Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

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    Popcorn, anyone?

    May 25, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Popping up some great smelling popcorn outside the Capitol Theatre in Chatham, long-time volunteer Cliff Steptoe was getting ready for the Wednesday Night Movie regulars to come out. Averaging 150 viewers per movie, Steptoe said the package deal of 42 movies...

  • Members and friends of the Chatham-Kent Home Builders’ Association, led by Kevin Owen of Owen Flooring, were going Fred Flintstone-style for the Heart and Stroke Big Bike ride to raise money for research into the leading cause of death in Canada. The team peddled two kilometres throughout the downtown area.

    Big Bike hits the streets for Heart and Stroke

    May 23, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Canadian men and women, and in fact, every seven minutes, someone in Canada dies from heart disease or stroke. To help combat those eye-opening statistics, the Heart and Stroke Foundation Chatham-Kent had...

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    Little reader enjoys The Chatham Voice

    May 23, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Who says young people don’t read newspapers anymore? Little Zachary Stirling, 9-1/2 months old, browses the classified section of our paper recently. The little guy has great taste!...

  • Ken Thompson relaxes in his room at St. Andrew’s Residence. The avid shutterbug and retired farmer enjoys his time there, and never goes anywhere without his camera.

    A lot of history to this shutterbug

    May 17, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Have you ever been pelted with wheat seeds as you let an aircraft “bomb” you? Ken Thompson has. That’s just one element of his life which he’s catalogued in his book, My Life Story & The People That I’ve Met Along the Way. Thompson, 88, is a...

  • Pictured are past June Callwood award winners Kathleen Moderwell, left, and Lyn Rush presenting Jennifer Wilson with her June Callwood pin.

    Wilson recognized for hospice voluntarism

    May 16, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent Hospice board chair Jennifer Wilson was recently recognized for her volunteer involvement by being awarded the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism at the 2017 Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Annual Conference. Wilson...

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    Donate blood today

    May 10, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Area residents have a chance to save a life with a donation of blood at the blood donor clinic on today at the Spirit and Life Centre (St. Joe’s Hall) between 1 and 7 p.m. Greenfield Specialty Alcohols has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help...

  • The St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing class of 1967 gathered for a picture at the annual alumni luncheon at Club Lentinas May 3. Celebrating 50 years was, from back left, Donna Crow, Mary Riseborough, Olive Dietrich, Marilyn Braithwaite, Bernadette Bell, Elaine Allin, Nanette Carter, Pamela Ostrander, Janice Mason; (middle row from left) Mary Cowan, Frances Landry, Diana Furlan, Sandy Sims, Michelle Rondeau, Janet Kempe, Mary Sue Caron, Bonnie Wooten; and (sitting in front from left) Geraldine Clark, Dorothy Provost.

    The class of ’67

    May 10, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing class of 1967 gathered for a picture at the annual alumni luncheon at Club Lentinas May 3. Celebrating 50 years was, from back left, Donna Crow, Mary Riseborough, Olive Dietrich, Marilyn Braithwaite, Bernadette...

  • From left, Darlene Smith, Andrea Sullivan and Tania Sharpe are just three of 84 women who attended the recent Purses with a Purpose fundraiser.

    Purses event raises $2,800

    May 9, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The Zonta Club of Chatham’s annual Purses with a Purpose raffle and tea had another successful year in Chatham recently, in support of the Chatham-Kent Library. A wide variety of unique and beautiful handbags were raffled off – 32 of them – raising...

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    Ready to rock the walk!

    May 9, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Max Lanoue, 2, gets revved up for the Kids Help Phone Walk Sunday at Kingston Park in Chatham. Max and about 100 other supporters of the walk took part. The charity organization relies on fundraising and other donation options to continue its operations, with...

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    Library lending pedometers

    May 9, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

      Just in time for warmer weather, the Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) is offering pedometers for patrons to use to count their steps and improve their health. In partnership with CK Trails Connect, CKPL is relaunching its Pedometer Lending Program with...