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In the Orchard Programming for the Arts launches first-ever subsidy program Some people are about to get a little help from a friend. In The Orchard Programming for the Arts (ITO), has launched its first-ever ITO Subsidy Program. In an effort to increase accessibility to ITO’s programs for all families in the Niagara region, special discounts are now available to the upcoming eight-week Art Camps. The rates are as follows: For families with parents and/or guardians on employment insurance or families with a single-parent, the cost for a week at Art Camp is $75 (which is a 50 per cent discount from the regular rate). For families with parents and/or guardians on Ontario Works Social Assistance, the cost of a week at Art Camp is $50

(which is a 66 per cent discount). Within the ITO vision and mandate is the desire to generate unique, creative programs for children and youth that are accessible to everyone—art that is inclusive, rather than exclusive. “I think this marks a significant milestone and accomplishment for ITO,” says In The Orchard Fund Developer Bryan White. “I grew up in a single-parent household for many years of my life and I know that access to this type of generosity and support would have been wonderful when I was young. Exploring my passion and affinity within the arts has been a truly profound and beautiful experience.” ITO has also launched its Send-A-Child-To-Art-

Camp Program. In an effort to update and simplify ITO’s sponsorship package, the organization has created a straight-forward, effective way for members of community to give back. Instead of making a donation to In The Orchard as a whole, where funds are allocated to our many different streams of programming, members of the community can now directly create an opportunity for a child or youth to go to Art Camp. The cost for a child or youth to enroll in a full week of Art Camp is $150, so for a donation of $150, donators are guaranteed that a child or youth from the Niagara region, who otherwise might not have the opportunity to participate in Art Camp, is given

that opportunity. “We have success stories from many of our participants over the past several years about their time at our Art Camps,” says White. “Art Camps are an accessible alternative to child care and with the wide variety of lesson plans and themes available, there’s really something for everyone. I’m particularly proud of our Send-A-Child-ToArt-Camp Program as it provides assurance to the generous contributors of the community that every dollar of their support goes directly to generating an opportunity for children and youth to go to camp.” ITO’s Fund Developer, Bryan White. /Special to the Voice

Fonthill Lioness Club announces new executive!

The 2011-2012 Executive for the Fonthill Lioness was recently installed by District A-2 President, Lioness Wendy Still. Front row (left to right): Pat Norton, Wendy Still, Louise Stayzer. Back row (left to right): Eleanor Arbour, Katie Eigner, Ruth Newell, Cheryl Werner, Suzanne Rose, Lorraine Metler, Del Leney, Linda Roach. /Special to the Voice

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Local groups urge people to help control the unwanted pet population BY TINA CHIVERS VOICE Staff When it comes to controlling the unwanted pet population, spaying and neutering is a must. Johanna Tito, a volunteer with Animal Assistance, says that the number of stray and homeless cats is overwhelming—especially at this time of year. Tito’s organization, Animal Assistance of Niagara, is a non profit, membersupported group whose goal is to assist animals. The group offers animals for adoption that have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated (both cats and dogs). According to Tito, the call volume is very high. “We receive a lot of calls about stray cats; some of them [because they’ve been left unnurtured] have become semi-feral cats,� says Tito. “We also get lots of calls from people who’ve found kit-

tens in a wood pile or in a window well, and these animals are at risk of being harmed by coyotes or even by children who bother them.� Tito’s group will help provide funds for veterinary care, and the group will also foster stray and homeless animals, and pay for spaying/neutering, vaccinations and microchips.� “The cost of running our services is enormous,� says Tito. “We mostly help people on fixed incomes or social assistance, and of course, the stray animals that don’t have owners.� Tito says that, when considering becoming a cat owner, people should consider adopting from an organization such as Animal Assistance or Niagara Action for Animals (another non proft member-supported group). She says that the more cats that these groups adopt out, the more space

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Two Bombay cats, Felix and Francis are up for adoption at Pet Valu in Fonthill. Holding the cats are (left) Kate Kruitbosch and Shelley Boulton of Pet Valu. Tina Chivers/Voice Photo and funds they have to help other unwanted and homeless animals. Tito says that one of the biggest needs is for foster homes. “We really need people to foster for us,� she says. “Right now, we have only 10 or 15 fosters—it’s a small number of people who do most of the work.� When considering becoming a foster, Tito says that people need to make sure that they have a separate room for the animals (in order to keep them isolated from any other pets in the house). She says that fostering a cat doesn’t require much more than time and love; Animal Assistance pays for all veterinary care. “Sometimes we need a foster home for a few weeks, and sometimes

the animal needs to stay a little longer,� says Tito. “As soon as space becomes available at one of our adoption centres, the cat can move on.� Tito’s group is currently trying to adopt out two Bombay cats, Felix and Francis. “We want these boys to go together; they’re brothers, and they’re bonded,� she says. “In order to help encourage the adoption of both of them, we have lowered the adoption fee on the pair.� Tito says that the Bombay is a cross between an American shorthair and a Burmese. “They have beautiful personalities, and are good with children� says Tito. “They’re a little bit doglike; some people even like to walk Bombays on leashes.�

Tito says that, by adopting a cat, people have the satisfaction of knowing that they’ve saved a life. “If you saw the consequences of all these homeless cats and kittens, you’d realize how horrific it is,� she says. Ron Leavens, co-owner of Fonthill Pet Valu, says he’s always supported the cat adoption program. His store has purchased two large cages, which house adoptees from both Animal Assistance and Niagara Action for Animals. “We never run out of adult cats and kittens looking for homes,� says Leavens. Marcie Shura, Registered Veterinary Technician at Garden City Cat Hospital in St. Catharines, says that the hospital continually and regularly assists animals referred by Animal

Assistance and Niagara Action for Animals. “We see these animals each and every week,� says Shura. Most of the animals come in for spaying/ neutering and vaccinations, and that they also treat animals for medical conditions and general care. Shura says that groups such as Animals Assistance and Niagara Action for Animals provide funds to help with the cost of veterinary care, and that the need is both overwhelming and neverending. “It’s not easy for these organizations; they have limited means, and they depend 100 per cent on donations from and kindness of the general public,� says Shura. “These people are volunteers, and I don’t think they get enough credit.�


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Community rallies around business owners More than a year has passed since the shovel first hit the ground for the downtown Fonthill revitalization project—a construction period that has extended six months longer than originally projected. Business losses have been heavy. Many local enterprises have experienced a 40 to 50 per cent drop in profits – some may not survive the disruption – but all are unanimously in support of taking positive action to welcome back the return of local consumers. After a time of hard-

ship and inconvenience all facets of the Pelham community are joining together for Pelham Summerfest—a grand re-opening street party. Get ready to celebrate the new and improved downtown Fonthill. Multitudes of corporate and private patrons have anted up with sponsorship support. Local photographer, Bryan Caporicci, has contributed a series of seven promotional videos to fuel the Pelham Summerfest social media campaign. Fonthill Art and Home, a local art and framing store will be

providing free Summerfest family photos. Fonthill Fitness and six local Zumba instructors are challenging festival goers to help them set a record for the largest outdoor Zumba class in Niagara. The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, Pelham Art Festival and Central Music are presenting A.M.P. fest!—a showcase of Pelham’s youth art and music as part of our community festival. The Town of Pelham is hosting a municipal swim meet during the morning of Summerfest, and all participants will be treated to a lunch

at Pelham Summerfest. The Pelham Active Transportation Committee has organized a ‘Fun Run/Walk’ to encourage families to come in from area subdivision developments to walk downtown and experience the diversity of the local businesses “car free” for the day. Fonthill Lumber, Forest Green Creations (local design firm) and local contractors are busy building a one-of-a-kind designer beer pavilion out of roof trusses and sails—all parts to be auctioned off for fundraising at end of night. And five

local service clubs are collectively working together to serve drinks and manage the operation of the beer pavilion during the

Bernie Jessome to play at Bandshell concert on July 14 On Thursday, July 14, Bernie Jessome will be playing at the Bandshell. Bernie Jessome is widely regarded as one of North America’s finest Roy Orbison impersonators. In addition to capturing the trademark look of the music legend, Bernie’s amazing vocal range mirrors the remarkable, unmistakable presence of Orbison himself. Bernie Jessome started off his musical career singing with a Canadian group called “The Esquires” and as his career took off, he found himself opening for his idol Roy Orbison and groups like The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones. In 1991, he formed a Roy Orbison Tribute production called “Shades of Yesterday”. He then

connected with the huge “Legends of Rock and Roll” organization and toured Canada cast in the role of Roy Orbison. Bernie has performed throughout the United States and spent more than a year with the U.S. based “American Superstars”. His spellbinding performances as Roy Orbison throughout England in the 1990’s were the talk of the UK theatre circuit. Performing with Bernie will be Bill Culp on bass, Mike Daly on guitar, Bruce Tournay on keyboards and Jim Casson on drums. Bandshell concerts run every Thursday from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more information about the concert series, visit www.fonthillbandshell. com.

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To retire comfortably, know which moves to make — and when to make them We all want to enjoy living a comfortable retirement. But to do so, we need to make different moves, and consider different issues, at different times of our lives. To help illustrate this point, let’s look at three individuals: Alice, who is just starting her career Bob, who is nearing retirement Charlie, who recently retired Let’s start with Alice. As a young worker, she most likely has 40 years ahead of her until she retires. Yet she realizes that it’s never too soon to start saving for retirement, so she has already started contributing to her Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and compa-

ny-sponsored retirement plan. And because Alice has so much time ahead of her, she has decided to invest aggressively, putting much of her contributions in growth-oriented investments, such as equities and equity mutual funds. The market will certainly have its “dips” in the future, which can cause her account values to rise and fall from year to year. But the longer Alice holds her investments, the less of an impact market declines should have on her RRSP and other accounts. Now let’s turn our attention to Bob. Because he’s within a few years of retirement, he has some key decisions to make. For one, he must decide whether to change the investment mix in his RRSP and other

accounts. Because Bob doesn’t have much time to overcome market volatility and wants to maintain the gains he has already achieved, he may decide to become more conservative with his investments. As a result, he may choose to move some of his stocks to bonds and other fixed-income securities. But he doesn’t abandon all his growth-oriented investments. Bob realizes that he may spend two or three decades in retirement and will need to stay ahead of inflation. Our final investor is Charlie, who recently retired. His biggest concern is outliving his financial resources. As a result, he may need to consider a variety of moves. For starters, he should deter-

mine when to start taking his Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) and when to begin taking withdrawals from his Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF). Charlie, like all investors, must convert his RRSP to an RRIF no later than December 31 in the year he turns age 71. After deciding when to start taking withdrawals from his retirement plans, he’ll also need to decide the appropriate amount to withdraw from his portfolio to help cover expenses. When he does, he will also need to adjust for inflation. In addition, he’ll need to consider whether income guarantee solutions, such as an immediate life annuity or a segregated fund

with a Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit, would be beneficial to provide him with an income stream he can’t outlive. Finally, Charlie might need to rebalance his overall investment portfolio to provide himself with more income. For help in making the types of choices described above, work with a financial professional. But in any case, you need to be prepared to take the right steps, at the right times, so you can live in retirement on your terms. Edward Jones Investments, Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Insurance and annuities are offered by Edward Jones Insurance Agency (except in Quebec). In Quebec, insur-

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Letters to the Editor YOUR VOICE

People need to learn how to take care of one’s own health As residents of Pelham for over 35 years, we are saddened and alarmed to hear of the C. difficile outbreak in Niagara’s hospitals, claiming precious lives. Let us deal in this brief epistle with the fundamental problem afflicting Canada’s vaunted “health care” system and health in general. There is a great need in our country for the public to be educated on natural, preventive, holistic, naturopathic medicine rather than depending on allopathic “health care” only that is based on pharmaceutical drugs that provide more harmful side effects than a real cure. They only deal with the symptoms of illness rather than tackle the root causes of disease. Allow me to humbly offer myself as an example of a better approach to health for the public good.

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The Voice of Pelham strives to provide local news coverage in all aspects of the Town of Pelham, including politics, health care, education, service and community clubs, churches, sports, businesses and any other local events and happenings. The Voice aims to provide local businesses and services with an affordable, professional advertising venue reaching every household in Pelham.

I have been an athlete all my life. At 75, I’m still happily hale and hearty and rarely need to use the over-burdened Canadian “health care” system (which should be more correctly called a “sick care” system), thereby releasing the pressure on the system. I eat healthy foods and exercise regularly. If more and more Canadians followed a simple, disciplined, responsible, preventive healthy lifestyle, we would solve the never-ending so-called “health care” crisis in no time and, hopefully, decrease our taxes that go towards paying for the ever-increasing, skyrocketing “sick care” costs. Robert A. Jason, Fonthill

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TOWN OF PELHAM INFORMATION COLUMN THE WEEK AHEAD •PELHAM ARENA “ZUMBA FITNESS” Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:30 – 10:30 am Thursday, July 14, 2011 9:30-10:30 am and 7:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday July 19, 2011 9:30-10:30 am and 7:30 – 8:30 pm “ZUMBA GOLD” Thursday July, 14, 2011 9:30 – 10:30 am Join us for Aqua Zumba at the Pelham Pool Monday and Wednesday 12-1pm. •PELHAM TOWN SQUARE Pelham Farmers’ Market – every Thursday, May to October - 4:30 pm in Pelham Town Square. Winner of the Market Bucks for July 7th was Dalton Steel! Town of Pelham Summer Camps & Pool Sessions fill up quickly so register today! Please check our website or come into Town Hall for more information. Town of Pelham Pool PUBLIC SWIMMING – Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Weekdays: 1-4 pm , 6-8 pm Lane swim: Weekdays 12-1 pm All ages are welcome. 2011 Public Swim Admission Rates Daily Membership Adult $3.25 Youth/Senior $2.75

Family $8.75 Aqua Zumba New! Ditch the workout. Join the Pool Party! Join Us Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00-1 pm Beginning July 4th $60 for a 10 Class Pass plus 2 Bonus Classes or $6 to Drop-In. COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM Communities in Bloom Trillium Nomination forms are now available at the Town hall and online at Communities in Bloom Garden Tour July 16th Tickets available at Town Hall, Vermeers, Sobeys, Pet Valu, and other local garden centres. Tickets are $10. For more information please call (905) 892-2607 ext 341. Pelham’s SUMMERfest JULY 23rd 2011 Noon-Midnight Pelham Street, Fonthill - The Town of Pelham, Pelham Active Transportation Committee, the Downtown Beautification Committee and the Pelham Business Association would like to invite you to Pelham’s SUMMERfest. A.M.P.Fest Are you a youth from Pelham interested in Music? Art? Photography? Paint? Sculpture? The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee will be hosting their 3rd Annual A.M.P.Fest (Art and Music in Pelham) at Summerfest July 23rd Come out to watch or participate at the band shell in Peace Park 12-5pm! If you are interested in participating as a youth band or artist please pick up a application from Town Hall or print one off online at •PELHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY Free TD Summer Reading Club @ Pelham Public Library Make your own reading log, enter our contests, and show

Dalton McGuinty’s doubleplay hits first anniversary Niagara West-Glanbrook families know better than anyone—after eight years of Dalton McGuinty, it’s harder than ever before to balance the household budget. The reminders are always there, even as we celebrated Canada Day recently. July 1st marked the first anniversary of Dalton McGuinty’s spectacular double play. Here’s the replay: on Canada Day last year, the same day the HST tax grab came into effect, Dalton McGuinty secretly slapped a second tax grab—a sneaky eco tax—on 9,000 household items. Essentially, he hid one tax grab behind another. Families across Ontario didn’t need the umpire to call that one foul. They knew it the minute it hit their wallets. Sadly, for the last eight years, too many new and

unexpected taxes and costs have been sprung on Ontario families—making it harder and harder for them to balance the budget. What’s worse, is that these eco taxes don’t do anything to improve our environment. They just add to the family burden. Last fall, we learned that only two per cent, practically a rounding error, of the target of electronics to be reused had been hit, while Ontario Electronic Stewardship had collected a staggering $33 million in eco taxes. This summer, we learned, they are sitting on a $20 million surplus. Why is it Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario, the family budget can never have a surplus? Ontario families already pay high electricity prices. They do not need to pay extra taxes on the things they plug in like laptops

and Xboxes. Everywhere I go in Ontario, I hear the same thing: families need relief. They need change. That’s why, as Premier, I will eliminate Dalton McGuinty’s sneaky eco taxes once and for all. I will take them off everyday items like batteries and light bulbs, as well as electronics like iPods and video game consoles. This is just one more way an Ontario PC government will help put more money back into the pockets of Niagara WestGlanbrook families—to let them spend on their priorities. Under a Tim Hudak government, eco taxes will be gone for good. Dalton McGuinty remains fully committed to keeping his eco taxes. And families can rightly be worried that there are more to come. He tried it once. He will

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off your stickers on our Wall of Fame. Sign up has begun. Programs for ages 6-12 and for Wee Readers under 5. Plotluck: Summer Adult Reading Program The Pelham Library challenges you to broaden your reading selections through the Plotluck Summer Adult Reading Challenge. Five books and one short story is the goal. Sign up in person. Rent-a-Geek: One-on-one Computer Help Dan Wallace, Computer Systems Specialist, is available to help with your questions every other Friday between 1 - 4. $10.00 per half hour. Half hour minimum. Includes use of a laptop. Payment reserves your place, since space is limited. Please register in person. Begins Fri., July 8. $10.00 for 1/2 hour. Pelham Public Library. Hearing Clinic Our ears are important and often overlooked! Connect Hearing will be here on site at the Fonthill Branch of the Pelham Public Library giving free hearing screenings. Bring your questions. Free but please schedule your appointment ahead 905-892-6068. Mon. July 11. 10:00 am -1:00 pm. Hot Games, Cool Treats Who doesn’t love to play games? Stay cool at the library, while eating free ice cream treats and enjoying board games, puzzles, cards, cross words, suduko and more. Mon. July 18. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Drop in. Pelham Public Library. Meditation Morning Marcia leads you through a number of different types of meditations for stress relief and focus. Great for beginners and those who have meditated before. Please bring a pen and notebook. $3.00. Register Ahead. Sat., July 23. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Pelham Public Library. Introduction to Photography The St. Catharines Photographic Club will cover aspects of both daytime photography as well as nighttime photography with special regard to lighting and shooting both buildings and the night sky. Will include “point and shoot” and DSLR cameras. $5.00. Please register ahead. Mon. July 25th - 7:00 p.m. Pelham Public Library SPLASH! Summer Fun @ The Pelham Public Library Mad Science, Alfredo Tomato, Pirates, Beach Parties, Hawaiian Luau, Mystic Drumz Drumming, Friday Crafting, Dinosaur Fun and lots more! Registration begins now. Please register and pay in person. Summer programs are supported by the Friends of the Pelham Library, the Friends of Maple Acre, the Pelham Art Festival, and Kiwanis. Knit One, Purl Two Absolute Beginner 2-week Knitting Class. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. All supplies included. Aug. 8; Aug. 12; Aug. 15; Aug., 19 from 3 - 4 p.m. $20.00. Please register by Aug. 1. Pelham Public Library. Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera Award-winning photographer Peter Ferguson gives an information session on getting the most from your digital camera whether it is a point and shoot or DSLR. Learn how camera settings affect your pictures and how simple editing using free software can improve the final image. Mon., Aug. 8th - 6:30 p.m. $5.00. Please register ahead. Pelham Public Library. Seniors Hawaiian Luau Join us for this fun gathering with Hawaiian themed food, beverages, entertainment and door prizes. Free. Please register ahead. Tues., Aug. 16. 2:00-3:00 p m Pelham Public Library. FUN, FAST, DESSERTS Pelham Library’s own “Jessica Stewart” will be here whipping up some fast, fun and easy desserts to help you with summer entertaining. Thurs., Aug. 18th at 6:30 p.m. $3.00. Please register ahead. Town of Pelham e-mail address: Visit our Web site at

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Lafarge Canada steps up and sponsors $2,500 for Summerfest’s bike rodeo event tendees to explore the new, lively and walkable downtown Fonthill—car free for the day. Other events in the Active Lifestyle Zone include the Pelham Summerfest Fun Walk/Run (Sponsored by Fonthill Shoppers Drug Mart and Lucchetta Homes). Participants may run or walk the 3.6 km route at their own pace. For more information and/or to register, visit www.pelhamsummerfest. ca/run.html. There is also a Pelham Summerfest Municipal Swim Meet. The Town of Pelham will host visiting local swim teams in Marlene Stewart Streit Park. And there will indeed be dancing in the streets. Summerfest is offering a Zumba challenge. Anyone interested can meet at the main stage area, and join the gang while trying to set a record for the largest Zumba group.


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Pelham Library kicks off summer workshops BY TINA CHIVERS VOICE Staff When folks walk into the Pelham Library this summer, they’ll see a fresh, new face. Kim Symons, a Brock University Child and Youth Studies student, has been hired as the library’s summer reading coordinator. Symons will be responsible for leading all of the library’s summer programs. “The goal is to have fun while promoting reading at the same time,” says Symons. According to Jennifer Bennett, children and youth services coordinator for the library, teachers know when kids stop reading over the summer break. “I’ve had teachers tell me

that they know which students have kept up their reading over the summer break, and which ones haven’t,” says Bennett. “In order to read efficiently, people have to keep reading—all the time.” The library has many unique programs planned for the summer, including family programs for wee ones as young as sixmonths-old. All of the programs are literacy-based. “One of our workshops is called Paper Productions, which includes making paper airplanes and origami animals,” says Bennett. “But we’ll have a selection of books on the topics, available to people who want to read more about it.” In an increased effort to engage children (es-

pecially boys) in reading, new types of books have hit the market. “I’ve noticed an increase in books that are geared specifically for boys, particularly non-fiction books about sharks or other animals,” says Bennett. Symons echoes agreement about the trend, and says she’s noticed an increase in graphic novels “Even if it’s a graphic novel, with more pictures, at least kids are reading,” says Symons. Just a few of the programs that are available for all residents are “Shark Attack”, “Pirate Adventure”, “Cooking with the Sun”, “Beach Party”, “Run, Jump, Hide & Splash”, and “Hawaiian Luau”. Also, on August 10, Michael Vukovich of Alfredo Tomato will be at the library, sing-

Kim Symons, summer reading coordinator for the Pelham Public Library, stands in front of the “Wall of Fame”, featuring the names of the children in the library’s summer reading program. Children wishing to join the program are still welcome to do so. Tina Chivers/Voice Photo ing songs from the video series. And of course, the summer reading club is in full swing; children are

Farmers to get fire safety guide Everyone associated with the design and operation of a farm building should have fire safety in mind. Farm operators need to consider the safety of their family, workers and animals. Extensive financial loss and business interruption are critical reasons to follow fire safety best practices. Farm buildings present a unique fire risk situation. For example, some farms are very large or have wet, corrosive environments where normal electrical installations are not safe enough. There are cost effective ways to improve the fire safety characteristics of a building, particularly at the design stage.

Many of the leading causes of barn fires have been identified, namely: mechanical/electrical failure, misuse of ignition source or igniting equipment and design, construction or maintenance deficiency. The farming community needs to take action to address these causes. Separating high risk areas from the rest of the building, properly constructing and maintaining fire stops, and implementing a training program are some of the ways to reduce the impact of fire on the farm. The booklet also includes a checklist to assess the risk on your farm. “A large part of Pelham is agricultural” says Fire Prevention Officer

Saskia Holditch “Some may be small, others large operations, with different types of agricultural activities but fire prevention and preparation should be a concern for all.” The Pelham Fire Department will be delivering these guides door-todoor throughout the town to the farms. There are extra copies available for anyone who is interested at the Pelham Fire Department on 177 Highway 20 West, Fonthill. For more information on farm fire safety and other fire safety issues, contact the Pelham Fire Department, phone (905) 892 3943 or email

Strength and determination are key for U12 Select MD girls The U12 Select MD team is looking strong and determined this summer, as they play teams from the local Niagara league. On June 14th Pelham took on Grimsby and finished the game with a 3-0 win. Fantastic scoring by Julia Doucet(2) and Sophie Pauls assisted by Lauren Frasca and Rachel Hildebrandt. On June 21st Pelham went to Welland to take on the Wizards. Both teams played well with strong defence from either end. Although Pelham had many scoring opportunities, only one went in when Michelle Maecker was able to score on a low, left kick. Goalie Emily Charron was willing to take many risks throughout the game to help out the team. The final score was 1-1. Strong defence by Chelsea Dickson, Sydney Tomaino and Alanna Peplinski helped keep the Wizards from scoring more goals.


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On June 28th Pelham played the St. Catharines Jets, playing an outstanding game which ended in a 3-0 win for Pelham. Goals were scored by Kaileigh Brannigan, Julia Doucet and Michelle Maecker. Strong leadership from Natasha Desjardins in midfield and Charron in goal. Heading to St. Catharines to play the Club Roma Wolves on July 4th, the Panthers played a strong game, with Kaileigh scoring twenty minutes into the game. Excellent teamwork by Kristen Goosen, Lauryn Frasca and Brittany Resch with a ‘never give up’ attitude. Robyn Folckerts and Maya O’Donnell kept the ball moving up the field for Pelham and strong defence by Lexi Ciolfi and Sydney Tomaino kept the Roma scoring opportunities to a minimum. Roma scored with 5 minutes left in the game to tie up the score.


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Highlights of Pelham baseball... The Pelham Minor Baseball T-ball program has been underway since the start of June, and games are played Monday and Tuesday nights at the T-Ball diamond by the playground at North Pelham Park on Cream Street. The Green Goblin T-Ball team has a lot of new first year players, sprinkled with some of our veterans who are showing the younger players the ropes. The first few weeks have been spent understanding the game of baseball and what the Coach is asking of each player. Natalie Anderson and Danny Langelaan are demonstrating the ready position like they have played ball all their lives. We are starting to field the ball well, and last game made some great outs at first base, with Pitcher Elliot dePagter fielding the ball and first baseman Natalie Anderson catching the throws. Luke Breadner smashed a last batter home run to clear the bases and put the Goblins in a commanding lead. After a defeat at the hands of the Welland Red Sox, early in the season, the PMBA Star Tile Mosquito Knights were ready for a rematch. Charlie Devries heralded his return from injury with a home run on his first trip to the plate. RBIs from Aidan Longo (2), Aidan Nichols, Ayrton Ashick, and Keegan Ingraham kept the team circling the bases. Duncan MacFarlane’s sacrifice RBI brought Dan Durkin home and put the score at 8-10 for the Red Sox after the 3rd inning. A solid 4th inning marked the game’s turning point. Ayrton Ashick started off the top of the inning with a single, followed by a double from Carter Nicholas and an RBI by Charlie Devries. Aidan Longo and Ben Klassen added singles before Dan Durkin sent a long one into the outfield for a double. Andrew Avolio rounded out the inning with a single and the Knights added 4 runs to the scoreboard. However, the key to the inning was in the team’s defence. The tandem play of Pitcher, Keegan Ingraham and Ayrton Ashick at 1st base secured the first 2 outs while Shortstop, Tim Anderson scooped up a pop-up fly ball to bring the Knights back to the plate. From then on, it was all Knights. Aidan Nichols started off the 5th inning with his 3rd double of the game and Charlie Devries ended the top of the inning trying for his 2nd homer of the night. Ben Klassen attempted his first home run of the season in the top of the 6th inning,

only to lose a close one at home plate. Andrew Avolio brought Dan Durkin home for the final run of the hard-fought victory for the Knights. Last week, the Pelham Star Tile Mosquito Knights hosted the Welland Giants. The Knights started out slowly, allowing 5 runs in the top of the 1st inning.  RBI hits by Dan Durkin & Tim Anderson couldn’t make up the difference and the team found themselves in the hole heading into the 2nd inning. The Knights’ strong defensive play kept the Giants off the scoreboard for the next 3 innings.  Keegan Ingraham, Ayrton Ashick and Carter Nicholas made highlight-reelworthy plays in the field, but the Knights struggled to capitalize on their defensive prowess.  RBI hits by Carter Nicholas and Dan Durkin in the 2nd, and by Aidan Longo in the 3rd, brought the game to a tie at the end of the 4th inning. Going into the bottom of the 7th and final inning, the Knights were, again, looking to play catchup.  The Giants had scored 7 more runs, while the Knights had only managed one - a nice hit by Adam Bisson which brought Keegan Ingraham home in a dramatic slide. But the team began to find their rhythm in their final at bats.  Ayrton Ashick’s leadoff single was followed by a home run by Dan Durkin.  Aidan Longo, Keegan Ingraham, Aidan Nichols, Andrew Avolio, Carter Nicholas & Adam Bisson lined up consecutive singles and added 4 runs to tie the score.  The 10th and final batter, Ben Klassen, brought in a final run - a run which didn’t end up counting under the “catch-up” rule.  The game ended in an official tie and with a very happy group of Mosquito ball players. On Monday, June 20th, the Fonthill M&M Meat Shops Pelham Pirates met up, once again, with Welland Walmart for another close game. Brock Pellow drove in their 1st run with a double hit deep into left field in the 1st. Jacob

Peters’ hard hit single started off a great 4th inning wherein the Pirates increased their lead to 10 runs, however, Welland game back in the game making it a nail biting victory for the Pirates. The PMBA T-Ball players had a hot night on the baseball diamond. All the players were feeling the heat, and yet the goblins still played outstanding.  Trysten Gill was amazing as last batter, hitting a grand slam home run. Danny Langelaan and Tyler Paquin had solid hits. Kaede McLellan’s hot glove at the pitching position prevented the runners from getting to first base.  Julia Russell ran the bases very well in this game, and Maverick Halsted played a solid game. The Goblins even attempted a double play! On July 6th, Fonthill M&M Meat Shops’ Pelham Pirates Mosquito team met up with Welland Walmart and their bats were hot, with 5 runs in the 1st, on single after single by Reid Murray, Brock Pellow, Noah Wouthuis, Callan Saldutto, Zach Baltrusiunas and Ayden Janas. In the 2nd, Zach dove to grab a hard hit ball and threw, from his knees to Callan at 2nd for an out; and that play was followed by an awesome throw from Ryan Dykstra at the edge of left field into Brock at home for another crucial out, limiting Welland to 1 run. They were able to keep their bats alive and held strong in the field for an 11-6 win. On July 8th Fonthill M&M Meat Shops’ Pelham Pirates had an incredible game with the Welland Red Sox. The Pirates made a remarkable comeback in the 2nd last inning with a single by Sarah Saldutto bringing in the tying run as the 10th batter and setting things up for them to take the win in the last inning with a hit by Zach Baltrusiunas, and a slide home by Ayden Janas. A special mention goes out to Mike Dykstra, who was brought up from the Rookie division to help the Pirates to their win, with some critical hits and an amazing play at 2nd base

nabbing a hard line drive. The final score was 11-10. The Miller Restoration Grey Panthers Rookie Ball team had a busy week, as they faced off against the Welland Diamond Backs, the Pelham LaFarge team, and the Welland Rangers. The team’s progress is a tremendous encouragement to their coaches and parents alike!  Congratulations to Jack for his outstanding hit and RBI on Tuesday night! Throughout the three games, everyone got at least one hit and had the chance to try multiple different fielding positions. Thursday’s game at Chippawa Park in Welland saw the team reaching their maximum 5 runs per inning several times, contributing to their decisive win. Excellent fielding plays were logged by Matthew, Michael, Nolan, Trent and Sammy. Tayah stopped the DBacks dead in their tracks, with two consecutive outs at third base.  Cole’s catch of a pop fly against the Rangers stopped a potential run and ended the inning. Carter and Wyatt exchanged stellar tags at second base during Tuesday’s game, and Alex and Meaghan played a great first base, registering several outs. Ethan and Cole’s reliable bats made solid appearances at every game. The Giant Tiger Rookie Ball team had great plays by Blake Bishop catching a pop fly in the infield, and by Evan Vanvliet tagging out a runner at 3rd base. The Meridian Credit Union Midget team put together an 8 run rally in the 5th inning of a game against St. Catharines 2 on July 10th, but had their lead taken away in the top of the 6th inning. Greg Lipinski had a home run, a triple, a single and 4 RBIs. Tyler Young reached base on all 4 plate appearances, and stole 2 bases. Tyler also pitched 3 strong innings, allowing only 4 runs, and recording 3 strikeouts. Andrew Rauh recorded 6 strikeouts over the final 3 innings. Matthew Jones and Ryan Guzowski, on call up from Bantam, had 2 hits each. The Bantam Fonthill Paint and Decorating team rolled out to 2 big victories against Welland teams this past week. Ryan Zwierschke scored 5 runs on July 6th, Matthew Jones recorded 7 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched, and Brian Cunningham recorded all 12 outs over the final 4 innings by strikeout. On July 5th, Matthew Jones had 2 doubles and 4 RBIs, and Josh Loewen scored 2 runs and 4 stolen bases.

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Two more wins for Lampman’s Furniture On July 4 Lampman’s Furniture met Gilbert’s Flowers at Centennial Park in Fenwick Softball Junior Divison action. Lampman’s came out ahead with a score of 16 to 14 after 4 innings of play. In the top of the first, Tommy Falconer of Lampman’s made a nice hit only to be called out after Melanie Beeke caught the ball in the pitcher’s mound. William Guitard hit a triple, but was tagged out at third base by Emma Beeke thanks to a great throw by Melanie Beeke. In the top of the second, William Guitard got an-

other nice hit only to be beat to first base by Owen DeBruin, subbing for Gilbert’s. Isaac Stephens of Lampman’s Furniture raced home, but was beat by Melanie Beeke for another out for Gilbert’s. In the bottom of the second,

Carly Faulds of Gilbert’s was tagged out at third base by Tommy Falconer, after a great throw from home plate by William Guitard. In the top of the third, Gavin Hillhouse of Lampman’s was tagged out at third by Emma Beeke. Bottom of the third saw Jacob Beeke being called out at first thanks to fast action by Kaileigh Smith of Lampman’s. In the top of the fourth, William Guitard of Lampman’s was called out at second when he was tagged by Owen DeBruin, and Kaileigh Smith was beat to first by Melanie Beeke. In

the bottom of the fourth, Theo Collings was tagged out at home plate by Isaac Stephens of Lampman’s. Stats for Gilbert’s: Jacob Beeke (single), Melanie Beeke (single), Aaron Beeke (triple), Owen DeBruin (single, double, homerun), Emma Beeke (single). Stats for Lampman’s: Tommy Falconer

(2 singles, double), Daniel Guitard (4 singles), William Guitard (triple, single), Xavier Stephens (single), Isaac Stephens (2 singles), Kaileigh Smith (single, double). On July 6, Lampman’s took on Free Gas Co. Ltd. and again came out victorious with a score of 10 to 8 in Fenwick Softball Fastpitch action. Noteworthy plays by Free Gas included Lauren Mancino getting an out at first base and Kaitlyn Reece catching a fly ball in the third inning. Lampman’s action included Isaac Stephens catching a fly ball in the

first inning as well as securing an out at first base in the fourth. Stats for Lampman’s: Tommy Falconer (single), Isaac Stephens (single). Stats for Free Gas: Kaitlyn Reece (single), Ryan Culig (double), Lauren Mancino (triple, homerun), Amber Penner (single).




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COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING • Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Sing Niagara Women’s A Cappella Chorus at Paroisse Immaculee Conception Church, 99 Garner St, St. Catharines. Call 905-354-4745 or visit www. • Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. SPAN (Single Professional Association of Niagara) meets at Bailey’s 111 Highway 20 East Fonthill - for info: Janine 905-688-4358 • Wednesdays - 1st & 3rd of the each month, at 2:00 p.m. Pelham Community Church Worship Service, 461 Canboro Rd, Fenwick.

more. Drop in. Pelham Public Library. Thursday, July 21 • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Summer Concert Series presented by Rotary Club of Fonthill: Material Men - Music from the ‘80s. • 4:30 p.m. to dusk Pelham Farmers’ Market, Pelham Town Square Saturday, July 23 • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Faith Tabernacle Yard Sale Fundraiser to benefit the mission trip to Mexico. 380 South Pelham Street, Welland.

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Thursday, July 28 • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Summer Concert Series presented by Rankin Construction: Portrait: Classic Rock

• Fridays at 8:00 p.m. - Euchre at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Riekie for info: 905-8923731. July 11 to 15 • 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Vacation Bible School ages 4 to 12 - Fonthill United Church - Free - Non-denominational - call weekday mornings: 905-8926433. Thursday, July 14 • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Summer Concert Series presented by Sobeys: Bernie Jessome - a tribute to Roy Orbison. • 4:30 p.m. to dusk Pelham Farmers’ Market, Pelham Town Square Friday, July 15 • 4:30 p.m. Fabulous Fenwick Lions Fish Fry at Centennial Park, 999 Church Street, Fenwick Sunday, July 17 • 9:00 a.m. Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hike Allenburg Loop 1.5hr medium/moderate - meet at the Allenburg Bridge Hwy 20 parking lot on the west side of the bridge - leader: Fred Azzopardi 905-735-2345. Monday, July 18 • 1:00-3:00 p.m. Hot Games, Cool Treats. Stay cool at the library, while eating free ice cream treats and enjoying board games, puzzles, cards, cross words, Suduko and

• 4:30 p.m. to dusk Pelham Farmers’ Market, Pelham Town Square Monday, July 25 • 7:00 p.m.The St. Catharines Photographic Club will cover aspects of both daytime photography as well as nighttime photography with special regard to lighting and shooting both buildings and the night sky. $5.00. Please register ahead. Friday, July 29 • 4:30 p.m. Fabulous Fenwick Lions Fish Fry at Centennial Park, 999 Church Street, Fenwick Sunday, July 31 • 9:00 a.m. Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hike Welland Tour 1.5hr meet at the Food Basics parkig lot on Thorold Rd., Welland (Med/Moderate) Leader: Shah Kahn 905-892-3812 Wednesday, August 3 • 9:00 a.m. Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hike Allenburg Loop 1.5+hr. Meet at the Allenburg Bridge Hwy 20 parking lot on the west side of the bridge. Medium/moderate - Leader: Keith Rae 905-892-6633 Thursday, August 4 • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Summer Concert Series presented by Meridian Credit Unition: Beach Party Boys - a tribute to the Beach Boys. • 4:30 p.m. to dusk Pelham Farmers’ Market, Pelham Town Square

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BOVER, Alexander Sr. of Fenwick Ontario, born July 23, 1943 passed away at the Welland Hospital after a long battle with diabetes and heart problems. Friends and family both knew him as a caring individual always willing to help when he was able. A true nature lover at heart, he would always make sure the feeders were full for his little winged friends. He will be dearly missed by his son Alexander C. Bover and grandson Jeffrey V. Bover. His brother and sisters (and their spouses); Irene and Keith Zavitz, Steve and Wendy Bover, Liz and Norm Turcotte, Rose and Albert Matos, Mary and Don West, Julie and Ami Atangan with many loved nieces and nephews and of course his cat MJ. Predeceased by his estranged wife Karen Patricia Bover in April of last year and will also be in the thoughts and prayers of his mother-in-law and sisters and brothers-in-law and their children. His wishes were for cremation and his service to be kept simple and small. A private service and celebration of his life will be held at his residence later in the week. “We all feel the first thing Alex will be doing is some fishing, a favourite pastime and great passion that was abruptly taken from him nearly 8 years ago by a disabling stroke.” Condolences may be sent to his residence or any of his immediate family. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400-522 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2R5 Online condolences may be forwarded through


HOLY SPIRIT, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you ever, and in spite of all material illusion, I wish to be with you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer three consecutive days. After three days the favour requested will be granted, withour mentioning the favour. Only your initials shall appear at the bottom. W. N.

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