Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDNIGHT MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL
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 Christmas Eve at 11:30 p.m.
LOUD IN THE LIBRARY!
WELLAND – Loud in the Library is an exciting live music event! It will be held at the Welland Library Main Branch on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 7-10pm. This event will feature the music of Ryan Guay of Street Pharmacy, The Stotts, and Jessica Wilson. Amazing performances, free food, and cool prizes – all great reasons to celebrate the end of holiday season with us. This is not your parents’ library, so get ready to make some noise! Admission is FREE. Please bring non-perishable food items to help restock the shelves of the local food banks. Follow this on social media as staff post details about the event and use these hashtags: #loudatWPL2017 #notyourparentslibrary
COLLEGE BOARD SEEKS INPUT ON COMPENSATION PROGRAM
WELLAND -In keeping with the Government of Ontario’s new framework for determining executive compensation at colleges, universities, hospitals, agencies and other parts of the broader public sector, the Niagara College Board of Governors has developed a draft Executive Compensation Program. As part of that process, the Board is reaching out to the college community and the public to receive feedback. Click here for more information and to review the program. Feedback will be accepted until Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm.
THANK TIMS FOR FREE SKATES
WELLAND – Holiday skates sponsored by Tim Hortons are brewing next week at Welland’s Jack Ballantyne Memorial (Youth) Arena. Dates are Tuesday, December 27 to Friday, December 30 from 1pm to 3pm. Admission is free.
KINDRED TO PERFORM
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE – A Canada 150 celebration in Niagara-on-the-Lake will feature a Welland-based band. Kindred is on the program of ICEtravaganza, Jan. 7 at Vintage-Parks Canada skating rink.
The day gets underway at 10 with open skating, also a snowman building contest at the same time. Other highlights: Canadian Raptors bird demonstration at noon, 2:45pm and 4pm, the performance by Kindred from 2pm to 4pm followed by Howling Horns from 6pm to 8:30pm and candlelit tours of Fort George.
CITY OF WELLAND HOLIDAY HOURS
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: https://www.welland.ca/HotTopics/HolidayHours.asp
HOLIDAY HOURS AT LIBRARY
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.
LIBRARY CEO MAKES HEADLINES
WELLAND – Welland Public Library CEO, Ken Su, is featured in this article from the Welland Tribune, discussing our 3D printers which are available for public use. Read the article here. Call (905) 734-6210 ext. 2521 to register for these upcoming 3D printer courses: Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm or Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00pm. You can also submit 3D print job requests on the website. The library will begin to offer the use of other technologies in January 2017 at our Innovation Station. Stay tuned for more details!
COLLEGE’S HOLIDAY HOURS
WELLAND – Niagara College wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.Our 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. Full details on the college website.