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The leaves are turning, the smell of wood smoke is in the air, and the kids are counting down the days to Halloween—fall is a magical time of year in Canada. From apple picking to the first hockey game of the season, autumn is packed with fun activities for the whole family. And what better way to toast these special moments than with a hot beverage that warms you to your toes? Here are some of our favourites.

The first few months of a year can be quite busy when it comes to your finances. There may be contributions to make to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). And of course, there’s your personal income tax return to prepare, which thankfully will soon be wrapped up for most of us. 

On behalf of Pelham Town Council, it was my honour and privilege to participate in the special groundbreaking for a new home for Wellspring Niagara last week. Wellspring Niagara’s exceptional services are well known across the Peninsula. For more than 16 years their dedicated volunteers and staff have provided free social, emotional, psychological and informational support to people coping with cancer. Wellspring receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations so that every dollar raised in Niagara, stays in Niagara.

We are looking for any special events that your organization or group is planning for the upcoming holiday season that you would like us to include in the Christmas in Pelham Event Listing. Please note that individual commercial advertising is not permitted and event inclusion is not guaranteed.  

Looking to start your own consulting or profession practice? This is a perfect fit for a Solopreneur or Start up Business.

Located just steps from Town Hall, this 2nd floor corner office location offers a quiet work environment overlooking the mature trees of Peace Park, large parking lot, $1,400.00 monthly rent includes all bills – only HST is extra.

This compact 780 sq.ft. Unit is exceptionally well laid out to maximize space - with reception area,  corner office with windows on south and west walls, second interior office, store room/coffee area and washroom.

Our local Royal Canadian Legion Br. 613 Fonthill Legion is gearing up for Pelham's Annual Poppy Campaign. As part of their community outreach this year the Legion is hoping to find a couple of local students to assist with our communications.

On Friday September 15th all the proceeds from the Fabulous Fenwick Lions Fish Fry were donated to a local family, to help Grade 10 Student, James Eliopoulos with his battle against Lyme Disease.

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.

Amidst family, friends, colleagues, and supporters, Ann Mantini-Celima, executive director of Wellspring Niagara, proudly took centre stage at the groundbreaking ceremony on 50 Wellspring Way: future site of Niagara’s only cancer support centre.

Classic car buffs flocked to Fenwick to be a part of the 1st Annual Fabulous Fenwick Lions Classic Car Show & Raffle held at Centennial Park on Saturday September 9th. 

Get your home smelling and looking like Fall with these newest Scentsy items. Try the Amber Leaves nightlight. A simple, elegant rendering of autumn-painted leaves awash in golden light. Perfect for any small space like a bathroom.

Despite assurances that Town Council, staff, and professional advisors followed all appropriate laws and policies when dealing with a parkland over-dedication in East Fonthill, persistent questions still exist in the community. My column this week, therefore, explains how and why this type of special transaction occurs.

The Diamonds & Denim fundraising Barn Dance in support of Pelham Cares Inc was a sell-out event again this year. Hats off to Bissell's Hideaway for contributed the venue - an ideal setting for a Country Soirée.
Elton Lammie and his Band wow'd the crowd with a stellar up close and personal performance and got everyone on the floor dancing.

HIGHLIGHTS THIS YEAR.....

Like an extra pair of hands in the kitchen, a slow cooker lets you walk away while it does all the work. Coming home to hearty, ready-to-eat braised meals at the end of the day makes life easier—but that’s not all this hard-working appliance can cook up. Here’s how to get the most out of it.

A map can be invaluable when you’re preparing for a journey, especially one you’ve never taken before. It can help you avoid wrong turns that can cost precious time and cause needless headaches.  This common-sense approach to travel also applies to planning your retirement – which itself is quite the journey. Although the word “retirement” may mean something different to everyone, the better the road map, or strategy, the more likely you can live the retirement lifestyle you’ve dreamed of. 

Niagara has been recognized as one of the best locations for business in Canada. The region joins 19 other Canadian municipalities on the list compiled by Site Selection magazine, a planning and economic development publication based in Atlanta, Georgia.  The top locations were selected based on project data, partnerships, proactive and innovative programming, and quality data and Web tools and resources. 

The Town of Pelham is pleased to announce that Teresa Quinlin has been named the Town’s Director of corporate services and Treasurer.  Serving in the role on an interim basis since May, Quinlin’s appointment was confirmed by bylaw during the Town’s regular council meeting on August 5, 2017. As the position is a statutory officer of the corporation, the Municipal Act states that a municipality shall appoint such a position, and the Town of Pelham appoints all statutory officers by bylaw.

myNiagara Online Co-Founder, Cathy Berkhout-Bosse will be part of a Women's Entrepreneurship Panel discussion on Tuesday, October 17th 7:15 - 9:00 AM at Lookout Point Country Club.

Join us over breakfast as we share stories and advice ranging from financing your start-up to reading a cash flow statement to financial life lessons learned from the experience of launching and operating our community enterprise.

Lesson #1: How Much Money Do you Need?

Panelist include:

Mature hair care starts before you are even considered mature. The saying, “Prevention is the best medicine,” is very true. Start by picking a hair style that suits your lifestyle, your face shape, hair texture and taste of fashion. Also pick something easy to care for. No one wants to spend time on their hair instead of having fun at a dinner, party or just hanging out with friends. Shorter styles are usually easier to manage as you mature. They require less effort to maintain and manage.

Learn the West Coast Swing and the Quickstep at the 2017 Fall Ballroom Dance Lessons! Open to all ages. Couples or singles welcome. No experience is required. Casual Attire is encouraged.
 
There will be sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting September 11 for 12 week sessions.
Beginner lessons: Mondays 7-8pm
Intermediate lessons: Mondays 8-9pm

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