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Gelato Village cools off downtown Fonthill BY TINA CHIVERS VOICE Staff When it comes to making gelato, Rocco Spano certainly knows the scoop. Spano, a Welland resident, is opening his new store, Gelato Village at 1417-1419 Pelham Street, downtown Fonthill. People will be able to purchase Spano’s gelato at Summerfest, where he’ll be set up to serve his treats alongside the other food vendors. Then, his shop will officially open at the Pelham Street location on Sunday, July 24. Spano became interested in gelato when he travelled to Italy, particularly Bologna. “That’s where I discov-

ered the true art of making gelato,” he says. Spano spent a good deal of time in Bologna, immersed in the Italian culture, and he even attended “Gelato University”, (a school in Bologna, Italy, which teaches aspiring entrepreneurs everything they need to know about making gelato) where he took a course and learned how to make the creamy treat from some of the world’s greatest gelato masters. “Gelato is not meant to be eaten; it’s meant to be enjoyed,” says Spano. “In Italy, people walk to the gelaterias, gather to-

gether, talk and enjoy the food.” Everything about the 27year-old’s shop is meant to mimic an Italian gelateria. Spano’s cousin, Ivan Laface, is an Italian architect; Laface designed the shop. Laface points out all of the intricate details in the shop’s design, including how the cabinets complement one another, and he explains the use of colour. “All of the colours are earth tones; we used only natural colours” says Laface. “And it’s very upscale.” Spano says that, when they designed the shop, it was important to incorpo-

rate an open concept. “I want people to be able to see us working, making the food,” he says. “I wanted to tie in the idea of freshness with the open concept design. Speaking of freshness, Spano’s gelato is a prime example. “I use only natural products; nothing is processed or powder-based,” say Spano. “I use fresh fruit, real cheese and wine, hormone-free milk, Belgian chocolate and Tahitian vanilla beans.” Spano says that even some of his ingredients are Italian-imported. “My hazelnuts come from the Piemonte region in Italy, and my pistachios come from Sicily.” Moreover, Laface has incorporated Italian-imported items to stock the shop’s interior, such as display cases from Pesaro and an espresso maker from Milan. “I’m trying to bring gelato culture into the Niagara region,” says Spano. “I

(Left to right) Rocco Spano, owner of Gelato Village, poses with his cousin and Gelato Village architect, Ivan Laface. Tina Chivers/Voice Photo chose Fonthill because it has a sense of community similar to what you’d find in a small town in Italy.” Gelato Village will carry several flavours of gelato, and will also stock creamfilled pastries. Spano says he can make all-occasion cakes and even specialty flavours. “Anything you can imagine, we can do it,” he says. “We’re happy to try new ideas and flavours; it

makes us better too.” Asked whether he feels that winter will put a freeze on his sales. Spano says he’s confident that people will desire his gelato year-round. “People can come in and buy the gelato in a larger container such as a pint or quart—or even larger if they desire.” he says. “I also plan to branch out into the catering and wholesale industries.”

Swimmers to join in the fun at Pelham Summerfest

The Scouts of Scotland recently spent a few weeks in Pelham, enjoying time with the local Scouts. Pictured are some of the Scottish youngsters, celebrating Canada Day. Devaan Ingraham/Voice Photo

The Niagara Regional Summer Swim League is made up of recreational summer swim teams from across Niagara. Serving as an introduction to competitive swimming, all meets and practices emphasize having fun and team spirit. Throughout the summer each team takes a turn at hosting a swim meet at their pool which two to three other teams attend. This year Pelham’s swim meet at Marlene Stewart Streit Park will take place on July 23, the same day as Pelham Summerfest. The Niagara Regional Summer Swim

League meet ends at noon—just in time for those attending the swim to venture from the pool to downtown Fonthill to explore all that Pelham Summerfest has to offer. Thanks to the generosity of local sponsor Royal Lepage Niagara Real Estate Centre, all swimmers will be provided with a voucher redeemable for lunch from a Pelham Summerfest food vendor. For more information, contact KatieThorpe, Community Services Coordinator at or (905) 892-2607 ext 341.

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Animated characters to attend Summerfest character,” says Caporicci. All families will receive a free plaque-mounted print, donated by Fonthill Art and Home and Caporicci Photography. The pair has recruited five E.L. Crossley students to wear the costumes. “These students have a background in drama, and will be great with the kids,” says Caporicci. The photographer says he wanted to get involved with the photo project because he knows he’s sending families home with a great keepsake. “It’s great to be a part of sharing the kids’ excitement, and bringing to

BY TINA CHIVERS VOICE Staff In the Pelham Summerfest crowd, folks are sure to see some recognizable, animated faces. Jean Bancroft of Fonthill Art and Home, and Bryan Caporicci of Bryan Caporicci Photography, have invited some of the most popular Disney characters, such as Cinderella and Jack Sparrow, to mingle with the crowd. Children and families are welcome to have a complimentary photo taken with their favourite character. “You might even see your favourite mouse

life the fantasy of meeting their favourite characters,” says Caporicci. Caporicci has been personally involved with promoting Summerfest; he did all of the promotional videos for the event. “Summerfest is all about getting families together and celebrating the revitalization of the downtown core,” says Caporicci. “I personally invite you to come on out, have some great food and drink, listen to some great music, and participate in some awesome events; it’s fun for the whole family, and a great way to support downtown Fonthill.”

Jean Bancroft of Fonthill Art and Home, and Bryan Caporicci of Bryan Caporicci Photography, pose with two of their favourite friends. The characters, and others like them, will be walking around at Summerfest, looking for kids to pose with them. /Special to the Voice

Zumba challenge calls for dancing in the street Fonthill Fitness owner, Mike Browne and his team of six Zumba instructors, came up with an idea to issue a challenge—to try to set a record for the largest outdoor Zumba class in Niagara.

BY TINA CHIVERS VOICE Staff At Pelham Summerfest, Saturday July 23, from 3:00 - 3:30 pm, folks are invited to join the Zumba challenge.



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Summerfest attendees are invited to join the Fonthill Fitness team at the main stage on Pelham Street. No registration is required. Just show up, ready to boogie. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class which blends different and contagious rhythms like merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggae and even belly dancing. The Zumba challenge will offer folks a slice of cardio and muscular toning , and will even teach participants some Latin moves. “We hope to have 500 people jumping up and down to the Latin music,” says Mike Browne, owner of Fonthill Fitness. According to Browne, people of all ages and abilities can do Zumba. “If you move your body to the music, you can’t do it wrong,” says Browne. The gym owner says that his staff will be on the main stage, teaching people how to do the

Fonthill fitness instructors (left to right) Thais Hultzch, Karin Mogensen, Julie Horrocks, and Christina Carter. The ladies are pumped up to lead the street Zumba challenge at Summerfest on July 23. /Special to the Voice moves. The gym will also be throwing T-shirts into the crowd. “Fonthill Fitness offers Zumba classes year-round, and they’re included

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Food and drink to be served on the street Enjoy local food and drink—on the street Downtown Fonthill’s grand re-opening street party will be one of the first festivals in Ontario to enjoy the freedom of recent changes to LCBO legislation. Attendees will be able to purchase alcoholic beverages at any licensed establishment on the street or at the festival beer corral and sip on it as they stroll the festival grounds. “Hopefully this will be a great boon for local restaurants who have suffered the frustration of reduced revenues caused by the inconvenience of construction blocked access to their places of business,” says Cathy Berkhout-Bosse, promotions manager, Summerfest committee. Residents and visitors alike are invited to experience the diversity of downtown Fonthill’s unique local businesses as they showcase their offerings with sidewalk cafe dining, product demonstrations, exciting displays and shopping specials “The selection of street food is extensive. From BBQ Lamb Spedini to freshly shucked oysters, and ball park franks to

gelato, the street food at Pelham Summerfest is sure to please everyone’s palate,” says BerkhoutBosse. Participating food vendors include: Indulgence, Klager’s Meats, Mossimo’s, Cafe on Main, Gelato Village, White Meadows Farms, Chez Fromage, Zest Restaurant, Country Boys Mobile Food Services, My Place Bar & Grill, Shriner’s Creek Kettle Corn, Howell Family Pumpkin Farm, Big Bee Convenience Store, M Barber Studio and Fonthill Sobeys. “The Beer Corral at Pelham Summerfest features a one-of–kind design that will add an incredible ‘wow factor’ to the event,” says Berkhout-Bosse. Local firm, Forestgreen Creations has partnered with Fonthill Lumber to build a shaded seated area that is composed of garden obelisks made from roof trusses. All parts of the corral will be sold to the highest bidder via silent auction throughout the day with all proceeds to be donated back to the Festival Committee. Four local service clubs, the Fonthill and District Kinsmen, Rotary Club of Fonthill, Fonthill Lions

A drawing of where the fun will take place at Summerfest on July 23. /Special to the Voice Royal Canadian Legion Br. 613 and the Fabulous Fenwick Niagara band, Flat Broke Talbot Trail 141 Regional Rd. 20E Lions have partnered to featured as the closing Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0 collectively operate the act between 8:30 pm and Beer Corral throughout midnight. the festival. Festival buskers Alex A celebration of food Kazam, A Capella Niagara, and drink is not complete Street Magic and Dan Loswithout music. Attendees tracco and Friends will be will dine on the street on hand throughout the while enjoying the all day, day to add their talents • Membership Service Pins Awards free entertainment line to the full day of family • BBQ– Hamburgers, Sausage on a Bun up on the Pelham Street friendly fun. • Fresh Garden Salad, Dessert, Tea/Coffee Main Stage. Sandy Vine For full event informa• A variety of In-House Games and the Midnights open tion visit www.Pelhamthe festival, followed by Rain or Shine, Come out and enjoy some local song writer/percomradeship with your fellow members. former Lindsey Mills, a reunion performance by Town of Pelham Annual Mostly Gormans, the sultry sounds of jazz vocalist, Jenn Cole with popular

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Trillium Awards

The Pelham Communities in Bloom Committee promotes the Trillium Award to recognize and thank residents and businesses for adding to the beauty of Pelham. Since the Trillium grows naturally in our community, we use it to emphasize the fact that this Award is for the people of our Town. This summer, during July, front yards of entrants will be viewed to find properties that are neat, have exuberant flower beds, display different plant materials and innovative design, or are part of an attractive streetscape. The Committee encourages all residents to help make Pelham one of the prettiest Towns in Ontario. We look forward to receiving entries for properties in our community that bring delight to the view and pride to the Town. ENTRY INFORMATION 1. All entries will be judged on the basis of view from the nearest public roadway. 2. The Award is limited to properties within the Municipal boundaries of the Town of Pelham. 3. Criteria for judging will include balance, colour, innovation and the blending of the landscaping with the building and remainder of property. 4. Judging will take place by the 30th of July 2011 by the Communities in Bloom Committee or their appointees. 5. The Committee, Award Sponsors, and members of Town Council will recognize winners.

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With cherries, try thinking outside the box Every day, the dogs and I walk through the cherry and apple orchards behind our house and visit the ravines that cut across east to west with their majestic oaks, maples, and nut trees. It’s a never-failing source of pleasure to be surrounded by trees, whether cultivated for crops or natural; and the dogs and I never take our walk without silently tipping our virtual caps to Linda Allison, and Leo and Dan DeVries, and Lee and Brenda Johnson, whose orchards we are so lucky to have for our walks. Those of us not involved in farming can only partly appreciate the risk and work it takes to bring a crop to market. We see the early morning and late evening mowing and cultivating and spray-

ing, and watch the frenzy of harvest with only a dim idea of the amount of labour and nail-biting that goes on behind the scenes. This year, I notice that the sour cherry crop is light compared to other years. When I mention this to Linda, the real weight of my observation becomes clear: depending on the micro-climate within Pelham, the cherry crop is down from 50 per cent to more than 80 per cent! Imagine that you put in the same amount of work, invested the same amount of money in your business or job, and then at the end of the year had your pay reduced by half to three quarters. The culprit this year was the cool, damp spring. The bees that the farmers

rented from beekeepers took one look outside their hives and decided to stay in and play cards or knit sweaters rather than go out and pollinate the trees. In our area, south of Highway 20, the bees got maybe two days of work in during the two weeks for which they were hired. The result is clear to see on the trees now: fewer sour cherries hanging from the branches, with some trees having almost no fruit at all. Most of Niagara’s sour cherry crop goes to Michigan for processing and shows up back on our supermarket shelves and freezers as pie filling, and no wonder because sour cherries make pie that is nothing less than divine. Of course, getting the cherries when they are

fresh and unprocessed improves the flavour, and cherries freeze very well, so it’s a good idea to stock up at this time of year for cherry pie all year long. If you aren’t a confident pie baker, or would rather defer to the talents and expertise of truly accomplished pie bakers, I suggest you take in the Talent Night Auction at Pelham Community Church on Canboro Road. Cherry pies and contracts to bake cherry pies are up for bids, and if you can outbid the church’s regulars who are in the know, you will experience the absolute pinnacle of the baker’s art, created by people with generations of pie baking behind them. But sour cherries aren’t only about pie. How about a Sour Cherry Cab-

ernet Gastrique (a cherry and wine reduction) to accompany game? The recipe comes from Michael and Anna Olsons’ Inn on the Twenty Coook book and is simple to make and simply delicious with duck. Put 1 1/2 Cups of cabernet wine, 1 1/2 Cups of red wine vinegar, 2 Cups of sugar, and 1 Cup of sour cherries into a saucepan and simmer until the sauce is reduced by 2/3 and coats the back of a spoon. The brilliant dark red colour adds accent to the plate, and the taste sets the meat up perfectly. Another delicious way to serve sour cherries is as a salsa to accompany lighter meats like pork. This recipe comes from June’s Bon Appetit. Simply combine 1/2 Cup of chopped

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Never relax guard around children in a pool I would like to share a little story with you. It’s about fast reaction times, and always keeping an eye out. My wife and I were at a backyard pool party/BBQ with our three children. Of course there were lots of kids in the pool, and many adults around. It was an in-ground pool with both a shallow end and a deep end. We were sitting around the pool, enjoying the sun and socializing, and watching the kids play in the water. Eventually, all the girls got pulled off to the side to do a raffle, and most of the men were involved (except for a couple of us). I had stepped off to the side to change our 18-month-old’s diaper. At that time, a gentleman that was sitting watching the kids got called off to the side to join the raffle, which left one person sitting on the deck (and she was watching her own three children around a table eating). I remember the gentleman enquiring about who would be responsible for watching

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the kids in the pool. Someone’s response was “the bigger children will watch the little children in the pool”. The gentleman was very hesitant to go but wasn’t really given a choice. Not even five minutes later, just by a complete stroke of luck, my daughter had called out to Mommy while I was changing her, and so my spouse had come over to see what was going on. As we were talking, I had my head down, and my spouse had looked up just at the perfect time to spot a child in the pool struggling in the deep end. As fast as her saying “oh, no” I had looked up to see the little boy sinking like a brick to the bottom of the pool. My spouse darted to the pool, jumped in and pulled the little boy out to safety. He was very shaken up and hadn’t taken in enough water at that point to need CPR, and he turned out to be okay. The boy was supposed to be wearing a life jacket, and he was supposed to stay in the shallow

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end, but had wandered out a little too far and slipped down the slope that led to the deep end. This is a lesson to all adults and children having fun around a pool. Please watch your children; don’t rely on someone else as they may not always be around in the sticky situations where an adult is needed. I just hope that someone would do the same for our children if it ever came down to it. My wife is a local Fenwick school bus driver. Her name is Amanda Sutcliffe, and deserves recognition for her fast reaction, and saving that little boy from drowning. If you see her in town please be sure to say something about her heroism. Rick Thompson, Fenwick

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Attendees will celebrate Summerfest in a revitalized downtown Fonthill BY DAVE AUGUSTYN Mayor of Pelham

As the construction nears completion, the celebration is about to begin. Last week saw not only the installation of a crosswalk at Churc Hill, but also the planting of many of the trees in downtown Fonthill. This week, the top layer of asphalt and most of the benches, gardens, and trees are to be finished south of Regional Road #20. And, the clock – donated by Communities In Bloom – will be installed. You will recall that the pre-construction work – burying of the hydro lines and other utilities – began last spring. Construction began in earnest last July as the street from College to Regional Road #20 was dug up for new water and sewer lines. That work took until December, when the contractor poured curbs and added layer of asphalt. Major work on the Northern side of Regional Road #20 to Broad Street began this spring. The contrac-

tor completed the underground work and is finishing the curbs, sidewalks, pavers, and other “streetscaping” features. The major final, but much-needed piece to be completed is the traffic signal at #20 and Pelham Street. The Region will now upgrade the traffic signals and the contractor will rework the corner to be safer and better for pedestrians. You will recall that the Federal and Provincial government contributed two-thirds of the construction costs. The Town is also using “Investing in Ontario” funding from the Provincial Government to pay for most of the costs for burying the utilities. Admittedly, this construction has been very difficult for many downtown Fonthill businesses. That’s why I am so pleased that many business owners, the Town, members of service clubs and other residents have teamed up to host Summerfest this Saturday. Summerfest – to be held from noon to midnight on July 23 – will celebrate the end of construction and the

Field trip leads to a quandry of quarries BY BRIAN BATY Regional Councillor As a Commissioner on the Niagara Escarpment Commission, I review with my colleagues a wide range of reports and papers dealing with proposed or existing modifications to the Niagara Escarpment. Some of the most complex reports deal with the establishment or expansion of quarries on the escarpment. Ontario requires aggregate in large quantity for the various roadworks and building projects underway or anticipated in the future. While quarries are necessary for development, the question arises as to whether or not the Niagara Escarpment needs to be the best source of that material. To better understand this issue I undertook a field trip last week to the Collingwood area to visit our NEC Thornbury office and to attend a public open house at Walker Aggregates Inc. Duntroon Quarry. The Niagara Escarpment Commission has a main office in Georgetown where monthly meetings of the NEC take place and a field office in Thornbury to serve the Dufferin, Grey and Bruce Counties. The office is staffed by a senior planner, three additional planners and an administrative assistant. Housed in a former apple juice facility, the offices are spartan but provide sufficient space for the large volumes of records and maps. The staff are finalizing reports with respect to a proposed expansion of the Duntroon Quarry with a final hearing decision expected within the next few months. I am told that the Niagara Escarpment Plan allows for quarries but staff sometimes have concerns that arise because existing quarries present potential negative

impacts to the environment and proposed expansions can accelerate those concerns. This latest quarry expansion proposal has gone on for months and the legal and staffing resources have been considerable. The next day I attended an open house at the Duntroon Quarry itself. Three busloads of visitors took a tour through the quarry and watched a blast demonstration on the last section of limestone in the quarry. The quarry is about 100 acres in size, has operated since 1968 and has been owned by Walkers since 1995. The Amabel formation is being extracted to provide concrete stone and high quality manufactured sands. Limestone products range from large armour stone (5+ tones) to limestone fines. When quarry extraction ends next year, the site will be allowed to fill with water to provide recreational and natural activities on the site. As the GPS guided me to the site I passed numerous signs and billboards calling for “Save our Prime Farmlands”, “Save our Water”, “Stop the Quarry” and “Stop the Mega-quarry” (referring to a proposed 2,000 acre quarry near Orangeville.) The field trip was valuable and provided some insights to assist in the further deliberations on quarry expansions in Ontario. This experience may prove to be of value should there be future proposals for quarry expansions in the Fonthill Kame area for the sand and gravel resources that exist in our area. Brian Baty is a Niagara Regional Councillor for the Town of Pelham and a Commisioner on the Niagara Escarpment Commission.

beginning of a newly revitalized downtown Fonthill! The festival’s events will include: Street Party Zone will include great music on a main stage, a beer garden, a zumba challenge, and vendors; Active Lifestyle Zone will include a swim meet, a fun walk / run, a bike rodeo, and Nordic walking demos; X Zone will include an AMPfest youth band competition, a skate park and climbing wall, and an art contest; Kid’s Zone will include a bouncy gym jungle slide, Disney charactors, great games. For complete information, please see I deeply appreciate the many, committed volunteers who have organized Summerfest and the hundreds of sponsors! And, I invite you to come celebrate our newly revitalized downtown Fonthill this Saturday! You may contact Mayor Dave at mayordave@pelham. ca or read past columns at www.pelhammayordave.

TOWN OF PELHAM INFORMATION COLUMN THE WEEK AHEAD •PELHAM ARENA “ZUMBA FITNESS” Wednesday, July 20, 2011 9:30 – 10:30 am Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:3010:30 am and 7:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday July 26, 2011 9:30-10:30 am and 7:30 – 8:30 pm “ZUMBA GOLD” Thursday July, 21, 2011 9:30 – 10:30 am •PELHAM TOWN SQUARE Pelham Farmers’ Market –Every Thursday May to October - 4:30pm in Pelham Town Square for fresh produce and lots of goodies! Winner of the Market Bucks for July 14th was Paul Delogu •TOWN OF PELHAM POOL Public Swimming – Weekends 2 pm to 5 pm, 6 pm to 8 pm Weekdays: 1-4 pm, 6-8 pm Lane swim: Weekdays 12-1 pm Aqua Zumba Monday and Wednesday 12-1 pm •COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM Communities in bloom Trillium Nomination forms now available at the Town hall and online at •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. It’s time to shut off the engines, open the street, come together as a community and celebrate! 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 bandshell 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 you can print one off online at For more information contact the Town of Pelham at 905-892-2607, Ext.341. All are encouraged to participate in this fantastic youth driven event!

•PELHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY Free TD Summer Reading Club @ Pelham Public Library Make your own reading log, enter our contests, and show 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. 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 am 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. GENERAL INFORMATION Interested in Joining the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee?? Are you a Pelham youth who would like to be heard and contribute to your community? Join the 2011-2012 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee. Meetings take place once a month starting in October for the entire school year. Make a difference TODAY! An application form is available on the Town’s website at or at Town Hall. ONTARIO ONE CALL 1-800-400-2255 All requests for waterline and sewer locates must be directed to Ontario One Call. Town of Pelham e-mail address: Visit our Web site at

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This week in baseball; here’s the skinny The Pelham Star Tile Mosquito Knights took part in the Welland Mosquito House League Tournament this past week.  First, the Knights met the Welland A’s. The Knights took command of the game from the 1st inning. Carter Nicholas and Rowan McLellan were defensive machines, each taking out 4 runners. Dan Durkin hit a home run and followed up by making an unassisted double play. Ayrton Ashick was solid defensively and hit both a triple and double. Adam Bisson and Tim Anderson also hit triples and Andrew Avolio, Nicholas, McLellan and Aidan Nichols showed strong and consistent hitting in the opening victory. The next

morning, the Knights met the Welland Red Sox and again, took early control of the game. The defensive highlight of the game was when catcher, Aidan Longo caught a pop-up foul ball behind the plate and made a perfect throw to Rowan McLellan at 2nd base for the double play. Offensively, McLellan closed the 1st inning with a spectacular 2RBI home run and later, added a double. Not to be undone, Andrew Avolio connected for his first home run of the season in the 3rd and followed up with 2 doubles. Carter Nicholas and Adam Bisson hit triples and Dan Durkin hit a pair of doubles in the victory. Game 3 pitted the Knights against the St. Catharines

Red Sox. The hard-hitting Red Sox kept the outfielders busy, especially Rowan McLellan, Andrew Avolio and Ben Klassen. McLellan and Klassen each caught a pop-up deep in the outfield, and Dan Durkin picked up a couple and Carter Nicholas another from the infield. The Red Sox’s stingy defence limited the Knights’ hitting game, but they managed 10 runs in the loss highlighted by triples from Durkin and Tim Anderson and doubles by Adam Bisson and Nicholas Grant. The Knights found themselves in 3rd place and playing in the consolation final - a rematch with the Welland A’s. The A’s took an early lead, but the teams were tied at the

end of the 3rd inning and the Knights never looked back. Carter Nicholas, Ayrton Ashick and Rowan McLellan led the defence playing a role in 8 of the 10 outs on the field including a double play by Pitcher, Carter Nicholas to Dan Durkin at 1st base, and Catcher, Ashick’s exciting out at home plate to end the top of the 5th inning. Adam Bisson and Nicholas Grant also tagged out 2 of the A’s runners. The entire line up was strong at the plate. Hitting highlights include triples by Ashick and Durkin and a pair of doubles by both Bisson and Aidan Longo. The Volcano Pizzeria Pelham Panther Mosquito Rep team attended their

2nd tournament on the Canada Day weekend, and advanced to the Championship round. Tyler and Evan Dobbie turned a triple play, but Pelham lost a hard fought battle to the Hamilton Cardinals. On July 7th, the Pelham Panthers played their 3rd tournament in Hamilton, defeating Bloordale and Waterdown, but losing to Barrie in the Semi-Finals. The Giant Tiger Rookie Ball team had great plays by Jiunn Roy to get 2 outs in the 2nd inning, and good hitting from Blake Bishop, Iain Macfarlane, James Bacon and Liam Cordiner, but came up on the short end of a 17-10 score against the Welland Rangers. The Meridian Credit

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Final Score: One win, one loss for Lampman’s Furniture July 11th, Fenwick Softball Fastpitch action continued when Lampman’s Furniture and Duliban Insurance battled to a 15-14 win for Duliban. First inning saw Andrew Guitard called out at first thanks to Aiden Belding’s play for Duliban. DJ Petrovsky was called out at home thanks to a great team effort by William Guitard and Tommy Falconer for Lampman’s. In the second inning Mackie Sider beat Tommy Falconer to first base for an out. William Guitard caught a fly ball hit by DJ Petrovsky. Duliban Stats: DJ Petrovsky (2 triples), Aiden Belding (double, triple, homerun), Spencer Kleniewski (double), Mathew Robins (triple, single), Mackie Sider (triple), Taryn Petrovsky (2 triples). Lampman’s Stats: Daniel Guitard (2 singles, double), William Guitard (triple, single), Andrew Guitard (sin-

Union Midget baseball team battled Grimsby to a 10-10 tie on Sunday July 17th in Grimsby. Laura Gemmel had 2 hits, 2 RBIs, and scored 3 runs. Mitchell Deba had a double and a triple and 3 RBIs, and made 2 tag outs at home plate to preserve the tie score. The Fonthill Paint and Decorating Bantam team defeated Thorold 12-5 on July 12th, with Brian Cunningham having 3 hits, 2 RBIs, and 3 runs scored. Matt Jones pitched 6 strikeouts over 4 innings, and had 3 RBIs at the plate. Jacob Flagg had a single and a double, and scored 2 runs, and Gavin Dudzik had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.

gle, double), Tommy Falconer (2 singles), Lucas Baxter (single, homerun), Kaileigh Smith (double). On July 13 Lampman’s played home to Herb Lodde & Sons Roofing, emerging victorious with a score of 16 to 7 in 3 1/2 innings of play. In the first inning Isaac Stephens and Tommy Falconer teamed up to get Owen Lawrence out at home plate for Lampman’s. Isaac Stephens also caught a fly ball, hit by Owen DeBruin, to close out the top of the first. In the second, Krystyna Augustyn was tagged out at home by William Guitard and Owen DeBruin caught a ball hit by Lucas Baxter for an out for Lodde. In the top of the fourth, Kaileigh Smith beat Cameron Sutcliffe to first base for an out for Lampman’s. Stats for Lodde: Cameron Sutcliffe (single, double). Stats for Lampman’s: William Guitard (single, triple), Daniel Guitard (single).


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field. Another strong pass from Harrison to Harmon saw the panthers first shot on goal. With the score still 0-0 and the ball in Pelham’s defensive zone Mason took control of the ball sending it up to Drew, turning on a dime Drew spun and with a strategic kick sent it over to Elijah. Turning into it, Elijah tried breaking through the line to take a shot, with two men on him in hot pursuit. The Panthers worked hard to keep it up the field, but when it was sent back down Antonio took a chance and used his powerful legs to drive it from half taking a shot on goal, narrowly missing. On a hand ball call, Welland had a chance to score, the boys lined up waiting, it was David who was tested while the ball sailed through everyone, leaving him to protect his net alone, and he did it once again. With a hard kick on net Welland scored, but the boys dug deep. Nicholas

Longo put himself in between Welland and the net time and time again charging the ball, making quick work of bringing it up the field. As the ball sailed forward it was Drew who took his chance at a shot on goal. With a boot from the other teams keeper the ball went back to the Welland players, Mathew aggressively went after it taking it away and sent it up. As the boys marked their men, it was Damien who worked the ball passing to Harrison. He took a shot and scored bringing the score 1-1. The game wasn’t over, the ball was rolling in the Pelham’s defensive zone when Ryan seized the opportunity going after it and winning the scrimmage sending it up again. Harrison got his foot on the ball and passed it over to Harmon, with a swift and precise strike the ball sailed past the keeper. The score ended with a win for the Pelham Panthers at 2-1.



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Retirement Auction Sale Saturday July 23

Preview from 9:30 am. Auction 10:30 Rain or Shine (there is good shelter on site) * On Site at 671 Kilman Rd., Fenwick * At Vineland, take Victoria Ave (Regional Road 24) South to Kilman Rd. Then left (East) to sale site (signs will be posted). Tony Grossi is taking early retirement at age 87 and moving to smaller quarters. The farm is sold and we are pleased to be selling on his behalf, an assortment of farm and construction equipment and his Skeeter Walleye boat, which he will no longer require. (also some household furnishings etc.) The equipment all shows well and is in good working condition. Partial list : Bobcat Turbo 863 skid steer loader with fork attachment, 2 Gennie GS1520 electric scissor lifts, Gehl DL 650 Dynalift – Diesel 40’boom (zoom boom type fork lift), Mortar mixer, John Deere 345 Hydro riding mower with grass catcher and trailer and accessories, gas line trimmers, Club Car gas eng., Golf cart with canopy, MF. 25 Diesel tractor with brush mower and blade, drag behind lawn roller, assorted hand and power tools, rolling tool chest, air compressor, trailer hitches, trailer, assorted barn stuff. 17.5’ Skeeter Walleye boat/140 Evenrude motor/trailer/bow mount electric etc. (this is a fisherman’s dream boat). Terms: Cash, Visa, MC., Debit. 10% buyers premium All items sell “AS IS”. Must show ID. To register please be on time Pictures or our site @ Shafer Auction Co. Ltd. 905-634-6300

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The Voice of Pelham, July 20, 2011  
The Voice of Pelham, July 20, 2011  

Weekly issue of the Voice of Pelham, Fonthill Ontario community newspaper.