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Biktoberfest roars on Saturday

This year Bruce Bissell has to worry about road construction as well as weather for the 12th annual Biktoberfest. If the weather is good as predicted, he expects more than 11,000 to attend the Fenwick…


Mayoral candidates debate October 8

Three-way race for mayor

Two political newcomers, Mark Bay and Zachary Junkin, are challenging two-term  incumbent Dave Augustyn for the town’s top job. “The mayoral election campaign is about proven leadership and I am pleased that people have an…


Architect has designs on community centre

Petroff Achitects won out over three other firms to design a multi-purpose community centre for Pelham. Town council approve the recommendation from its staff and its architectural design advisory committee at its regular meeting Monday….


Mandolin Orchestra tours musical world

Playing what’s in their heart, the Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara (MOON) stretches the limits of mandolin sound and technique. Sylvia Hlywka Brabson, a leader in bringing the sound to the region, has conducted the orchestra…


Pirates show potential in opener

It wasn’t the perfect start to the season for the new Pirates. They fell to the Ancaster Avalanche 6-3 in front of a packed Pelham Arena  They showed signs of improvement since the preseason. The…


Ridgeville is not a hamlet yet

Town council has taken the unusual step of appealing a decision of the town’s committee of adjustment to the Ontario Municipal Board. The committee approved a severance on a property in the northwest corner Effingham…


Back-to-back OFSAA wins for Collie

Keagin Collie was determined to climb the podium at the OFSAA championships this year in Windsor. After capturing wrestling gold in last year’s tournament, she defeated Alexia Sherland of Sandwood Heights to repeat as OFSAA…


Rain storm muddies the fest

Mother Nature received a round of applause from competitors in the second Mudfest Challenge of the year.  A downpour just hours before made life miserable, chilly and exciting for those who took on the six…


Ivy Coast nominated for three music awards

Greg Mashinter feels pretty good. His band Ivy Coast is nominated in three categories for the Niagara Music Awards. Ivy Coast is nominated for Album of the Year, New Group of the Year and Music…


Bandshell concerts end good season

Another summer concert series was in the books for the Fonthill Bandshell Committee as Robin Banks sang the last song for 2014. With a wide variety of music, the concert series has risen in popularity…