There remains some confusion and misinformation regarding the additional 9,000 square feet for the community centre and what the additional space is for. 

The expansion of the common space area and arena hallways were identified as necessary increases by Ball Construction in June of 2016, and the amendments to the drawings were completed prior to the start of construction in the fall of 2016. These types of suggestions and solutions are part of Ball’s responsibility. 

Join the Challenge! The Town of Pelham's (TOP) Recreation, Culture & Wellness Department, working with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, is launching theChoose to Boost Veggies and Fruit initiative to encourage kids and families to eat healthier, and to make vegetables and fruits part of their everyday lives. 

What do you do when you want the freshest ingredients for a quick weeknight dinner? Or you want to showcase regional produce for out of town guests? You go local.Stopping by a roadside stand or farmers’ market is a convenient and pleasant way to serve Niagara’s best at your table.

We may not feel our age, but sometimes our bodies say differently. This often happens with our hair. You may not know your mature hair has its own special needs, so it may help to speak to your stylist for advice. Salon Allegra caters to many different ages and lifestyles. Stylist Tracy Strycker keeps on top of latest hair trends and hair health so she can give top service to everyone.

Big shout out to our local shoppes for helping a girl get put-together!

Lucchetta Homes captured top honours this past weekend when it was named Builder of the Year by the Niagara Home Builders’ Association (NHBA) 2017 Awards of Excellence. Lucchetta Homes also took home that evening awards in Excellence in Green, Most Outstanding Production Home Over 1800 sq.ft, and Best Website in collaboration with 180 Marketing. The annual Awards of Excellence honour industry members and professionals who achieve the highest in building standards through the use of the latest technology, techniques, architectural design and environmentally friendly developments. 

Thank you Town of Pelham and the many volunteers who planted these lovely trees. This green space is well used by our community including my friends and neighbours. I use to take my kids there when they were toddlers. Once they got older we would throw a baseball or kick a soccer ball back and forth on the lovely green grass. Now it's a meeting point for my walking buddy. Sometimes we just walk around the park if we have a short window of time because it's easy on your joints walking the groomed terrain.

"With the outstanding generous support of the Lions and Lioness of Niagara, Lions Eye Care has been able to raise $80,000 towards the purchase of a new $200,000 Ophthalmic Surgical Microscope for the Welland Eye Care site of NHS.

Special thanks to Mary Sergenese of OneFoundation for her diligent attention to detail and for all of her help."

Lion Glenn Connell


An odd thing happened at Regional Council last week. On a vote of 14 in favour and 11 against, Council nearly did not approve the agenda for our April 28 meeting. What does that mean and why?

Pre-shop now and pay during the Sale event. Star Tile is Niagara’s only importer and distributor of ceramic tile. During this, our Annual Sale-A-Bration, prices are slashed drastically from our everyday low prices.

Hundreds of thousands of square feet of in-stock ceramic tile.

Paint Night Party! 

Friday May 19th 7:00 to 9:00 pm 

Bring your friends and create a painting on canvas with easy step by step instruction. 

All supplies and refreshments included. 

$40.00 per person 

Pre register at 

Afternoon Tea & Paint Party 

Sunday May 28th 1 to 3pm 

Create your own watercolour greeting cards. All supplies provided. 

Tea served in china cups with a selection of cookies. $25.00 per person 

One person can make a difference but a team working together can make something incredible. Joining together the Hope Centre, the Salvation Army, the Open Arms Mission along with Seaway Mall has been the method behind the One CAN-ada campaign running for the month of May. The campaign will focus on food, poverty and raising awareness of real topics facing the Welland community today.

At the Pelham Art Festival Media Day we had the opportunity to get UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with Festival Artists: Natalia Shields, Susan Holly and Jane Marshall and enjoyed an early preview of their incredible works.

We talked about community and the power of art to inspire personal expression and a feeling of connection. Thank you Natalia, Susan and Jane for sharing your insights with us. (All photos courtesy of Divino Mucciante)

Celebrate Canada’s 150th with a Heritage Tea Party at Old Pelham Town Hall! The event will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14, with two seating options available: 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase at Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square, or Nature’s Corner Bakery & Café for $15.00.

Registration is now OPEN to reserve your tile that will make up a piece of Pelham’s Canada 150 Mosaic Mural! Painting Workshops will take place on June 8 and 9 between 1-9pm at Old Pelham Town Hall.

One in 150 Canadians live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis - a rate that ranks among the highest worldwide. Even more alarming is the rate at which children are being diagnosed: Crohn’s disease has doubled in kids under 10 years old since 1995. Families new to Canada are developing Crohn’s and colitis for the first time – often within the first generation. takes guts to make it stop. Help make it STOP by making a donation today. Every dollar you donate counts towards Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s investment in transformational research, patient programs, advocacy, and awareness so that every child and adult with these diseases can live life to the fullest, and ultimately, be cured.

For the third year in a row, the Fonthill Lioness Club is partnering with Diabetes Canada for the annual Clothesline Fill-a-Truck for Diabetes event. Club secretary Linda Roach said the Lioness partnered with Diabetes Canada, formerly called the Canadian Diabetes Association, for this event because it’s an important issue to them.

Available now from the APP Store or Google Play, the Pelham Summerfest app gives you access to all the great events that are happening throughout our 4 days of free family fun.  Find out when your favourite bands are playing,  what time the Kids Zone is open, where to stay in the area, parking & shuttle information - it’s all in the app.  Check out where the festival is located, get directions and how to contact us.  App users can also see the fantastic specials and coupons offered by local businesses.

We’re all about hydration that works for everyone - men and women, oily or dry, sensitive or not - so we stick to science-backed, oil-free moisturizing ingredients.

Patriotic performances mix with Canadian legends and stellar tribute acts this summer for the 12th season of the Fonthill Bandshell Summer Concert Series. The 2017 lineup features 12 great performances between June 22 and Sept. 7, from award-winning entertainers and musicians hailing from Niagara and other nearby Canadian locales. Many of these top entertainers are back with new acts this season, while others are new to the Peace Park venue in downtown Fonthill.


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