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Canadian Olympian, Natalie Mastracci

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SANTA PARADE KEEPS ON ROCKIN’ Local groups in Parade • TCAG • Thorold Public Library • Thorold High School • Canal Bank Shuffle • Protection Hose Co. #1 • and many others pg. 2

The Thorold Christmas Arts Crafts Show on November 19 and 20 was the place for shoppers looking for gifts with a creative personal touch. The 23rd annual event was held at Thorold Secondary School. A wide range of artistic creations filled six rooms with 90 juried artisans from across Ontario and Quebec. Event organizer Cathy Henderson organized an eclectic selection of displays. At the Show, Cathy and John Henderson picked up 50 pairs of Kozy Kids pajamas designed by Mary Umbenhower. The handmade comfy pjs are styled with a happy theme to help the kids enjoy pleasant dreams and a good sleep. The clothing will be donated Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold Patrons paid a $2 admission and had a chance to buy tickets to win gifts on the raffle table. Show proceeds will support various programs and resources in the school. Save the date on your 2017 calendar for the show set on November 18, 19.

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The sights and sounds of Christmas filled the air as the stars of the season cruised in for the Santa Claus Parade on November 26. Sixty-three entrants entertained the audiences for the 26th annual community event. Bands and floats paraded down Sullivan Avenue and continued down Front Street to the Thorold Arena for a smooth finish. Canadian rower and Silver Medal winner in the 2012 Summer Olympics, Natalie Mastracci cruised up front in the parade to inspire the audience to ``follow your dreams.`` Downbeat Percussion from New York state joined local favourites P K Hummingbird Steel Orchestra, Lakeshore High School Band, 283 Performing Arts Company, Scorpions Cheerleading, Fascination Dance Studio, along with many other groups joined in for a fun-filled parade. Congratulations to event Chair, Lauren Krause, and eight committee members, as well as 10 volunteers and several sponsors and many supporters. See page 2 for more photos.



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Dave DeGrave and the team from Hartzel Auto & Marine

Big Red Deli Princess Jordan & chauffeur Marco

COFFEE, TEA, & BAKED GOODS IN THOROLD What’s the difference between Light Roast and Dark Roast coffee? The beans are roasted for a longer period of time and at higher temperatures in a dark roast. A dark roast is not necessarily “stronger” it’s just different. Dark Roast has a bittersweet flavour. Light Roast brings out the character of coffee. Light Roast has a sweet, floral flavour.

FUN FACT A light roast coffee has more caffeine than a dark roast. Either way, light or dark, coffee always tastes better with friends in Thorold. Check out The Grounds in Thorold for a great cup of coffee.

The Shriners were revved up for fun on the streets.

Thorold Public Library shows all kinds of resources for the holiday season.

THE GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE AND BAKERY The Grounds Coffeehouse and Bakery is a fun place in Thorold where students and professors, locals and seniors can sit together and enjoy good food and drink and feel like it’s their place. You will be impressed with their full espresso bar, light breakfast, lunch, and sweets for a snack. Customers will find many options to satisfy every taste. The Grounds coffee is Beyond Fair Trade, and you can feel good in knowing their food has no preservatives. Customers appreciate their quality foods, all made from scratch in house. The Thorold business uses local products as much as possible. Locally owned and operated by Rachel Mowatt, The Grounds uses home-grown herbs and some vegetables.

MEET RACHEL MOWATT, THOROLD AMBASSADOR The Grounds Coffee House and Bakery owner, Rachel Mowatt is proud to be a Thorold Ambassador. Rachel will be happy to serve all customers and visitors as a positive messenger who cares about our community.

BIG QUESTION FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES: HOBBY OR PROFIT? “A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, it’s a hobby” writes Jason Fried in his book, Rework. Do you agree or disagree with this idea in friendly Thorold? Here are a few comments from our Fans on Facebook: “A business without a path to a profit? Depending on the goal set out by the individual it could vary. If some one’s goal is to empower others the profit is not of importance,” says James Symons.

``Profit is important in that without it the business can’t sustain itself (i.e. Capital & renewal). Perhaps James’ sentiment is very appropriate if empowering also means equitably sharing profits after allowances & contingencies,`commented Ed Gingras. Samuel McAdorey asked in reply to Ed`s comment ``but how long can someone afford to run such a business? Have your say on /inthorold.




THOROLD AUTO PARTS PUSHES “DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE” MESSAGE deaths from collisions caused by distracted driving have doubled since 2000 in Ontario, according to the Ontario Provincial Police.

Thorold Auto Parts Promotes Public Safety Awareness on Distracted Driving

While fun was the focus of the Santa Clause Parade on Saturday, Statistics on collisions from 2013 also indicate one person in the team from Thorold Auto Ontario is injured in a distractedParts and Recycling featured a driving collision every 30 float with safety in mind. A poster on the side of their big minutes, and a driver on a phone is 400 percent more likely to green and white truck advised crash than a driver focusing on the audience at the parade: “Don’t the road. Text and Drive” Thorold Auto Thorold Auto Parts owner, Frank Serravalle, pictured at left at the Parts owner Frank Serravalle As a good corporate citizen, Santa Clause Parade with the team focused on public safety. told us that texting and driving Frank and his staff are stepping as a form of distracted driving has escalated into a serious problem up to show leadership in the automotive services industry by raising on the roads; bigger than drinking and driving. awareness of the social problem. The community minded company based in Thorold made a commitment to a public service campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of texting or phone use and driving. Frank plans to display signs on the rear side of the company’s fleet of trucks to help reduce the increasing rates of collisions from distracted driving. In fact,

Please share this message with your friends. Let’s all thank Frank and his team for starting the conversation to repair this social issue. Please share this message with your friends. Let’s all thank Frank and his team for starting the conversation to repair this social issue.

GTBC PROMOTES LOCAL BUSINESSES AT NEW MEMBERS BREAKFAST D’Amelio Swyer, member of the City of Thorold’s Ad Hoc Age Friendly Committee.

Making business introductions was an interactive part of the networking at the New Members Breakfast hosted by the Greater Thorold Business Council at Club Belvedere on November 24. Some of the new members introduced at the event included Anna Schmoll, Rose Hill Lane | Personal Support, Laurie Anne Lamothe, Yoga Centre of Niagara / Espavo Boutique; Karen Head, Monat; Rene Inman, Chapel Street Designs, Juanita McLean, Seniors on the Move; Tan Quereshi, Computan, among others. We enjoyed an informative and entertaining presentation by Jean

At the GTBC meeting we connected with Age Friendly Committee member Jean D’Amelio Swyer, pictured at right, joined by Anna Schmoll, Rose Hill Lane President & Director of Care, centre, and Juanita McLean from Seniors on the Move for a conversation on a proposed seniors conference in Thorold in June 2017. For more information on the GTBC go online to:

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Jean updated the audience of 30 members by presenting demographic data and the trends in the local seniors population. We also learned about interesting plans for a conference in Thorold slated for June 2017 with the City of Thorold Age Friendly Committee. Stay tuned to the Age Friendly Committee for news of interest to local seniors and personal support for the elderly in Thorold.

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M e r r y C h r i s t m as & Happy Ho l i d ay s Elio’s will be open Mon. Dec. 19th, and will be closed Dec. 24th, 25th and 26th and 31st. Elio’s will be closed Jan. 1st and 2nd. We hope all our customers and friends in the community enjoy the season including a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. • Pine Shopping Centre, Thorold • 905-227-4215 S H O P T H O R O L D E D I TO R , PA U L C A R FAG N I N I . 905 - 3 28 .5296 or

T H OROL D C OM M U N I T Y E V E N T S C A L E N DA R Dec. 7 & 21 9am - 9pm Dec. 9 5-8 pm Dec. 10 7 pm

Dec. 13 4-5 ppm Dec.16 9pm-1am Dec. 21 1:30-3 pm Dec. 27-29 Various times Dec. 31 2-3 pm

Senior’s Day at Henderson’s Pharmacy. Senior’s get 20% discount at Henderson’s on first Wednesday. of every month and a second day is featured in December for shopping in the holiday season. Opening Reception for Artist Beckie DiLeo. You are invited to The Post Office by Shannon Passero for a free opening reception to celebrate the gallery of artist Beckie DiLeo. Drop in anytime between 5PM and 8PM. Refreshments will be provided. 18 Front Street North, Thorold. Knights of Columbus Turkey Raffle. Win your Christmas turkey on Saturday, December 10 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Hall. Admission is free, tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. 30 turkeys. 3 x $100 cash prizes. Proceeds to charity. A cash bar will be available.Holy Rosary Hall, Queen St. s. Thorold. Minecraft @ Thorold Public Library Play “Minecraft” at the Library with your friends! FREE. Registration is required. For more information and/or to register, please contact the Library Veranda Beach Rocks the Legion in Thorold. Let’s welcome Veranda Beach to the RCL BR 17 at 3 Ormond St S Thorold. We are really excited to have the boys play for us. Bring your friends. Spread the word. The more the merrier. Great music, reasonably priced drinks and rockin`good times. All welcome (19+). Please see the Legion 17 Facebook page or call 905-227-1231 for more information. 3 Ormond St S Brain Wave Café @ Thorold Public Library An opportunity for individuals concerned about cognitive change and dementia to learn about brain health and to ask questions. Individuals living with cognitive change or dementia, care partners, family and friends are welcome. FREE. Hosted by the Alzheimer Society of the Niagara Region. TPL, 14 Ormond Street North Pharmasave Tournament The Thorold Amateur Athletic Association welcomes teams and players to the annual Pharmasave Tournament which runs from December 27 - 29 at the Thorold Community Arenas. New Year`s Eve Free Siating Party. Thorold’s Canada 150 Committee invites everyone to ring in the New Year with family and friends at a free skating party. Enjoy the music, don a party hat, sip some hot chocolate and help us begin the countdown for Canada’s 150 birthday. Come Saturday, December 31, 2016, 2-3 pm in the Frank Doherty Arena, Front St. N.,

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Christmas Arts Crafts Show Santa Parade Keeps on Rockin’ Fun Fact: Coffee In Thorold | The Gounds Thorold Auto Parts Pushes “Don’t Text and...