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INTRIGUE TV AT JOHNNY ROCCO’S LOCAL SPORTS HEROES HONOURED Get Noticed. Get Found.
Step into Johnny Rocco’s Italian Grill on Merritt Street and your attention will be captured by the new Intrigue TV. The hot spot for dining out is the newest host location to join the Intrigue Media community TV network in Niagara. Henderson’s Pharmacy, Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre, and Thorold Community Credit Union are among the 14 host locations now playing the hyper local content on the Intrigue TVs. Intrigue Media places High Definition LCD TVs into local businesses that play a video loop of no more than 22 minutes. Captivating content covers 6 categories: Local Weather, Community Events, Trivia / Did You Know / Tips, Local Business Content, Host Location Videos and Local News / Community Service Announcements. See the Intrigue TV for delicious news on Johnny Rocco’s “Win A Trip to Italy Contest” sponsored by Victor LaFratta / Niagara Travel Plus. Want to promote your business on the Intrigue TVs? Know a high-traffic location to set up the Intrigue TV? Call Paul Carfagnini to get rolling because video is everywhere these days. 905-328-5296
They were teen-aged boys when they triumphed as baseball champions, but the former players reunited to relive their youth at the Thorold Sports Runway Recognition event on March 29. The Thorold 1974 Bantam Baseball team was among the inductees at the annual gala. The team won the Niagara District playoffs and advanced to win the OBA championship in 1974 in the final versus Waterloo. Players from the team huddled up at the gala to snap a photo shown here with TCAG Executive Director Dan Pelletier (a team fan) hit the selfie with a few of the champs Nick Lanese, Mark Bromhall, and Gino Paolone, and up front, Jim Smolak. Photo by Paul Carfagnini
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TCAG IS LOOKING UP - AGM Achievements by the Thorold Community Activities Group were applauded at its 34th Annual General Meeting on March 30.
BUY A DAFFODIL TO JOIN THE FIGHT Henderson’s in nationwide campaign to support fight against cancer The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer. Buy a daffodil pin at Henderson’s Pharmacy in Thorold and wear it in April to show your support for Canadians living with cancer.
Community leaders filled the Basciano Centre gym on TCAG staff, Shelly, Charlene, Patricia & Caryn at Richmond Street to congratulate the TCAG AGM. the Group’s staff and volunteers. Organizational highlights and audited financial statements by Accountant Silvana Del Monaco were reported throughout the one hour meeting. • • • • •
TCAG revenue increased by 16 percent in 2015. Two long-serving Board Members, Fran Pagendam and Nella Dekker retired on completion of their term of service. Two new local business leaders are joining the Board of Directors. Diana D’Intino (Owner, A Yellow Flower Basket) and Kelly Liddycoat (Owner, Bocchinfuso Funeral Home.) Ken Sentance, who joined the Board one year ago, stepped up to the Vice President position. The Invocation was presented by Kyla and Reanna, 13 year-old members of the TCAG Youth in Action Program (YAP).
How do we get Niagara to work together with one voice?
Working together in Niagara was among topics covered at the AGM. Keynote speaker, Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey, left, and TCAG Executive Director Dan Pelletier exchanged a few ideas at the event.
COMMUNITY INCOME TAX PROGRAM Residents in Thorold who need assistance to prepare their tax return can qualify for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Community volunteer, Elaine Damico can help in Thorold. Elaine Damico
Volunteers assist qualifying individuals prepare their income tax and benefit return if they have low income and a simple tax situation.
Volunteers are not employees or volunteers of the Canada Revenue Agency. To prepare for the service, applicants must bring all tax slips and forms. Walk ins are welcome during the following schedule:. • • •
St. John’s Anglican Church, 12 Carleton Street, Thorold Thursday clinics, 10 am to 2 pm, April 7, 14, 21, 28 Saturday clinics, 10 am to 2 pm, April 9, 16, 23
Henderson’s is a strong partner with Pharmasave in the Canadian Cancer Society’s nationwide Daffodil Campaign. Each April, Henderson’s joins a national campaign to help sell daffodil pins in support of the Society’s fight against cancer.
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Serving Thorold and surrounding areas since 1939, Henderson’s donates to many charities and its commitment to the Society is driven by a goal of making a positive difference in the lives of Canadians and building strong communities.
Money raised during Daffodil Month helps people living with cancer and their families. Donations fund life-saving research and information and support services. Based on 2011 estimates, 40% of Canadian women and 45% of men will develop cancer during their lifetimes. An estimated 1 out of every 4 Canadians is expected to die from cancer. These statistics are terrible and frightening, but Daffodil Month and the Canadian Cancer Society’s message is not doom and gloom, but one of hope. They want to get us thinking about how we can each make a difference, as individuals. Join the fight in April at Henderson’s.
FERTILIZER SALE FOR HOLY ROSARY The Thorold Fertilizer Sale will be held at the Pine Shopping Centre to support Holy Rosary Church restoration projects. The 3-day sale event organized by John and Teresa Tepylo will run April 8-10. See event calendar on page 4 for daily schedule of times. “This year, just the one weekend, don’t miss it,” says John Tepylo, organizer of the 7th annual community promotion. Look for the big truck at the corner of Pine Street and Albert St. West Gardeners are encouraged to stock up on 25 kg bags of fertilizer. • 28-4-8 60% slow release lawn $27.00 • 21-7-7 50% slow release lawn $26.00 • 10-10-10 general purpose $21.00 • 10-20-20 fall lawn $27.00. All taxes are included in price.
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ELIO’S EXPANDS WITH NEW CENTRE TO OPEN IN AUGUST Elio’s evolution continues to move the growing business with an expansion to a new location slated to open August 2016 at the Pine Shopping Centre in Thorold. With the expansion, Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre will widen their services by operating two locations. Due to continually increasing demand for Elio’s expanded selection of products and services, the family owned business will enlarge their product selection and foot care services in a new clinic setting.
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“We are expanding our operations to stay on the leading edge with more products, services, and more loyal customers. To meet the foot care needs of a growing customer base, we are excited to announce the opening of our new store in August 2016 with a bigger space to provide excellent service. We have been planning this expansion for a long time and our team is very excited to take the next step in growing our family business that our father started over 45 years ago. We do it all in one shop, and coming soon, even more services for the people in Niagara” said Elio’s co-owner, Mario DiFelice. In their lab located at 9 Front Street South in Downtown Thorold, Elio’s
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will keep their original location open to focus exclusively on shoe and leather repairs as well as other related services. One street block away, Elio’s new Centre will offer a bigger space for Niagara’s one stop shop for foot comfort. In the more spacious Pine Shopping Centre location, Elio’s will bolster its selection with more bracing, compression stockings, custom made orthotics, orthopedic footwear and diabetic shoes, while also providing foot assessments by Certified Canadian Pedorthists in private patient rooms.
“As business keeps growing, we are trying to build something that will help our team of health professionals provide the best care possible for our customers. More space means a better work environment and more products and services can be provided, as well as future employment opportunities locally,” said Elio’s co-owner, Rob DiFelice. Construction of Elio’s new foot comfort centre is scheduled to start in May. During the transition, Elio’s customers can feel confident in the excellent service provided since 1970 at the shop on Front Street. AUTOMOTIVE ACCESSORIES
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COMMUNITY CELEBRATES WITH NEW OWNERS OF FUNERAL HOME
New Owners of Bocchinfuso Funeral Home Host First Anniversary Open House A funeral home is a place to celebrate the life of the departed, but on March 20 the new owners of the Bocchinfuso Funeral Home in Thorold held a different type of event. In recognition of their first year as new owners of the business, Kelly Liddycoat and Rick Westlake hosted an anniversary open house. Visitors toured the facility featuring a chapel and café in the family owned and operated funeral home.
The married couple, Rick and Kelly are also business partners, and gained ownership of Bocchinfuso Funeral Home in 2015. Liddycoat was raised in Thorold and when the business became available for ownership, they relocated from Peterborough.
“We had a wonderful turn out. Thanks to Chef Paul for the tasty goodies, Nicole Foster for the beautiful music, Thorold Lion’s Club for the lovely lilies, and our community partners and the various faith communities who showed their support,” says Kelly in appreciation of the community-wide support.
Experienced in the industry with 40 years of combined experience, Kelly and Rick always welcome people to ask questions on funeral or celebration of life planning. The licensed funeral directors had managed two funeral homes in Peterborough, but had a vision to eventually own a funeral home. It is nice to see their wish come true in Thorold
Many people whom never viewed the services at a funeral home took the time to ask the experts. At the open house visitors were able to speak with staff, view the amenities, and learned about the options available.
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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 April 6 9 am -9pm
Senior’s Day at Henderson’s Pharmacy. Senior’s get 20% discount at Henderson’s on first Wed. of every month.
April 8-23 Various times
Thorold Community Theatre, TCT Presents Farce of Nature, Trinity United Church, Community Hall 15 Pine Street S. Thorold. General Admission Tickets $15.00 per person. For information go to www.thoroldtheatre.ca.
April 8-10 Various times
Thorold Fertilizer Sale, Pine Shopping Centre, support Holy Rosary Church restoration projects. Fri., April 8, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sat. April 9, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, Sun. April 10, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
April 14 4-7pm
Beef on a Bun Night. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Holy Rosary Hall. $9.00 per person per serving, includes potato, coleslaw, coffee. Mounds of slow simmered roast beef on a North American Style Kimmel Weck Bun. Choice of mashed or roasted potatoes topped off by their famous coleslaw and pickles. Kaiser Bun will also be an option for those who prefer the original style. Contact Robert Merrill, email@example.com 905-324-2919
April 23 7pm - 12am April 23 Doors 6pm Show 7:30 pm April 27 2-3:30 pm May1 11am--1pm
Celtic Night, City of Thorold Pipe Band, Featuring the music of Old Plank Road, with special performances by the Thorold Pipe Band and Tara’s School of Highland Dance. Raffles. Beef on bun included. $10 / ticket. Heidehof Ballroom. 600 Lake St., St. Catharines. 905-227-2743. www.cityofthoroldpipeband.com/ Canal Bank Shuffle at the Moose and Goose, JP Soars & the Red Hots joined by the Red Dirt Revelators Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. canalbankshuffle.com Thorold Daffodil Tea, support Canadian Cancer Society. Holy Rosary Hall, Queen St.. Free will offerings. Refreshments & Bake Table. Entertainment by Walter Ostanek and Ed Pizzo. 905-227-1499 How Great Thou Art. Luncheon and Art Show is a fund raiser to support the Friends of Beaverdams Church restoration project. The luncheon at Club Capri includes antipasto, fresh salad ,rolls and lasagna, apple cake and truffles. Cash Bar. 10-12 local artists will display their art . Original artwork of the church will be auctioned in two sealed bids. Charitable receipts provided for donations. Tickets cost $23.00. 905 227 7556 or 905 227 2174
On the cover, 1. Pharmacist, John Henderson with Pharmasave’s Sean Quinn & Karen Santacona 2. MP Vance Badawey & TCAG’s Dan Pelletier, 3. Elio’s Owners, Mario & Rob DiFelice, 4. Rick Westlake & Kelly Liddycoat, new owners Bocchinfuso Funeral Home. Go to www.shophorold.com for more events and photos of people in the community. Submit your event
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