Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

  • Christmas in Muskoka back for a third year

    Nov 27, 13 • 1139 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    A popular event, and a sure sign of the holiday season, returns to the Chatham Armoury this year – Christmas in Muskoka is set for Dec. 3 to 7. It’s a fundraiser to help students in the St. Clair Catholic District School Board attend the Muskoka Woods...

  • Victoria Avenue United Church holds its last service

    Nov 25, 13 • 828 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

      With mixed emotions, the congregation of Victoria Avenue United Church said goodbye on Sunday to the building they have called their home of worship for several decades. Many hugs were shared and tears shed after the final service in the historic...

  • Volunteer fair slated for Nov. 29

    Nov 20, 13 • 435 Views • LifeNo Comments

    The Kent Association of Volunteer Co-ordinators (KAVCO) is having its volunteer fair Nov. 29 at the HealthPlex at St. Clair College, and it’s looking to increase its impact. KAVCO’s Lori Meredith said the group hopes to have other agencies who do not...

  • Christmas Activities with the Chatham-Kent Museum

    Nov 18, 13 • 310 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Patrons will experience the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, warm apple cider, and evergreen at the 1905 Christmas Open House at the Milner Heritage House. Guests will also see blown glass and paper ornaments hanging on the tree, and may take the time to hunt for...

  • ‘I Read The Chatham Voice’

    Nov 15, 13 • 871 Views • Feature Story, Life3 Comments

    Do you like reading the Chatham Voice each week? Want to tell the world? Come in to our office at 84 Dover St. in Chatham and you can pick up a free car window decal (removable) to put on your vehicle. Our circulation manager Fatima Pisquem can show you how....

  • $5K to the United Way

    Nov 14, 13 • 343 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Scotiabank branches in Chatham-Kent gave a $5,000 corporate donation Wednesday to the United Way of Chatham-Kent’s 2013 campaign. Pictured, from left, are Brenda Richardson, community manager for the King Street branch; Tom Kewley, manager of the Queen and...

  • Owner’s love of her dog leads to feature on TV show

    Nov 13, 13 • 962 Views • Feature Story, Life2 Comments

    They are companions, friends, and confidants. If the world is giving you a rough time of it, they’re always there. In time, they become part of the family. They’re our pets, and the lengths we go to keep them safe and healthy know no bounds. For Lynda...

  • Fill a shoebox; help a child

    Nov 13, 13 • 303 Views • LifeNo Comments

    The annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection is underway locally. The campaign captures the Christmas spirit throughout Canada as thousands of individuals, families, churches, businesses, sports teams, and community groups begin packing shoeboxes...

  • Fine-dining event at McDonald’s

    Nov 13, 13 • 699 Views • Life2 Comments

    The Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation is teaming up with McDonald’s in February to hold a White Glove Dinner inside the fast-food restaurant. The St. Clair Street McDonald’s is the site of this Feb. 18, 2014,  event, which is a black-tie evening...

  • Mind over matter … food matter, that is

    Nov 13, 13 • 568 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    For Al Parsai, it was a question of mind over matter – change the mindset and everything else doesn’t really matter. Parsai had such focus forced on him in early 2012. The Chatham man was experiencing frequent headaches severe enough to make him see his...