Summer is half over and back to school is just around the corner. Wondering what to make for breakfasts on those busy mornings? You want something quick, easy to prepare and something the whole family will like, right? Have I got the answer for you! Smoothies!

Here it is, the end of July….if you haven’t already been to the Welland Museum this summer, there’s still time! Here are some things you need to know now and for later.



The 2015 TD Niagara Jazz Festival celebrated a very successful four days of jazz, wine, culinary events, artisans, and art across Niagara Thursday July 23rd through Sunday July 26th. Now in its second year, the TD Niagara Jazz Festival saw record crowds enjoy Canadian and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians by way of headline concerts, jazz education sessions, wine andculinary packages, jazz performances, artisan markets, and free events throughout Niagara-­‐on-­‐the-­‐Lake and across Niagara.  


The Town of Pelham Corporate Services Department is pleased to announce the expansion of bids and tenders services to allow for fully-integrated and online e-procurement. The new system enables vendors to view, register and submit bids online in one quick, easy and convenient location and at no cost.

The Star Tile Lucky Leprechauns started the playoff season with a bang, tying our friendly rival Pelham Meridian Blue Jays and taking a win against the second placed Welland Yankees 12-7. Kasey made some stellar fielding plays, including ending the Yankees inning with an unassisted play at first.  Julian caught a pop fly and turned on the offense with several long ball hits to cache in runs.  Chase got every piece of a pitch, launching the ball into deep right field.  Cameron was the first player of the season to get into a pickle between first and second but he instinctively ran the bases well for a "safe at second" slide.  Adam went three for three against the Yankees and Madison and Olivia contributed to the high scoring Welland game. Onward and upward Leprechauns! 

Did you attend Pelham Summerfest 2015? Please take a moment to fill out the survey to help us make 2016 even better! Click here for the short survey.

If you were a vendor at Summerfest 2015, please take a moment to fill out the survey here:




If you want the undivided attention from your stylist or barber, timing is everything.  The beginning and end of the day are quieter so it’s worth asking for the very first or last appointment.



A couple of weeks ago, I wrote here about how Council wanted more information and took a pause in the design of a potential new Multi-Faceted Community Centre (MFCC). Council received that information last week and changed gears a little to design a more affordable facility.

With limited space, please call as soon as possible to reserve your child's place for September. At College Street Montessori, we have a beautiful classroom environment entirely dedicated to learning and exploration. Not only will your child receive loving care but your child will receive a quality Montessori education provided by a certified Montessori directress.

Congratulations to S. Cyopik & G. Hubbard, both Winners of our Pelham Summerfest draw for 4 hours of FREE service!  Look for our new store front location opening soon!

Each year, the Welland-Pelham Chamber of Commerce celebrates the spirit of business in our community with the Ruby Awards. Ten unique awards highlighting excellence in the areas of local business, community involvement and youth enrichment are presented at our Gala Reception. Named after instrumental Chamber founder Ruby Quaker, the awards are a commemoration of excellence in local business and community involvement. 

I spoke with a woman earlier in July about a campaign that she's hoping to bring to Niagara. You know that each year we do the Random Acts of Kindness Day. Well, check out the short video below about another way to share something very simple with people you don't (or do) know. 

Council supported the motion brought forward by the Niagara Central Airport Commission to request that the Niagara Region assume control and operation of both the Niagara District Airport and the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport simultaneously as a single Niagara Region airport system. The Commission believes that since both airports offer different aviation and aeronautical services and opportunities, together they represent the potential of a strong, viable and economically significant airport system. The City of St. Catharines, Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and City of Niagara Falls have also recently passed similar resolutions. Regional Council will address the matter at their Thursday, July 23, 2015 meeting.

Candy was prepared to fight the Cancer but did not realize the financial burden it would put on their family.

TD Bank Group is delighted to sponsor Canal Days, as this festival brings people together. We believe it's important to support the communities that we do business in. Sponsoring this festival is just one way we can make life more comfortable for our customers and community.

The Fonthill Dental Bantam team continued its strong play this season, finishing near the top of the standings heading into the playoffs. In their game this week, Ryan Dykstra pitched 4 strong innings, Braiden Leney and Josh George made fine defensive plays, and Brock Pellow provided an RBI single. The PMBA thanks our many generous sponsors for their support of our program this season.



Check out this fantastic Album of Pelham Summerfest pics! We ‪#‎LocalLOVE‬  the gritty edge to this work by Bryce Julien Photography Please feel free to tag & share!

Pelham Summerfest is a wonderful celebration of our unique local community....great to see so many ‪#‎Local‬ Businesses showcasing their products & services! Thank you to the Pelham Business Association for creating this Facebook Album highlighting the PBA members represented at Pelham Summerfest.

St. Catharines Council recently voted to ask Niagara Region to ask the Province to allow a change in the way the City elects their six Regional Councillors. Regional Council will consider their request this Thursday. Currently, St. Catharines elects 12 City Councillors (two in each of six wards), and six Regional Councillors (“at-large” across the City). City residents also elect a Mayor who serves on both Councils. That’s 19 people (12+6+1) representing the City on the two Councils.

What began in 2011 as a single day to celebrate the completion of the Downtown Streetscaping in Fonthill has since grown to a four day festival event which includes music & entertainment for all ages, children’s activities, retail & food vendors, arts, crafts, wine garden, beer pavilion and Sunday morning breakfast in Peace Park.  2015 was the best year yet, with the weather cooperating to treat crowds to great food, fantastic music, free family fun and unique vendors.


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