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Longboarding workshop scheduled BY WAYNE CAMPBELL

for the VOICE Longboarding is on the table at a community workshop. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the 6 p.m. gathering at Pelham Fire Station No. 2 in Fenwick is officially called a “public creative problem solving session.” Mayor Dave Augustyn said Saturday council hopes people come with an open mind for the process to work best. At its Aug. 12 meeting, town council agreed to organize the session with stakeholders interested in longboarding in Pelham. Those who plan to attend have until noon Friday, Aug. 30, to register. The workshop follows a similar session with longboarders in July. Reports from that gathering mentioned a possible closure of Overholt Road use of longboarders. The reports triggered hundreds of letters, calls and emails to town staff and councillors reacting

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to the possibility. An overflow crowd attended the Aug.12 council meeting. Council did decide that no options recommending the permanent closure of town roads would be considered for longboarding. During the council meeting, councillors asked presenters both for and against closing Overholt whether they would participate in a problem solving session. They said they would be interested. In setting up the new Sept. 4 session, council is inviting any community member interested in longboarding to the workshop. It will consider the question: How might we ensure the safety of youth? The town has already lined up some “stakeholders”. They include: local skateboarders and longboarders, interested residents, Niagara Regional Police, a consultant from New Line Skateparks Co. developing the Isaac Riehl Memorial Skate Park, an

insurance representative and the town’s fire chief, bylaw enforcement officer and recreation department staff. “We hope for a large turnout,” said Augustyn. “As we found out at our

last council meeting, there are many people interested in this issue.” He said the creative problem solving process works best “if all those with a stake in an issue participate and come with

an open mind and are willing to contribute.” After the Sept. 4 workshop, a report will go to town council. “Future action depends on the ideas and soluSee Longboarding (Page 5)

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Local children planting the seeds of service GREG HOLMES

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The seeds of service were being planted in the next generation at Pelham Evangelical Friends Church Vacation Bible School last week. “Our theme for this Vacation Bible School was Service,” said Pastor Mathew Bradbury. All during the week the kids practiced giving for things beyond the church, such as making gifts for a local women’s shelter. “Our kids prepared pillowcases and wrote letters saying things like ‘hope you had a good sleep’ and ‘we care about you’,” said Bradbury The church has also been working with more farreaching organizations,

like Open Arms Mission. After a visit from an Open Arms Mission representative, the kids put on hair nets and gloves and doled out rice, mimicking the actual Open Arms Mission volunteer team. “We’re hoping that this experience planted seeds as to ways they can be involved,” said Bradbury. Throughout the week, the children watched a series of videos of a sevenyear-old Mexican orphan named Joel, who is supported by the Back2Back ministry. “We’re trying to show that the difference between us and Joel is zero,” said Bradbury. “We’re part of the same global community”. This is the third summer of the program, and Bradbury describes it as “the best out of the three years



because we are focused on something beyond ourselves.” According to Bradbury, the program is about character development and equipping kids to go do something real in the world. “And they’re really getting jazzed up about it,” he said. Bradbury said that this Vacation Bible School session has shown the children something special. “So next year, our kids’ program will definitely have a service aspect as part of it,” he said. “This isn’t about just doing something responsible because you have to; it’s more than that. Bradbury believes that fulfillment comes from serving. “We’re wired to do that; we’re designed to serve,” he said.“It’s in our DNA.”

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Pelham Evangelical Friends Church held its annual Vacation Bible School last week. This year, the focus was on serving the community. Pictured in their hair nets, ready to serve rice, are attendees of the program. /Special to the Voice

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Liberty Silver to play at Fonthill Bandshell On Thursday, August 22, Liberty Silver (presented by Marando Family Dentistry) will be performing at the Fonthill Bandshell. She was the first Black woman in Canada to receive a Juno Award in 1985. Liberty Silver shaped the foundation of R&B/soul for an entire generation of black female singers in Canada. Liberty collaborated with many musical artists throughout Canada for a humanitarian track called “Tears are not Enough”. She has sold millions of records/CDs throughout the world, with all types of music from R&B, jazz, multi-platinum dance tracks, reggae, pop, country music, and gospel. Her voice can expand 6-1/2 octaves. She won seven consecutive weeks on Star Search, and in the mid-1980’s she took the Canadian music scene by storm when she received three coveted Juno Awards for best R&B Single and Best Reggae/Calypso Recording. That same year she was nominated for Most Promising Female Vocalist and collaborated on a Jazz Album nominated for a Juno Award, making history as the only multiple Juno Award Winner and Nominee besides Bryan Adams. Liberty also co-hosted the World Basketball Champi-


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Committee will give age friendly advice The town will soon seek people with seniors’ moments. They will take moments to think about the present and future needs of seniors in Pelham. Last week, town council approved the creation of the Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee. It came almost a year after Joe Bouchard, Gail Hilyer and Judy Reid proposed it. The trio followed up on a March 2011 commitment by council to the “Age Friendly principles” of the World Health Organization. WHO defines age friendly communities as being inclusive and accessible in promoting active, healthy aging. Council last week accepted the terms of reference for the committee and told its clerk to start

advertising for applicants. In case you haven’t noticed, Pelham has a growing seniors population. We have seen the construction of retirement complexes like Lookout Ridge. Many new home buyers retire from the GTA, Hamilton and other parts of Niagara. Local developers hope to tap the same market to fill future houses, townhouses and apartments. While Pelham attracts seniors, it has not planned thoroughly for their presence. For example, when Lookout Ridge went up no one thought about sidewalks to connect it to a nearby plaza. The Regional Road 20 stretch wasn’t considered until seniors and others complained. Hilyer, well known for her work with Pelham

Cares, sees the advisory committee as voice for seniors to communicate with the whole community. “We want to keep communication lines open,” she said. The committee can collect data to present to town council as well as to seniors and community groups. Some senior needs are major. They include affordable housing, health care, and social services to counter isolation. Other issues require better co-ordination such as snow clearing, lawn cutting and other home maintenance services to allow seniors to remain in their homes. The town lacks public transportation services in and out, and around it. Pelham Cares tries to fill a gap by providing rides

to medical appointments. Hilyer pointed out many people who retire to Pelham don’t have local family members to assist them and run the risk of isolation. The committee will engage all sectors including service clubs, businesses, arts and cultural organizations to build a community approach to seniors issues, she said. It will start with a diverse committee membership. Members will include one each from town council, town staff, the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, the Active Transportation Committee, and the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee. They will sit with two representatives from seniors organizations and five residents from a geographical cross section of the town.


Wayne Campbell The town will advertise for the committee members in September and select members from the applicants in October to start meeting monthly soon after. This mixed membership will convert seniors issues to community issues. You can contact Wayne Campbell via email at

LETTERS to the editor Pleased with Pelham’s by-law services Well done Pelham by-law services Many letters to the editor are written to express negative viewpoints, and when it comes to Municipal affairs there seems to be a continuous trend. A case in point is the Pelham by-law services, which were under intense scrutiny back in 2012. Every week there seemed to be an article criticizing the department, its by-law officer, her tactics, and

the lack of professionalism. The bottom line is that the services being provided were at the very best, below par. In 2013 the Town decided to transfer the by-law services to the fire department, and also made some personnel changes. The new by-law officer Craig Genesse, is an absolute professional and a pleasure to deal with. Mr. Genesse is knowledgeable, confident, and has outstanding

people skills. He treats people with respect, and communicates so all parties are well informed. At the same time, he works to provide resolutions that both parties are satisfied with. It’s interesting that, since January, I haven’t seen any articles in our local papers containing negative comments about Mr. Genesse or the department he works in. Taking into consideration that the service being pro-

vided is a thankless job (and at times it seems impossible), the Town should be given the credit for making the changes they did on January 1. The citizens and politicians should be overwhelmingly happy compared to what we had in 2012. If only all levels of government could operate this well. MaryAnn Ratcliffe, Fonthill

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(Continued from Page 1) tions from the meeting,” Augustyn said. “In some cases, more study and consideration must occur.”

However, that is not always necessary. “In the case of the creative problem solving process for Pelham Street pedestrian crossings, the

recommendations can be fully implemented.” At its Aug. 12 meeting, council agreed to three signalized pedestrian crossings along Pelham

Learning the skill of wakeboarding on Lake Niapenco BY BRIAN BATY Niagara Regional Councillor

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) covers the watershed that includes all of Niagara Region, a small portion of Haldimand County and about 20% of Hamilton. It is the Hamilton section that is home to the Binbrook Conservation area. This site is the home of Lake Niapenco, the largest inland lake in the NPCA watershed. It acts as a reservoir for the Welland River. Located just outside the village of Binbrook, this park is accessible by road for admission to a large area which includes a swimming beach, beach volleyball area, paddle boat, canoe, kayak and rowboat rentals (no gas motors allowed), a children’s spraypad, nature trails for hiking and cycling, observation platforms, a play area, a fishing pier and a boat launch. The park is open from May 1 to October 14 and a season pass is available. Our extended family set out last Friday to explore the facility and to check out the latest attraction, the Border Pass wakeboarding facility. The extended family included my two sons, an eightyear-old and twelve-year-old grandsons and a five-year-old granddaughter who were treated to land and water training on the wakeboards. The course is set up under a wire that extends between two large metal towers. Chris Smith, the coowner, guides the speed and direction of the rope which is attached to the wire

by turning dials on a large, handheld remote control. The wakeboarders slip into boots that are attached to the board and are told to start off crouched with the board sideways in the water. Once the board is moving forward, the wakeboarder is supposed to slide their butts forward to be over their feet and then slowly rise to the almost vertical position. Then the wakeboarder is supposed to move their arms to the right or left to turn the board straight in the water. The term, “supposed to” is used quite often as not all wakeboarders get it on their first pass. Jordan Hale was the instructor for these novice wakeboarders. He is an Aussie whose accent and humour made the learning experiences a lot of fun. After the third spill, he told one grandson: “Now that you have tried it your way the last three times, why not try it my way and see what happens!” Sure enough, he made it the full length of the course without tipping. When my granddaughter was up a woman in the audience said that it looked very hard to do. The answer back was pretty clear: “ Let’s put it this way; she’s only five years old and she gets it!” At the end of the day all five novices had mastered the wakeboarding course down and back. We’ll leave it for another day to try the flips or ride the rails. Brian Baty is a Niagara Regional Councillor for the Town of Pelham and a member of the NPCA

Street at Pancake Lane, Fallingbrook and Spruceside. They may be installed this autumn. “I see the longboarding and Overholt discussion

at council as a part of the evolution of using the creative problem solving process with the broader community,” said Augustyn.

“We use it successfully with staff issues. Now we have to ensure that all community stakeholders are involved in the process as early as possible.”

Interested in registering? The creative problem solving session will be at Pelham Fire Station No 2 on Welland Rd. in Fenwick at 6 p.m. on September 4. Those planning to attend should register before noon on Friday, August 30. A registration form is now available

at Submit it by e-mail to, by fax to 905-892-5055, or drop it off at Pelham Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill. Registration by telephone Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 905-892-2607 ext. 315.

Town sets up open house to explain heritage property list The town will set up an open house in mid September to explain a municipal register of properties with cultural heritage value or interest. Under the Ontario Heritage Act each municipality must create and maintain a municipal register. It is an inventory of properties. The Pelham Heritage Committee is assisting the town in compiling the list. The register is a planning document to be consulted when reviewing development and permit applications, said planners in a report to town council. Property owners, developers, educators, tourism industry and the public can also

use the register. Being on the list is not the same thing as a stricter heritage designation. However, it does require the property owner to give the municipality a 60-day notice of plans to demolish, remove or alter the property. The town could then consider a heritage designation. While it is not required to do it, the town will hold the open house to provide owners and residents of listed properties information “on what it will mean to their property investment.” Open house notices will go to affected property owners.

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Fonthill teen headed to Japan on Rotary exchange BY DAVID BURKET

for the VOICE Gracie Lowes may look like a laid back, smalltown teen, but she is as tenacious as she is articulate. Lowes, sponsored by the Welland Rotary Club, leaves Fonthill for a oneyear cultural exchange in Kanazawa, Japan on August 26, a departure eight years in the making. She

first hatched her scheme when she was seven years old. “I can figure out how to talk my way into anything, and I can figure out how to talk my way out of anything,” she said, flanked by parents Chris and Elizabeth in their south Fonthill home. They nod in agreement. The eight-year game plan was necessary, Lowes explained, to avoid repeating a year of school when

she returns in 2014. Rotary student exchanges are primarily cultural, not academic, she said, adding that Rotary specifically disallows credit for any overseas schooling. For instance, if her host family wants to take her on a cross-country trip which conflicts with an exam, Lowes says, the trip will win out. The Ridley College student began taking extra courses starting in Grade

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7. To date, she has largely completed Grade 10 a year early. Japan wasn’t always her first choice. Early on she favoured an Englishspeaking destination like Australia. Then Lowes realized that she craved change, not continuity. “I want to come back a whole new person. I want to go there and learn about a whole new culture. I want to take in a whole new language, a whole new diet,” she said. “I want culture shock. I want to get there and be like, where am I, what have I done.” Elizabeth Lowes smiled and looked at the recorder capturing the conversation. We’re going to take this and play it back to you in three months,” she said. The Lowes family has hosted Rotary exchanges for many years, and dad Chris was fine with Gracie’s destination from the start. “I was all-in right away,” he said. Mom, not so much. There would be plenty of time to see Japan when Gracie was older, argued Elizabeth. A culture so different was too much for a 15-year-old to assimilate.

Fonthill teen, Gracie Lowes is heading to Japan. David Burket/Voice Photo But a 15-year-old who starts devising plans at age seven does not easily cease and desist. “I spent a week putting together a PowerPoint, and it had a voiceover and video clips of Japan and the rating of the human development index and how safe it was and all these statistics,” she said. “And I came home one night and I was like, Mom, Dad, we need to sit down and have a family meeting.” During the family meeting, Gracie didn’t allow her parents to speak. “And by the end of it my mom was like, yeah, I think you might end up

going to Japan,” she said. A February mini boot camp, crafted by Rotary to winnow out students likely to crack under stress, barely fazed Lowes, who returned home with a ceremonial pillowcase proclaiming her leader of the group. Lowes is learning Japanese by self-study, and will live with four different host families over the year. In a fluky twist, one of the families sent a son to Fonthill on an exchange in 2007, and a daughter attended February’s boot camp, meeting Gracie. “Cosmic alignment,” she said.

Fonthill Rotary seeks hosts for incoming Japanese student As Gracie Lowes heads to Japan, a Japanese girl arrives in Fonthill. Fonthill Rotary is co-sponsoring exchange student Rio Tanaka, 17, from Nanao, Japan. Students typically reside with four different families over the course of their yearlong exchange, moving every three months. While Fonthill Rotary has arranged Rio’s first two stays, two more families are needed starting in February. Since Rio will attend E.L. Crossley High School, the ideal host family will reside in Pelham, preferably but not necessarily with children. Applicants must pass police and background checks. Families interested in hosting Rio, who speaks English, may contact Mike Taylor, Executive Director of Youth Resources Niagara, at (905) 892-5736 ext. 24.

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Rungeling renews driver’s licence at age 102 BY WAYNE CAMPBELL

for the VOICE Dorothy Rungeling is still behind the wheel. The 102-year-old former pilot passed her driver’s licence test last week. “I’ve been driving for 87 years,” said Rungeling, starting when she was 15. It may actually be longer when you consider equipment on her family farm in south Pelham, she said. “In those days you just got in and drove.” And drive she did: cars, motorcycles, trucks and airplanes. Licensing is more formal now. Like other drivers over age 80, she has to take a test every two years to keep her licence. “I got 39 out of 40 questions right,” she said about the multiple-choice test on rules of the road

and traffic signals. “I guess I was a little tired. I normally get them all.” Rungeling did not walk out of the Pelham Service Ontario testing centre with a new licence permit. She will have to use a temporary permit for the next couple of months. “The computer does not recognize someone over 100,” she said. A special licence card has to be made by the province. “At least this time, they know how to do it,” she said referring to a bit of confusion created the last time she renewed after turning 100. However, she is not alone. Ontario has 77 licensed drivers 100 years of age or over, said Bob Nichols, a communications officer with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.

Dorothy Rungeling, now 102, recently passed her driver’s test. She’s been driving for 87 years. /Voice Photo

The breakdown is 34 female and 43 male drivers, he said Monday. The ministry does not keep statistics on who is the oldest. Rungeling said she actually doesn’t drive much these days. “Just to get groceries and go to the mall. I don’t drive to Toronto or Buffalo or anything like that.” Most of the time a friend takes her. In her 87 years, Rungeling said she has had one ticket. “That was for speeding on Beaverdams Road. When the officer read my name he asked if I was related to Charles Rungeling.” Earlier he had given Charles, her husband, a ticket on the same road. “We had something to talk about that night.”

Rungeling, an Order of Canada recipient for her contributions to aviation, was Canada’s first woman to hold an airline transport licence. During the 1940s and 1950s, she taught flying at what is now Niagara Cen-

tral Airport, promoted the airport and aviation as well as flew in international airplane races. She remains a member of The Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots. Rungeling was also Pel-

ham Township’s first female councillor. Recently, she has written books about growing up in Pelham and about her mother, poet Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald, as well as newspaper columns.


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Children learn: single drum beat creates rhythm BY WAYNE CAMPBELL

for the VOICE The beat of a single drum could stir a young musician. Toronto drummer Larry Crowe introduced about 40 children and a handful of adults to the rhythms of drumming at the Fonthill Bandshell last Thursday. The session, sponsored by the Fonthill Bandshell committee was co-ordinated by the Pelham Public Library as part of its summer activities program “A hand drum is a nice way to start a child in music,” Crowe said. The instructor has played drums for 37 years. About eight years ago, he said he started giving drumming sessions at schools. “Too often parents will buy a child of 6 or 7 a set of drums and then ask me to instruct,” he said.

“It’s often overwhelming for the child.” With a single drum, however, a child can start making music and soon develop a sense of rhythm, he said. “He can play for the fun of it while expressing himself right away,” he said “Drumming is very physical. It has a very tactile feeling.” Soon the player will decide whether he or she enjoys music. Once a sense of rhythm develops, the student can easily move on to other instruments such as a piano. “Rhythm is basic for all music and instruments,” Crowe said. “A single drum is also inexpensive for parents.” Fonthill Bandshell committee chair Gayle BaltjesChataway said the committee partnered with the library for the event to encourage young people

to try music. “We want to add an educational element to our program,” she said. The committee organizes the Fonthill Bandshell Thursday evening summer concert series. Jennifer Bennett, children and youth services co-ordinator for the library welcomed the partnership with the bandshell committee. “We’re always happy to partner with anyone,” she said. This year the library’s summer program was very successful, Bennett said. Many events were sold out. A summer reading program attracted more than 300 young readers who reported the number of books they read each week. “And we had more teens join the young adult reading program,” she said. There were about 30.

Sarah Andrews, a university psychology student from Fenwick, co-ordinated the seven-week summer events program. “It was a great job, most of the events sold out,” she said at her final event. “And it was every busy.”

Drumming instructor Larry Crowe demonstrates different beats for a single drum to students at the Fonthill Bandshell. The Fonthill Bandshell Committee and the Pelham Public Library presented the educational session for children and adults Thursday. Wayne Campbell/Voice Photo

The Rotary Club of Fonthill has had a busy summer so far, offering free children’s activities in Harold Black Park on Canada Day, providing volunteers for the Pelham Summerfest festival, and raising money for the Riehl Skate Park through a golf tournament. The new board is already making plans for more community involvement, activities and fundraising in the coming months. The board includes, from left, Bob Eamer, past-president; Frank Solich, secretary; Tia Taylor, president-elect; Roy Kirkup, community service; Frank Adamson, club administration; Mike Taylor, youth services; Michael Lewis, president; and Jeff Maguire, international service. Absent are Randy Momot, treasurer, and Carolyn Mullin, communications co-ordinator. /Special to the Voice

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Library’s new deputy CEO enjoys mysteries BY WAYNE CAMPBELL

for the VOICE Amy Guilmette looks forward to working in a small library. Chief executive officer Stephanie Stowe welcomed the new deputy chief executive officer to

the Pelham Public Library last week. Guilmette’s previous experience was in large college and public libraries in Ohio and Alberta. “This will be a lot more interesting,” she said. She will deal with all of the library’s departments. In larger operations, each

Picture Primer Photo tips By Brian Capporicci Week 12 With my Picture Primer tips column, I have covered topics such as photographing in the sun, photographing indors by a window, the importance of printing your pictures, some of the recommendations for purchasing your own equipment, and much more. As I delve deeper and deeper into topics, I think it’s important for me to take a step back and make sure that what I’m writing is relevant to who is reading it. As such, for this week’s column, I wanted to collect some feedback from you, the readers.

department works in isolation, she said. In a smaller library, Guilmette said there is more interaction among adult, children’s, young adult and circulation departments. Most of all, the deputy CEO wants to meet and talk to Pelham library users. “In a public library, you select books based on what users like to read,” she said. “You deal with a great variety of reading interests.” In an academic library, which serves college students and staff, the librarian’s role is different. “You show students how to use the library to find books and materials to do research,” she said. “You don’t find the books for them. That’s what they must learn to do.” Similarly, the books and materials an academic librarian orders can be “quite dry” and specialized. “You rely on the guidance of the professors.” In a public library like Pelham’s, the librarian

Amy Guilmette, Pelham Public Library’s new deputy CEO, is getting acquainted with the library’s collection and meeting its users. Wayne Campbell /Voice Photo helps readers find books and orders new ones guided by their readers desires, interests and tastes, she said. “You read reviews, best seller lists and check what other libraries are doing,” Guilmette said.

The Fort Erie native, who lived in Welland and graduated from the University of Western Ontario’s library program in 2001, has her own reading preferences. “I love to read mysteries as well as other types of

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fiction,” she said with a smile. Her goal in her first weeks as deputy chief exercutive officer? “To meet everyone I can and get to know the library and its processes.”

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Book sale helps local library on many levels BY


for the VOICE The Pelham Public Library’s semi-annual Giant Book Sale does more than cull the shelves. “It provides us with more resources,” said chief executive officer Stephanie Stowe about the $3,000 brought in by each sale in August and March. It helps to finance library programs and buy materials not covered by the library’s normal budget. “The sale offers many good quality books,” she said.

Community co-ordinator Melanie Taylor-Ridgway oversees the sale, which began Tuesday and continues to Saturday. She sees benefits beyond immediate needs. “It’s very multi-purpose on so many levels.” For readers, it’s an opportunity to find quality books, especially hardcovered ones for as little as a dollar. “Many people donate relatively new books and some come back the year after they are bought at the last sale.” Items for sale also in-

clude DVDs, talking books, games, puzzles and children’s as pop-up books. Taylor-Ridgway said library staff examines donated books to pull out those that can supplement the library’s collection or increase the number of copies of popular books available at the library. The library operates four book clubs at the Fonthill and Maple Acre branches. Taylor-Ridgway said she watches for books among donations to increase the size of book club sets. In addition to its book clubs, the library assists private run book clubs by lending sets. In the past, the library has used book sale proceeds as well as clothing sale funds to buy large print books, to assist the children’s department, to

enhance programs and to fill budget gaps. “We have a wonderful group of 30 to 40 volunteers,” Taylor-Ridgway said. They organize bags and boxes of donated books as they come in, layout tables with books, DVDs and games for the sale and staff the sale in the Festival room through the week. “Some volunteers come back for every sale.” The Giant Book Sale runs at the Fonthill branch during regular library hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday is bargain day; fill a grocery bag for $2. Please note: some restrictions do apply.

Community co-ordinator Melanie Taylor-Ridgway and deputy chief executive officer Amy Guilmette of the Pelham Public Library get ready to move towers of donated books. The library’s semi-annual used book sale is on at the Fonthill branch until Saturday. Wayne Campbell /Voice Photo

Golf pro to hit 1,000 balls for cancer Golf pro J.J. Alexander will tee up 1,000 balls in a drive against a cancer affecting a club member on Monday, Sept. 2, at Lookout Point Country Club. Each ball he hits over the 12 hours on the driving range will represent a $5 donation to cancer treatment for Carol Smith. Smith has had surgeries, but her cancer has remained aggressive, said daughter Ashley Smith. Her next treatment will be a chemo pill called Gleevec. It is normally used to treat leukemia, but hers has become a cancer of the blood. Because her mother has a melanoma and not leukemia, the drug is not covered by drug plans or OHIP,

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she said. These treatments could cost up to $3,000 per month. Carol Smith was the security dispatcher at Brock University Campus Security, and previously the program administrator of police foundations at Niagara College. She also worked on the Green Ribbon Task Force, the same force that solved the murders of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy. Anyone can sponsor a ball. If Alexander hits a hole in one, the sponsor could win $500. For information contact Lookout Point Country Club at 905-892-2631 or Ashley Smith at 905-658-8870.

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Pelham Minor Gelato Village boys kick it Baseball results hard around the soccer field The Pelham Minor Baseball Peewee Storm team welcomed the St. Catharines Peewees on August 8 to play the final game at Marlene Stewart Streit Park. The diamond was removed on August 9 as part of the Town of Pelham’s master recreation plan. The Pelham Storm team snatched a victory in the last inning, an exciting end to over 50 years of baseball action at the diamond fondly know as The Pit. On August 6, the Pelham Meridian Credit Union Peewee Royals opened their playoff season with their goodbye game at The Pit against St. Catharines 2. Dawson McQueen-Lafleur started on the mound, pitching 3 strike-outs in 2 innings. Highlights of the opening innings included Ryan Kish pocketing a fly-out in right field, Braeden Prout hitting a single and stealing his way around the diamond, and Josh George slugging an RBI double and a single which sent Kira Tarasuk home in a slide. Josh George’s turn on the mound marked a turning point in the 4th, as a strike-out, and two outs at first base (Wyatt Cheberinoff’s sure hands picking up the throws from Dawson McQueen-LaFleur and Ayrton Ashick) shut down the St. Catharines teams and brought the Royals within a run. A shut-down inning from George in the 5th opened the door and the Royals’ bats walked through with an RBI single from Wyatt Cheberinoff, an RBI double from Reid Kish, and an RBI triple from Ayrton Ashick to top off the victory.

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Pelham Book Depot Panthers earn 2nd consecutive win The Pelham Book Depot Panthers U12 girls’ soccer team recently won its second consecutive game in St. Thomas. The girls are in first place in the Niagara Regional Girls Soccer League and are running away with the division, recently beating their closest rival St. Catharines Jets 2-0 in league play. Members of the champion Book Depot Panthers team are: Goalkeeper Rachel Wayda, defenders Emma Leavens, Teja Chmay, Katharine Konkle, Hannah Nicholls and Hannah Doan who shut down opposition attacks. Midfielders Kate Knafelc, Hailey Bronn, Sarah Bernier and Hailey Kleiboer. Forwards Marlize VanSittert, Terin Hultink, Madison Smith, Taylor Pattison, Jessica Konkle and Bethany Nicholls provided the offensive attack for the Panthers.

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Local studio, ITO delivers art and life skills services BY WAYNE CAMPBELL

for the VOICE ITO is a local and regional art and life skills service. Costumes made in art classes from recycled materials starred in an outdoor performance of the Wizard of Oz on Saturday in Peace Park. It is part of the fifth anniversary celebration of In The Orchard Programming for the Arts. The non-profit arts and social service organization operates out of a studio at 1433 Pelham St. in downtown Fonthill. In the Orchard, or ITO for short, is best known in town for its summer and spring art camps, art classes and birthday parties. However, it has a regional-wide program. It provides art classes to teach life skills to young people in schools and for social service programs. “We call it art with a purpose,� said executive director Angie Geiss.

Recent partnerships with the District School Board of Niagara and Niagara Reasource Service for Youth (RAFT) worked out well for ITO, she said. “They helped us to fulfill our mandate.� ITO helps young people of both elementary and secondary school ages. Some are “at risk� dealing with stresses of poverty and behavioural problems. Geiss said ITO uses various art forms – painting, sculpting, acting, music, designing – to help the young people express themselves, develop artistic skills and learn lessons about responsibility to themselves, others and society. “For example, we’ll talk about tattoo designs and graffiti to explain the difference between art and vandalism.� Some of the life skills include anger management, following through on projects and building self-esteem. Over the past five years the pro-

gram has grown, said Geiss, but it is a struggle to get adequate support. She would like to see financial and other support from the Town of Pelham. ITO did appreciate a grant from a recent Mayor’s Gala but it would like something consistent. “We do fit right into their vibrant, creative and caring vision,� she said about the town’s branding slogan. “For Pelham, it’s our obligation, as a prosperous community, to help struggling neighbouring communities,� she said. ITO continues to seek partnerships. It has received help from and worked with the Royal Canadian Legion, Salvation Army and Pelham Cares, Brock University, Niagara College and local artists. “And we can always use more volunteers,� she said. Particularly in demand on Geiss’s wish list are volunteers with financial skills or with the ability to write grant proposals as well as retired teachers to coach ITO’s instructors.


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Community Events ONGOING • Mondays at 7 p.m. Sing Niagara Women’s A Cappella Chorus at Paroisse Immaculee Conception Church, 99 Garner St, St. Catharines. Call 905-8921640 or visit • 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 • Alternate Wednesdays. 1:00-3:00 p.m.. Drop-in Bridge at Pelham Library. Ask for Schedule at front desk. • Wednesday - last Wednesday each month. Euchre Night at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-8923408. • Thursdays through October, Pelham Farmers Market at Market Square, 4:30 p.m. to dusk. Fresh, local produce, prepared foods, crafts. • Thursdays Free Bandshell Concerts 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Bring a lawn chair. • Thursdays (first Thursday of every month) 1:30 p.m. to p.m. SOS (Survivors of Stroke) Everyone is welcome. Info call Ann 905-892-1621 • Fridays 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Legion Lunch • Fridays 1:00-3:00 p.m.. Knit Wits - Knitting Club. Work on your present project while spending time with other knitters. All levels are welcome. Crocheters welcome. Knitting tips will be shared at each session.$2.00 includes re-

freshments. Drop in at the Fonthill Library. • 7:30 p.m. Euchre at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-892-3408. • Saturdays, 2-4:30 p.m. Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 Fonthill, 141 Regional Road 20. • Alternate Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Computer & Gadget Drop-in: For beginners to advanced learners. Learn new tips and tricks and share ideas and skills with others in an informal setting. Some laptops will be available or BYOG (bring your own gadget). $2.00. Drop in. Pelham Public Library. • Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) for fellowship, friendly competition and a more active lifestyle. Info www.ontarioseniorg • Meals on Wheels. Available for Seniors and Adults with Disabilites in Pelham. Hot or Frozen Meal options, delivered Monday to Friday. Volunteers also needed. Contact Melissa 905-788-3181 ext. 25. • 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. •Volunteers Needed in Fonthill, Fenwick, Ridgeville for the Meals on Wheels program. Friendly Visiting program and also requires volunteer drivers to take seniors to appointments. Offer flexible hours and mileage reimbursement. Call Laura Dumas at 905788-3181 ext. 27 or email • Book Club Registration started Mon., Aug. 12. Registration must be done in person.  Maple Acre Book Club - last Tues. at 11 a.m. 55 & Better Book Club

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advance. Call Fred at 905892-2616. Monday, August 26th • Pelham Horticultural Society Annual Flower & Vegetable Show at the Fonthill Library: everyone is welcome to come to see our Horticultural, Floral Design and Photo entries. • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Registration for Beavers, Scouts and Cubs at Fonthill United Church Tuesday, August 27 • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 Seniors’ Hawaiian Luau. Who says summer is just for the kids? Join us for this fun gathering with Hawaiian themed food, beverages, entertainment and door prizes. Free but please register ahead. Pelham Public Library. Thursday, August 29 • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Free Bandshell Concert features Western Swing (All-star Canadian Country). Bring a lawn chair. Monday, August 23 to Friday, August 30 • In The Orchard Summer Art Camp: this week’s theme Dragons & Wizards & Hobbits, oh my! . Visit Friday, August 30 • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fab

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Local music students warm up Bandshell crowd BY WAYNE CAMPBELL

for the VOICE Fonthill music students for the next few weeks will entertain store, restaurant and market shoppers on Thursday evenings. Vibe and Anywho, two bands formed by Fonthill Music Academy students, played from 4:30 p.m to 7 p.m. last Thursday in a parking lot behind Presentations, Zest and Art and Home Design.

It is next to the Pelham Farmers Market on Pelham Town Square. “We want to create a fun atmosphere,� said Candy Ashbee of Presentations. She is encouraging residents to come after work to enjoy the students’ music and take in the regular Thursday Night Concert. “I would like Fonthill to be the place to go on Thursday nights.� Ashbee said she has been working with Kris Kelly of Fonthill Music Academy

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to set up the program. “We plan to continue until the market ends in October, weather permitting,� she said. For the students, it’s an opportunity to gain exposure and confidence playing in front of people, she said. For the store and restaurant owners, it ties them in with the neighbouring farmers market shopping. “We see it as something to bring the community together,� said Ashbee.

Pictured, one of the bands, warming up the crowd. MacKenna Clements, vocals; Gracie Furlon, drums; Matthew Wouk, guitar; Conor Kovals, guitar; and Andrew Gemmel, bass. /Special to the Voice



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

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