Ready to get into the holiday decorating spirit? Here are a few pictures courtesy of Pelham's own Images Staged with Flair of her decorating at the 33rd Annual Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes in Hamilton and Burlington.

With interest rates remaining at historically low levels for years now, a good number of investors are starting to wonder how they can make their nest egg grow to finance their long-term projects. Investing? Why not?

Acupressure is based on the principle that universal energy flows through pathways of the body otherwise called meridians. Applying pressure(no needles) to certain points frees up congested/ blocked areas of energy allowing it to flow freely, keeping the body & mind balanced.


Some Regional Councillors congratulated themselves for approving a “combined 0.03 per cent reduction in the Region’s Water and Wastewater budget, resulting in a net operating budget of $108 million.” A recent news release quoted the Regional Chair that, “These reduced budgets show that our Council is focused on affordability for Niagara residents.”

The housing market tends to become a bit quieter as we get closer to December with many Buyers taking a break from house-hunting during the holiday season.

No wonder Sellers sometimes think about taking their homes off the market and wait to start marketing again in the Spring.

This is not a good idea.

A Non Objective Acrylic Abstract Workshop was held at the Pelham Library this weekend. Hosted by the Pelham Art Association with instructor/artist Gloria Kingma of Dunnville.

Thank you to local resident Rosie Culos for sharing her experience with us in this play-by-play description of the workshop:

High school students across Niagara were challenged to use their creativity to speak up on the issues of affordable housing and homelessness by participating in the ‘Be a Voice’ contest.

The contest was organized by Habitat for Humanity Niagara in partnership with the District School Board of Niagara, Niagara Catholic District School Board, Niagara Regional Housing, Niagara Poverty Reduction Network and the Niagara Prosperity Initiative through the Niagara Region, in the hopes to raise awareness about the importance of affordable housing in our community.

Guess what! Our 12 Days of Christmas event starts Monday, November 23rd! Check the Log Cabin Gift Shoppe Facebook Page every day to find out what great item is 15% off! Don't miss out!

Receive 15% off Laurentian Chief Moccasins and Snoozies TODAY ( November 23, 2015) at the Log Cabin!

The Fonthill Lions Club recently held a BBQ to raise funds to help offset some of the many costs incurred since Faith Flagg was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident.  The BBQ was held at E. L. Crossley School where the students and staff supported it greatly. 

Our myNiagara Leaders Circle is comprised of community sponsors who have championed  the Niagara-wide expansion of our community platform. Our Leaders Circle members enjoy special recognition across all of three of our local networks -, and



You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn’t there some risk associated with that, too? 


Well, here we are past the midpoint of November, and Christmas is just around the corner!  Mokus Restaurant of Fonthill will be hosting our annual Christmas Social onThursday, December 10th at 7:00 PM.  There will be live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, engaging conversation and lots of fun!  Break out your most outrageous Christmas sweater and you could win a prize!  You won't want to miss this one! Please register.

The annual Christmas in Pelham celebration kicked off with the Fonthill stroll on November 4th.  The weather was very un-winter like and turnout was spectacular.  Check the Town of Pelham website for a full list of the activities planned for the holiday season.

Trevor Ferguson from Deloitte LLP presented Council with the audit plan for the year ending on December 31, 2015. Auditors will review the Town’s transactions, investments, journal entries and consolidated financial statements, as well as fraud risks and internal controls. For a copy of the plan, download the full November 16, 2015 Council Meeting agenda package. 

In the competitive business of hair salons, you need to do your best each time you serve a client. This includes creating a bond between hairstylist and client. There are times when building such a relationship can create a challenge. It is a challenge Tracy Stryker of Salon Allegra accepts without complaint.

A group of prominent community ambassadors of innovation and entrepreneurship in Niagara are to be honoured at the inaugural Patron of Innovation reception at Innovate Niagara on Thursday, November 19th.  The inaugural inductees include former Innovate Niagara Board Members, industry leaders, and community builders. Mr. Nick DiPietro, Dr. Rosemary Hale, Dr. Jack Lightstone, Mr. Joe McCallum, Mr. Terry O’Malley, and Dr. Dan Patterson will be celebrated for their support and ambassadorship of innovation in Niagara.

1) Social Entrepreneurship while Valued is Largely Misunderstood; 2) A Social-Purpose Business demonstrates Altruism in Action; 3) Reciprocity is a Learned Behaviour; 4) The Digital Divide clearly exists with our current Generation of Small Business Owners; 5) Passionate Idealists are Catalysts for Change; 7) Connecting Positivity attracts and inspires more Positivity exponentially; 8) Your Tribe is your Lifeline

Today, Mayor Dave Augustyn stopped in at Fonthill Sobeys to present Ron Kore with the 2015 Corporate Peer Award. He offered his thanks to Ron for his generosity to so many charities and commitment to improving our town. Ron was unable to attend the Town of Pelham Volunteer & Community Corporate Recognition Ceremony held at the end of October. At the event it was formally announced that Fonthill Sobeys is this year's Corporate Peer Award recipient.

"NEW" 7:00pm Wednesdays...
Every Wednesday at 7:00pm we will feature a class - it will be different every week...could be a meditation class, could be a spin class, could be chair yoga, could be restorative see where I'm going with this right??

We will let you know every Monday what the class will be !

Do you have any suggestions on how the Town should spend your money? Council will begin our 2016 budget process with a special public meeting where we listen to you and other members of the community about what you would like to see in next year’s and future budgets. That meeting will occur on Monday, November 30 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chamber at Pelham Town Hall.

Congratulations to Lioness Enid Gatcke and Lion John Mills on their 2015 Peer Awards! Thank you for all that you do in the community.



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