Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

  • Pageant finalist learning to find her own happiness

    Aug 8, 13 • 641 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Self confidence is an issue many young girls struggle with today, but 16 year-old Melanie Renaud, also known as Miss Teen Chatham-Kent-World, is making it her mission to ensure that changes. The teen, who placed as a top 10 finalist in the Miss Teen Canada...

  • Lack of monarch butterfly sightings spark worry

    Aug 7, 13 • 2698 Views • Feature Story, Life7 Comments

    Normally this time of year, it’s not an unusual sight to see monarch butterflies flapping their distinctive orange, white and black wings through the air. This year is another story altogether. According to Nature Conservancy of Canada conservation...

  • Now, and Then – Gentry Manor

    Aug 2, 13 • 980 Views • Feature Story, Life2 Comments

    Proudly perched at the corner of Park and Queen streets in Chatham, the property now known as Gentry Manor, has an extensive and diverse history. The building has experienced many incarnations since its construction in 1876 as the Chrysler Ward School. At the...

  • Ticks a health threat to pets, too

    Aug 1, 13 • 712 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    For a creature that is smaller than half a centimetre, the deer tick is causing a big concern for one area woman. Chatham resident Carmen McCauley wants to spare pet owners the heartbreak and huge vet bills that can come from a diagnosis of Lyme disease. Her...

  • Love for fire trucks a lifelong affair

    Aug 1, 13 • 629 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

      By Katrina Squazzin/Contributing writer Brent DeNure still remembers attending fire truck shows with his father while growing up.  Now, he is organizing one of the largest fire truck events in Canada. DeNure is the chair of the second annual Chatham-Kent...

  • Laurie key part of Project Ojibwa

    Jul 31, 13 • 1240 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

    Ask most young women about their dream job, and chances are very few, if any, would list working in a tight space that smells of diesel fuel. And then there’s Amber Laurie. The 25-year-old Chatham native regularly has to navigate around machinery that’s...

  • Programs aimed to help seniors

    Jul 30, 13 • 224 Views • LifeNo Comments

    For seniors in Chatham, there are services available to make life easier and more entertaining. St. Andrew’s Residence on Park St. in Chatham hosts a Senior’s Day Out for seniors who live on their own or with family members. The program runs Tuesday,...

  • Mad Science visits Adult Language and Learning Centre

    Jul 30, 13 • 516 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Kids learned some great, and gross science tricks and had fun while doing it at the Adult Language and Learning Centre in Chatham on July 30. Rockin’ Rob Tymec from Mad Science provided an hour’s entertainment for the children of parents in programs...

  • Broasted chicken dinner

    Jul 30, 13 • 334 Views • LifeNo Comments

    A Broasted Chicken Dinner is being held Aug. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Spirit and Life Centre at 180 Wellington St. W. in Chatham. The event is being hosted by the St. Joseph’s Harwich Catholic Women’s League. Tickets are $16 adults, and $6.50 for kids 10...

  • Food calendar updated

    Jul 27, 13 • 355 Views • LifeNo Comments

    There have been recent updates to the Food Resource and Meal Calendar for Chatham-Kent. The calendar provides information on organizations and groups in the community that provide hot meals and soup kitchens. It also includes information on fee-for-service...