Everyone needs the occasional refresh when it comes to preparing the produce we know and love. Luckily, it’s easy to become a stem-to-tip cook, using up every part of the vegetable, especially the bits that are typically destined for the compost bin. Being innovative with leafy tops and tough stems is surprisingly rewarding and helps reduce kitchen waste as well.

Thank you our new Gold Sponsors! The Welland Honda/Carstar team, led by Clint Bowman, Lori Zanth and Chris Merritt, are excited to partner with the Rotary Club of Fonthill at the Niagara Mudfest Challenge on May 5th this year. Numerous staff have said they are ready and raring to go at the annual Niagara Mudfest to be held at Bissell’s Hideaway in Fonthill. Mudfest is the most important Rotary event of the year helping to raise funds and awareness for Big Brother Big Sisters of South Niagara. Formerly known as the Pelham Mudfest, the Niagara Mudfest Challenge is less than three weeks away. Keen Mudfesters ages six and over are asked to go to our website atniagaramudfest.comand sign up on Eventbrite today. Don’t miss out.

Enjoy free concerts on the floating stage at Merritt Park this summer. All concerts are on Friday nights and begin at 7pm, unless otherwise noted.

2018 Concerts on the Canal Lineup:

Come to the Festival and listen to live musical entertainment by Loralee McGuirl Jazz vocalist with Adrean Farrugia on piano and Jim Casson on drums!

And meet the artists...enjoy the nibbles...and a glass of wine.
Opening Night – Friday, May 11th, 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN) will host its first meeting Wednesday April 25th at Niagara College, Welland Campus with a presentation by  Mark Venning - Change Rangers - Research, Advisor, Speaker and Blogger 'MAKING SENSE OF LONGEVITY MARKETS for your business, career and community.' Launched by AGEWORKSin conjuction with Niagara College BANN is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.



This event is a unique blend of colour, light and sound. Learn how to use the power of sound to cultivate higher states of health, awareness and well-being.

Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. has been awarded the contract to supply and deliver their state-of-the-art, patented 3D Total Coverage® avian radar system to one of Canada’s busiest airports, the award-winning Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

The week of April 15thto 22nd, 2018 has been proclaimed National Volunteer Week,  a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers!   This is also an opportunity to reflect back on our history and acknowledge Pelham Cares volunteers past and present, as we celebrate 35 years of serving the Town of Pelham! 

All are welcome to attend the annual Daffodil Tea on Thursday, April 26th at 2:00pm. Guests will enjoy music with Gary Smith along with some light food and refreshments.  Admission for the public is $3. All proceeds will go to the Cancer Society. Please RSVP to 905-892-9218.

Early last month, it was an honour to travel to Nova Scotia, with Darren Ottaway, Town CAO, and Vickie vanRavenswaay, Director of Recreation, Culture and Wellness, to present at a special “Creating Active Communities Together” conference in Dartmouth.

In life, nothing stays the same. And when life changes, so can your financial situation. In fact, life's major events often call for adjustments in financial strategy. Depending on the nature of those events, your spending, saving, investment, insurance and estate planning strategies can be affected-sometimes taking a turn for the better, sometimes for the worse. 

Last year, local Fonthill resident, Paul Ryan, built over 600 bird houses to sell as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Niagara – and they were such a big hit that he has built more this year! You can purchase your bird house at any Niagara Habitat for Humanity ReStores for only $5 – they make a great Mother’s Day gift!

Street sweeping is set to begin in Pelham shortly and will be completed by approximately April 29, 2018. Residents are asked to please NOT park on streets during sweeping operations.

Next month is Teacher Appreciation month. What better way to show your gratitude to your teacher or mentor than with this beautiful new warmer Appreciation. Pair it with Johnny Appleseed to fill any space with the fresh scent of Macintosh apples and crisp pears Contact me today to save 10% off this month. 

Check it out! Our beautiful Town of Pelham is featured in the current edition of Niagara Escarpment Views. The article is written and photographed by Hamilton Writer, Helen Powers. The vibrant Spring photos are a great taste of what is soon to come here in #PelhamWOW!

Exploring the State of the Modern Family Farm

Fonthill Lions present their 73rd Annual Agriculture Night Tuesday April 17th 7pm at the Fonthilll Legion. Guest Speaker for the evening is Dylan Wiens, a third-generation tender fruit farmer in Niagara On the Lake and Operations Manager at Kai Wiens Family Farm, a 160 acre farm specializing in peaches.

Fortunately, there are plenty of short and long hairstyles for older men – even those with gray hair, thinning hair, or a receding hairline. For example, hairstyles for men over 50 with salt and pepper hair include side parts, brush ups, the modern comb over, or even buzz cuts. Any of these classic styles and cuts would look great for mature men – it’s just a matter of styling and being confident in your look.

The Rotary Club of Fonthill is a group of business women and men who meet weekly in Pelham for the purpose of humanitarian service and fellowship. We raise funds for local projects (Wellspring Niagara and Pelham Cares, for example, or Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara) and international projects (Fog Quest and eradicating polio, for example).

In celebration of our 73rd Anniversary Lion Steve Pellerin organized a special program of storytelling at our April 3rd regular meeting. During the past year our Fonthill Lions Club has enjoyed a reemergence that with a 50%+ increase in our membership.

The evening of reminiscing was a wonderful opportunity for our newer members to learn more about the legacy of our Fonthill Lions Club as our longer-term members highlighted some of their memories and special moments of being part of the Lion Pride.

With inventory levels slowly inching up we are beginning to see the average price beginning to stabilize. The total number of unit sales was down 30% in March with the Average Price shifting down .47% from $403,182 to $401,284.

The total number of new listings was 933 up 11% from 828 last March.


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