Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

  • Recording Merlin’s history

    Dec 23, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    By Jenna Cocullo, Local Journalism Initiative A former Chatham-Kent resident is adding another chapter to the municipality’s overall history. Earlier this month, Julie Magerka officially released a book entitled Memories of Merlin after finding very...

  • Christmas concerts this weekend

    Dec 9, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    There will be four live performances of St. Andrew’s United Church’s Christmas concert this year entitled All I Want for Christmas. Numbers on who can attend each concert are determined according to current pandemic government regulations for this area....

  • Cowboy caroling out of a pickup truck

    Dec 2, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    By Bruce Corcoran Chatham-Kent’s pickup truck performers, Megan and Pat Whalen, are ready to add a seasonal twist to their efforts to bring music to the masses during COVID-19. Following a fun summer and fall of performing out of the back of a pickup truck,...

  • Call them maybe!

    Nov 25, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    By Jenna Cocullo, Local Journalism Initiative Hey they just sang for you, and this is crazy, but here’s their number so pick them maybe! Music students at St. Angela Merici Catholic School are on a mission to celebrate Canadian music while also winning some...

  • Keyed up for a grand experience

    Nov 18, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    By Bruce Corcoran Following a successful fundraising campaign, St. Andrew’s Church in Chatham received an infusion of musical youth recently. Devon Hansen, the musical director at St. Andrew’s, said they took possession of a nine-foot Yamaha concert grand...

  • The show must go on, virtually

    Oct 27, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Kiwanis Music Fest to return in ’21 The Chatham Kiwanis Music Festival Committee is now making plans for the 2021 Festival that will be organized according to government regulations required due to COVID-19. Slated to take place next April, this will be the...

  • Art near the Park

    Oct 6, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, COVID-19, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Attendees of the second annual Art In The Park event enjoyed some local art and fresh food recently. Held at the Downtown Chatham Centre on Sept. 26, vendors were accommodated indoors and outdoors. Originally set to take place at Tecumseh Park, the two-day...

  • Saturdays at 7 return Sept. 19

    Sep 17, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Water Colours is the theme of the opening concert for the Saturdays at 7 series at St. Andrew’s United Church. And those colours come to life Saturday night. This program will be performed in the sanctuary of the church on William Street for a live audience...

  • Local author celebrates book, ‘Terry Fox and Me’

    Aug 25, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature Story1 Comment

    By Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A local author is continuing to educate children on the Marathon of Hope. Mary Beth Leatherdale has always loved children’s books. She has worked in children’s book and magazine publishing her entire...

  • Concert series goes hybrid

    Aug 20, 20 • 0 Views • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments

    The eighth season of Saturdays at 7 at St. Andrew’s concerts will continue in 2020-2021 in spite of COVID-19.  Since 2013, Saturdays at 7 has been showcasing local, regional and international talent in a variety of styles from classical to jazz and...