For the 17th consecutive year, soup’s on at St. Kevin parish hall, Welland, the last Friday in January.
The event is Soup’s On!, a popular fundraiser with a loyal following in many local communities. The date is Friday, January 25, 2019.
Tickets are $10 apiece, the same price as when the event started 17 years ago!

Dave Augustyn’s Column for the week of 11 November 2018

Hundreds of Pelham residents took time to gather with local Veterans, members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary, the 613 Army Cadets, the Pelham Fire Service, and others at the Veteran’s Park at the Fonthill Legion to commemorate and remember the sacrifices of Pelham’s Veterans.

Remembrance Day Service was held in the Veterans’ Park at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 on Sunday, November 11th at 10:45AM.

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW 1 and also the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Veterans’ Park. Legion members, Veterans, Dignitaries and Cadets were piped in by Bagpiper Ted Johnstone. Comrade Toni McKelvie, Legion president began the Service with a warm welcome and address. Rev. John Cathcart, Legion Chaplin gave the blessing and prayers and trumpeter Harmon Narbonne lead the observance of silence.

The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow upon a person. Recipients are Rotarians and community professionals, in recognition of their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.” This honour accompanies a donation of $1,000 or more, in the recipient’s name, to Rotary International’s “Annual Program Fund,” which supports Rotary’s world-wide programs.

Making your own natural hair conditioner is a great way to target hair care treatments to your specific hair type - without unhealthy chemicals or synthetic additives. Conditioning helps protect your hair from stressors such as weather, heat-styling, hormone fluctuations, poor diet, etc.

As the season of giving quickly approaches, planning for the 28th annual Pelham Community Food Drive is well underway.  Pelham Cares, with community partners Fonthill and District Kinsmen Club, Fonthill Lions Club and Fenwick Lions Club, will carry on this tradition.  

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 525 MLS® residential property sales in October - a marginal increase compared to the figure of 524 posted in October of last year.

The average days on market increased 10.3% from 39 to 43 in the residential freehold market.

The residential average sale price of $417,993 had an increase of 8.0% versus last October while the number of active residential property listings increased by 21.4% versus October 2017. 

Finding the time to cook a hearty, delicious dinner can feel like a daily dilemma. Here are some tricks to help you succeed more often. Whether you have a trendy multicooker or a classic slow cooker — or both — you can put these compact countertop appliances to work as sous-chefs in your kitchen. They’ll help you get a home-cooked meal on the table and minimize the dinnertime rush.

Portraits of hockey greats by Daryl Smith. On display at the Welland Museum from November 2018-March 2019.

Join Rick and the Gang at MT Bellies for Ameican Thanksgiving Football. 'Turkey Bowl' Thursday Nov. 22nd - 1st Game at 12:30 - Chuck Simpson roasting Turkeys on the BBQ!

There's always something tasty on sale at Country Corner Market!

We have all your BBQ Needs. Burgers, Sausages, Mouth Watering Steaks, Chicken, Shishkabobs & lots more!

21st Annual Pelham Santa Claus Parade Parade presented by the fabulous Fenwick Lions - Saturday Dec. 8th starting at 1:00 pm.

Get Involved: Applications for the 2018 Pelham Santa Claus Parade parade are availbale now.

Christmas has arrived at the Fonthill ReStore! Stop by the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Hwy 20 in Fonthill to see what they have to get you in the spirit for the holiday season.

Pelham Transit Winter/Fall schedule is out and here is what you should know about it:

  • Transit is FREE for Seniors using it to attend our Programming
  • Students can use their UPASS as their fare
  • Children under 5 years of age are FREE
  • Transit is FREE on Saturdays for Everyone

Motorists and the general public are hereby advised that Regional Road 20 (Hwy 20) will be temporarily closed to through traffic on a block by block basis until 6:00 pm. on Nov. 8, 2018, weather permitting. The road closure is necessary to pave the road surface on Regional Road 20 (Hwy 20) from Peninsula Lakes Golf Course entrance to Balfour Street.

Art in the Open is a comprehensive on-line catalogue of more than 250 pieces of public art located throughout the Niagara region.  Venture Niagara Community Futures Development Corporation launched the bilingual website at their Annual General Meeting in front of more than 50 guests at Club Capri in Thorold, Ontario on Wednesday.

Each year on the Sunday prior to Remembrance Day November 11th Remembrance ceremonies are observed at all three ot Pelham's cenotaphs.

This year services were held starting at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday November 4th at the Fenwick cenotaph in Centennial Park; 9:00 a.m. at the Old Pelham Town Hall cenotaph on Canboro Road and 12:30 p.m Peace Park cenotaph in Fonthill; afterwards the public were welcomed back to the Fonthill Legion for a light lunch.

Congratulations to Lion Gerry Berkhout on the official opening of the 'Gerry Berkhout Trail' on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018.

Lions Alan Beamer & Susan Beamer ( Co-chairs of Lions District A-2 ) recently met with the Diabetes Educators at the Welland Hospital Diabetes Clinic to see the IPads purchased by the Lions Clubs of our local District, in use.

Dave Augustyn’s column for week of November 4, 2018

And, so it begins…. We are hearing rumblings of at least one – Niagara Falls Councillor Bob Gale – testing the waters in an attempt to become the 2018-22 Regional Chair.

While the new term of Council officially begins until December 1, Regional Council cannot convene until the indirectly-elected Councillors – the 12 Mayors – are officially sworn in at the local Councils.

That's why you should get started on establishing a positive credit history as soon as possible and take care to keep that history positive. Whether you're young, you're a newcomer to Canada or your finances are well established, your credit history is a key element of your financial picture.


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