Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

  • PURE dancers fare well in Michigan

    Feb 14, 14 • 518 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Dancers from Chatham’s PURE Academy took part in a Dancemakers regional qualifying competition recently in Dearborn, Mich. In all, 55 dancers from the local club entered 36 routines. In the primary division, Charlie Wiebenga and Tynasjia Brown won national...

  • Group puts pen to paper in Wallaceburg

    Feb 12, 14 • 720 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Fleda Southgate, Dorothy Gallant, Chris Jenkins and Dana Burrage are members of a writing class at the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre. “All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.” ― Ernest Hemingway An...

  • I HATE WINTER photos

    Feb 12, 14 • 2808 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

    Janice Lally won our I HATE WINTER contest with her decision to dress for the south and head north – on Baldoon Road – to stick out a thumb and seek a ride to Cuba. The photo was taken across the road from Our Lady of Fatima School. The wind has a...

  • Savvy staff raise $17K for United Way

    Feb 11, 14 • 483 Views • Feature Story, Life, Local NewsNo Comments

    TekSavvy employees raised more than $17,000 to help with the 2013 United Way of Chatham-Kent campaign. Staff held various in-house fundraisers to pull together the money. Ian Scott, left, a member of the TekSavvy employee charity committee, and company chief...

  • Ultimate Me Day organized to inspire local women

    Feb 10, 14 • 1843 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

    Women supporting and inspiring other women in our community is the theme of the second annual Ultimate Me Day, a women’s one-day conference scheduled March 29 at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham. Organizers of the event introduced their major sponsor,...

  • Mainstreet staff contribute to United Way efforts

    Jan 29, 14 • 370 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Mainstreet Credit Union CEO Janet Grantham, right, and executive vice-president Shawn Bustin, left, present United Way of Chatham-Kent campaign co-chair Cecily Coppola with a cheque for more than $2,200 Jan. 29. The staff at the Chatham-Kent branches of the...

  • Veterinary group donates to OSPCA

    Jan 29, 14 • 511 Views • LifeNo Comments

    The Chatham-Kent Veterinary Professional Corporation donated more than $7,300 recently to the local OSPCA recently. The money was raised from the Soiree for Strays dance and auction held late last year. From left, Jennifer Knights of the corporation; Dr....

  • Coin challenge coming in February

    Jan 28, 14 • 296 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Spare change has a lot more value than simply occupying space in our pockets or purses. Spare change can, and does make a significant difference in Chatham-Kent, and in February, it will help make positive change achievable for the more than 425 persons who...

  • Racing series merges motion and fundraising

    Jan 21, 14 • 707 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    RunCK’s goal is to get people moving. The organization, which has only been around for a year, is essentially a series of nine distance races in Chatham-Kent The 2014 version of the series begins this weekend with the Chilly Run, a fundraising event for the...

  • Ice fishing with Dad at Mitchell’s Bay

    Jan 15, 14 • 793 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Bill Hall showcases the biggest fish he and his son, Chatham Voice contributing writer Aaron Hall, pulled out of the waters of Mitchell’s Bay during a recent ice fishing excursion. It was also the only fish to take an interest in their bait. The...