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Summer Arrives - finally!

Hope everyone is enjoying this marvelous weather!  Such a cold wet spring – now it finally feels like summer.  Isn’t it great to get out in yard?  I’m so impressed with all the beautiful landscaping we enjoy in the Village.   
Gardens everywhere
Speaking of landscaping – I’ve put that discount offered by Mori’s Gardens to good use.  In case you have forgotten, members of the Village Community Association (VCA) receive a 10% discount when you show your membership card at the checkout.  I think I’ve paid off my membership with the savings. 

Additional discounts are offered to members as outlined on our website. 
We’d love to lengthen this list of businesses who might offer us a discount.  Any suggestions?  Any one you know we can contact?  Please let us know.
Thanks,  Sue Henry

What’s Happening in the Village

Save the Date for our first Village Sunday Social
Sunday, July 9

Get Your Game On!

Please plan to join the Village Community Association Social Committee on Sunday, July 9 for the afternoon.  Bring your lawn chairs and socialize with your fellow Villagers.  Meet the neighbours – old and new. 
Play croquet and enter a putting contest.  
If anyone has a Bocce set please bring it.
Date:   Sunday July 9
Time:    3:30 to 5:30 pm
Location:  "Presentation Centre" Park at the corner of MacDonnell, Norton and Jordan
Food:  Salty snacks provided by the Social Committee
What to bring:   Chairs and beverages.   
Please note this is a public park so you might want to bring a beverage in a thermos or other container.

It will be a great way to end the weekend!  We hope to see you there.  And bring your pup on a leash if you like.
The VCA Social Committee
croquet golf
  Vintage attire not required.

The MarketThis weekend - The Market at the Village

Third Annual Father’s Day Car Show – Saturday June 17
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
You might like to sign up for the Market at the Village Newsletter
Here’s the recent edition.  To join, follow the link at the top left to Past Issues.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 34th Annual Strawberry Festival

StrawberriesJune 17
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Live music, silent auction, BBQ, strawberry baked goods and treats, children’s fun and games, steamed corn-on-the-cob and Church tours.
Everyone is welcome to attend.  More Details
Canada 150

Canada 150

Do you know all the activities planned for the Canada Day weekend in NOTL?  Where to start! 
At the Canada150 website of course!  Visit to see where to go and what to do first – it’s a very busy weekend.
Niagara Regional Police

And now the bad news…

Niagara Regional Police are reminding residents that not all our NOTL visitors are here it enjoy the history. 
There has been an increase in home break ins reported.  Recently a resident’s home was broken into while she was running a quick errand during the day.  She came home to find thieves had broken in and stolen jewellery from the master bedroom.  It happened so quickly and in the middle of the day!  They must have been in and out in a flash.

So don’t make it easy!
  • Lock your doors and vehicles at all times.   
  • Remember to lock doors even if you are nearby in the garden or yard.  (You can’t see everything!)
  • If you have a security alarm – always use it.
  • Main floor windows should be closed and locked evenings or when the house is unattended.
  • Lock your garage and the connecting doors.
  • Add motion-sensor lights near all doors.
  • Make your home look like someone is always there.  Put lights on timers.  Don’t let papers pile up.
  • Don’t “hide” a key outside – leave it with a trusted neighbor.
  • Encourage your neighbours to call Police if they see anything suspicious.
Speaking of calling the police – do you know all your neighbours?  
Could you give the police their address and contact info?   Niagara Regional Police recommend you “Know your Neighbour” using this handy form.   Go talk to your neighbours and fill out the form to keep in a safe place.   Here’s the link to the page with the Know your Neighbour form and how to use it. 

It’s hard to think of big city dangers in our lovely community but we are “soft targets” in the eyes of a thief.  So don’t make it easy!

Charity fundraiser will shred your old papers

paperworkDo you have boxes of papers you need to get rid of?  But they need to be shredded?  Here’s news for you.  Save them until August 19 and take them to Meridian Credit Union in Virgil.

For only $6 a bankers box (or three boxes for $15) Shred-it will professionally shred them for you. 
And the money goes to Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care. 
Date and Time: Saturday, August 19 from 9 am to 1 pm
Place: Meridian Credit Union in Virgil
Here’s more info from the NOTL Palliative Care Centre
Email VCA - Communications Officer
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