. nausea and fatigue.


THE FONTHILL - SINGER'S CORNERS BRANCH of the WOMEN'S INSTITUTE is looking for new members.  We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 pm, Fonthill Legion, 20 Hwy. Across from Sobeys.  We welcome those women wishing to contribute to our community.  If you would like to enjoy the fellowship and events planned for this coming year, please join us. For more information call 905-892-6891.

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Deciding whether to buy or sell first can be tricky. If you sell your existing home, before you've found a new one, you may find yourself living out of a suitcase if convenient closing dates cannot be negotiated. If you find your dream home before you sell your old one, you may be forced to carry two mortgages at the same time.

To manage the buying and selling process speak to us and we'll help you start your new home search as soon as your existing home hits the market.


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