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Architect has designs on community centre

Petroff Achitects won out over three other firms to design a multi-purpose community centre for Pelham. Town council approve the recommendation from its staff and its architectural design advisory committee at its regular meeting Monday….


Mandolin Orchestra tours musical world

Playing what’s in their heart, the Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara (MOON) stretches the limits of mandolin sound and technique. Sylvia Hlywka Brabson, a leader in bringing the sound to the region, has conducted the orchestra…


Pirates show potential in opener

It wasn’t the perfect start to the season for the new Pirates. They fell to the Ancaster Avalanche 6-3 in front of a packed Pelham Arena  They showed signs of improvement since the preseason. The…


Ridgeville is not a hamlet yet

Town council has taken the unusual step of appealing a decision of the town’s committee of adjustment to the Ontario Municipal Board. The committee approved a severance on a property in the northwest corner Effingham…


Back-to-back OFSAA wins for Collie

Keagin Collie was determined to climb the podium at the OFSAA championships this year in Windsor. After capturing wrestling gold in last year’s tournament, she defeated Alexia Sherland of Sandwood Heights to repeat as OFSAA…


Bandshell concerts end good season

Another summer concert series was in the books for the Fonthill Bandshell Committee as Robin Banks sang the last song for 2014. With a wide variety of music, the concert series has risen in popularity…


Operation Waterwings helps Women’s Place

  Faced with battling waves and nasty weather, Bryce Barlow took on a challenge. The 17-year-old crossed Lake Ontario Saturday in a 12-foot sailboat to raise funds for Women’s Place of South Niagara.  Launching from…


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…


Canadian Army headed into Niagara

Niagara will soon look like a scene out of the 1984 classic ‘Red Dawn’ as the Canadian military begin their domestic operation. Almost 2,000 troops will be taking part in the training exercise from Aug….