Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

  • C-K United Way campaign aims for $2.2M

    Sep 12, 13 • 503 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    William Grin and Cecily Coppola have set lofty goals, as the United Way of Chatham-Kent co-chairs are focused on raising $2.2 million for the 2013 campaign. That’s a 9% increase over the $2.045 million raised last year. The United Way held a campaign...

  • Blood donor clinic underway

    Sep 11, 13 • 479 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    It was a bit of a slow start to today’s blood donor clinic at St. Joseph’s Hall in Chatham. Canadian Blood Services staff estimated about 80 people had donated as of about 3:15 p.m.  The goal for the day is 216 units. There is still time to...

  • Do-Gooder workshops offered

    Sep 11, 13 • 430 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Non-profit organizations who need a little help using technology to boost fundraising and marketing efforts have an opportunity to learn from experts this fall. Do-Gooders is a series of three workshops to teach participants about free or almost-free tools...

  • Treatment centre benefits from Community Day

    Sep 5, 13 • 557 Views • LifeNo Comments

    The Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent’s most recent fundraising campaing received its first donation Sept. 5. The foundation picked up a cheque for $477 from Harvey’s, the proceeds from Community Day, where...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...