Penny Coles, Niagara Advance

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Paul McHoull, president of the NOTL Lawn Bowling Club, would like to know more about the history of the Frontier Trophy, which was found in someone's shed and handed over to a club member. It now sits in the trophy case at the community centre.

Old lawn bowling trophy found in shed

As the Niagara-on-the-Lake Lawnbowling Club celebrates its 140th anniversary, president Paul McHoull is looking for information on a piece of its history.

Niagara cadets will be travelling to Vimy Ridge in October, and are fundraising for their trip. A group of 10 to 12 cadets hope to be going, some of them absent from the photo. Photo submitted

NOTL cadets going to Vimy Ridge

The Canadian government, through the Department of National Defence, has selected a small number of cadet groups to go to Vimy Ridge for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the battle, and the local squadron is one of those to be included.

Coach Judi Boyle-Krzeczkowski and skater Marin McLaughlin show off the silver medal the 12-year-old won at a recent provincial competition. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Young skater captures provincial silver

Marin McLaughlin, a young skater who trains with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Skating Club, captured a silver medal in last week’s provincial competition in Port Colburne.

After an area of a John Street property was clear-cut to expand a vineyard, Coun. Betty Disero is hoping for some replanting of trees to provide a buffer for Paradise Grove, a national heritage system along the Niagara River Parkway. Photo submitted

NOTL councillor looking for tree protection

When Coun. Betty Disero wanted town staff to look into the clear-cutting of trees on a John Street property, which elicited “frantic” calls and emails from neighbours,

Mary Keith will be the executive director of the Niagara North Family Health Team, once an amalgamation of two groups is complete.

Health team members concerned about services

Residents who attended the second meeting at the community centre to discuss the merger of the local family health team with a St. Catharines group are worried about the future of programs and services now offered in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Sheila Hirsch-Kalm asks who will be paying for a new health hub at last week's community centre meeting to discuss the merger of the NOTL Health Team with a St. Catharines group. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Health hub committee zeroes in on community centre site

Although the discussion of a health hub for Niagara-on-the-Lake is a separate issue from the amalgamation of the local health team with one in St. Catharines, there was an attempt to bring residents up-to-date on where that stands at last Thursday’s meeting on the merger.

Students from Crossroads Public School in Virgil welcome 28 new Canadian citizens Friday. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

Canada's new citizens welcomed at Crossroads

Twenty-eight freshly sworn-in Canadians from countries around the world couldn't have received a better reception than the one given by more than 400 spirited young students Friday.

Miranda Sanchez, from Mexico, and Jessica Keller from NOTL spread out their homework in the library of the Royal Elite International Academy on Niagara Stone Road. The school is hoping to attract more local students for their Grade 9 to 12 classes. Penny Coles/Niagara Advance

International school hopes to attract local kids

Renovations to the former public high school on Niagara Stone Road are ongoing, some visible from the outside, while inside, with upgrades and cosmetic changes that are definitely an improvement, the important task of educating teens continues.

NOTL Public Library Laura Tait, staff member Matt Furlong, students of the Niagara Nursery School, Candice Penny, supervisor of the nursery school and library CEO Cathy Simpson show off the fundraising marker indicating the community campaign nearing its goal. An offer of matching donations to raise the outstanding amount of $42,000 will help the campaign reach the $250,000 finishing line.

Couple offers library help to reach finish line

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, close to reaching its goal to raise $250,000 for the renovation currently underway, has received a push to take it across the finish line.

Mary Keith, chief executive officer of the Niagara North Family Health Team, will be at the second meeting to explain the merger of the NOTL and Garden City health teams, at the community centre Thursday, March 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Health team meeting to clear up concerns, misunderstandings: Keith

The format of second meeting to discuss the merger of the local family health team with one in St. Catharines will be adjusted to allow more time for residents to get answers to their questions and concerns about the amalgamation of services.

About 300,000 Canada 150 tulips, which echo our national flag, will be showcased in Ottawa to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations in 2017.

Province provides Canada 150 funds to Niagara

The Ontario government is spending $7 million on events to commemorate the province’s 150th anniversary, including $265,000 to fund 14 initiatives across Niagara.

A family health team merger will not affect the services and doctors' offices currently available in Virgil and at the NOTL hospital building, according to a press release, but will allow for expansion of services and more flexible scheduling.

Input sought on NOTL health team merger

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Family Health team, formed more than a decade ago to serve NOTL residents, is merging with a St. Catharines-based team.