Monthly Archives: February 2017

Valiant Irish Wouldn’t Say Die

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Notre Dame’s Alex Root had a hot hand for the Irish in today’s SOSSA Zone 3 showdown but it wasn’t enough as the Marauders dealt the Irish a 59-54 setback in Niagara Falls. Root was playing hurt and the Irish were without stalwart Kyle Cooper who was out of action due to a virus or what coach Mark Gallagher said may have been food poisoning. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Marauders Surprise Irish, Advance To SOSSA

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A.N. Myer’s Tyrell Ford goes up for two points, helping the Marauders to a 59-54 win over Notre Dame Fighting Irish in senior boys hoops action Thursday afternoon. Winning the Zone III championship, the Marauders next move on to the SOSSA championship Monday, February 27 at Hamilton’s Sir Allan MacNab High School, Hamilton. (Photo by Joe Barkovich).

Pancakes, Anyone?

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Yummy! Shrove Tuesday pancakes are right around the corner! (On-line  graphic)

WELLAND – Is your church, school, service club, or other community organization holding a pancake breakfast/lunch/supper on Shrove Tuesday?

If so, From A Reporters Notebook is interested. What do you have to do? It’s easy.

Jot down in two or three sentences full details. By that we mean: Who, what, when, where, admission, etc.

Then email your submission to joe0606barko@gmail.com.

There is no fee, it is offered as a community service.

The info will be repeated Monday, February 27. Below are three submissions received earlier this week.

PANCAKE SUPPER Tuesday, February 28, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Corner Griffith and Kent Sts., Welland. Continuous serving 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. Pancakes, toppings, sausage, bacon, and beverages. Donation basket at the door. www.stmatthewswelland.com

SHROVE TUESDAY Pancake Supper Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Central United Church 12 Young Street, Welland. Adults – $7, under 12 – $4. Please call 905 735-2333 to reserve.

PELHAM COMMUNITY CHURCH 461 Canboro Rd., pancake supper Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m. $10 a person; kids 5 to 12 $6; kids 4 and under – free. Proceeds to Open Arms Mission and Pelham Cares. Presented by the Barn Boys.

Shrove Tuesday Stacks Of Flapjacks!

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Yummy! Shrove Tuesday pancakes are right around the corner! (Supplied graphic)

WELLAND – Is your church, school, service club, or other community organization holding a pancake breakfast/lunch/dinner on Shrove Tuesday?

If so, we at From A Reporters Notebook are interested in including your event in our community service listings for this time-honored once yearly tradition.

What do you have to do? It’s easy.

Jot down in two or three sentences full details of the event. By that we mean: Who, what, when, where, amount, etc.

Then email your submission to joe0606barko@gmail.com.

We’ve provided two early arriving submissions as examples.

A list will be compiled and published on the blog Thursday, February 23 and it will be repeated on Monday, February 27.

There is no fee for this, it is offered as a community service.

PANCAKE SUPPER Tuesday, February 28, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Corner Griffith and Kent Sts., Welland. Continuous serving 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. Pancakes, toppings, sausage, bacon, and beverages. Donation basket at the door. www.stmatthewswelland.com

SHROVE TUESDAY Pancake Supper Tuesday, February 28  5:30 to 7 p.m.  Central United Church  12 Young Street, Welland. Adults –  $7   under 12 – $4   call 905 735-2333 to reserve.

 

Call For Nominations To Management Board For Welland Historical Museum

untitledWELLAND – The Welland Historical Museum invites submissions from leaders in the community for appointment to its Board of Management.

We are looking for strong leaders with diverse backgrounds to reflect the demographics of our service area which includes both the City of Welland and the Town of Pelham. We are recruiting applicants with previous board and volunteer experience and would like to have representation from corporate, public sector and non-profit sectors.  Particular skill sets include human resources, health and safety, finance, fundraising and marketing backgrounds.

Youth representatives interested in joining our Board who have a passion for history, must be 18 years of age or older and residing or working in the City of Welland or the Town of Pelham.

The term of appointment is three years with possible renewal for a second three-year term.
The Board meets a minimum of 10 times per year on the 4th Wednesday of the month for approximately 2 hours.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Please forward your letter of nomination including a resume no later than Friday, March 16, 2017 marked “Confidential” to:

The Welland Historical Museum Board of Management
Attention: The Nominating Committee
Welland Museum
140 King Street
Welland, Ontario L3B 3J3
Phone: 905-732-2215
Email: info@ wellandmuseum.ca

First Avenue Residence Scene Of Robbery

WELLAND – On the evening of Saturday February 18, 2017 at about 10:00 pm three unknown males entered a residence in the area of First Avenue and Woodlawn Road in the City of Welland while the residents were home.
These unknown males were armed with a firearm and a knife and stole a quantity of cash and other personal possessions from one of the residents. The firearm was only displayed and one resident sustained a minor injury during the incident.
It is believed that this particular residence was targeted by the suspects and it was not a random incident.
The suspects are described as three black males, dressed all in black and wearing masks.
The suspects fled the area on foot and are believed to have run south from the residence down Woodlawn Road.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Rob Moore #9676 of the Welland Detective Office.
(Source: Niagara Regional Police media release)

Project Ash Tree Removal At Woodlawn Park

One of the signs posted in Woodlawn Park, where ash trees are being removed. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

One of the signs posted in Woodlawn Park, where ash trees are being removed. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

WELLAND – The City of Welland is cautioning users of Woodlawn Park to take notice of tree removal signage throughout the woodland areas of the park. The city has made a priority of removing dead and dying ash trees throughout the area for public safety. Woodlawn Park is a commonly used public area that spans over 16 acres of woodland and natural pond.

The City of Welland obtained the services of a professional arborist company to remove 700 to 800 trees within the park. Although the entire park is not closed to the public, specific parts will be closed while the tree removal project is in progress. All areas closed to the public will be marked with proper signage.

Aurelio Magazzeni, Supervisor of Forestry for the City of Welland says a tree removal project of this size would typically last four to five weeks, but could last longer, depending on weather and ground conditions.

“These trees need to be removed quickly and professionally, and need to be done with minimal damage to the existing live trees,” said Magazzeni. “This is a gradual process due to the safety of the public and the safety of the arborists; however, once the project is complete residents will be able to enjoy existing rare native species through the park.” The Supervisor of Forestry advises the public to be mindful of signage and stay away from areas designated for tree removal.

The City has initiated a tree removal management plan that will eventually remove 23% of Welland’s green canopy. The invasive ash borer was detected in Canada as early as 2002, and has infested Niagara significantly over the past several years.

To find more information on the Emerald Ash Borer visit the Plants, Pests, and Invasive Species information found at inspection.gc.ca.

(Source: City of Welland news release)

THE WEEK AHEAD: Meetings In Welland

Meeting Calendar

Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Information is obtained from the applicable agency, board, committee, or commission and downloaded to this calendar as it becomes available. Information is subject to change. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information, including cancellations.

February

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Council Meeting in Committee-of-the-Whole In-camera (Closed to the Public),  ≫

6:00 PM Tuesday Feb. 21  2017 – to discuss the following:

  • Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.
    • Committee Appointments for the following Committees:
      Water/Wastewater Ad Hoc Committee
      Welland Community Wellness Complex Advisory Committee.
  • Personnel Matter.

in the Council Ante Room


21
Council Meeting, in Open Session,  ≫

7:00 PM Tuesday Feb. 21  2017 –
in the Council Chambers


23
Welland Arenas Advisory Committee Meeting  ≫

12:00 PM Thursday Feb. 23  2017 –
LOCATION: Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street.


23
Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Interim Board Meeting  ≫

4:30 PM Thursday Feb. 23  2017 –
Council Chambers


23
Public Information Meeting  ≫

7:00 PM Thursday Feb. 23  2017 – regarding the following:

  • Application for Zoning By-law Amendment for lands at 181, 191, 199, 209, and 217 Turnberry Trail (File No. 2017-03).

in the Community Room, at Civic Square, 60 East Main Street