City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

 

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CITY SHORTS ART: See ‘Heat Alert’ short, below. (Niagara Region public health graphic)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

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City Shorts

City Shorts is a compilation, from various sources (government websites, news announcements, press releases, church bulletins, advertisements, 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

 OWENPALOOZA ROCKS THE HOUSE

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WELLAND – Owenpalooza 2016 is on Saturday July 23 at Club Richelieu, Welland.

The popular memorial benefit concert this year features: IvoryHours, UKAE, NORTHCOTE, BratwurstDays, TheFortuneRunners, ReviveTheRose, JeffBeadle, GattaSisters. Tickets are $20 each available at The Rex, Seaway Mall, M.T. Bellies in Welland or email owenpalooza@gmail.com or call 905-932-6936 must be 19+ doors open at 6pm.

Owenpalooza is an annual memorial benefit concert bringing Canadian bands and a great party to Welland. Enjoy music, food trucks, cold drinks and a free ride home anywhere in Niagara!

 HEAT ALERT, HUMIDEX TO APPROACH 40!

WELLAND – A Heat Warning is in effect for: Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region; St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region

A hot and humid air mass will continue to affect the regions today. Maximum temperatures will be near 30 degrees and Maximum humidex values will approach 40 again today. Shower or thunderstorm activity could bring relief at times to some places. Some locales along the shores of the Great Lakes will see temperatures a few degrees lower during this event. A cooler air mass will arrive by Friday.

Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of hands, feet and ankles), heat rash and heat cramps (muscle cramps). Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated. Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

 TORONTO FC HOSTS WELLAND SOCCER CLUB DAY

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WELLAND –Mayor Frank Campion is leading a contingent of Welland soccer kids on to the Toronto FC field as the club celebrates Welland Soccer Club day on Saturday, July 23.

In Toronto FC’s desire to boost soccer across the Niagara Region, a portion of Toronto FC ticket sales is being donated to the Welland Soccer Club. Just before the team hosts DC United in the 730 pm game against DC United, Mayor Campion and 20 youth soccer players from Welland (to be selected) will carry Toronto FC banners on to the field.

Tickets are available by calling the Welland Soccer Club at 905-735-8106.

ECOLOGY RETREAT

WAINFLEET– Jericho House (10845 Rathfon Rd., Wainfleet) will be holdings its Annual Ecology Retreat from Tuesday, July 26 until Sunday, July 31. Fr. Daniel O’Leary is the facilitator. Cost is $375 per person. For more information or to register call 905-834-0553.

 MERRITT ISLAND SUPPER MARKET

WELLAND – Merritt Island Supper Market 4:30pm – 9:00pm or dusk. Welland Supper Market invites you to relax, enjoy, indulge…with the family of course! Brought to you by Silversmith Brewing Company and the Welland Downtown BIA, the Supper Market features food truck vendors, beer, wine, and local musical entertainment. All this summer, sunshine, sunset, and supper is served on Merritt Island.

GIANT CREATURES REPTILE SHOW AT DIAMOND TRAIL BRANCH

WELLAND – Join Mike London from London Reptiles and WPL at the Diamond Trail Gym on Tuesday, July 19 at 2pm for a special show. He will introduce you to the world of reptiles in this exciting and informative hands-on presentation. You’ll see and experience the unforgettable splendor of these wonderful creatures.Everyone is welcome to the family friendly event.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT MARKET

WELLAND – Lisa Campion is the featured performer at Jammin’ at the Market, for Saturday, July 23. Showtime is from 9:30am to 10:30am

 SHOPKINS SWAP AT LIBRARY BRANCH

WELLAND –- Back by popular demand! Do you have extra Shopkins that you want to trade for new ones? Trade one, two or more of your Shopkins while sharing your favourite Shopkins stories. This program is for Shopkins collectors of all ages. Date: Tuesday, July 19: 10:00-11:00am at Main Branch. Please register in advanced to secure your spot at a trading table!

VACATION HOLDS AND LOANS

WELLAND – Going on vacation? No problem. Visit Welland library’s circulation desk or call extension 2520 to extend your loan period to cover the time you are away. No need to miss your holds or lose your position in line either! Simply ask to have your standing holds suspended until after you return. Holds can also be suspended from your account online.

 HOOF IT WITH WELLAND’S MAYOR

WELLAND – Meet Mayor Frank Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30am for a 40-minute walk on Merritt Island.

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