Monthly Archives: May 2015

City Shorts: Try Them On For Size

City Shorts Art: Come On In, The Water's Fine - A family of ducks having a swim in the Welland River off Merritt Island. (Photo by Joe Barkovich. )

City Shorts Art: Come On In, The Water’s Fine – A family of ducks having a swim in the Welland River off Merritt Island. (Photo by Joe Barkovich. )

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

City Shorts

City Shorts

City Shorts is a compilation, from various sources (government websites, news announcements, press releases, church bulletins, community service information and events, bulletin boards, requests, telephone requests, web postings, email requests etc.) of short items (in most cases) about matters of local interest in Welland. Want to submit an item for consideration? Please send to: joe0606barko@gmail.com

Yummy, international luncheons

Welland Heritage Council’s international luncheons, always a popular offering in Welland, commence next week.

Here is the schedule: Tuesday, June 2, Mediterranean cuisine, Matteo’s Restaurant; Wednesday, June 3, Italian, Casa Dante; Thursday, June 4, French, Confederation Secondary School; Friday, June 5, Polish, Andrzejewski Perogies; Monday, June 8, Chinese, Sushi Eight; Tuesday, June 9, Indian, Smokin’ Buddha; Wednesday, June10, Croatian, Croatian National Home; Thursday, June 11, Hawaiian, Mokus Restaurant; Friday, June 12,Greek, Eastdale Secondary School.

The luncheons are held at the market square, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily. Make sure you don’t miss out – purchase your tickets, $12 per person, ahead of time at Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre, 26 East Main St., Welland, open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more info on the luncheon program, contact the Heritage Council office, 905-732-5337.

Welland has some of the best trails in the area

cyclingIt’s that time again.

Get the bicycle out, give it a tune-up and re-introduce it to Niagara. If you’re not a cyclist, the link on the City of Welland website just might inspire you to become one.

Niagara is a great place for cyclists, from the novice stage to the competitor. It’s filled with beautiful and challenging trails to excite any adventurer.

Click on the website link to view trails in and around Welland, as-well- as a variety of cycling clubs. More info, especially about cycling trails and routes, can be found on the city website.

Mandolin Orchestra concert

mandolinMandolin Orchestra of Niagara is presenting its annual concert, May 31 at Welland Community Wellness Complex.

The theme is Beyond the Borders.

The concert starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for passholders, $15 for non-passholders.

Show off your roses

CITY_OF_WELLAND_(ROSE)Welland Horticultural Society’s 96th annual Rose Show is being held Wednesday, June 17 at Wesley United Church, 244 First Ave., Welland. This year’s theme is Celebrating Niagara.

There is a registration fee of $10 for non-members of the Society.

Please see the attached link for the categories and for more info about the show:

Rose Show Competition 2015

Local Liberals to choose candidate

Liberals in Niagara Centre Riding will meet Thursday, June 4 to select their candidate in the upcoming federal election.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Riverstone Event Centre, River Road, Welland.

Library marks 10 years

It has been 10 years since the Main Library opened at 50 The Boardwalk! The library’s staff can’t believe it either!

Stop in for coffee and a timbit, and see the pictures from the move from King Street to Civic Square.

New board for local museum

Welland-Museum-Final-Logo-Horizontalw200Welland Museum has a new Board of Management. The members are Wayne Campbell, president; Greg D’Amico Sr.,vice president; Robert Nero, treasurer, Geoff Bowden, human resources and directors Betty-Ann DiMartile, Craig Elcich, Tom Liszt, Rick Stanley,  Diane Goulet-Kozar, Cameron J. Ward and Daniel Fortier.

Downtown group holds annual meeting

Welland Downtown Business Improvement Area Board invites all members of the Welland Downtown BIA and all those interested in attending the 2015 annual general meeting.

The meeting is Monday June 1, at Welland Civic Square, 60 East Main Street, Community Room at 6 p.m.

Guests are Mayor Frank Campion and Interim City Manager Janette Loveys Smith, speaking about the Downtown Community Improvement Plan.

(A former reporter and city editor, Joe Barkovich lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada’s Rose City. City Shorts appears weekly.)

Rose Show on June 17 in Welland

Heaven's Eye (File photo by Joe Barkovich)

Heaven’s Eye (File photo by Joe Barkovich)

Welland Horticultural Society has announced details for its 96th anniversary show, to be held Wednesday evening, June 17, at Wesley United Church, First Avenue, Welland.

Theme of the show is “Celebrating Niagara”.

Follow the link for everything you need to know:

http://www.gardenontario.org/subdomains/welland-hs/documents/Rose_Show_Program_2015.pdf

Taizé At Welland Parish

Taizé Pentecost Prayer, Tuesday, May 26 at St. Kevin's, Welland, 7:30 p.m. Come - Be Silent - Pray.  From the Sunday bulletin:  Taizé moments

Taizé Pentecost Prayer, Tuesday, May 26 at St. Kevin’s, Welland, 7:30 p.m. Come – Be Silent – Pray. From the Sunday bulletin: Taizé moments “help us step back from our busy life and enjoy the presence of the Lord in silence and in prayer for an hour.” Taizé Prayer is held four times each year at the Welland parish: Advent, Lent, Pentecost and Thanksgiving. (File photo/Joe Barkovich)