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.

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.

Finding the best hairstyles for men with receding hairlines can be crucial to maintaining your confidence and avoiding a big change in your appearance. What it really comes down to is the type of hair you have and the receding hairline haircuts that suit your overall look.

With stores full of farm-fresh harvest vegetables, a simple side dish is a great way to celebrate the season’s bounty and add balance to your dinners. Here we’ve done the meal planning for you: five Ready-to-Cook meat or seafood mains (available at Sobeys), each paired with a side dish recipe that’s quick, easy and flavourful.


What happens with real estate transactions involving a home that has had this number of cannabis plants grown within it?

On October 17, 2018, it became legal to purchase small amounts of marijuana and grow up to four plants per residence (not per person) in Ontario. Nonetheless, the prospect of purchasing a home that has been used to grow marijuana may continue to provoke an emotional response from some buyers. As such, it’s important to understand whether this is a concern for real estate clients and to take appropriate steps to protect their interests.

Reality is that we are all ageing from the day we are born.  Yet ageism, unlike other “isms” like racism or sexism, is the last socially tolerable form of discrimination.

Ageism happens when people are defined, not by their personality, individuality or beliefs, but by their age.  Ageism occurs across all generations when age stereotypes are formed.  However, ageism is of particular concern for older adults who are often typecast as incompetent, incapable or a burden to society and end up marginalized as a result. 


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