City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size!

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CITY SHORTS ART: The college’s Open House is always an interesting event to visit, whether or not you are planning to be a student. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

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

THE MOONLIGHTERS SHINE AT FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

WELLAND – Go back in time to your first date, high school dances, penny loafers and cool cars. The Moonlighters specialize in early rock and roll songs, from the 50s and 60s. Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Searchers, Wilson Pickett, the Beatles and more.

When: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Location: In the theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex

Tickets: This is a free event

More Information: 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000 or recreation@welland.ca

MARCH BREAK AT NIAGARA COLLEGE

WELLAND –The week of February 27 through March 3 is March break at Niagara College. There are no classes scheduled during the break for students. There are date exceptions for the following programs: Civil Engineering Technician (Level 01) and Construction Engineering Technology (Level 04) – Break runs April 24 – April 28 ; Practical Nursing (Level 04) – No break.

SHROVE TUESDAY BREAKFAST ANYONE?

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WELLAND – Does your church, service club or other community organization have a Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast, lunch or dinner coming up Tuesday, February 28?

If so, put together the details in two or three short sentences and email to: joe06006barko@gmail.com

Your event will be included in a listing of Shrove Tuesday events to be published here on Monday.

TAX CLINICS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 

WELLAND – Beginning in March, Welland Public Library will once again host Income Tax Clinics for people with low and fixed incomes.

Clinics will be conducted by volunteers from the CRA Volunteer Tax Service and from the Niagara District Chartered Accountants Association; they will be held primarily at the Main Branch, with one clinic held at the Diamond Trail Branch.

All clinics are available by appointment only. The Library will begin taking appointments on Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00 am.  To book your appointment, please call 905-734-6210  ext 2521.

MEMORIAL PARK REDEVELOPMENT PLAN

WELLAND – Welland city council is developing a concept plan for improvements to Memorial Park.

Please participate in an online survey to help shape the future of Memorial Park. To take part, visit www.welland.ca to take the survey.

GREEK CATHOLIC PATRIARCH VISITS WELLAND CHURCH

WELLAND – Sviatoslav Shevchuk, patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will visit St. John the Baptist Hungarian Greek Catholic Church, 111 Second St., Welland on Saturday, February 25. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 9am followed by reception and light breakfast.

Patriarch Shevchuk’s visit will also take him to other parishes in Niagara.

JOB FAIR AT SEAWAY MALL 

job-fairWELLAND – The Welland Public Library will be a participant at the Job Gym’s Career and Information Fair at the Seaway Mall on February 28 from 10am-4pm. Join the library and 130+ other employers and find out how we can help you with your career needs!

For a full list of employers, click here.

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 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. 3813.

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.

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.

 

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