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
CITY WANTS YOUR FEEDBACK
WELLAND – On January 15, 2019, Welland city council will consider a report to opt-in or opt-out of hosting retail cannabis stores in Welland. The City is seeking feedback from residents on the sale of cannabis in licensed retail outlets in Welland. Share your thoughts!
More info is available at: yourchannel.welland.ca
LIVE RADIO BROADCAST OF MIDNIGHT MASS
ST. CATHARINES – Tune in to Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, the 86th annual broadcast. Live coverage on Newstalk 610 CKTB, St. Catharines. Christmas music by the Cathedral Choir conducted by Lucas Chorosinki begins at 11:30pm Christmas Eve followed by the celebration of Midnight Mass.
WHAT’S OPEN, CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
WELLAND – Want to know City of Welland holiday season hours? Easy peasy: just click on the link: https://www.welland.ca/HotTopics/HolidayHours.asp
HOLIDAY HOURS FOR MAIN LIBRARY AND BRANCHES
WELLAND – The holidays are coming soon, so here are the hours for Christmas and New Year’s at each library branch. Regular hours resume on January 2nd. http://wellandlibrary.ca/2018/11/holiday-hours/
REGION’S SCHEDULES OVER THE HOLIDAYS
WELLAND – Curious about Regional Niagara’s services over the holidays? This link will help you find what you want/need to know: https://www.niagararegion.ca/news/holidays_christmas.aspx
STRUDEL SALE FOR CHRISTMAS
WELLAND – Interested in apple or cheese strudel for Christmas? Yummy! A Christmas strudel sale is taking place at the Croatian National Home, Sunday, December 16 from 10am to 1pm. Easy enough to do: Call Barb at 905-788-6991 to place your order, then pick it up on the 16th.
HO, HO, HO AT WELLAND MARKET
WELLAND – Don’t miss Christmas at the market, Saturday, December 22, 9am to 11am at the Welland Farmers’ Market, 70 Young Street, Welland. Join in for festive fun and a visit with Santa. Enjoy some holiday crafts, free face painting, colouring and winter activities.
HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN
WELLAND – Tickets for Soup’s On! are going fast. The soup luncheon fundraiser is being held Friday, January 25, 2019 at St. Kevin’s Church parish hall, 303 Niagara St.
Tickets are available Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm at the parish office, before and after all weekend Masses in the foyer of the church (Saturday 5pm, Sunday, 8:30, 10 and 11:30am and 5pm), from ticket convenor Bernie Barkovich, 905-735-3562, or call for more info.
NIAGARA HEALTH FOUNDATION’S ELIMINATION DRAW AND DINNER
WELLAND – Wednesday, Jan. 30 2019, at the Croatian National Home in Welland. Tickets are $95 each or $760 for a table of 8. Ticket price includes dinner, wine at your table, and your chance to win a share of prize money. All proceeds will support our Gifts of Extraordinary Care fund, for the purchase of urgent equipment needs such as defibrillators at Niagara Health’s Welland Site. Tickets are limited so buy now. Or call the Foundation at 905-323-3863.
COMMUNITY CONNECT WITH JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY
WELLAND – Did you know Welland Public Library offers weekly access to a personal support worker who can connect you with wellness resources in the community? Karlie, from the John Howard Society, is available at the Main Branch on Mondays from 12pm-3pm. Drop-in and ask her about mental health support, housing, addiction counselling, employment counselling, anger awareness programming, and more.
18th ANNUAL CHILDREN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
WELLAND – Two locations, twice the fun. Celebrate the New Year with the family at the Welland Community Wellness Complex and the Welland Main Arena, Monday, December 31 2018. There are plenty of activities at both locations and fireworks along the canal at 5:50pm. Donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated. Time: 4-6pm. This is a FREE family-friendly event
WINTER BOARDWALK BANTER NOW AVAILABLE
WELLAND – The Winter issue of the Boardwalk Banter is full of news about events and changes happening at Welland Public Library, as well as some fun activities to participate this holiday season.
Don’t miss out on all of the exciting things taking place at your library.
Available at all branches and online.
HARVEST KITCHEN SEASON IS UNDERWAY
WELLAND – Welland’s Harvest Kitchen program started its 23rd season on Thursday, November 1 at Hope Centre, 570 King Street.
The weekly schedule is:
Sundays: Central United Church, 12 Young St., 5pm; Mondays: Eglise du Sacre-Coeur, 72 Empire St., 5:30pm; Tuesdays: Hope Centre, 570 King St., 5:30pm; Wednesdays: St. Kevin Roman Catholic Church, 307 Niagara St., 5pm; Thursdays 5pm for all: first Thursday of the month, Hope Centre, second Thursday, Southridge Community Church, 414 River Rd., third Thursday, Holy Trinity Anglican Church (use the market square door at the back), fourth and fifth Thursdays, Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 300 Chaffey St. and new this season, third and fourth Fridays, 5pm: Southridge Community Church.
For emergency shelter please call 905-714-5007.
JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND
WELLAND – Put your best foot forward! Meet Mayor Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for a 40-minute walk on Merritt Island.
(City Shorts is a weekly feature on the blog appearing most often on weekends.)