Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

  • Red Feather brings out school spirit

    Sep 24, 13 • 1479 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    What do you get when you add homecoming-type festivities together with fundraising for the United Way? Since 1955, the answer to this question in Chatham-Kent has been Red Feather weekend. Students from schools all across Chatham-Kent held various fundraisers...

  • Movies at the library

    Sep 19, 13 • 334 Views • LifeNo Comments

    The Chatham-Kent Public Library wants you to come to the movies Tuesday afternoons in October. Starting Oct. 1, the Chatham branch will be showing movies at 2 p.m. for the cost of donation at the door. Oct. 1 – Big Wedding (14A) Stars Robert DeNiro, Susan...

  • Soup kitchen celebrates a decade of feeding those in need

    Sep 19, 13 • 801 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Ten years ago, the St. Agnes Community Soup Kitchen opened its doors, joining a group of faith communities who have made it their mission to provide a hot meal to people living in poverty in Chatham. Marking the milestone, the committee and volunteers at St....

  • 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...