Cenotaph project gets second look

The restoration of the Ridgeville cenotaph will face a delay. The town will assemble “stakeholders” to discuss the method of the work following a presentation to town council Monday. Carolyn Botari, representing a group of…


Alan Mannell retires

During the last council meeting before his retirement, Public Works Director Alan Mannell was compliment for the work of his department during Monday’s snow storm. Mayor Dave Augustyn said he was receiving praise through the…


Moment for Don Johnston

Don Johnston was remembered with a moment of silence during Monday’s town council meeting. The former Fonthill volunteer firefighter died Jan. 24. Mayor Dave Augustyn said he served as a member of the Fonthill Fire…


Pelham Cares joins town in transit bid

In partnership with Pelham Cares, the town has applied for a two-year community transportation pilot grant. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has set up a $1 million program to provide money to towns and cities…


Farmers Market shortens season

Pelham Farmers Market will have a shorter season this year. Farmers market committee decided to start on Thursday, May 7, about a week later than in the past and end on Oct. 8 instead of…


Fred Disher calm, cool and smiling

Fred Disher was “a really good man.” The 2012 Pelham Citizen of the Year died Sunday in Hamilton. Fenwick Lion Harry Cumming said Disher, 73, was a very good Lion, a very dedicated volunteer “one…


Victory Nickel pin salutes WWII vets

Veterans of the Second World War will receive lapel pins and certificates to recognize their service to Canada. Dean Allison, MP for Niagara West-Glanbrook, delivered the commemorative pins and certificates to the Fonthill Legion hall…


Harper talks small businesses in Niagara

Small business is the beating heart of a growing economy. It is the message Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered during his trip to Niagara last week as he announced changes to the Canadian Small Business…


Kinettes provide day of pampering

Fonthill and District Kinettes offer a Valentine treat for women to help women. Pamper Me Sweet, on Saturday, Feb. 7, is a spa day with up to 30 vendors to raise money for the Women’s…