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Up Front 1812 victory celebrated The bicentennial of the 1818 Victory Ball will be celebrated this Sunday at a special Nelles Manor event. From 1:30-4 p.m., visitors can take in music and refreshments from the time period, tour the manor and see a ribbon cutting with the Lincoln & Welland Regiment presenting their colours. Cost is $24pp. Call 289-235-7755 for tickets.
There were a ton of things to fascinate, entertain and educate young and old alike at Saturday’s Touch-ATruck event at the Fleming Centre in Beamsville. The southside parking lot was packed throughout the day as hundreds checked out fire truck, GAMRU’s rescue craft, a Zamboni and much more. Here, Noelle Brandon, left, was one of many kids who were enthralled by a perpetual water cube. For more photos, please turn to Page 2. Williscraft - Photo
Mini-Putt filling up
Grimsby Kinsmen and Kinettes Family MiniPutt, to be held Saturday, June 16, is filling up, but note foursomes are only registered once their form and payment is received. Full details are on Page 14. If interested, call 289-235-9500 to be emailed a form. Forms and payments can be brought to NewsNow, 1 Mountain St., Grimsby.
Condo reboot gets favourable reviews By MIke Williscraft NewsNow Both at an open house May 29 and at Monday’s council meeting, the Homes By DeSantis’ Century
Condos gained wide support now that it has been reset as a fourstorey project. While the scope, design, architectural themes and attention
to detail were all spoken in great favour, some concerns remain. These mainly surround parking and whether or not the design does constitute a four-sto-
rey concept. At the rear of the building, a handful of the 92 residential units proposed include loftswhich could constitute a fifth floor.
While consultant John Ariens in his opening presentation at the open house provided an overview of the project and noted, “It is in full compli-
ance of your Official Plan”, director of planning Michael Seaman begged to differ. “Our opinion is an Official Plan amendment See CONDO, Page 3
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Snacks, drinks and a whole lot of trucks kept everyone busy. Here (L to R) Eduardo Marquez and his son Elias and Kara Copinak, with her son Miles, take breaks to enjoy some barbecued fare.
Lincoln Touch-A-Truck packs ’em in Perfect weather brought out huge crowds to Lin-
coln’s Touch a Truck event on Saturday.
The annual event, hosted at the Fleming Centre, included all manner of emergency, construction and maintenance vehicles as well as music and food.
Photos By Mike Williscraft
GAMRU’s Steve Vardy helps Elizabeth Harris of Grimsby about the group’s rescue vessel.
(Above) Heidi Furbacher jumped right on a lawnmower and promptly put her seatbelt on before she did anything...three gold stars there, young lady. Siblings Mila and Oliver also checked out the rig. (Left) Firefighter Mike Bryce hands out some department swag to Tanner and Leila Bisutti.
Line ups for face painting, snacks and various exhibits were long at time. but moved quickly.
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From Page 1 is required. It is five storeys,” said Seaman. While that was one concern, parking dominated the conversation at Tuesday’s open house. Parking for the revamped project comes in a 1.24 spots/unit, which comes in at .01/ unit under the Town’s requirement - less than one spot under for the whole project, said Ariens. The issue touched off a litany of comments about the state of parking throughout the core. All who commented, except Ald. Nick DiFlavio who said he saw no issue, noted parking is a major and worsening issue. Everyone on the Planning Committee voiced various concerns and Mayor Bob Bentley went so far as to suggest some of the “money in lieu” from the project might be used
to acquire land for more parking, noting the Elizabeth Street parking lot as an example. While the project, generally, received very favourable reviews, the entire initiative is predicated on DeSantis acquiring land from the Town which is now a nine-foot-wide laneway. “We think it is in the best interest of the Town to close that alleyway,” said Ariens. While resident Doug Atkinson noted during the public comment
portion of the open house that, “Grimsby now owns a million dollar laneway”, Ariens noted the Town has a process it traditionally follows for such sales but no formal policies. OMB DATE SET He cited the recent case of a public road which went through DeSantis’ Concord Place project, noting, “There was a third part assessment of the value and that is what Mr. DeSantis was going to pay. I would think this would
be the same. However, that Concord Place process will come under the scrutiny of the Ontario Municipal Board at a hearing set for Wednesday, July 11 as DeSantis is appealing the Town’s stance on the “determination of value of land”. DiFlavio, who chaired the open house as part of the Planning Committee agenda, noted the process is a full reboot so there will still be a future public meeting on the project.
Randy Vaine, left, addressed the Century condo open house May 29 with consultant John Ariens, second from right and Gabe DeSantis, right, listening in. Williscraft - Photo
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St. Helen Bingo every Friday. June 8 progressive jackpot at $2,100. Also $2,000 in cash prizes every week. Admission is free. Cost for 8-page book is $18. Special $2 and $3 games. Hot food available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. in the church hall, 4106 Mountain St., Beamsville. For more information call 905-562-7427. Rotary Community Garage Sale - Saturday June 9th. Mountainview Church Parking Lot, 290 Main St East, Grimsby. 7am12:00 pm. Sellers can contact 905 945 7056 Trillium Awards by the Grimsby Garden club. Nominate a garden that needs to be recognized between May 25th and June 25th at www.grimsbygardenclub.ca Legion Br. 393 Smithville - June 2018. Events. Tues - Fri Free Pool 2-5 pm. Tues. Cribbage 2-4 pm. Thurs. Euchre 2-4 pm. Thurs. 14th and 28th BINGO 6 pm. Fri. 8th and 22th Wings and Rings Night 6pm. Fri. 15th Progressive Euchre 7 pm. Sat. 9th Trivia Night 5:30 pm. Sat. 16th Annual Golf Tournament, Freedom Oaks Golf Club 10 am start. Sat 23rd Candy Bar Bingo (kids & adults) 10 am – noon. Old-Fashioned Games - Jun. 8, 2 – 4pm. Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre, 4996 Beam St., Beamsville Ages 8 – 12. Join us for some PA Day fun as we Power Off and Play. Learn how children through history entertained themselves without electricity and video games. Play old-fashioned games and activities outdoors and in! A healthy snack will be provided. Please make us aware of any allergies. Advanced registration is required. Please sign up at the library. (905)563-7014 or https://lincoln. library.on.ca Victory Celebration at Nelles Manor. Celebrating 200 years in 1818 victory ball. Sun. June 10 from 1:30 to 4 pm. $25 per person. Registration required. Entertainment from local artist. email@example.com 289-2357755 Merritts United Church Anniversary Service: Sun., June 10, 2018 at 11:00 am. Rev. Kathryn Vance will share her experience at Sandy Lake First Nation. Guest soloist: Isla Richardson Lunch to follow. 707 Church Rd., West Lincoln Corner of Church & S. Chippawa Rds 905-957-7690
Senior Prom at Lincoln Park retirement residence (265 Main Street East, Grimsby) Mon. June 11th from 6 pm to 8 pm please call Leah 905-309-0055 by June 4th to reserve your spot. All proceeds to the Niagara chapter of the Alzheimer Society. KIWANIS the new service club formed in West Lincoln. Seeking creative minds and people with positive attitudes. The newly chartered Kiwanis Club of West Lincoln meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at the Legion, St. Catharines St. in Smithville at 7:00pm. Next meeting is Tuesday June 12/18. For more information contact Dave Willis (905) 957-7577 firstname.lastname@example.org Makerspace at the Library. June 13th from 6:30PM to 7:30PM at Caistorville branch of the West Lincoln Public Library. It’s getting slimy! Make and sample some slime with us at the library and learn about the science of slime! Registration required. $2 Teen Tech Clinic Wed., May 9 to June 13, 20184:30pm to 5:30pm. Bring your computer questions and one of our helpful Teen Volunteers can help you! For further details call Lincoln Public Library Branch 905-563-7014 or lincoln.library.on.ca Elcho United Church 153rd Anniversary Service, Sunday June 17th starting at 11am. Guest speaker and special music. Fellowship to follow service. Held at Elcho United Church located at 6432 Elcho Rd in Wellandport (near the intersection of Elcho and Port Davidson Roads). Trivia Night Fundraiser Help us, Help others! Rose Cottage Trivia Night is back! Join us June 19th at Station 1 Coffeehouse - 28 Main St. E, Grimsby. Get a team together or join a table. Tickets $25 per person. Silent Auction ~ Prizes ~ Food. For tickets call (905)309-5071 or email info.rcvv@gmail. com Annual General Meeting The West Niagara Palliative Care Services AGM will be held Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 from 6:00 – 6:45pm at the Station 1 Coffeehouse ~ 28 Main St. E., Grimsby. All are welcome to attend. Psychic and Wellness Fair - June 23rd Come out to the Erland Lee (Museum) Home at 552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek, 10am to 4pm for our annual Psychic and
Wellness Fair! For you entertainment only, enjoy an activity-filled day that will include: Vendors (crystals, jewellery),Readers (tarot, mediums), Holistic health practitioners. Please bring a non-perishable food item for admission to the fair to support our local food banks. Practitioners and readers will charge a fee for their services. Proceeds from this event support the Erland Lee (Museum) Home. For more info., or to book a vendor table, contact the Museum at 905662-2691 or email@example.com. Pot Luck Supper – June 25 at 5:45PM. Lincoln Seniors’ Club is having a Pot Luck Supper at the Lincoln Centre. Plese bring one large dish to share and your own plate, cup and cutlery. Entertainment to follow supper – The Lincoln Leapers. Call barb at 905562-4015 for more info. Vacation Bible School – July 16 – 20, 8:45 AM to Noon. Ages 5 – 11. Come to VBS this summer, Bible stories, crafts, science Music. Free Will Offering. Tax receipts will be given for any donation. Trinity United Church, 100 Main St. W., Grimsby. GROUPS & CLUBS One-on-one Tech Tutoring. Tuesdays between 10 AM and 5 PM and Wednesdays between 12 PM and 4 PM at Wellandport branch of West Lincoln Public Library or 6 PM and 9 PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Book an appointment our patient and friendly staff tech expert, for one-on-one help with any of your technology challenges. Bring in your laptop, tablet, smartphone or e-reader, or use one of our public Internet stations. Free. Newcomers & Neighbours of Grimsby and area is a social club, providing social and cultural activities through which both new residents and long term residents can become acquainted with other community members. If you would like more information, contact us at grimsbynewcomers@ gmail.com or go to our website – grimsbynewcomers.ca Knit and Chat Club Continuous DropIn Events Every Monday (excluding holidays) 9 am – 12 noon at the Fleming Centre A social morning of knitting by the fireplace Fleming location only. Bring your
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projects. Need help? It’s here! Lincoln Public Library is now registering for Children’s Spring Programs for ages 6 months to 11 years of age. Please check our website at http://www.lincoln.library.on.ca for a full list of programs, or call the Fleming Branch in Beamsville at 905-563-7014 or the Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch in Vineland at 905-562-5711 Beamsville Women’s Institute invites you to improve the quality of life for yourself, family, friends, community, and beyond. Discover your talents and hone your skills. Be active! Be involved! Be a member! We meet at The Fleming Centre, 5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville. Contact: Barb, 905 5637274. New Service Club forming in West Lincoln. Seeking creative minds and people with positive attitudes. The soon to be chartered Kiwanis Club of West Lincoln meets every Tuesday at the Legion, St. Catharines St. in Smithville at 7:00pmCome out and help serve the community and enjoy a great social experience. For more information contact Dave Willis (905) 957-7577 email@example.com Or Scott Crawford (905) 541-2873 or firstname.lastname@example.org Art Class Registration for Kids, Teens, Adult Winter Programs has begun. A wide range of programs offered weekdays and weekends. Please call/email GPAG for details: email@example.com Bingo, Bingo - starting at the Grimsby Seniors Club 18 Livingston Avenue, Wed. evenings at 7 pm. All are welcome. For more information please call 905-309-2075. Grimsby Quilters’ Guild - No matter what your quilting skill level is, from beginner to expert, or the type of quilting you are interested in, the Grimsby Quilters’ Guild is for you. Meetings include a guest speaker, members sharing quilt treasures, community outreach projects, raffles, and much more. The Grimsby Quilters’ Guild meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Livingston Activity Centre from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. Roller Derby – Niagara Roller Girls. Full contact women’s flat track. Learn to skate in 10 weeks. Sign up now membership@ niagararollergirls.com
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Beamsville market kicks off Beamsville’s Farmers’ Market got off to a big start Saturday and it didn’t hurt being set up adjacent to the highly successful Touch a Truck event. “Opening day was great. Our vendors had a great time. Quite a few vendors sold out of some products by midday,” said Beamsville BIA executive director Stephanie Hicks, who manages the market. “We received a lot of positive comments about our new location.” The market has had several locations in downtown Beamsville over the years with this year planned for the east side of the Fleming Centre. “We have just over 10 full season vendors and then have some that will be every other week and others just doing some every few weeks,” noted Hicks. This Saturday, students from BDSS will be on hand to promote
their specialist high skills major hospitality program. “They will be collaborating with Pear Blossom Orchard Farms, and Kalas Family Farm. The students will be
preparing food using ingredients from the farmers,” said Hicks, among other things. The Beamsville market runs 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday until Oct. 13.
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Tuesday, June 19 7-9 p.m. Grimsby Activity Centre Auditorium 18 Livingston Ave., Grimsby Flavio Iammarino holds a PhD in Behavioural Science with a major in clinical hypnosis. He has a St. Catharines practice. Flavio will moderate a group discussion, listening to concerns of those with mental health issues and those who have friends or family members who suffer from mental health issues. Also on hand will be Jennifer and Wendy Mckillop whose brother and son, respectively, took his own life last month after a lifetime of struggle. Flavio has donated his time and will provide feed back, advice and any help where possible. Coffee, tea, water will be available.
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less hours for well over a year trumpeting the benefit of providing tourism information at the Grimsby Gateway. Maintaining any presence at the facilty has been touch and go since Niagara Region pulled the plug on its longtime presence there in the fall of 2016. Key to any possible success for the marketing outlet was the renegotiation of a new five-year lease for the booth space, which resulted in $80,000 in savings over that time. Now the location balances its budget with support of sales in the form of racking fees, backlit signage space, video displays and other opportunities. On Monday, Grimsby came through with a package which includes booth space at
a cost of $1,200 per month until the end of December 2018. A part-time staff person will also be hired at a cost of $5,400. The proposal also cites the possible inclusion of Grimsby’s DIA with the DIA’s permanent office being located at the Gateway, its full-time staff person being relocated there. It was noted by Ald. Joanne Johnston that this has not come up for approval at the DIA as yet. Mayor Bob Bentley said he would like to see “buy in” from both the DIA and the Grimsby Chamber of Commerce. “If they decide not to, do we need to market at all? Who are we benefitting,” Bentley asked.
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we believe God loves Grimsby as well,” said Pastor Syd Couperus of Mountainview Christian Reformed Church. Members of different congregations are invited to “pay it forward” to someone standing in line or waiting in a drive thru. Random acts of kindness are offered without anyone knowing, except the recipient. Summer block parties are thrown as a way of getting to know our neighbors. Letters of thanks to civil servants and first responders are vessels of gratitude and grace some volunteer at local charities, like Grimsby Benevolent Fund, McNally House, and local thrift stores. Donations are given to charities. Some church groups go through local parks, along creeks and the shores of Lake Ontario to clean up garbage.
Mountainview is offering a free Family Carnival on Saturday June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Forestview Community Church is offering a free BBQ and Car Wash on Saturday June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lakemount Worship Centre is throwing a Canada Day Party for the whole town on Saturday evening, July 1 from 7-9 p.m. There are some 15 different church communities made up of hundreds and thousands of residents who are challenged each week again to “love your neighbor as yourself.” As all prepare for summer holidays; and people spread out in every direction during late June, local churches want to bless residents, and this wonderful town of Grimsby, which they believe is loved by God.
Victory Celebration Celebrating 200 years since the 1818 Victory Ball
Nelles Manor Museum Sunday, June 10 1:30 - 4 pm $25 per person
Pre-registration Required • Period-correct refreshments • Music from local artists
Tickets $10 pp available at Auxiliary office or at the door
Mountainview Christian Reformed Church 290 Main St. E., Grimsby
All funds raised to help purchase medical equipment for WLMH.
• Tours of the Manor • Ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lincoln & Wellend Regiment
For more information contact: Nelles Manor Museum 126 Main St. W., Grimsby ON. I (290) 235-7755 firstname.lastname@example.org I www.nellesmanor.ca
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Rose Cottage hosts annual Brain Wave Cafe History comes to life Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers will host its annual Brain Wave Cafe today, June 7, form 1:30-3 p.m. Coordinators and volun-
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News Now • Thursday, June 7, 2018 • Page 13 cial microorganisms that can fight against plant diseases. Inorganic mulches may be made of stones, landscape fabrics and plastic. Both types will need to be amended
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classifieds 289-235-9500 takin’ care of business sports business Please call News Now to place your Classified Ad HELP WANTED
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF GRIMSBY
REQUIRES A MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The Town of Grimsby is a fast growing community within the Niagara Region and we are looking to establish a Human Resources division in a non-unionized environment. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual looking for a new challenge.
Reporting to the Director of Finance/Treasurer, the Manager of Human Resources maintains and enhances the organization’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating human resources policies, programs, and practices. The successful candidate will, among other things, possess the following: • University degree in a relevant field • Certified Human Resources Leader designation (CHRL) • Minimum 5 years of human resources experience • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and conflict management skills A detailed position description is available on the Town of Grimsby website at www.grimsby.ca
Annual salary range $77,175 - $90,794 (35 hours per week). The Town of Grimsby offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of application by e-mail outlining their qualifications and experience, as well as a detailed resume by no later than Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to the attention of: Steven Gruninger, Director of Finance/Treasurer e-mail: HRmanager@grimsby.ca (subject line: Manager of Human Resources)
The Town of Grimsby is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Please contact the Town Clerk at 905-945-9634 if you require assistance. Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.
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Town of Grimsby Recreation, Facilities and Culture Dept.
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: • Peach King
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CARPET/FLOORING CARPETS - I have several thousand yards of new Stainmaster & 100% nylon carpet. Will do livIt 2 Me ingRoofing &Leave dining room for & Painting $389. Price includes carpet, PHIL pad & installation NIEMI (25OWNER/CRAFTSMAN sq. yds) Steve 905Call for905-777-1170; a Quote! 682-5320, (289) 668-2728 carpetdeals.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
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must be available for evenings and weekends
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CR - Celebrate Recovery, a Christ Centred 12 step Recovery Program for any Hurt, Hang-up, or Habit. Every Wednesday at 7pm. Confidential and Anonymous. 132 Lake St, Grimsby. All welcome. Info: CR@forestviewcommunitychurch.ca
CARS, trucks, old farm machinery for scrap or repair. We pay cash. Flatbed service. 905-386-6181 or 289686-5059.
PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE Cash paid
ROOFING • Removal & Pruning • Stump Grinding Same day pick up
• Hedge & Shrub Trimming ROOFING Over 25 years Lampman Salvage • Complete Tree Care • Fully Insured of experience. Shingles Licensed Auto Recycler and Flat warranty. Call Ron: 905.563.4593 905-957-2193 Ken 905-973-3235.
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Part-Time help required for the following position:
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DEADLINES: June 13/18 at 4:30 pm.
Catching and vaccinating poultry
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Cookin’ up support
Evan’s Ride volunteer Bob Dell (one day after having a pacemaker put in) hands off some barbecued sausages to John Mascaroni, right, at a lunch event at Turkstra Lumber in Smithville on Friday to support the ride which goes this Saturday, June 9. The event starts at J.W. Sheldrick Transportation, 2942 Thompson Road, at 9 a.m. All funds raised help local residents affected with autism spectrum disorder. Williscraft - Photo
Mental health session June 19 When the time was set for an appointment with Jennifer and Wendy McKillop, it was clear the substance of their story regarding the ill fate of Jeff – their brother, son (respectively) would draw massive attention. It did. Response and inquiries about the follow up discussion session on mental health issues - to be moderated by Flavio Iammarino - have also flooded in. The day has been set, Tuesday, June 19, with the time 7-9 p.m. in the gym at the Grimsby Activity Centre. It is free to all. Anyone experiencing issues or hoping to gain an understanding of how to help a friend or family member is welcome to attend. M.W.
Let’s get two steps in right direction Last week I had the opportunity to go to the “Meet Tony Quirk” reception at Grimsby town hall. The event was cleverly disguised at a public meeting for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s floodplains study, so at least I got something out of it. Of course, I jest. The floodplains open house was real. The piece of promotional material put out by the esteemed Mr. Quirk regarding the event got more than a few people riled up last week. Niagara Region and NPCA officials will hash out whether or not the promotional piece constituted a violation of municipal election rules, particularly since Quirk is already a registered candidate for Grimsby’s regional councillor position again, but even to an untrained eye it was obvious. I have never seen a document with a headshot and a caption underneath, in this case, reading, “MEET TONY QUIRK Grimsby’s representative on the NPCA” when the meeting is for a flood plains study. And that doesn’t even consider the several paragraphs of bio outlining what a busy man he is. So there’s that. ****** Grimsby Council is going to get a tentative thumbs up for its passing of support for the Grimsby Gateway marketing initiative. Getting enough support for Niagara West Tourism to maintain and sustain a presence at the Gateway is a no-brainer. It always was, but when you get elected officials and bureaucrats involved, proper business sense can fly out the window. Niagara Region has experienced huge parochial issues where marketing is
MIKE WILLISCRAFT concerned, even though there is no denying the sheer volume of visitors and tourism related questions which have poured in annually at the Gateway going back to when the chamber of commerce ran the show out there. The chamber almost got crushed under the weight of doing the right thing and, without doubt, that is part of the baggage which the Town of Grimsby carries. That baggage goes back to what was supposed to be a three-year commitment from the Town of Lincoln which quickly turned in a one-year deal when they bailed out of the west end marketing plan. That left Grimsby and the chamber holding the bag and they never really did recover from that. Years later, 2016 to be exact, Niagara Region succumbs to pressure and opts to end its presence at the Gateway. Up steps Bryan Purdy, a fellow who has a quiet and professional manner in which he gets things done...and done right, I might add. His first order of business, and it took him forever, was to get a favourable lease in place for the Gateway. He eventually did. The Region still balked and dodged, even though they could
have had their cake and eaten it too with Purdy and his NWT team doing the majority of work as a team of volunteers. Months and months, meetings and emails, finally Region gets on board. Then a strange hiccup with GEDAC and, poof, it finally arrived at Grimsby Council Monday night in a nice little package. Great, right? Tens of thousands of visitors can now be steered to various locales throughout Niagara West and the rest of the region by knowledgeable local folk. Perfect. If you are one of the five people that might see Grimsby council on Cogeco or were one of the eight people in the gallery, you would know council gave the project its support not through the Town budget, but is actually drawing on GEDAC’s reserve. As well, this is only in place until Dec. 31, 2018. And that’s fine, too, but to tie future support to the Grimsby DIA and Grimsby Chamber participation is unfortunate. We could spend another three columns review DIA issues over the last couple of terms, but to put the burden of marketing the community on that group or the chamber is not right. Municipalities, Lincoln for example, have full time economic development staff who develop marketing tools and initiatives. Grimsby has nothing. What they have is a perfect opportunity to step up with a nominal amount and chart a positive course in a rapidly growing sector. Sure, council’s money is tight due to other spending problems, but this is a chance to do something right. It is hoped they take it and say, “Thanks!”
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Fitting send off
Piper Tom Smart provided the fellas at Clausen’s Towing (which has been in operation 60 years) with a fitting retirement send off Friday after. Smart has been a regular at Clausen’s for decades bringing the crew a morning coffee. With Friday’s retirement of Bill Clausen and Noel Pendlebury, they were piped off to Grimsby Legion for a reception in their honour. On hand were (L to R) Ed Amama, who will take over the operation; Bill Clausen; Tom Smart; Noel Pendlebury and his son, Glen. Williscraft - Photo
Summer reading programs at GPAG Summer reading clubs will soon be starting at the Grimsby Public Library with interests and options for children. Jr. Summer Reading: July 3-Aug. 25: Drop in Monday-Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm. Parents of little ones 2-6 years old can pick up a Wild About Reading activity booklet at the library or print one from the GPL website. Children listen to stories and complete an activity page at home, then drop in during reading club hours to share the picture they’ve created with GPL staff. Children get a small
prize for each page shared with staff and a ballot for our weekly raffle. Sponsored by the evening Rotary Club of Grimsby. TD Summer Reading: July 3-Aug. 25: Drop in Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm. Independent readers 6 – 12 (most will have finished grade 1) read books at home and then use a game board to share a little about them with staff. Readers get a small prize for each book shared with staff and a ballot for our weekly raffle. These are just two, for more programs, go to: grimsby.ca/library
Berries ’n Harmony by the Lake
Calling all lovers of fresh strawberry sundaes and a cappella harmony! Get ready to enjoy a fun, muscial afternoon presented by Niagara Gateway Harmony! Songs, music, laughs — and did we mention yummy berries and ice cream? The NGH Chorus will be joined by musical guests: • WomEnchant (Grimsby womens’ chorus)
• Trio Corn Brio (label-defying ensemble)
• The Reeds (harmonica group)
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Fresh, sweet, local strawberries on top of delicious ice cream: $5 Fresh, sweet, local barbershop harmony on top of a lot of great fun: FREE!
Check out ngharmony.ca for more details!
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