City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

cr1zphewcaarjlaCompilation 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:


timthumb-pngWELLAND – Welland Public Library is proud to announce a new speaker series beginning this Fall. This series, taking place the last Tuesday of every month running September to April, focuses on the Welland Canal Fallen Workers. These talks are in conjunction with the development and construction of a Fallen Workers Memorial which will be unveiled in late summer 2017 and will be located adjacent to Lock 3 in St. Catharines.

Each talk will take place at 7:00pm in the Community Room of Civic Square, located at 60 East Main Street in Welland. The list of topics is as follows:

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Terry Hughes

Tuesday, September 27: The Canal Landscape of Welland by Terry Hughes

Tuesday, October 25: Welland Canal Construction Railway by Andy Panko

Tuesday, November 29: Medical Services on the Canal by Isabel Bachmann

Tuesday, January 31: Art & Poetry on the Canal by Debra Antoncic

Tuesday, March 28: Life and Death on the Welland Ship Canal: The Untold Story of 137 Worker Fatalities by Arden Phair

Tuesday, April 25: Disaster on the Welland Canal: The Lock 6 Gate Collapse, 1928 by Sarah King-Head.

Please register for these talks by calling the Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or through our online calendar.


detour-w150WELLAND –Route detours for route #4,#9 and #3 are until further notice/subject to change due to ongoing construction:

Route #4 reroute due to construction as of Tuesday September 6, 2016:

Outbound/Leaving Terminal: regular routing to corner of Endicott and Willson Road. From Endicott and Willson, left onto Willson, right onto Glendale, right onto Diffin, left onto Colbeck and then regular routing to the Terminal.

 Route #9 reroute due to construction:

Outbound/Leaving Terminal: regular routing to Niagara Street, right onto Merritt St East , Left on Aqueduct, regular routing continues.

Inbound/Returning to Terminal: regular routing to Aqueduct, right on Merritt St, Left onto Niagara St, regular routing continues.

Route #3 reroute due to construction:

Inbound/Returning to Terminal : Regular routing to Niagara College, Straight on First Ave, Right on Fitch Street, Left on Prince Charles Drive, Left on West Main St, Right on Division, regular routing to Terminal.


thWELLAND – A reminder, posted on the college website,  to Niagara College students and staff to take steps to ensure your safety on campus:

Be aware of your surroundings – don’t be distracted by phones, headphones, etc. when walking around campus;

Don’t walk alone after hours;

Familiarize yourself with campus buildings and emergency phones;

Trust your instincts, if you feel uneasy about a situation or person, remove yourself from the situation;

In an emergency, dial 911, and then Campus Security at 905 735-2211 ext. 6999 or via the Niagara College Mobile Safety App;

Download Niagara College’s Mobile Safety App: The Niagara College Mobile Safety App provides important personal safety tools for students and staff, including quick access to campus security, emergency contacts, urgent notifications, tips and tools and more. Download via Google Play, the App Store, BlackBerry World or

Campus Security is available 24/7:

You can reach Campus Security 24/7 by calling 905 735-2211 ext. 6999 or via the Niagara College Mobile Safety App.

For more campus safety tips, visit


booksWELLAND – There will be many, many books at attractive prices at the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Annual Book Sale! And not just books, but games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and magazines, too!

Mark your calendar—the book sale will be Saturday, October 1, from 9am to 3pm, at the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds (Welland Fairgrounds). Donations can be dropped off at the fairgrounds from Wed, Sept. 28 until Friday, September 30, 9am til 3pm.


library loungeWELAND. – The Welland Public Library would like to express the warmest of thanks to the following restaurants, stores, and super-talented musicians that generously provided the awesome food and entertainment for our Library Lounge Event this past Friday. You truly went above and beyond and we are so very grateful!  THANK YOU! to:

Matteo’s Ristorante, My Alibi Bistro, Thailandia, Country Corner Market, The European Pantry, Patti’s lace, Celi & Presti, Arcuri’s, Spinosa’s Bakery, Four Seasons Bakery, Sobey’s on South Pelham, Ann Bourdages & The Notre Dame Jazz Band, Cindy van Kralingen, Mario & Emilio Geremia.


family-historyWELLAND – Looking to connect with your past? Join this hands on seminar on Tuesday, September 20, starting at 7pm at the Main Branch of the Library.Ask questions, and learn where to discover your family history.No experience is needed. Steve Fulton, UE of the Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogy Society will be hosting this program.

Please register in advance here


book clubWELLAND –Welland Library is excited to announce that the afternoon book club will now be taking place at The Black Sheep Lounge! Each member will receive a complimentary coffee (or similar beverage) while discussing the book of the month! The book club will meet at 2:00pm. Please register in advance.Upcoming Titles:

Wednesday, September 21: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Wednesday, October 19: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Wednesday, November 23: The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert


WELLAND – Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara presents… Celebrating Our Heritage 2pm in the Theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex.

Tickets: $12 passholder; $15 non-passholder.


WELLAND – The Friday Night Live concert series starts in September at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St.

Scheduled performers include: Debbie Frappier, September 30; Nicole Cerminara, October 21; and Sammi Morelli, November 25. The free performances, held in the theatre, get underway at 7pm.


WELLAND – Check out the September/October issue of Boardwalk Banter. Welland Public Library has lots of new adult programs taking place at both branches this fall and our preschool programs are back! Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. To check it out, please click here: Boardwalk Banter- September/October 2016


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