A litte help from dad

Ancaster Community Services’ youngest volunteer — Paige Howie — needed a little help cutting her dessert during Ancaster Community Services’ Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Dec. 7 at Ancaster Old Town Hall. Paige, 3, accompanies her dad, Dave, during his volunteer work with Meals On Wheels and the Emergency Food Assistance program.

Textile-free swim

Christina Paradella (left) and Helene Caron have organized their fifth textile-free swim. It takes place Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Dundas pool, 39 Market St. S. Women of all shapes, sizes and ages are welcome.

Dundas Concert Band

The Dundas Concert Band moves its annual Christmas concert to St. Paul’s United Church this weekend. Front Row: Roxanne Sullivan, Kim Legault, Xiao Li, Andrea Learmonth, Ashley Tao, Lynn Comiskey, Carolyn Marchis, Pat Stephens, Nicole Roach Second Row: Bill Rolfe, Bev Blayney, Barb Gatt, Ruth St. Amand, Wes Otsuka, Marion vandenAkker, Katherine Pelletier, Martha Sears, Helen Rudzroga, Jeanine Eakins, Heather Wickett, Susan Dittmer Third Row: Beth Stephens, Jan Boomgaardt, Kathleen Shannon

Financial habits

Make it a point to set aside a portion of each paycheque. You'll be happy you did the next time an unexpected expense comes up.

Saltfleet Storm getting ready for new season

Saltfleet Storm’s Hunter Cooper, right, fights for the puck in the Waterdown Warriors’ red zone during Hamilton public high school division I championship action last season at Chedoke Twin Pad Arena. Saltfleet went on to lose to Waterdown 3-2 in overtime. The Storm will start their 2016-17 run on Dec. 13.

Santa Claus comes to Stoney Creek

About 80 bands, floats and groups participated in the 60th Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 3 along King Street. Organizers estimate around 15,000 people of all ages enjoyed the sights and sounds of the parade, while awaiting the arrival of jolly old St. Nick.

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