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NRE’S CANCELLATION ‘CAME RIGHT OUT OF THE BLUE’: CAMPION
WELLAND –Mayor Frank Campion had the following comment about news the 2016 Niagara Regional Exhibition has been cancelled:
“I was surprised and saddened to hear that the NRE would not be happening this year. The news came right out of the blue. The NRE is something that virtually everyone in Welland has attended and it will be missed by young and old alike.
“I remember going to the fair in my youth on Denistoun Street, when it was known as the Welland County Fair. The rides, the people, the games, the food and the art and agricultural contests and displays are important to our community and have become a part of our history.
“This news is a real shame! I hope that the NRE will be back bigger and stronger in 2017.”
The fair, held traditionally in September, goes back 1832.
CITY’S LIBRARY BRANCHES CLOSED MONDAY
WELLAND – Don’t forget both Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 1 for the Civic Holiday. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, August 2. Library staff hope everyone has a safe and fun long weekend!
CITY’S CIVIC HOLIDAY HOURS
WELLAND – City of Welland Civic Holiday hours (Monday, August 1), have been announced.
POP-UP CHALLENGE ON MERRITT ISLAND
WELLAND – The next Healthy Kids Community Pop-Up Challenge Niagara is scheduled Tuesday, August 2 on Merritt Island, along the Recreational Waterway. For kids ‘0 to 12’ years, it will be held from 10am to noon.
SOUP’S ON AT THE COLLEGE
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE – Nothing warms your soul like a bowl of hearty homemade soup. Spend Sunday August 20, 9am to noon with a Canadian Food and Wine Institute Sous Chef preparing a variety of delicious soups and learn the trick to making a good stock. Don’t forget to bring along your take home containers! For more info: http://canadianfoodandwineinstitute.ca/programs/expert-edge/enthusiast-events/
THURSDAY IS WELLAND SUPPER MARKET TIME!
WELLAND – It’s from 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
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT MARKET
WELLAND – Cameron Lee is the featured performer at Jammin’ at the Market, Saturday, August 6. Showtime is from 9:30am to 10:30am
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.