Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

  • Retro Sweets

    Sep 18, 14 • 272 Views • LifeNo Comments

    On Nov. 1, friends and family of the late Karen Brodie will host Retro Sweets – an evening of live entertainment, a dessert bar, coffee, tea, wine and live and silent auctions. Taking place at Wilson Hall in Ridgetown, starting at 7 p.m., this event will be...

  • Walk-a-thon raises $22K

    Sep 18, 14 • 254 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    More than 300 people turned out for the 17th annual Chatham-Kent Community Living walkathon at Ursuline College this week. The theme of this year’s event was NASCAR, and participants came out decked in racing attire. The event raised $22,000 which will...

  • Hopman says magic keeps his mind sharp

    Sep 18, 14 • 270 Views • Bruce Uncorked, Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Marien Hopman’s mind is sharper than mine by a long shot. And it’s all magic. I’m not talking smoke and mirrors, but nearly six decades of learning and performing sleight-of-hand magic tricks that keep his mind and dexterity finely tuned. He showed me...

  • 50 Shades of Pink

    Sep 18, 14 • 236 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The Breast Assessment Department at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is hosting 50 Shades of Pink Oct. 9. The event, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Smith and Wilson, will feature Lauren Jawno as guest speaker, and will offer information about breast health...

  • Terry Fox runs growing in C-K

    Sep 16, 14 • 192 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    This year’s Terry Fox Run raised nearly 26% more than last year’s thanks in part to a commitment by organizers to make the event all-inclusive. Jessica Barton, who with husband Adam chaired the event again this year, said participants raised $15,760.11,...

  • Hands Off hauls in the coin

    Sep 16, 14 • 514 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The annual Hands Off event at Chatham Chrysler Friday and Saturday raised more than $6,500 for charity. Sales Manager Matt Herder said the event, in which contestants kept their hands on a Chrysler 200, involved more than $19,000 in prizes to participants and...

  • Walk a Mile brings in $25,000

    Sep 16, 14 • 249 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    More than 125 walkers raised $25,000 for the Chatham Kent Women’s Centre during its sixth annual Walk-A-Mile fundraiser Sunday. Participants took to downtown Chatham streets in red high heels to show their support for the centre, which served more than...

  • Grapes of Wrath attracts 300-plus

    Sep 15, 14 • 579 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    A new fundraiser event for the local arm of the Canadian Cancer Society wound up one big mess. And organizers and participants couldn’t be happier. The Grapes of Wrath, a muddy obstacle course challenge, took place Saturday at Smith and Wilson Estates near...

  • Walk A Mile fundraiser returns Sept. 14

    Sep 10, 14 • 389 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Raising awareness and funds for the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre not only helps the non-profit organization, but it could win participants more than $1,000 in prizes. The prizes are a way of saying thank you to the estimated 150 walkers who will participate...

  • Peaceful serenity at C.M. Wilson

    Sep 9, 14 • 376 Views • LifeNo Comments

    More than 1,200 people gathered at C.M. Wilson Conservation Area Sunday for the annual McKinlay Woodlands Tree Service. The funeral home plants a tree for each family it serves in partnership with the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority...