Market offers big boost for small businesses

It’s a fitting location for many local businesses who have set up roots in town.  Each Thursday, Rice Road Greenhouses begun offering residents a chance to continue their market experience.  Jerry Moes, owner of Rice…


For a Fabulous cause

In an instant, everything changed for Bill Gregory. After receiving news that his grandson had been diagnosed with diabetes, a whirlwind of choices – both negative and positive – helped create the man who now…


Homes showcase Christmas cheer

The sights and smells of the holiday season were in the air throughout Pelham this weekend, as the Fonthill United Church celebrated another successful Homes for the Holidays tour. Organizer Carolyn van der Sluis says…


Council shorts

The downtown Fenwick reconstruction project narrowed the streets in an effort to slow traffic. While it may do that, the fire department prefers lots of room to manoeuvre.  Ward 1 Coun. Richard Rybiak, at Monday’s…


Council puts Maple Acre on budget table

Applause ended a special meeting of town council at Pelham Fire Station No. 2 in Fenwick last week. After receiving a report on the Maple Acre library branch, council said it would consider an architectural…


Mayoral candidates debate October 8

NPCA speaker draws tough questions

Carmen D’Angelo admits the NPCA  got it wrong. The chief administrative officer for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority said the authority “absolutely did a bad job” when it changed floodline designations along the Welland River….


Councillors cheer Lane at last meeting

Pelham town councillors took turns praising Ward 1 Coun. Jim Lane for stepping up to serve the town, during their final meeting of the 2010-2014 term. Lane, appointed earlier this year to replace Larry Clark…


Rain splashes Summerfest final report

Rain during a key Saturday kept the 4th annual Summerfest from reaching its 28,500 attendance goal. However, the number of visitors increased on the other three days. It did draw 17,978 visitors over the four-day…


Made in Movember

Those furry upper lips in Pelham are making a difference. Movember funds have directly led to a prostate cancer research breakthrough, showing the significant impact Movember donations are having on the lives of men. The…


Pirates turn into Panthers

The Pelham Pirates are no more. The Jr. B hockey team will now be known as the Pelham Panthers, the same name as the minor hockey association for the town. New jersey and the new team…