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COLUMN SIX: Telling people’s stories

Early newspaper writing Heralded academic career BY BETH VISSER Special to the VOICE My employment at the late Pelham Herald was serendipitous. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that it changed my life forever….

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Welcome Wagon returns to Pelham

After six-year absence, Denise Steele takes helm of local direct marketing enterprise BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Welcome Wagon Ltd. has existed in Canada since 1930, but Pelham hasn’t had a representative in…


Culture Fest at St. Alexander’s

  BY KATHRYN HRYCUSKO Special to the VOICE Grade 2 students at St. Alexander Catholic Elementary waited in excitement last Wednesday behind desks decked out with flags, food, and art of various countries as their…


Music of the ages

  BY KATHRYN HRYCUSKO Special to the VOICE A Cappella Niagara (ACN) invites Pelham residents to come out and support their group Saturday, May 25, at 2 PM as they perform at their “Gonna Rise…


Call to cops a PR fiasco for Oosterhoff

  BY JOHN CHICK Special to The VOICE When Wainfleet resident Janet Hodgkins planned a surprise read-in at MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s constituency office, her goal was to bring attention to Progressive Conservative budget cuts to…


Old arena can kicked down the road

  Planned debate over Haist Street property pushed back again BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE An in camera agenda item at Pelham Town Council never saw the (closed) light of day at the…


Popular Virgil Stampede returns for long weekend

  BY PENNY COLES Niagara Independent News Association Organizers of the Virgil Stampede are gearing up for another spectacular celebration over the May long weekend. It’s the 53rd annual family event since a neighbourhood fireworks…