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CITY SHORTS ART: Mayor Frank Campion & Charity Event Committee, along with representatives from Niagara Community Foundation: Welland Mayor’s Children & Youth Fund, Niagara Nutrition Partners, YMCA Pro Kids, and Family and Children Services. See ‘Mayor’s Charity Event’, below. (Supplied photo)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

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

CITY NEEDS YOU, YES YOU!
WELLAND – The city is recruiting for a variety of committees. If you’re ready to make a difference and want to help improve your community, this just might be the opportunity for you. Follow the link & click on NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC for more info and apply online. (link: http://ow.ly/fLRr30n21DK) ow.ly/fLRr30n21DK

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 Chorosinski begins at 11:30pm Christmas Eve, followed by Midnight Mass celebrated by Bishop Gerard Bergie.

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.

COUNCIL 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

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

GET LOUD IN THE LIBRARY
WELLAND – Welland Public Library welcomes Welland musicians Jessica Wilson, Ryan Guay of Street Pharmacy, and – for the first time – Bridge 13! They will perform in the main branch of Welland Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 3, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is called Loud in the Library and it’s ‘all ages’.
Admission is free with free pizza and snacks but attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to help local food banks, or new hats, mittens, scarves or gloves for the in-library winter warmth table.
Connect with the library on Twitter at @wellandlib for details and updates and use the hashtags #loudatWPL2019 #notyourparentslibrary the day of the event.

MAYOR’S CHARITY EVENT RAISES FUNDS, SMILES
WELLAND – Mayor Frank Campion’s annual charity event raised many smiles and necessary funds for a handful of charities on Nov. 9, 2018. The event, Hometown Culture: An evening with Mayor Campion, brought nearly 100 guests to the Croatian Hall to celebrate the city’s multiculturalism while supporting local charities.
This year’s raised a total of $16,960 in support of the Niagara Community Foundation: Welland Mayor’s Children & Youth Fund, Niagara Nutrition Partners, YMCA Pro Kids, and Family and Children Services.
The annual event also attracted an inspiring list of generous sponsors. Welland Hydro Electric System Corp. came forward as the presenting sponsor. Wayne Armstrong represented the company during the ceremony and graciously accepted the presenting sponsor honour of the evening.
Other benevolent and community-minded businesses who donated to the evening included: Ashton Homes, PenFinancial Credit Union, Walker Industries, BCM Insurance Company, Emterra Environmental, Laurent Viger construction, L. J. Walters Insurance Brokers Ltd., Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc., Travelodge Fallsview Hotel, Welded Tube of Canada, and Rankin Construction Inc.,
The Mayor’s Charity has been celebrating community compassion for more than a decade. For more information on City of Welland of events visit welland.ca, or for more information on the Mayor’s Charity Event contact Theresa Ettorre at 905 735-1700 Ext. 2101.

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.

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

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. Note: The next scheduled walk is Monday, January 7.

(City Shorts is a weekly feature on the blog appearing most often on weekends.)

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