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.

Star Tile Carpet One is springing into the new season with fresh ideas for the home. From flooring to accessories, and all things in between, the local retailer proudly serves as a continuous source of home design information and inspiration for their customers. With the help of professional interior designers, the flooring experts have compiled content to inspire refreshed spaces within their customers’ homes this spring season.

Entryway Envy & Essentials

Seaway Mall is delighted to announce the addition of Employment Solutions as an additional service within the Welland Mall. Employment Solutions is a full service career and employment center offering service to all unemployed or under-employed individuals. Their services include: One-on-one career counseling, resume development, employment readiness workshops and skill training certification programs. Employment Solutions also offer employers free job postings and hiring and recruitment services on-site as well as human resource support services.

Local Fonthill native, Paul Ryan, has been busy this past winter making over 600 bird houses to sell as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Niagara. Paul has lived in Fonthill all his life and likes to give back to his community.

Mothers give all of themselves for their children. They will go without, just to see their baby smile. This can be from giving up the last piece of pie, to ignoring the need for a haircut. Busy moms take heart! It doesn’t have to be this way! Tracy Stryker of Salon Allegra is a working mom, herself. She has many ideas to help busy moms take care of themselves. Don’t hesitate to ask her for ideas. Here are a few ideas for hair care for busy moms.

Street sweeping is set to begin in Pelham shortly and will be completed by approximately May 19, 2017. Residents are asked to please NOT park on streets during sweeping operations.


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