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.

Are you thinking of selling your home in the New Year? Would you like a better idea of what upgrades and repairs will bring you the best return on investment?

Matt and Jen wanted something different in Iggy's Pub & Grub. The menu offers a variety of choices including down-home comfort food, unique shareables, awesome burgers and get this -- beer-infused pizza. Of course they have that green healthy stuff and selection for getting your hands a little dirty

"The People in Your Neighborhood," performed on Sesame Street, is a familiar song from our youth. The song focuses on occupations, with each variation focusing on different jobholders in the community.  The Professional Referral Group, which meets bi-weekly at Keith's Restaurant, would like to introduce you to a few people in your neighborhood!


When the Niagara Community Foundation was launched in 2000, none of its founders would have expected that the foundation would be awarding more than $1million after only 14 years. But this milestone is exactly what was achieved this year. In 2001, the foundation awarded $9,500 to six charities. In 2014, 283 grants totaling more than $1.08 million were awarded. 

So what does it mean to”Eat to Live vs. Live to Eat”?  The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs stated that the saying “Eat to live, not live to eat” means ‘ Do not be gluttonous; eating should not be your favourite activity, but something you do to maintain your health.’

The Town of Pelham received the WALK Friendly Community Designation from Green Communities Canada.  Awarded during the ACT Canada’s Sustainable Mobility and Healthy Communities Summit in Markham, Ontario, Pelham received a Bronze designation for the Town’s progress toward walkability. Pelham joins two other 2014 winners, the City of Mississauga (Silver) and Town of Minto (Bronze)—no municipality has yet attained Gold.


Mel Groom has been making a difference in her community in so many ways – at the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce, with the United Way of South Niagara and as a board member of the Niagara Community Foundation. We encourage you to take a few minutes to hear Mel’s story of how she and the Foundation are making a difference.

The Niagara Regional Police are once again appealing to the public for assistance.

This time it's not to help with solving a crime; its to help in finding toys for less fortunate children and solving the hunger problem for those in need this coming holiday season.

Carl Dair was a graphic designer and author whose classic book, Design With Type, discusses type as a design material and means of communication. It was the first Canadian work to be awarded “Book of the Year” honours by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Lion Gerry Berkhout has served as an active member of the Fonthill Lions Club since 1969, more than 45 years! He has always been a hard worker at each of the Lion’s many community fund raisers and has held a number of executive positions over the years.

Frank has been a member of the Rotary Club for a number of years. His passion for helping those in need is undeniable and the enthusiasm shows in an inspiration to all Rotarians. He has travelled to and volunteer numerous times in Honduras – supporting the work of Rotary there.

~ 10 Class Pass with 60 min Massage Therapy Treatment  $150.00 ~ 5 Class Pass with 2 Handmade Soy Candles $70.00 ~ 1 Month Unlimited Yoga & your choice of Meditation Cd or Soy Candle $50.00

Great gift ideas for the person who needs some pampering in their stocking! Give the gift of a relaxing spa treatment for $100.00 and get a $20 Gift Certificate for a little pampering of your own! Other Special Price Packages including: Manicure, Pedicure, Facial, Hot Stone Massage combinations.


The search is on! Do you know an outstanding volunteer? Fonthill and district kinsmen are accepting nominations for pelham citizen of the year 2014.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), as part of the Advocacy Days program, has launched its Hometown Proud Campaign. The Campaign includes a contest and is aimed at getting Canadians to share images and stories about how they are connected to their hometowns.


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