Sue, Aaron and Kyle Boggio presented a sponsorship cheque in support of the Pelham Art Festival to Festival Chair, Heidi TeBrake at the Festival's Media Day held on April 21st.  Thank you to Boggio & Parton Fonthill Pharmacy and Log Cabin Gift Shoppe for your support of fine art and culture in our local community.


Over the past 29 years the Pelham Art Festival has proudly donated over $375,000 to the benefit of our Pelham Libraries and Community Arts projects . On Wednesday, April 21st Heidi TeBrake, Chair of the Pelham Art Festival presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Pelham Library. This annual donation from the Pelham Art Festival will be used to enhance programs and materials.

Oliver and Rust Vintage Interiors is a home décor and lifestyle shop dedicated to helping everyone bring that something special into their homes. The store recently opened in Fonthill at the beginning of April. They are located at 137 Highway 20 E in the same building as the Fonthill Animal Hospital. The shop is the brainchild of husband and wife team Meg and Trevor.




Sonja Zanuttini has been impressing visitors to the Pelham Art Festival for over 12 years with her unique pottery designs. A resident of Fonthill, Sonja enjoys giving back to the community in whatever ways she can and currently sits on the Empty Bowls committee in support of Bethleham Place. got up close & personal with featured artists at the Pelham Art Festival Media Day held last week at the Fonthill LIbrary.  Vanessa Brownbridge, from Pelham and Frans Rood, from Mississauga were on hand to represent the many talented artists that make up the Festival's over 70 juried artists. Both artists have donated their unique work to be raffled at the show. Local artist John Gagne, participating in the Pelham Art Festival for the first time, also participated in our Video Report.

YOGA WITH JACQUELINE starts This Friday!

Fridays starting May 1 - 10:30am - Yoga Wednesdays starting May 20 - 5:30pm - Yoga Print out this article & $ave!

The success of our Town's signature festival relies heavily on community involvement, including contributions from local and area businesses. With over 20,000 people expected to attend Pelham Summerfest 2015, the event is offering numerous sponsorship opportunities for your business to gain brand exposure at our award winning, high density, local event. As a sponsor, you will be recognized as a community leader and benefit by being included in event marketing and promotional campaigns.

Join the Fonthill Sobeys team for the 2015 Charity Golf Tournament to support Niagara Nutrition Partners.  Register now for June 15th at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club.

Kristin McKay grew up in Niagara Falls. She briefly moved to Richmond Hill where she started working as a tutor for Tutor Doctor. Through Tutor Doctor, Kristin became extremely passionate about tutoring and making a difference in the lives of many families. She decided that she wanted to reach out to help even more families by bringing Tutor Doctor back to her hometown. She is now the proud owner of the Niagara Falls office which also serves the surrounding areas of Pelham, Fonthill, Fort Erie & Welland.

We noticed a new Vendor tent at the Welland Farmers Market and just had to stop in and take a closer look!

What is Niagara Community Bikes we asked? Colin Ferguson was happy to share his vision of the new social enterprise he is launching to serve our Niagara community.

"I am starting and hoping to build Niagara Community Bikes in our region.  The goal is providing the community with affordable means of transportation and moving on education and a place for people to work on their own bikes.

Homeowners should interview a few potential REALTORS® before deciding on one to sell their home. Here are some smart questions to ask:

1.  How long have you been in the business?
A freshly-licensed REALTOR® can do a wonderful job and will have up-to-date training; those in the business longer bring more practical experience to the table.

2.  What is your average list-to-sales-price ratio?
A competent listing REALTOR® should hold a track record for negotiating sales prices that are very close to list prices.

The Ontario Government is currently seeking feedback as they review four land-use plans: Greenbelt Plan, Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and Niagara Escarpment Plan.

To calm a fidgety or unhappy kid through his first (or hundredth) haircut, Get ready. Bring your child to your next haircut so he sees it's not scary. Schedule it for after nap time or when he's awake and happy.



Penny Lane of Royal Lepage and I founded the Professional Referall Group 9 years ago.  Our decision to form PRG was based on a need in our community to create a referral group of Professionals who have a longstanding reputation of offering excellent service for their clients.  Our continued success is a result of maintaining our high standards of Membership and this has resulted in attracting top rated Professionals who to want to join our group.  We have limited the size of PRG to less than 20 so that our members get to know each other and get a good understanding of their business. 



A little over two years ago, I became fascinated by the growing trend of getting translated tattoos. People would get tattoos of sayings (quotes) in languages that they weren’t at all familiar with. To read my blog “Translation on Tattoos” which outlines possible reasons why someone would do this and to read about potential issues associated with it, visit the blog on my website here:

Springtime is almost here. If you’re like many people, the arrival of spring means it’s time to spruce up your home. But why stop there? This year, consider applying some of those same spring-cleaning techniques to your investment portfolio.


Sweet Harmony, an SATB choral group, invites new members to join us as we prepare for "Curtains Up." Broadway, TV and movie themes and much more. Wed. nights from 7:30-9:30.


PROBUS is a local, national and international association of retired and semi-retired people who come together in non-political, non-sectarian, non – profit, autonomous clubs which provide regular opportunities for members to meet others in similar circumstances, with similar levels of interest, make new friends and maintain and expand their interests.



The Niagara Jazz Festival is proud to be partnering with In the Soil Arts Festival to bring live jazz to downtown St. Catharines during Festival weekend with two shows back to back on Saturday, April 25th at the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) at 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines. At 8pm - 9pm, it’s The Worst Pop Band Ever: Described as the ugly lovechild of Radiohead and Miles Davis, the WPBE straddles genres and challenges expectations.


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