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The wonderful news is that Marilee’s Bridal and Evening Fashions will re-open in a very short time at a new Fonthill location with new owners taking over the reigns. Angela and Kelly Daley, a mother-daughter team are committed to offering the same Excellent Service, Beautiful Inventory, and Amazing Value that Marilee’s has always been known for. Only the location and ownership will change. The name, “Marilee’s Bridal” will remain the same.

Each summer, 40 choristers between the ages of 16 and 23 are chosen from across the province to participate in the Ontario Youth Choir. Under the guidance of acclaimed professional musicians, the singers are challenged with exciting repertoire and a rigorous enriched curriculum. 

On Monday, the Pelham Chief Administrative Officer, Darren Ottaway, and I presented to the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs “Pre-Budget Consultation” in Hamilton. We provided two main messages: First, be sure to partner with municipalities to help invest in future quality of life investments – like a potential Pelham Community Centre. Second, don’t penalize municipalities that have exercised financial discipline and made wise infrastructure investments or with high property values, by excluding them from grant opportunities.

Often people aren’t as aware of hearing health as their vision or dental care. But hearing is equally important to fully engaging with life and the people around you. 

The kids are busy with school and extra circular activities and you need to maintain a good hair style.

Open Arms mission will be participating in the Coldest Night of the Year walk with our clients in order to get a small taste of what day to day life is like for them and to get to know those we are helping.

How many of you remember Leave it to Beaver? Those idyllic times seem like life on another planet…not life 60 years ago. June cleaned the house and cooked gourmet meals in a dress, high heels and pearls. We clean in yoga pants and flats. More often than not, we do so while multi-tasking; bluetooth in ear, i-pad at the ready, adrenaline pumping. It’s a different world and a different time.

Town Council approved $45,357,619 for the 2016 Capital Budget, as recommended by the Committee of the Whole. Some of the projects in the budget include marriage license software, extra lighting at Peace Park and Marlene Stewart Streit Park, Trench Mortar restoration, construction of Summersides Blvd. in East Fonthill, and Molok garbage systems for Peace Park. $37 million was earmarked for a potential Community Centre, pending further Council approval. For a copy of the original Capital Budget presentation, click here and download the full January 4, 2016 Council meeting agenda.

I hope your Year has had a healthy start! I wanted to remind you that eating healthy doesn't mean boring. If you go to Herbal Magic's NEW website its loaded with great meal ideas. Remember our new diet plans include free exchanges & 3 extras options.

Health coaches don’t focus solely on things like reducing calories or increasing exercise. Instead, they teach the principles of behavioral modification and help clients overcome the psychological barriers that keep them from achieving their goals on a daily basis. They also do an effective job of convincing clients that, to really make permanent and positive changes in their lives, they must commit to working toward living a healthier lifestyle today, tomorrow and for the rest of their lives.

The Ancient Greeks felt that Art is the creative expression of free will.  Unfortunately, it was only practiced by the very rich or the very poor. The rich could afford the time to express themselves and create because they didn’t have to worry about providing for the basic necessities of life. Among the very poor were people driven by the need to create, and they allowed the process of creation to take precedence over providing the creature comforts of life. (Hence the term Starving Artist.)

 

It was a banner year for residential home sales in Niagara. The year-end MLS® sales reports of the Niagara Association of REALTORS® indicate that sales activity in the Region jumped 16.8% in 2015. 

Across Niagara (excluding the Town of Grimsby) there were 7370 homes sold during 2015 compared to 6309 in 2014. The current level of activity reflects a whopping 25.1% increase over the total of 5891 home sales reported in 2013.

By year-end the Niagara 12-month average sale price reached $$274,185 up 8.5 % from the figure of $252,669 recorded at the end of December 2014.

You may recall that during the summer there were no grants available from the Provincial or Federal government for “quality of life investments” like recreational facilities. In July, I informed you that “Since there are currently no Federal or Provincial grants available [for a potential new community centre], the Town will continue to lobby for a policy change and for funding.”

Blueprint is an exciting entrepreneurial business competition designed to kick-start the business ventures of Brock students and alumni. Whether you are currently operating a business, in the startup stage, or even if you just have a great idea, Blueprint provides you with the opportunity to receive expert advice, mentorship, and the funding you need to help your business grow.

Tinting is the safe way of dying eyelashes and eyebrows to make them look naturally darker. It lasts 4 to 6 weeks and cost $18 for each service.

On January 30th, 2016, we're throwing it back to the 80's for the 3rd AquaBash. We will be recreating the AquaDuck with a retro dance party featuring original DJ's, the shooter bar, and more fun classics at Riverstone Event Centre. Join us for some fun and flashback to your youth!

Interest in alternative and preventative health care is growing. However, many people are still unclear what Naturopathic Medicine is and if they need to see a Naturopathic Doctor. Below are five reasons to see a Naturopathic Doctor and achieve your health goals this New Year! 

Niagara Health System has been “Accredited with Commendation” for 2015-19 as part of a health-quality improvement process to measure our programs and services against national standards.

The Niagara Safety Village would like to welcome three new Corporate Sponsors to the Village.  Niagara Ice Dogs, Avondale Stores, and Crimestoppers Niagara. Construction of the 2 new buildings was completed by  Welland Centennial Specialist High Skills Major Construction Students with support from local contractors.

Very few sports have as loyal a fan base as those that will follow them from venue to venue as NASCAR.  Die-hard fans pack up their trailers and travel like vagabonds from city to city.  Packing up your house on wheels to travel the US to witness 16 races and experience the culture is a great adventure. 

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