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Only you can know what kind of preschool is right for your child. The good news is that many programs, such as the Montessori Method, offer research and evidence supporting their techniques. If you’re considering Montessori for your child, read on to discover 10 benefits of their educational philosophy.

Speed-friending, bubble soccer, concerts, campus tours and information sessions are just a few activities on the agenda for next week when thousands of new students get their first taste of college life. Niagara College will host fall 2015 Orientation from Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 13 with a full roster of activities and events designed to introduce new students to the college experience.

There was a whole lot of shakin' goin' on last night at the final concert of the inaugural Concerts on the Canal Summer Concert Season.

It was full house as Tim 'E' Show Starring Tim 'E' & The Yes Men THE ULTIMATE ELVIS EXPERIENCE  delighted the record crowd at the Merrittpark Amphitheatre in #DowntownWelland.

City Councillor Bonnie Fokkens will be representing the City of Welland at the 42nd Annual JCI St. Catharines’ Mayor’s Invitational Grape Stomp on September 19th. This year, host Mayor Walter Sendzik has challenged Niagara’s Mayors to support local charity organizations and help “stomp out poverty”.

On Friday August 28th, former 'Attack in Black' bandmates, Welland's own, Daniel Romano and Spencer Burton played the Canal Stage at the Merritt Park Amphitheatre.

The Concert celebrated the release of Romano's newest release, IF I'VE ONLY ONE TIME ASKIN' (New West Records, July 31, 2015)

This FREE show was presented as part of the Downtown Summer Music Festival Series.

On Friday August 21st Welland welcomed the Fleetwood Nicks & Practically Petty Tribute Show at the Merritt Park Amphitheatre as part of the Concerts on the Canal Summer Concert Series.

I was disappointed.

My visit on Aug 24, to the Welland Library to ferret out the file of the Tribune’s coverage of the Niagara College sod turning, in 1967, turned out to be anti-climactic.

My memory of that Tribune coverage, was of a big spread, across most of a page, with at least two pictures. After all, Niagara College was a certified, “big deal”. It was a real coup for Welland. For, just a couple years before, St Catharines, the big city down the canal, had become home to a university, and now, little Welland was building a college. I remember going out to the college site that day to take pictures of the ceremony for  the Tribune, it was a hot, dusty spot, bustling with construction work.

Welland city council is seeking dedicated citizens to volunteer their time to form an ad hoc committee that will meet regularly and collaborate on ideas for ways to make the celebration of Canada’s 2017 Anniversary of Confederation a day to remember in Welland.

Please submit your name, address, phone number and email address along with a brief summary of why you would like to volunteer to sit on this committee to clerk@welland.ca no later than Friday, September 18, 2015.

Guest post by Rosie Culos

I participated in the final Welland Historical Museum architectural walk of the Summer. It was a fabulous walk, visiting many of the older structures in downtown Welland and learning some of the building's history & architectural style. Well worth the $5.00.

Thank you the the Welland Museum staff & leader Penny Morningstar for holding this event. Check you paper for future walks in the fall.

Women entrepreneurship workshops presented by The Welland Heritage Council offer an opportunity for participants to apply for a microloan and be mentored by a business woman upon workshop completion. Workshops happen from 9am – 2:30pm, Monday to Friday. French Entrepreneurship Class: September 21 – November 13 at the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre; English Entrepreneurship Class: September 14 – November 6 at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 4848 Victoria Avenue.

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