This is an open call for the 2nd Annual Priceless juried art auction. Submission is open to all artists working in all photography, painting, print-making, drawing and sculpture. Abstract, expressive, impressionist and realistic styles are all welcome.

For the month of February Studio Twenty is selling paper hearts to raise money for our ride to conquer cancer! $2 for one heart or 3 for $5 At the end of the month there will be a draw for choice a 45 minute massage or a punch card!

The Welland Rose Bonspiel with a Hawaiian Twistwas a huge success and was a fully booked event. Each winner of the yellow rocks received a $25 gift certificate from Mokus Restaurant in Fonthill. There were also prizes for the best Hawaiian themed costume. The losing teams went home with a pineapple!  Organizers and the sponsor look forward to planning another great repeat event next year!

Market activity was brisk across the Niagara in January with 352 transactions reported region wide (excluding Grimsby) reflecting a 19.7% increase over last year’s level of 294 units sold in January. Niagara’s 12-month average price reached $254,046 in January up 5% over last year’s figure of $242,035.

Over the years egg yolks have gotten a bad rap with regards to cholesterol.  It has since been discovered that this only applies if a person is consuming 4 or more eggs per day.  Some of the reasons why the whole egg is a better option than the whites alone are...

There was a time in my past where I excelled at the implementation of new technologies. The IBM PC was created in 1981 and in 1985 I spearheaded a move to  transform the way secondary schools recorded and processed records. In fact. The Director of Education referred to me as the “Cyber Rebel”.

For the past few years, Ross has worked to promote the Pelham Farmers Market through special programs for the young, and the young at heart.

Ross has helped-out at the market for many years with the Kids’ Programs such as KIDS CAN GROW and pumpkin judging.

Wellander Jimmy Summersides knows where he will be come Feb. 3.

He will be in Washington D.C., part of an elite group of Second World War veterans receiving the Congressional Gold Medal.

There is a lot of controversy over dates and diabetes; are they helpful or harmful?  You can read 10 different reports and get 10 different answers.  Some say that dates are very high on the glycemic index putting them at 103 even though the index only typically goes to 100. 

Alyssa’s commitment and dedication to the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council and to the Town’s youth over the past four years truly exemplifies the strengths upon which our community continues to flourish. 

Throughout her time as a member of the MYAC and particularly during her terms on the Executive, she have demonstrated great enthusiasm, energy and a desire to take on new challenges.

Larry began his career in the Financial Services industry with Canada Trust in 1981. Through his 20 years at Canada Trust and TD Canada Trust, Larry held a number of management positions as well as Loans Officer, Regional Coordinator and Senior Financial Advisor. Among his many recognitions, Larry was awarded the prestigious Canada Trust Award of Excellence in 1995.

What business achievement are you most proud of? Building a niche service where the majority of custom jewellery design and repairs are done on premises. People love that their jewellery and heirlooms are not being couriered out of town to be worked on by a third party. What is one interesting fact about yourself that not many people would know? A lot of people who first meet me do not realize how old and experienced I am. I've been goldsmithing and custom designing jewellery for over 25 years ... and have had my retail location in Fonthill since 1988.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre has qualified as a Silver hospital in the Green Hospital Scorecard. The Green Hospital Scorecard is a tool for hospitals to benchmark their environmental performance against their Ontario peers, and is an integral piece in promoting environmental awareness within our hospital and the Niagara community. It gives the hospital a benchmark to improve our corporate commitment to reduce our environmental impact.

Spas are not exclusively for women anymore!  Times have changed.  Men have every right to look and feel good and take care of their appearance.

The 23rd annual Pelham Community Food Drive was held on Saturday December 6th was a huge success!  A sincere thank you from Pelham Cares to all of those involved...with special mention to the Berkhout Family for organizing the door-to-door drive, Rice Road Greenhouses for allowing Pelham Cares to use their facility for the food sorting and boxing, and Miller Restoration for providing boxes, transportation, tables, and many volunteers.

Pelham residential sales this past month held steady at the same pace as last year.  The Niagara Association of REALTORS® reported 15 MLS® transactions in November 2104 - identical to the tally for November 2103. Interestingly enough, the total number of listings taken during November this year was 16 – also the same figure that was recorded in November 2013.

A gingerbread village, 1,000 truffles, and a chocolate sculpture … world-class chef professors at Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute are making their lists and checking them twice – with help  from the college’s culinary students – in preparation for a holiday dinner party to remember.

The Fonthill Lions and Lioness Club thank you for your support during 2014. We wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015!

Are you looking for a great Christmas present for someone special? Here's your chance to give them something truly unique! Don't wait to place your order. Limited quantities available.

Carrie Shanessy has volunteered with the Branch 613 Cadet Corps for more than seven years. Carrie’s dedication to the Corps and the community never goes unnoticed. She is reliable, dependable and committed to teaching and encouraging the Cadets to do their best.


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