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Sobeys decorates with Pelham’s faces BY TINA CHIVERS VOICE staff These days, it’s not uncommon to find Ron Kore climbing ladders. On July 10, Kore, owner of Fonthill Sobeys, was seen hanging the first batch of the Portraits of Pelham series. The Portraits of Pelham series began four years ago; the brainchild of local photographer, Bryan Caporicci. “When I started out as a photographer, I came up with the idea of the Portraits of Pelham series—as a way to get out in the community, meet the local business owners, and showcase my talents,” said Caporicci. The idea was to create dynamic and visually-appealing portraits that business owners could use to market their services. Furthermore, Caporicci said that the portrait series would help him stretch and grow creatively. Now involved with the Pelham Business Association (PBA), Caporicci has been the association’s Marketing Director for the past two years. He’s credited with thinking up the idea to use the Portraits of Pelham series as a way for the PBA members to increase their visual

(Left to right) Ron Kore, owner of Sobeys, and Bryan Caporicci, smile underneath the Portraits of Pelham posters. Caporrici spear-headed the Portraits of Pelham campaign, and was the man behind the lens. /Photo courtesy of Bryan Caporicci presence in the community. Caporicci’s idea became the PBA’s marketing campaign for 2012. Members interested in participating in the campaign would receive a digital copy of

the photo to use for their own promotional purposes. In addition, members would receive advertisements in the Voice of Pelham, See Sobeys (Page 3)

Arts scene in full colour at Summerfest Known for is vibrant Arts scene, the Pelham community will continue to embrace the arts at this year’s Summerfest celebration. For the second year running, Pelham

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Summmerfest has chosen to include a celebration of the Arts in the Festival. On Thursday July 18, Summerfest kicks off with Art in the Park, a juried art show featuring two dozen

artists whose works range from oils and watercolours to pottery and jewellery. For a listing of the artists appearing at the Art in the Park event, please check out the Summerfest web-

site at and click on the pink, Art Zone, icon. For the musical groups performing, click on the dark blue, Music, icon. Also on Thursday July

18, people are invited to attend the unveiling of the Pelham Community Art Project. This project, spearheaded by Forestgreen Creations Inc., will See Arts Scene (Page 6)

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Summerfest launches Community Art Project BY DAVID BURKET for the VOICE A minor miracle is taking shape behind the old Post Office in Fonthill. That’s the home of Forestgreen Designs, where owner Todd Barber is turning a few dollars of wood into an estimated $22,000 windfall for Pelham Summerfest. Collaborating with daughters Madison, 19, and Mercedes, 21, Barber designed the Pelham Community Art Project

art wall, a 576 square foot installation headed for Peace Park. Several corporate sponsors are also on board at $500 each. Working around a tangle of power tools in a hot, dusty parking lot, Madison and Mercedes put the finishing touches on the design to the tunes of a local rock station. “The first year we did the beer pavilion with the obelisks, and then the second year we decided to go bigger and we did the arches,� says Mercedes.

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“[This year] my dad just could not keep his feet out of the Summerfest pool.� The design is minimalist. Three vertical structures the sisters call wishbones provide eighteen 8 x 6 ft. sides of blank canvas. Or in this case blank pallet wood, donated by Quality Cleaners. Starting at $2 for four square inches, festival goers are encouraged to express themselves however they wish. “It’s like controlled graffiti,� says Mercedes. Not with spray paint, adds Madison, but permanent markers and paint crayons, provided on site. Madison says that while no one is required to buy space, “They should, because who wouldn’t want to make their mark. It’s a community art project, it’s going to look great.� “You could propose on a board, and then bring your girlfriend over,� offers Harley Blair, a Forestgreen colleague, perhaps a touch wistfully. Art being in the eye of the beholder, are there limits? How to cope with a caricature of the Mayor as Kermit the Frog, say, or an unflattering scrawl about a local business. Mercedes says that ten volunteers per shift will

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Mercedes and Madison Barber constructing the Art Wall, set to debut on Thursday, July 18. David Burket/Voice Photo keep their eyes peeled for pranksters and the potty-mouthed. “That way there is no profanity or anything that will make it unfriendly.� Madison wrote a guideline poem reading in part, “The wood is raw for you to write and draw, so keep it clean or it won’t be seen.� She is certain that all 2,500 spaces will sell out.

Several young Pelham artists, including the Barber sisters, will be on hand to assist any artistically challenged folk. Artist “rentals� start at $2. “A lot of people might be kind of shy because they don’t feel like they can make a good enough mark,� says Mercedes, whose speciality is painting flowers, with Madison a cartoonist.

The art wall wishbones are built to endure at least three winters, says Madison, though ultimately Town Council will determine how long the structures remain in Peace Park after Summerfest. Art wall painting hours are 4 - 9 pm Thursday and Friday, 10 am - 4 pm Saturday, and 9 am - 2 pm Sunday at Peace Park.

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905.562.5831 (Sobeys, from Page 1) Facebook and mypelham. com, and would also be featured on the website “Partly subsidized with PBA marketing dollars, this was both a great concept and incredible value for Pelham’s business owners,” said Caporicci. At first pitch, 25 business owners responded with interest. “It was a successful campaign,” stated Caporicci. “The community loved it; we received lots of positive feedback.” As such, the PBA decided to market the campaign again this year. Another 20 business owners joined in, which ultimately resulted in a doubling of interest from the campaign’s inception in 2012. Caporicci said he isn’t surprised at the campaign’s success. “This campaign has always been about the business owner, and what they can offer the community,” he said. “The Portraits of Pelham campaign personifies the business.” What did surprise him, however, was Kore’s interest in displaying the portraits in his Sobeys store. The photographer was approached by Kore,

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who wanted Caporicci and the PBA to consider hanging the portraits in the grocery store. “Ron volunteered to take down signage promoting his store’s products in order to make room for the portraits,” said Caporicci. “This is a totally selfless act on Ron’s part; you can’t get more community-minded than that.” According to Caporicci, Kore views the display as a win-win. “Ron said that he wants the thousands of people who shop in his store daily to see who our business owners are; he wants people to become familiar with their faces, and with what they have to offer,” said the photographer. Next, Caporicci and the PBA collaborated with Dave Metler of Pelham Printing, and set the ball in motion. They then shared the idea with local members, and yielded 30 interested members. Approximately 20 of the portraits are now hanging inside the store, with more to be added over the next couple of months. “What this proves is that even a big chain store like Sobeys can actively support small town initiatives,” he said.

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From The Heart of Niagara 209 Highway 20 East at Rice Road (inside Birchley Place) Office: Mon-Fri - 9am-3pm Fonthill, ON, L0S 1E6 phone: 905-892-8690 fax: 905-892-0823 Tina Chivers, Editor Wayne Campbell, Reporter Warren Mason, Advertising Liz Hayden, Graphics Leslie Chiappetta, Office Manager The Voice is independent, locally owned and operated. The Voice is a member of:

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Speaking of summer, bring on the fun! One look at this issue of The Voice, and it’s glaringly obvious what’s been on our minds. We’re looking forward, with anticipation, to all that Pelham’s four-day Summerfest has to offer. As I’ve been chin-deep in layout, I’ve rattled off, like a mantra, some of my favourite summertime quotes. For example, when walking into the office, an air-conditioned respite from the oppressive oven-like heat outdoors, I mumble “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it [quote by Russel Baker]”. And after a long day at work, contemplating the chores that wait for me at home, I declare “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze

is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken” [quote by James Dent]. Adding fuel to the fire are the pleas from my overtired children, begging for a later bedtime, and I’m reminded of the words “In winter I get up at night, and dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way; I have to go to bed by day” [quote by Robert Louis Stevenson] and “It’s a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it’s light out” [quote by Bill Watterson]. Invariably, I retire later during the summer season, and constantly remind the bookworm in me that “One benefit of summer is that each day we have more light to read

by” [quote by Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle] Ah, yes, embracing and celebrating literacy everywhere I go. Well, with so much humidity, heat and bedtime boycotting, it’s great to look forward to some good summer fun. And for four days this week, I intend to lap up some leisure at Pelham’s Summerfest. Simply preparing this week’s issue was priming the pump for summer fun. I had the opportunity to hear about and print light-hearted stories about summer concerts, delicious food and drink, a cannoli-eating contest, drawing on walls, and juried art shows. I couldn’t have asked for more fun in a work week. I can honestly say that

I’ve never written about a cannoli-eating contest, and I think it’s fair to say that most people in Pelham have never entered a cannoli-eating contest. Moreover, it isn’t everyday that folks get to draw on the side of buildings. More often than not, that kind of behaviour will land one in the back of a cruiser. But this isn’t graffiti we’re talking about— this is a unique project that will culminate in an organic collaboration by the people of this town. A true believer in the benefits of new literacies, I am in awe at the value of this Community Art Project, and see it as a progressive activity rooted in forward thinking. From fast-paced activity to slow strolling, Sum-


Tina Chivers merfest offers something for everyone. Believe me, after preparing this edition of the Voice, I’m much like a kid on Christmas Eve. I can’t wait to get out there, and take part in all that Summerfest has to offer. Look for me: I’ll be the girl randomly quoting all things summertime.

LETTERS to the editor It’s worthwhile to take time for tea One year ago, I went to my first high tea event honouring the “Queen’s Diamond Jubilee”. On Saturday June 29, I was able to experience a repeat performance by the same group of ladies who hosted the 1st annual “Heritage Tea”. The key word here being annual. If you have not yet treated yourself to a high tea event put on by this talented group of ladies, you are missing out on a remarkable social event taking place right here in Fonthill.

Through connections to the McFarland House in N.O.T.L., these ladies created a very authentic tea experience in relation to the “Georgian Era”. The tables were set to reflect this period in history through the décor which included jars of fresh lavender, burlap table runners, and china tea pots. The servers were dressed in clothing from this era, including their hair style. A young gentleman greeted each guest dressed in the appropriate Georgian era attire. We enjoyed a short dialogue from Dexter Deverado

who was a prominent figure from the early days of our community. Each guest was served a plate of dainties consisting of fancy sandwiches, scones, shortbread cookies, and a lemon square. We also enjoyed lemonade and, of course, a cup of tea. All the food was expertly prepared by the ladies hosting this “Heritage Tea Party”. Several ladies won prizes in the hat contest. So much time, effort, and planning went into creating this tea. This also included a historical slide show and displays from long ago.

Hats off to these wonderful ladies who unselfishly worked so hard to create a memorable event. I look forward to next year’s “Heritage Tea” and hope these ladies enjoy some welldeserved time off. I am quite certain that with each passing year this annual tea will only get better and better. Marg Webster, Fonthill

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Celebrating four days of Summerfest fun BY DAVE AUGUSTYN Mayor of Pelham

Next weekend, Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21, I hope you will join in in the fun, art, food, music and great community spirit at the Third Annual Pelham Summerfest! Summerfest started in 2011 as a oneday celebration following the lengthy reconstruction of Downtown Fonthill. It grew to a four-day festival in 2012 and welcomed more than 25,000 people. Building on previous years and improving all components, this year’s festival promises to be the best four days of free family fun yet! Thursday, from 4 to 10 pm will be the “Summerfest Opener” when Summerfest will add even more to the already

amazing weekly Farmers Market and Bandshell Concert. While Jim Wittle, known as “the Piano Man”, takes the bandshell stage, Summerfest will add Art in the Park – dozens of local artists showcasing their talents – and an artisan beer and a local wine garden. Thursday will also be the start of the Community Art Wall project. Friday, from 4 pm to 11 pm will be Pelham Night of Arts & Teen Movie Night. This will be the time to celebrate art in all forms – from music to dance to dramatic to visual art. In addition to the Art in the Park, the stage will include live, local musicians and dramatists. Summerfest will also host a Teen Movie Night “under the arches” and outdoor patios in Downtown Fonthill will be open late. Saturday, July 20, from 10 pm to

midnight will be an action-packed, community day. Featuring more food and non-food vendors than previous years, Summerfest will provide a wide range of activities including buskers, a kid’s zone with more bouncers and entertainment, reptiles and a puppet theatre. The Main Stage will include Fonthill Music Academy and a Zumba challenge and will later feature Niagara bands. Local service clubs will run a beer garden under the arches and Art in the Park will continue with music on a second stage in Peace Park. Sunday, July 21, from 9 am to 2 pm will include Art in the Park and Community Pancake Breakfast that will be prepared by the travelling Enbridge crew and that will include blues bands. Finally, you can work off those pancakes with a family fun walk.

On behalf of Council and the community, thank you to numerous sponsors and the 2013 Summerfest Committee for their vision, hard-work, and dedication! Thank you to Councillor Gary Accursi, chair; Todd Barber, from the Downtown Beautification Committee; Bea Clark, Pelham Active Transportation Committee; Kathleen Goodman, Pelham / Welland Chamber of Commerce; John Wink, Pelham Business Association; and Vickie van Ravenswaay, and other Town of Pelham staff. I hope you and your family and friends will participate in this year’s Summerfest! You may contact Mayor Dave at or read past columns online at www.pelhammayordave.

NRP seeks Council’s help with longboarders BY TINA CHIVERS VOICE staff Town of Pelham Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, Craig Genesse, and Niagara Regional Police Cst. David Brown, gave a joint presentation to Town Council on July 15, asking for cooperation regarding a problem with longboarders, which could lead to potential fatalities. According to Cst. Brown, the Niagara Regional Police (NRP) has received 37 calls over the past four months from citizens concerned about longboarders on the roads. Of those calls, 22 are from different citizens. The main areas

of concern are sections along Shoalts Drive, Overholt Road, Elizabeth Street, and Effingham Road. “Near Hansler and Overholt, the kids start at the top of the road, and longboard down to the bottom,” said Cst. Brown. “There is a blind turn in the road, from the motorists’ perspective, and it’s only a matter of time before we’re dealing with a fatality.” Moreover, Cst. Brown said that, when spoken to, the kids have been belligerent, and that even the parents have been upset with the NRP. Some of the longboarders have organized themselves into an unofficial club

known as the Fonthill Skateboarders Union. There is currently no law in the Highway Traffic Act that prohibits skateboarding or longboarding on roadways in Ontario. The pair requested cooperation from Council, via bylaw 89-2000. Specifically, Cst. Brown and Genesse asked Council to prohibit skateboarding and longboarding (on sections of Shoalts Drive, Effingham Street, Overholt Drive and Elizabeth Street) by directing staff to post signs prohibiting such activities. The pair also asked Council to direct staff to update the bylaw to include the before-mentioned activities.

Lastly, they requested that Council direct staff to come forward with options for creating a more prominent longboarding track in the proposed skate park. “Our primary concern is for the kids,” said Cst. Brown. “When one of these kids comes into

contact with a car, it’s going to be catastrophic.” Council agreed to cooperate with the NRP on the matter, and will instruct staff to post signs along the requested sections. Once done, anyone caught longboarding in those areas can be fined for the offence of engag-

ing in a prohibited act, and it may result in a $50 ticket. Cst. Brown further stated that Pelham’s roads have become so popular with longboarders that “they even come from out of town to ride on Pelham’s roads.” (Arts Scene, continued from Page 1) include the implementation of three free-standing art structures in Peace Park. Anyone can purchase a designated area on the art wall on which to create their own unique design using supplied materials. On Friday July 19, the Pelham Art Festival Inc. sponsors the Pelham Night of Arts. This free, family-friendly event is designed to celebrate the arts and highlight their value in the local community. A mix of visual arts, music, dance and theater, organized by Taylor Wallace, will take place at and around the Fonthill Bandshell that evening. Giant FM (91.7) will be onsite with free giveaways for everyone; look for their Summer Cruiser parked nearby. Also that evening, graduates from the Niagara College Graphic Design Program (Stella Froese, Andy Gascon and Pelham resident Jessica Ratté) will be on hand demonstrating the creative abilities they learned under the guidance of Professor James Gielfeldt. Fine Art model and artist, Emily Andrews and digital artist, Catherine Graff will also be participating. Look for the Niagara College tent and drop in to see them at work. Friday night is also Pelham Summer-

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fest’s Teen Movie Night Under The Arches, sponsored by the Town of Pelham. There will be a preview showing of all the youth art submitted this year before the start of the outdoor movie. The fun begins at 9:00 p.m. and runs until around 11:30 p.m. Parent pick-up of their teens will take place in front of the Town of Pelham Municipal Building at midnight (once the movie is finished). Check out the Pelham Summerfest website for the name of the movie chosen by voters through Survey Monkey. Click on the black, Movie Clapboard, icon to vote. On both Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19, Scotiabank will be sponsoring a Wine & Beer Garden located in Peace Park. Forestgreen Creations Inc. has created a unique, organic sculpture that will serve as home to the Wine & Beer Garden. Look for the draped, white sail in Peace Park and there folks will find the featured wines of Featherstone Winery, Westcott Winery and Calamus Winery and the 100% all natural, award-winning beers of Cool Beer Brewery from Etobicoke. On Thursday, July 18, purchase a glass of wine and receive a free, limited-edition Pelham Summerfest goblet (while supplies last).

Taking art to the park Local artists certainly know how to decorate the park. The 2nd Annual Art in the Park, a juried fine art show will be taking place in Fonthill’s Peace Park, as part of the Summerfest celebration. The art will be on display on Thursday July 18, from 4 pm - 10 pm, Friday, July 19 from 4 pm - 10 pm, Saturday, July 20 from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday July 21 from 10 am - 2 pm. The display will feature 16 returning artists including James Kerr who is an instructor with the Pelham Art Association and a renowned Niagara Fine Artist. In addition, there will be six new artists this year: Lauren Ellis who works in graphite, Bill Eisbrenner a fret work artist, Franz Rood a Raku potter, Esa Neinimen’s medium

(Left to right) Artists Patricia Haftar, Pat Paquin, and Jared Robinson, ready to showcase their talents at Art in the Park during Pelham’s Summerfest. /Special to the Voice

is acrylic on stone, Ruth Maier a slumped glass and abstract artist, and Joanne Currah a decorative abstract artist. “Artists come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common, the deep desire to communicate their feelings about what touches their hearts and minds,” said Patricia Haftar, organizer of Summerfest’s Art in The Park. According to Haftar, artists express themselves creatively by pouring their feelings out on canvas, stone, clay,

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wood etc. “Ask us about what makes us tick,” said Haftar. “We’ll be happy to discuss our work with you and your family.” Moreover, Haftar invites people to negotiate when it comes to purchasing art. “Please feel free to negotiate with the artists,” she said. “We love our work to go to a good home where it will be appreciated.” For more information on the artists, visit the Summerfest Facebook Page, and click on Art in the Park.

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Cannoli-eating contest to offer sweet prizes BY TINA CHIVERS VOICE staff

Summerfest just became a little sweeter. Gelato Village owner, Rocco Spano, came up with the idea to hold a cannoli-eating contest, with $1,000 in prizes up for grabs. The event will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 4 pm, in front of Gelato Village. Spano said that the contest will

feature five participants. Dare mongers are asked to contact the store to reserve a spot. Some people have already signed up, but there is still room for others to participate. The canailles, which will be made from Spano’s old family recipe will be filled with cream, topped with Belgian chocolate, and stuffed inside a fried outer shell. “I’m not aware of any other cannoli-eating

contest in the area,” said Spano. “I wanted to start a new tradition, and we hope it grows into a bigger and regular event. Participants will be challenged to eat as many of the sweet treats as possible—in three minutes. Prizes include gift certificates to Gelato Village and to Rona’s, the event sponsor. For more information, contact Gelato Village at 289-897-9747.

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Local teen loses 12 inches of hair for charity BY TINA CHIVERS VOICE staff Local teen, Dana Brint, is proof that there’s no shortcut to growing one’s hair. Brint has been growing her hair for eight years, with the goal of donating 12 inches of hair to the Angel Hair for Kids program. And just over a week ago, Brint’s hair finally met the stylist’s scissors. It all began back in Grade 5, when Brint made the decision to grow her hair for the future donation. As per regulations, she has neither cut nor coloured her hair for close to a decade. “Other than the tiniest trims, to keep it from splitting, she hasn’t cut it at all,” said her mother, Monika. Angel Hair for Kid is a program of A Child’s Voice Foundation that provides wigs and hair loss solu-

tions to financially disadvantaged children in Canada who have lost their hair due to a medical condition or treatment. Using hair that is donated to the program, the foundation can create wigs and hair systems, and provide them at no cost to the child’s family. It takes 10-12 donated ponytails to make one hair prosthesis, and $800 to $1000 is budgeted by the foundation to cover manufacturing and related costs. When Brint began growing her hair, she knew she wanted to donate it specifically to a program that makes wigs for children. “I always liked my hair long, but growing it out that extra length to donate to Angel Hair for Kids made me feel like I was doing the right thing to help other kids,” she said. “My friend did it back in Grade 5 and I wanted to help, too.” Asked how she felt, sitting in the stylists’ chair, after growing her hair for eight years, she responded with confidence. “I knew I was ready; it felt right and I had planned on doing this after my Grade 12 graduation for a long time,” she said. Brint is passionate about the program because she’s witnessed the realities of cancer—she’s lost an aunt to cancer, and she’s seen some of her friends’ families battle cancer. Her 12-inch ponytail has now been mailed to Mississauga, where it will be processed into a child’s wig. Sporting a new hairdo, she plans to return to E.L. Crossley for another year as she stacks up on science courses. She has her eye on McMaster University, and plans to study science sometime next year. And of course, she plans to grow her hair out again.

Dana Brint, holding eight years’ of hair growth for the Angel Hair for Kids program, and Cut Plus stylist, Julie Pelette. /Special to the Voice

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Witter paid his dues, playing in the clubs and bars around Southern Ontario for years. He would write songs and record demos during the day, and play in the clubs at night to pay the bills. Jim met his wife, Rebecca, in 1985. Together, they worked to promote Witter’s talent and music in hopes that one day their efforts would be recognized. Finally in 1990, one of Jim’s demos came to the attention of a Sony Music Canada executive, which got Witter’s recording career rolling. A record deal with a smaller independent label in Canada soon gave way to a multi-record deal with Curb Records of Nashville, home of Tim McGraw, Leanne Rimes and Wynonna Judd. From his first self-titled record, to “All My Life” and “Forgiveness”, Jim has had 10 top ten radio hits in Canada, seven hit videos on CMT and chart action in the U.S. on Billboard and R&R. Witter’s music and songwriting have been recognized on both sides of the border, earning him multiple awards and nominations from the Canadian Country Music Association, the Juno Awards, and most recently the

Jim Witter. scheduled to kick off Summerfest on July 18. /Special to the Voice Dove Awards in Nashville, the songs of [his mentors] where Jim’s album “For- Billy Joel and Elton John. giveness” was nominated This multi-media rock for Inspirational Album musical has turned out of the year. “Songwriting to be a hit, receiving rave has always been a real reviews from music critics love of mine”, said Wit- all across North America. ter. “I feel very fortunate There are even plans to to have been able to work take the show overseas to with so many incredible London and Japan in the song-writers over the past near future. years, like Steve Wariner “All I’ve ever wanted for instance. Not only from this business is to be have the collaborations able to support my family produced songs that I and to make people feel am very proud of, but I a little better when they have gained an invaluable hear my music. To help education and created them forget about their lifelong friendships along troubles for a while and the way.” enjoy the moment,” he A few years ago, Witter concluded. “If I can concame up with the concept tinue doing this 10 or 15 for the show “The Piano years down the road, I’ll Men”; a musical journey be perfectly happy.” through the ‘70s featuring


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Summer nights attract bands to Peace Park BY CALLIE METLER for the VOICE

Jonesy-ing for the start of some hot weather, Fonthill kicked off summer a day early this year, on June 20, with the Thursday Night Concert series’ first event of the season at the bandshell in Peace Park. Jonesy, claimed “Niagara’s favourite party band” by the concert schedule, which is available online and in many local businesses, set the tone for the 8th annual concert season. There will be a total of 12 shows this year, every Thursday from 7 pm - 9 pm, running from June 20 to September 5. Averaging about 1500 attendees on a normal night, and having upwards of 3000 people on special occasions, like Summerfest, Gale Baltjes-Chataway, chair of the board for the Thursday Night Concert series, is grateful for the continued support of the Town. “We’ve had a great turnout,” she said. “And we’re very pleased

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and humbled by the volume of people that turn out to support this endeavor.” Aside from the spectators, who are so supportive and enthusiastic that they bring their chairs early to reserve a good spot, the Thursday Night Concert series also accepts sponsorship from local businesses to help cover the cost of putting on the show. Each week, one or two local businesses chip in and are featured on the schedule poster as the sponsor for the night. “The local businesses have been so supportive each year,” said Baltjes-Chataway. “And we certainly thank them.” Baltjes-Chataway works every Thursday from around 2:00 in the afternoon until 10:00 pm with student volunteers setting up and tearing down the band. “Students that volunteer during the summer months help with handing out brochures and helping the audience,” said Baltjes-Chataway. “And of course doing the weekly collections that we do to help keep this thing going.” However, while in the summer months the public can see all the action, the concert nights don’t plan themselves. Baltjes-Chataway works along with nine other volunteers who make up the board of directors all winter long to plan the highly anticipated and greatly attended events. They meet every other week throughout the off-season to put it all together for Pelham’s enjoyment. The bands that the board chooses to hire come from a long list. “This year we had 83 bands on our list for consideration,” commented Baltjes-Chataway. “It’s a challenging process.” The deliberation process is important though, to Baltjes-Chataway. “We try to provide a wide variety of music so that there is something for all tastes, but also something that everyone can appreciate.” Along with the handpicked entertainers, attendees can also enjoy the carefully planned parking arrangements.

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Picture Primer Photo tips By Brian Capporicci Week 11 With Pelham Summerfest this weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to share some tips as to how you can take better pictures outdoors while at an event. There will be lots of activity happening at Summerfest including games, eating, drinking, shopping, music, dancing, and much more! Here’s 5 tips how you can make the most of the pictures you take from Summerfest: 1)Use the “Action” or “Sports” mode on your camera. There will be lots of movement and activity, so when you use these modes on your camera, it allows you to better “freeze the frame”. 2)For “grip and grin” photos (where you ask your kids to smile at the camera), try and find shade so that they aren’t squinting. If you can’t, put the sun to their back so that their face is in shade. 3)Be sure to take a few overall pictures of the events and activities so that you can better “paint a picture” and tell the story of the event (remember my Picture Primer tip a few weeks ago about telling better stories?). 4)Capture candid photos. You don’t always have to ask your kids to smile at the camera, sometimes the best moments are when they don’t know you’re taking a photo. 5)Have fun, and remember to get in the photo yourself! Enjoy the weekend and the festivities - perhaps I’ll see you around. Come say “Hello” if you see me, I’d love your feedback on these Picture Primer columns. My wife and I will be wandering around with our 4-month old daughter and of course, I’ll have my camera in hand!

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Community Events

ONGOING • Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Bingo Night at St. Ann’s Church, 834 Canboro Rd, Fenwick Wheelchair accessible. • Tuesdays 6 p.m.-9 p.m. SPAN (Single Professional Association of Niagara) is a social club since 1982 for mature singles who meet and mingle at Bailey-Obrady’s,111 Hwy 20, Fonthill,  every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Offers members a monthly calendar of social activities.  Further information, call Lynie @905-788-0359 • Tuesdays A Cappella Niagara” Men’s Chorus invites singers to join them at Chippewa Park in Welland from July 30th until August 27th inclusive. Come and join in or just listen—either way you’ll be welcome! • Alternate Wednesdays. 1:00-3:00 p.m.. Drop-in Bridge at Pelham Library. Ask for Schedule at front desk. • Wednesdays - 1st & 3rd of the each month, at 2 p.m. Pelham Community Church Worship Service, 461 Canboro Rd, Fenwick. • Wednesday - last Wednesday each month. Euchre Night at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-8923408. • Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Free Art2 Workshops, Teens and Adults welcome to drop in. The Happy Place Studio, 1433 Pelham St. Fonthill. • Fridays 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Legion Lunch • 7:30 p.m. Euchre at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-892-3408. * First and Third Friday of the Month, 7 p.m. Social Dances at Club Heidgelberg. Admission $10. Cash bar. • Saturdays, 2-4:30 p.m. Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 Fonthill, 141 Regional

Road 20. • Newcomers Club of St. Catharines & District welcomes women new to the region to participate in a variety of activities. Call Maureen 905-397-7593 or Gwen 905-641-9816 for details. UPCOMING Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 • In The Orchard Summer Art Camp: this week’s theme is Paint BIG where the children work towards creating a large-scale masterpiece. Visit www. Tuesday, July 16 • 1:00 p.m. Wild in Africa – Explore Africa with us and learn how to make an African mask. Maple Acre branch. Pelham Public Library Summer Kids Program. Cost: $4 Thursday, July 18 Sunday, July 21 SUMMERFEST! Thursday, July 18 • SUMMERFEST! THE OPENER •4:00pm - 11:00pm. Including Pelham Farmer’s Market, Art in the Park, Bandshell Concert performance by Jim Witter - The Piano Men, unveiling of the Pelham Community Art Project, Wine and Beer Gardens • “In The Orchard” will hold a Vintage Marketplace where we will sell up-cycled clothing and antiquities and items made by the aspiring artists participating in our art squared program. Stop over to enjoy some lemonade and live music while browsing our selection of vintage items and art installations. Friday, July 19 • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fab Fenwick Lions Fish Fry, Take Out, Centennial Park, Church St, Fenwick. • SUMMERFEST! PELHAM NIGHT OF ARTS Free Teen Movie Night Concert Line-Up-a

mix of performance art, music and theater. 4 - 4:30 p.m. Erica Carter & Gracie Furlong 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. David Butko & Dawson Chamberlain 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Jorga Ugulini 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Jessica Wilson 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Miss Dar’s Dance Studio 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Stephanie Jones 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Devon Houlden 8:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. The Big Easy, Taylor Wallace 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Ivy Coast Saturday, July 19 SUMMERFEST! ALL DAY STREET FESTIVAL 10:00am - 11:00am Fonthill Music Concert. Main Stage 10:00am - 10:30am Zumbatomic. Peace Park/Bandshell 10:30am - 11:30am A Capella Niagara. Art in the Park Stage 10:45am - 11:15am Mark Furney: Magician. Peace Park/Bandshell 11:00am - 11:30am A.M.P Fest Winner: Soundfleet. 11:30am - 12:00pm Reptile Kingdom. Peace Park/Bandshell 11:30am - 12:00pm Zumba! Main Stage 11:45am - 12:45pm Too Much of Jon. Art in the Park Stage 12:00pm - 2:00pm British Invasion. Main Stage 12:15pm - 12:45pm Zumbatomic. Peace Park/Bandshell 1:00pm - 2:00pm Castlemoon Theatre Peace Park/Bandshell 1:00pm - 2:30pm Mary Lou Minor. Art in the Park Stage 2:00pm - 4:00pm Saltshakers. Main Stage

2:15pm - 2:45pm Mark Furney: Magician. Peace Park/Bandshell 2:45pm - 3:15pm Greg Mashinter. Art in the Park Stage 3:00pm - 3:30pm Reptile Kingdom. Peace Park/Bandshell 3:30pm - 5:00pm Kindred - Celtic Folk Band. Art in the Park Stage 3:45pm - 4:45pm Castlemoon Theatre. Peace Park/Bandshell 4:00pm - 6:00pm Madhatters. Main Stage 5:00pm - 5:30pm Zumbatomic. Peace Park/Bandshell 6:00pm - 8:00pm Flashback Modified. Main Stage 8:00pm - 10:00pm Gormans. Main Stage 10:00pm - 11:55pm Sister Act. Main Stage Sunday, July 20 SUMMERFEST! Family Fun Day • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Pancake Breakfast $5 • 9:30 am Family Fun Walk, Register in Peace Park Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 25 • In The Orchard Summer Art Camp: this week’s theme is Strawberry Fields. Visit Sunday, July 28th • The Smoothies last concert. Club Richelieu in Welland. All Ages Show. The Smoothies have been playing in Niagara for over 15 years. They will be joining with some of the region’s best talent to re-create three classic albums: Steely Dan’s Aja, Van Morrison’s Moondance, and the Band’s Music from the Big Pink. Food collection for Community Care. Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 • In The Orchard Summer Art Camp: this week’s theme is Sculpture. Visit

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PMBA players in full swing The PMBA Meridian Credit Union Peewee Royals faced the Pelham Storm in a soggy match at North Pelham field. Braeden Prout started things off for the Royals with an RBI single and a solid turn on the mound. Josh George took command allowing only one run in pitching the next two innings. By the end of the 3rd, the Royals were ahead with the help of a 2RBI single off the bat of Dawson McQueen-Lafleur and a dramatic scoop of a line drive by Evan Kernaghan, but they fell behind by a run an inning later. Dawson McQueen-Lafleur repeated the 2RBI single in the 5th, an inning which saw Kira Tarasuk, Reid Kish, Ayrton Ashick, Ben Klassen, Evan Kernaghan and Andrew Avolio come home. A strike-out from pitcher Kernaghan, a line drive gloved by Ben Klassen and an out at 1st base by Wyatt Cheberinoff kept the bottom of the inning scoreless and put the lid on another victory for the Royals. On June 27 the Miller Restoration Pee-wee Rep team defeated the Welland Mustangs 24-1. The Panthers sent Spencer Reynolds and Ryan Moffatt to the mound for two innings each, combining for 10 strikeouts and allowing one hit. The Panther attack at the plate was led by Ryan Dykstra 2 doubles and 2 singles, Spencer Reynolds 3 singles, Sydney Porte 2 doubles, Josh Stuart, Harry Steven,

Connor Walton all added 2 singles while Blake Simons and Ryan Moffatt added a single each. On Saturday June 29 Port Dover invited the Panthers to town for two exhibition games. The Panthers won both games 12-1 and 11-5 and improved their season record to 13-1. The Panthers had another solid outing on the mound allowing 3 hits over the two games. Pitching for the Panthers were Evan Dobbie, Nathan Cook, Sydney Porte, Josh Stuart, Ryan Moffatt all pitched two innings and Tyler Dobbie one inning. Pelham continued to aggressively attack the strike zone with their hot bats as they combined for 27 hits over both games. Evan Dobbie 1 HR 2 doubles 1 single, Ryan Moffatt 5 singles, Josh Stuart 4 singles, Ryan Dykstra and Tyler Dobbie 1 double 1 single, Sydney Porte, Blake Simons, Dylan Biggar, Nathan Cook and Connor Walton all added 2 singles, Harry Steven 1 single. The Star Tile Midget team launched a comeback against Welland at Burgar Park on Friday night, and claimed a 9-8 victory on a 3 RBI triple by Brian Cunningham in the 7th inning. Jacob Flagg contributed to the offense with 2 hits and 2 runs scored, and Dylan Hanson also scored 2 runs. Davis Horrocks closed out the game to secure the win, with Cunningham and Matthew Mann pitching strongly in the early innings.

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Wheels spinning at bike camp The Town of Pelham Bike Camp is in full swing. The first of three sessions wrapped up on July 12. Sessions continue July 22 - July 26, and August 19 - 23. According to Jessica Ruddell, Recreation, Culture and Wellness Coordinator, spaces are still available but camps fill up quickly. Camp includes bicycle instruction on bike maintenance, safety tips, and rules of the road. Camp also includes swimming at the Pelham

pool Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a trip to Bissels on Tuesday and a weekly trip on Thursday. Lunch is included on Friday as well as a bike jersey campers must wear. Campers must provide themselves a properly functioning bicycle and helmet. All campers will wear a “Share the Road” jersey. The point is to remind all drivers to share the road with cyclists. “Share the Road” is a provincial cycling

advocacy organization created to unite cycling organizations from across Ontario and work with and on behalf of municipalities to enhance their ability to make their communities more bicyclefriendly. The Town of Pelham was recently awarded a Silver award for the Bicycle Friendly Community designation – the smallest municipality in Canada to receive the award.

Share the road!

Pictured are the first group of bike campers. The group posed on Friday July 12, wearing their “Share the Road” jerseys. /Courtesy of Bob Magee

The battle was fierce on Saturday, July 6 as Team Sobeys took on Team Reuter and Reilly Insurance—but Team Sobeys had an extra reason to play hard this week. A surprise visit from Sobeys owner, Ron Kore, gave them some extra speed in their shoes and spunk in their kicks. The game ended in a tie, but the children were so thrilled to have their sponsor there to cheer them on that they were winners that day. /Special to the Voice

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Pelham offers carbon monoxide/smoke alarms Starting in late July, the Pelham Fire Department will distribute combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to vulnerable individuals, including families registered with Pelham Cares and those participating in Meals on Wheels. A total of 240 combination alarms, with a retail value of $12,900, have been donated to the Town of Pelham through Project Zero. Project Zero is a public education program aimed at reducing the number of residential fires and carbon monoxide deaths to zero.

The province wide campaign is run in cooperation with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and Enbridge Gas Distribution. “Pelham is excited to have this wonderful opportunity through Project Zero to help provide safety measures for those in our community who need it the most,” commented Mayor Dave Augustyn. Combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, when properly installed and maintained, help provide an early warning that is needed to safely escape

from a house fire or carbon monoxide exposure. “Our Fire Department is dedicated to educating residents about the importance of installing and maintaining combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarms in their homes,” said Pelham Fire Chief Bob Lymburner. In Ontario, all homes must have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. While carbon monoxide alarms are not currently legislated, they are highly recommended by the Ontario Fire Marshal.

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Carbon monoxide is a toxic, odourless, colourless gas that can cause illness and death. It is produced whenever a fuel, such as natural gas, propane, gasoline, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal, is burned. Residents who are not registered with Pelham Cares or Meals on Wheels that would like to be considered for a combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarm may contact Pelham Fire Prevention Officer Saskia Holditch at (905) 892-3943.

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The Voice of Pelham, July 17, 2013  

Locally owned community newspaper from the heart of Niagara, reporting on events in Fonthill, Fenwick, Ridgeville and North Pelham.

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