Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

  • Backpacks for Kids

    Aug 19, 14 • 297 Views • LifeNo Comments

    For the 12th year in a row, Bell Aliant has sponsored the Backpacks For Kids program locally. This year, 75 backpacks were provided by Bell and filled with school supplies donated by groups in the community. The backpacks will be distributed through the...

  • Rail museum celebrates with fun day

    Aug 19, 14 • 246 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Volunteers, from left, Aaren Laprise, Elizabeth Sterling and Hannah Daudlin stand inside the Chatham Railroad Museum on Saturday. More than 250 visitors came out to the carriage on McLean Street for the 25th annual William Glassco Railroad Fun Day. Named...

  • Friendship time machine works wonders

    Aug 13, 14 • 342 Views • Bruce Uncorked, Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    There are so many different levels of friendship, but a key one is where you can be away from people for extended periods of time and pick right up where you left off when you next meet. That was the case for us on the weekend, as friends from the City of...

  • Hospice project reaches building planning stage

    Aug 12, 14 • 557 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    While the Chatham-Kent Hospice Committee is raising funds for a new 10-bed facility, in reality the effort is about a lot more than just bricks and mortar. “Obviously, the building is front and centre, but we will be so much more than just that,” said...

  • Sunrise Rotary Club continues commitment to Hospice

    Aug 12, 14 • 450 Views • LifeNo Comments

    The Chatham Sunrise Rotary Club donated $15,000 toward its $40,000 commitment to the Chatham-Kent Hospice. The club will donate another $15,000 next year and a final $10,000 the following year. Here Jodi Maroney of the hospice, centre, accepts the donation...

  • Message in a bottle

    Aug 6, 14 • 1842 Views • Feature Story, Life3 Comments

    Fate connects little girl with ‘the horse lady’ Sometimes, there is a story you hear that gives you goose bumps and makes you believe that a higher power really is at work in the universe. The story of the message in a bottle is one of those; and for a...

  • More summer action at Mitchell’s Bay

    Aug 5, 14 • 473 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Mitchell’s Bay is a hotbed of summer activity. The community on the weekend hosted the annual Mitchell’s Bay Singing Contest and a few weeks earlier held its annual antique car show. Up next Aug. 15 and 16 is the inaugural Mitchell’s Bay Bass...

  • New trees for BME Freedom Park

    Jul 22, 14 • 977 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    East Side Pride (ESP) members, with the assistance of Union Gas’ Helping Hands program, replaced three flowering trees on the weekend in BME Freedom Park in Chatham. The previous trees had been afflicted with black knot, a fungus, and had to be removed....

  • A panoramic view

    Jul 17, 14 • 709 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

      Chatham native Devin Gallagher enjoys a breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains while atop Panorama Ridge in Banff National Park earlier this month...

  • IODE funds new iMac for Dresden Library

    Jul 16, 14 • 540 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Members of the Catherine McVean Chapter of IODE have funded the purchase of a new iMac computer so that the community has access to the newest computing systems. iMacs are known for their enhanced ability in creative areas such as recording and editing music...