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Habitat for Humanity Niagara’s Women Build promotes the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes by hosting build projects with the majority of the planning and execution undertaken by women volunteers. Women Build is not about excluding men but it is all about including women!

Many Canadians look forward to an annual tax refund from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It's a mini-windfall-and it's tempting to spend the money on something frivolous.


The Niagara Youth Orchestra is celebrating its 50th anniversary!  Founded in 1965 by local music teacher, Paul van Dongen, the orchestra has been the premiere training ground for local young musicians for five decades. Anniversary Celebrations take place May 30 and 31, culminating with a commemorative concert on May 31st.

This past week  the Best Western Rose City Suites hosted an Open House welcoming the community to help them celebrate '25 wonderful years of hospitality'. Members of the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce joined in the festivities with a Business After 5 gathering that included a tour of the facilities and lots of conversation over a fine buffet of appetizers served up by local restaurant, The Blue Star.

The Town of Pelham received a provincial Community Transportation Pilot Grant to help improve community transportation services for seniors, youth, persons living with disabilities, and other members of the community who need transportation.

Famed Canadian jazz pianist Michael Kaeshammer will headline the Niagara Jazz Festival’s 2015 Flagship event Friday, July 24th at Jackson-Triggs Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The Festival’s second year will be held July 23-26, 2015.


Local favourites and Canadian legends will mix with the best of the past nine seasons for the 10th anniversary of the Fonthill Bandshell Summer Concert Series.  The 2015 lineup features 12 great performances between June 18 and Sept. 3, from award-winning entertainers and musicians hailing from Niagara and many other Canadian locales.

With two weeks to go in CAA’s Worst Roads Campaign, Niagara’s road users have put Dominion Road in Fort Erie in the region’s top spot and eighth in Ontario. Last year, the thoroughfare was voted the second worst road in all of the Niagara Region. The campaign began on March 23 with voters visiting to submit their choice for the worst road in Niagara.


Nine teams of Ontario’s top culinary students ran King Cole Ducks Ltd.’s Great Amazing Duck Race, with Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute team capturing first place.

There's still time to put your own personal touch on this new MODEL HOME now under construction in Fonthill! 

The Craftsman design style is rich and warm and well-appointed with many premium features that home buyers have come to expect from this innovative local Builder including: Locally handcrafted maple kitchens with centre island, Great room with hardwood floors, main floor laundry room, Master suites with spa-inspired ensuite bathroom, covered rear decks.

Fun and games in Pelham this Easter weekend with the Fenwick Lions Good Friday Fish Fry, 11th annual EGGstravaganza and the Shoppes of Ridgeville all dolled up!

In 1945, life in Pelham was significantly different than it is now, 65 years later. But one thing has remained true throughout those 65 years, the service of the Fonthill Lions Club.

The Fonthill Lions Club started with 24 members in 1945, receiving its charter on April 3, thanks to sponsorship from the Welland Lions Club.

It’s getting closer to that time of the year! And whether you’re the special lady walking down the aisle (or you’re  one of her trusty wedding party side kicks) we’ve got a few tips to help you achieve that perfect ‘do for your big day.

As I wrote about last week, at our March 26 Regional Council meeting, we approved the 2015 Property Tax Rates and Tax Ratios. These rates and ratios apply to all property tax classes across all Cities, Towns, and Townships throughout Region.


To determine which tax credits and deductions you are eligible for, and to fully understand the rules and requirements of each, be sure to discuss these options with your accountant.



Truck Driver – Must have a valid A-Z licence and clean abstract. The position offers full time seasonal work with competitive wages and benefits. Experience using a forklift an asset. If you would like to join our team, bring your resume to: Young Sod Farms, 360 Foss Rd., Fenwick.

It won't be long until we are knee deep in band shell concerts and supper markets; art festivals and street dancing; farm pickings and a four-day festival that rivals Mardi Gras.  Everything is freshening up.  What better way to celebrate spring than by getting a fresh perspective on our own businesses.  We are thrilled to have Larry Anderson, co-author of the bestselling book, "What We've Learned So Far" as our guest for the April 21st meeting.  


Let’s begin by saying that neither you nor a lender want to get you into a home you can’t afford. That’s not a future you want. But sometimes, a difficult past is standing in the way of a bright future. Bad credit can do that to you. If you’re running into roadblocks or don’t think you can get mortgage financing, I have three reasons why your new home may be possible:

Since 2002, the Foundation has raised almost $180,000 to send more than 2,000 kids in Niagara to summer camp. We've used the funds to provide bursaries for campers to go to one of 10 camp providers across Niagara. We've just launched our campaign for 2015 and are asking for your help.

But first I wanted to share with you a thank you we received last year from a foster mother of a camper who had a bursary to go to camp last year.


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