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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Bocchinfuso Funeral Home Inc as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Helpers: Symons gears up for another summer helping the vulnerable

Helpers: Symons gears up for another summer helping the vulnerable

Big-hearted Thorold community advocate ready to do his part for Niagara – and Ukraine
HELPERS: 'Women have to stick together,' says Thorold driver after car-savvy Samaritan shows up

HELPERS: 'Women have to stick together,' says Thorold driver after car-savvy Samaritan shows up

Joscelyne was on her way to an overnight job when everything went south — but a helping hand emerged
Homeowners ensure former blacksmith shop 'will never be a townhouse, or an apartment, or a McDonald's'

Homeowners ensure former blacksmith shop 'will never be a townhouse, or an apartment, or a McDonald's'

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Heritage Thorold volunteers, the city now has the honour of claiming the most designated properties per capita in Ontario, boosting Thorold's attractiveness to residents and tourists.
'Knighthood in organized merciful action'

'Knighthood in organized merciful action'

Known for their beef-on-a-bun fundraisers, the Thorold Knights of Columbus have been helping Thorold and Niagara since 1921
Three Acts of Kindness Every Day

Three Acts of Kindness Every Day

Thorold senior spends her entire life repaying kindnesses shown to her as a child
Making Thorold Beautiful

Making Thorold Beautiful

Long after her retirement as a career educator, Barbara Berry continued in her role as teacher, sharing her passion for plants and the wonders of nature with local children.
Volunteer's energy knows no bounds

Volunteer's energy knows no bounds

Somehow, Judy Riley finds time to juggle multiple church and charity fundraisers, as well as sew and sell her creations at local outdoor markets.
Mom of four champions “Front-yard living”

Mom of four champions “Front-yard living”

Karen Schilstra has created a community where Thoroldites feel connected, cared for; safer
Miller instrumental behind Beaverdams Church revival

Miller instrumental behind Beaverdams Church revival

2nd Annual Online Yard Sale kicks off today
Passing of Thorold's “Godfather of the Blues” marks end of an era

Passing of Thorold's “Godfather of the Blues” marks end of an era

Decades of volunteer music presentations in Thorold have come to an end.