Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

  • All you can pull for $60

    Aug 22, 13 • 639 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    AIDS Support Chatham-Kent (ASCK) and the environment will benefit from an event Aug. 24-25 in Stoney Point. U Pull ‘em, a business that recycles and sells used car parts, is hosting a barbecue fundraiser in support of ASCK during their “All You Can Carry...

  • Running towards better health

    Aug 21, 13 • 570 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    “Superman” Doug Robbins proudly rips open his dress shirt to display the Maple City Mile T-shirt underneath. Doug Robbins doesn’t care if you walk or run; he just hopes you get – or remain –active. Robbins, president of the Chatham-Kent chapter of...

  • Couchsurfing connection

    Aug 14, 13 • 481 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Pat Pinsonneault, left, says farewell to Harold Lee, a South Korean student who is in university in Toronto. Lee travelled by bike from Vancouver to Toronto this summer, and found Pinsonneault via the website couchsurfing.org, for a night’s stay...

  • 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,...