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Niagara dancers ready to take on world stage
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:49:35 -0400
Simona Peracchia of St. Catharines, Tatum and Carlyn McLean of Niagara Falls, and Courtney Burnison of Beamsville are competing at the Dance World Cup, running June 22-30 in Stiges, Spain. The four local dancers were selected to represent Canada as part of a World Performers Canada squad made up of about 100 dancers from across Canada.

Niagara Falls sisters Tatum and Carlyn McLean, along with Simona Peracchia of St. Catharines and Courtney Burnison of Beamsville, are headed to Stiges, Spain, for the world finals, running June 22 to 30.

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Julie Kirkelos named permanent clerk for Lincoln
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:36:52 -0400
The interim tag is no more for Julie Kirkelos.

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Providing the supports for youth to thrive
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:37:48 -0400
Laura Tufford attended Family and Children's Service Niagara's annual general meeting June 20 with her younger sister Samantha, who was one of 32 young people under agency care to receive financial assistance for post-secondary education and job skills training. At age 16, Laura filed for custody of Samantha and awarded custody a year later.

FACS celebrates accomplishments at 120th AGM.

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The barrels are blooming in Beamsville
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:25:22 -0400
 The Beamsville BIA unveiled its Barrels Bloom project, which sees nine wine barrels adorned with artwork and turned into planters, displayed throughout the downtown. The project has been named this year's provincial flagship event by Garden Days. In the photo, from left: Katy Hodgson, from Bench Brewing; BIA executive director Stephanie Hicks; Cordelia McFerran and Izzy Saranchuk, students at BDSS; and Garden Days committee chair Liz Klose.

Those in the wine and craft beer industry often talk about the floral notes of their concoctions. On Tuesday, floral notes of a different kind were on full display.

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Wayne MacMillan, the ‘sage’ veteran of council, retiring from politics
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:13:12 -0400
 After 24 consecutive years on Lincoln council, Wayne MacMillan has announced he won't be seeking re-election this fall.

The composition of the next term of Lincoln council is still undetermined, but one thing is for sure: it will be marked by a noticeable absence.

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Fort Erie teen throws out ceremonial first pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:32:55 -0400
Cerenna Race poses with Blue Jays mascot Ace, her intervenor Michelle McClure and Blue Jays reliever Danny Barnes after throwing Tuesday's ceremonial first pitch.

With a one-hopper that went right across home plate and into the glove of Toronto Blue Jays reliever Danny Barnes, Fort Erie’s Cerenna Racey showed the deaf-blind community can accomplish far more than what the general population might think.

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Niagara College Knights name Phil Mosley as new hoops coach
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:26:21 -0400
The Niagara College Knights named Phil Mosley its new head coach of its men's basketball team on June 19.

Niagara College hired a new men’s basketball coach.

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New executive director for Twenty Valley Tourism Association
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0400
The Twenty Valley Tourism Association announced Monday Erin Thomson will step into the role of executive director, effective July 5.

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Beamsville’s Mr. Convenience site passes environmental hurdle
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:01:51 -0400
 The former Mr. Convenience site that has been approved for a 36-unit residential build has passed environmental testing required by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Town staff say building permits could be issued in two to three months.

A residential construction site that drew some controversy when it was approved has now passed an environmental hurdle. The former Mr. Convenience store property on King Street at the intersection with Ontario Street has been approved by Lincoln council for a 36-unit condo project.

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Ontario Street project a ‘bold’ proposal for Beamsville
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:24:51 -0400
 A report by Lincoln and Regional staff to the town's planning committee outlined an expansive and comprehensive vision for upgrades to Ontario Street in Beamsville. Among the major improvements would be streetscaping and a redesigned Rannie Square.

There’s been no shortage of major projects considered by Lincoln council in recent years, from Prudhommes to the GO station area to a myriad of other projects brought forward by developers eager to build in town.

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