Riders give school supplies to local kids

With school starting, many students enter the classroom without the basic necessities. Books, backpacks and pencils are often overlooked entering the new year. But thanks to the efforts of the Independent Riders, kids in Pelham…


Dance Studio heads into Fonthill

Owner and dance teacher Jane Elliott can’t wait for opening day. With fresh paint on the walls and new floors inside, the state-of-the-art facility called Ballet Etc…, inches closer to calling downtown Fonthill home with…


Pelham girl cuts hair for cancer patients

With a smile on her face, Linnea Perco watched eight inches of her hair vanish. The St. Alexander School student was at Hairquarters in St. Catharines last week continuing the unselfish trend of stepping up…


Royals fall short in finals

A Cinderella, rags to riches story took place this year for the Pelham Royals rookie baseball team. The group of junior players posted a losing record in regular season as they learned how to play…


Orioles capture Peewee Championship

After a sensational season of play, the Pelham Peewee Orioles took on the St. Catharines Red Sox in the championship game on Sunday and they did not disappoint, winning convincingly 13-2. Orioles got on the…


In the soil at Lookout Ridge

Seniors at Lookout Ridge retirement home added a colourful surprise to the garden. A dozen residents got their hands dirty, planting a wide-variety of flowers, spices and plants in front of the home. The program…


Bandshell concert series winding down

As the nights get cooler, the sound of music slowly starts to fade as the Fonthill Bandshell nears the end of the season. With just three shows left, committee members are thrilled on how the…


Letter to the Editor: Driving around Pelham

I haven’t had many issues driving around Pelham because I have been avoiding the whole area like the plague. I will say that the couple of times I’ve driven through town have been down right…


Discussing issues 266 times and counting

I believe that a huge part of my service as your mayor depends on two-way communication about issues and challenges facing Pelham and Niagara. Part of that communication involves my weekly / bi-weekly columns. I…


Town stretches rec department

The town will turn one job into two with a reorganization of the Recreation, Culture and Wellness department. Chief administrative office Darren Ottaway told town council last week the change means a conversion of a…