City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

CITY SHORTS ART: Centennial’s Kennan Larmand drives the ball as Notre Dame’s David Jones tries to defend, during the championship game at the 2018 Tribune Tournament, won by Centennial. The 64th annual tournament tips off Wednesday, January 9 with games Jean Vanier, Centennial and Notre Dame gyms.(File photo/Joe Barkovich)



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:

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.

WELLAND – Christmas tree collection will take place on your regular collection day during the week of Jan. 7 – 11. Artificial trees are not collected. Use the large item collection service to dispose of artificial trees.
Placing your tree at the curb: Place tree at the end of your driveway no later than 7 a.m.; Remove all Christmas decorations (bulbs, tinsel, lights, etc.) prior to collection; Do not place Christmas trees on top of or inside a snow bank, this may cause injury to collection staff when trying to remove it; Do not place tree inside a bag, as it creates a problem when chipping the trees.
Weather conditions may delay collection. Leave your Christmas tree at the end of the driveway and it will be collected. Residents can also take Christmas trees to a drop-off depot or landfill site. Christmas trees can also be dropped off at any landfill site free of charge.

WELLAND – Representatives from the Welland McMaster Family Health Team will lead talks on a variety of healthy living topics. Each session includes a question and answer period. Seasonal Affective Disorder: Wednesday, January 16, 10am – noon at Welland library’s Seaway Mall Branch. To register, please contact McMaster Family Health at 905 734 9699 ext. 3 or at



WELLAND – T. 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. In his memory, Niagara Region initiated a memorial award in 2003 in his name to honour a 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. Welland resident Paul Turner is a recent recipient of the award.
Nominations are open for the 2019 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year Award. Nomination info is available online at:

WELLAND – Photographer and storm chaser David T. Chapman has braved the elements to capture the power and majesty of many breathtaking winter phenomena. From blizzards to sundogs, ice caves to arctic sea smoke, learn about some of the most unique and beautiful sights this season has to offer. Saturday, January 26, 2pm – 3pm, Welland library’s Seaway Mall Branch. Register online or call 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.

WELLAND – Popular event is Wednesday, January 30, 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 support the 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.

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.

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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