City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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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

MEMORIAL PARK REDEVELOPMENT PLAN

WELLAND –Welland city council is developing a concept plan for improvements to Memorial Park. You can participate in an online survey to help shape the future of Memorial Park.To take part, visit www.welland.ca

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON COMMITTEES

volunteersWELLAND – The City of Welland is looking to fill volunteer positions on three committees. These include:

Active Transportation Advisory Committee, six member-at-large positions;

Welland Community Wellness Complex Advisory Committee, one member-at-large position;

Welland Farmers’ Market vendor positions on the Market Square Advisory Committee, two positions.

Applications must be received in the Office of the City Clerk on or before 4:30pm, Tuesday, Feb 21.Applications and info are available on the city’s website.

RIVER KEEPERS HOLD AGM

WELLAND – Welland River Keepers have scheduled their annual meeting Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m. at Welland Civic Square, Room 108.

The River Keepers carry out a variety of duties including planting trees, shrubs and wild flowers along the river, working with other groups of similar interests and holding nature walks, hikes and tours.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and learn more about the organization.

WHAT’S OPEN, CLOSED AT NIAGARA COLLEGE ON FAMILY DAY

WELLAND –Niagara College will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 20, with limited access to campus facilities. Students accessing classrooms or specialized labs at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses must have faculty authorization and sign in with Campus Safety (security).

The NC Libraries will be closed on Family Day, but access to all online resources will be available via the libraries’ website at www.niagaracollege.ca/library

Cafeterias, SAC offices and Student Centres, and athletic facilities at all campuses are closed on Family Day.

Bookstores at both campuses will be closed Family Day, with online shopping available at www.efollet.com

Benchmark Restaurant will be open Saturday, February 18 for dinner, and closed Sunday, Feb. 19 and Family Day. Bench To Go will be closed at 3:30 pm on Friday, February 17 and will reopen at 8 am on Tuesday, February 21.

Retail stores at the NC Teaching Winery and NC Teaching Brewery are open 11 am to 5 pm on Family Day.

The NC Greenhouse and Benchmarket will be closed on Family Day.

NC Employment and Training Solutions at One St. Paul Street in St. Catharines will be closed on Family Day.

Note that transit providers are operating on holiday schedules:

Welland Transit: No service

Niagara Region Transit: No service

Niagara Falls Transit: Holiday Schedule

St. Catharines Transit: Holiday Schedule

NOMINATIONS  FOR  2017 T. ROY ADAMS HUMANITARIAN AWARD

WELLAND – Nominations are now open for the 2017 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year Award.

The award honours the memory of the late Councillor T. Roy Adams and is presented annually to a current resident of Niagara who best exemplifies Roy’s values and dedication to community service; a person who sees volunteerism as an integral part of their life.

Last year’s winner was Welland resident Paul Turner.

Residents can view criteria for the award and submit nominations online at niagararegion.ca/government/awards-bursaries. Nominations are open until March 31, 2017. Roy Adams was an eminent Niagaran, well known throughout the Region, Canada, and abroad for his service to God, his country and his fellow citizens. More info: Contact Darrell Neufeld, Niagara Region, 905-980-6000 ext. 813.

LIBRARY CLOSED FAMILY DAY

WELLAND – Both library branches will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 20.

A reminder that online resources are always accessible and that you may return items to the dropbox outside either branch during closures.

Due to a telephone system upgrade, however, phone services will not be available on Family Day. If you do leave a message, we cannot guarantee that it will be received.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

LIBRARY’S MARCH BREAK PROGRAM GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

WELLAND – Get a sneak peek at all of the exciting programs for March Break in the library’s newest program guide! We have programs available for children, teens and families. Pick one up today at the Main Branch, Diamond Trail Branch or take a look online here: March Break Program Guide 2017.

FAMILY FUN DAY

WELLAND – A great way to spend the Family Day holiday – at Family Fun Day, February 20. It’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St.

Some of the events/activities: Club Rex Dinosaur Presentation 10:30am, Reptile Kingdom Travelling Road Show 12:30pm, Drumfit presentation, giant pirate ship inflatable, pre-school playzone, face painting, carnival game, pickleball and more.

FAMILY DAY FREE SKATE

WELLAND – A Family Day free skate is being held February 20 at Welland’s main arena. It’s from 10:30a.m. to 12:30pm and 1pm to 3pm.

PART-TIME MANAGER REQUIRED

WELLAND – St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Welland is looking for a new Part-time Manager. Remuneration is to be determined. Please send your resume to: Patrick Rothwell, President of the Welland Particular Council, St. Vincent de Paul Society Box 646, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0.

HARVEST KITCHEN SCHEDULE

WELLAND – Here is the schedule for the Harvest Kitchen program in Welland, it started in November and runs through to March. It is a hot meal program with no overnight component.

Sunday: 5 p.m. Central United Church 12 Young Street

Monday: 5:30 p.m. Sacré-Coeur Catholic Church 72 Empire Street

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. Hope Centre 570 King Street

Wednesday: 5 p.m. St. Kevin Catholic Church 307 Niagara Street

Thursday: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 5:30 p.m.,2nd Thursday 6 p.m. Hope Centre 570 King Street

4th & 5th Thursday 5 p.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 300 Chaffey Street

Emergency Shelter: Hope Centre – 24 hours 570 King Street 905-788-0744

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