Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

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    Tea Connection to host death café

    Sep 4, 13 • 582 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Dwelling on death and dying has often been looked at as a morbid or depressing pastime, more suited to the existentialist offering of author Albert Camus in the grim tale, The Stranger. Talking about it in an open, honest dialogue at a death café is a new...

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    Tour Chatham Greenhouse Sept. 12

    Aug 29, 13 • 702 Views • Feature Story, Life3 Comments

    The Chatham Horticultural Society (CHS) is hosting a tour of the Chatham Greenhouse on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity for CHS and community members, farmers, small business persons, and Chatham-Kent councillors to investigate options for community...

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    Markert returns to her roots

    Aug 29, 13 • 822 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Anita Markert is one of Chatham’s baby boomerangs – a baby boomer that flew out of town years ago, but eventually soared back. She thinks she is part of what will be a growing trend of baby boomers who grew up here, fled in their 20s to go off to school...

  • 0829nowthenbayside2web

    Now and Then – Bayside Brewing Co.

    Aug 29, 13 • 1431 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

    As a resident of Chatham, I count myself fortunate indeed for the luxury of easy access to the beaches of Lake Erie and Rondeau Bay. And I’ve always carried a deep affection for the village of Erieau. It’s such a cool, relaxed lakeside town! On...

  • Natalie Little, 11, and Reegan St. Pierre, 12, show how using two straps can help distribute the weight more evenly across your back muscles. Kids can develop back pain if they overload their packs or wear them improperly.

    Backpacks can cause back strain for kids

    Aug 29, 13 • 759 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Back to school means backpacks to school for thousands of kids in Chatham-Kent. And the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) warns parents that can mean back pain for their children. Chatham chiropractor Dr. Stephen Zavitz said heavy loads of schoolbooks...

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    An amazing journey to the race

    Aug 22, 13 • 977 Views • Feature Story, Life4 Comments

    Two Chatham women who have conquered obesity and poor health are ready to take on the Chatham-Kent Amazing Race. Cindy Browning and Renee Phillip, both healthcare professionals, have entered Saturday’s competition as “Slim Pickens.” The name reflects a...

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    C-K resident on the right track with garden installation

    Aug 22, 13 • 762 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Train tracks may be less common on Chatham-Kent streets and roads, but in Roy Walker’s south Chatham back yard, the spirit of the rails is alive and well. Walker has been constructing garden-scale model railways fro approximately seven years. This is his...

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    All you can pull for $60

    Aug 22, 13 • 639 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    AIDS Support Chatham-Kent (ASCK) and the environment will benefit from an event Aug. 24-25 in Stoney Point. U Pull ‘em, a business that recycles and sells used car parts, is hosting a barbecue fundraiser in support of ASCK during their “All You Can Carry...

  • “Superman” Doug Robbins proudly rips open his dress shirt to display the Maple City Mile T-shirt underneath.

    Running towards better health

    Aug 21, 13 • 570 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    “Superman” Doug Robbins proudly rips open his dress shirt to display the Maple City Mile T-shirt underneath. Doug Robbins doesn’t care if you walk or run; he just hopes you get – or remain –active. Robbins, president of the Chatham-Kent chapter of...

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    Couchsurfing connection

    Aug 14, 13 • 481 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Pat Pinsonneault, left, says farewell to Harold Lee, a South Korean student who is in university in Toronto. Lee travelled by bike from Vancouver to Toronto this summer, and found Pinsonneault via the website couchsurfing.org, for a night’s stay...