Doing what I love for 9 years! Accountability is the secret. With lifestyles becoming busier & busier, I understand that checking in to my centre is not always possible.

Speed-friending, bubble soccer, concerts, campus tours and information sessions are just a few activities on the agenda for next week when thousands of new students get their first taste of college life. Niagara College will host fall 2015 Orientation from Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 13 with a full roster of activities and events designed to introduce new students to the college experience.

Good colour starts with healthy hair. After healthy hair, the next most important thing is a high quality hair colour.


    Show us what you love about the Rose City!

    There are so many reasons why people love Welland: the waterways, parks, arts & culture, community events, - the list goes on. We can think of no better experts than locals like you who live and breath our City everyday....and, of course, we all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. has teamed up with the Seaway Mall to present an #ILoveMyWelland PHOTO CONTEST. Entries will be accepted through to September 14th, 2015

    Pelham Fire Services is reminding residents that flying paper lanterns (also known as sky lanterns) are a potential fire hazard, particularly during the current hot and humid weather conditions.


    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.


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