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COLUMN SIX: My oldest friend

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Dorothy Rungeling was already quite old when I first met her. Her arrival at Lookout Ridge was whispered about with anticipation. I was in high school, employed in the kitchen…


Dorothy Rungeling: Her life

Aviator, author, member of the Order of Canada, to be celebrated on March 24 BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling, the lifelong Pelham resident who was awarded the Order of Canada in 2003…




Guardrails anger Sulphur residents

Barriers installed just before road closure, no explanation from Town BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE The recent installation of guardrails on Sulphur Spring Drive has angered residents of the street, further exacerbating their frustration that…


Syrian refugee is Woman of the Year

Multicultural Centre award goes to Rana Bshara BY VOICE STAFF The Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre has awarded this year’s International Woman of the Year award to Rana Bshara. The award, which is in…


Dorothy Rungeling memorial rescheduled

  BY VOICE STAFF A memorial for Dorothy Rungeling, the pioneering aviator, author, and member of the Order of Canada who died at age 106 on February 17, has been delayed. Initially planned for later…


COLUMN SIX: Madness in the Method all too real

  BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE Stage and screen actors alike are known to undergo bizarre and often harrowing routines to achieve realism in their art. Leonardo DiCaprio ate wild bison liver, waded…


Legion holds speaking competition, draws chuckles

BY VOICE STAFF The Royal Canadian Legion’s Fonthill branch held its annual public speaking contest for local students on Sunday, with eight speakers competing in two divisions. Coming in first in the junior division was…


Going for gold at Glynn A. Green Olympics

  School hosts own version of the winter event BY VOICE STAFF To mark the quadrennial games, Glynn A. Green Elementary School held its own Winter Olympics last Wednesday, squaring students off in five different…