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It's not enough to just do good: local non-profit groups are realizing they also have to be good. That's why the Niagara Community Foundation is launching a new program to help local non-profits improve their leadership - by ensuring they are operating at the highest professional standards.

On Monday, February 1, 2016, Pelham Council set precedent by naming a key street in the East Fonthill development “Summersides Boulevard,” after Jim Summersides, a World War II veteran of the elite, joint Canadian-American “First Special Service Force.”

Aging is a fact of life, and as we age not only does our skin change, but also our hair. Colour, moisture, texture, shine and even manageability are affected. Here are a few tips to care for mature hair:

 

    Carpet One Floor & Home worked with interior designers and product experts to compile 2016 design trends for the entire home. Keeping a home on trend can be as simple as refreshing a few rooms with a new paint color, or as complex as a complete kitchen or bath overhaul. In either circumstance, a homeowner begins by researching and finding inspiration. 

    The Fonthill Nurdles presented their award winning initiative to recycle gift to Pelham Town Council in hopes that the Town will consider becoming involved in their collection program. The group has also been invited to present to Regional Waste Management and to Tim Hortons' head office to talk about a chain-wide collection program.

    In the past, we have let some of our property for commercial bee keeping, hoping to eventually do this ourselves. This year, we decided to start on a very small scale. Of course, not satisfied with doing anything the traditional way, we wanted to try out some new apiary technology.

     

    If you are building a new home, a feature to consider installing is a residential sprinkler. With modern construction methods and materials, fire spreads quickly and can become deadly in as little as three minutes.

    Did you know most home insurance policies have limits on certain items?

     

    Pelham Town Council will be making a special presentation to WWII Veteran Jim Summersides in Council Chambers tonight at 6:30. Mr. Summersides will be presented with a ceremonial plaque to celebrate the naming of the new street linking Downtown Fonthill (extending Pelham Town Square) to the new East Fonthill development - 'Summersides Boulevard'.

    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.

    Read related Article: NC kicks off 19th Many Hands project at Welland’s Hope Centre

    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.

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