City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size


CITY SHORTS ART: If the forecast holds true, more of this could be on the way later today and into tomorrow! (File photo)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large


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:


proxyWELLAND – Purchase all your holiday needs at the Welland Farmers’ Market. Come and enjoy holiday crafts, face painting, colouring and winter activities. Get your picture taken with Santa. Christmas carolers for all to enjoy!

When: Saturday, December 17;Time: 9am to 11am; Location: Welland Farmers’ Market, 70 Young Street; Tickets: This is a free event; More Information: 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000 or


ST. CATHARINES – This year’s will be the 84th annual broadcast of Midnight Mass from the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Catharines, and the broadcast is over Newstalk 610 CKTB. Christmas music will be by the Cathedral choir under the direction of Lucas Chorosinski, beginning at 11:30 p.m.


WELLAND –All City Hall Departments will be closed from Monday, December 26, 2016, to Monday, January 2, 2017, inclusive, and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. For a comprehensive list, visit:


WELLAND – Yule holiday hours for the Welland Public Library Main Branch are as follows:

Saturday, December 24th: OPEN 9 am – 12:30 pm Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED Monday, December 26th: CLOSED Tuesday, December 27th: CLOSED

December 28th-29th: OPEN 9 pm – 9 pm December 30th: OPEN 9 am – 6 pm

Saturday, December 31st: OPEN 9 am – 12:30 pm Sunday, January 1st: CLOSED Monday, January 2nd: CLOSED

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

The Diamond Trail Branch will be CLOSED from Friday, December 23rd to Tuesday, December 27th and also from Friday, December 30th to Monday, January 2nd.  The Branch will be OPEN from 3:30 pm – 8 pm on Wednesday, December 28th and Thursday, December 29th.


dsc_0619WELLAND –Soup’s On! tickets are hot, hot hot! The 15th annual fundraiser is being held Friday, January 27, 2017 at St. Kevin parish hall.

Participants include Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine

Institute, Blessed Trinity, Eastdale, Confederation, Lakeshore Catholic and Notre Dame soup prep teams and Stephanie the Lunch Lady.

Tickets are on sale now! They are going quickly! Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, or you may be too late!

Tickets are available from the parish office Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and before and after weekend Masses. Ticket price is $10 per person. Eight soups are on the menu.


WELLANDIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! Library staff have been decorating for the holidays. Come visit at the library to share in the holiday spirit.


WELLAND – Did you know that you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library? Use your library card to access Overdrive to discover thousands of eBooks. You can also download the Overdrive app to read on your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet!


WELLAND – Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

The campuses will be closed on Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. and will remain closed until Jan. 2, 2017 at which time normal hours of operation resume.

Some services may be operating on modified hours leading up to the holiday closure and early in the new year. Here is a list of operating hours for our services and enterprises over the holidays.


Reduced transit schedules will be in effect for the holiday season. Visit

NC Libraries:

Evening hours for the NC Libraries will end on Dec. 15. The Libraries will be open:

Dec. 19 to 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 2 to Jan. 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jan. 9: Regular hours resume

Jan. 14: Weekend hours resume


NC Bookstores:

At Welland and NOTL campuses:

Dec. 23: Close at 2 p.m.

Dec. 24 to Dec. 31: Closed

Jan. 1 to Jan. 2: Closed

Jan. 3 to Jan. 6: Regular business hours resume, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Athletics and Recreation:

A modified holiday schedule will be in effect from Dec. 23 to Jan. 8 at the Welland and NOTL Campus.

Dec. 17 to Dec. 18: Closed

Dec. 19 to Dec. 22: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 to Jan. 1: Closed

Jan. 2 to Jan. 6: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 7 to Jan. 8: Closed







Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s