Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

  • Kent Presbytery donates to local hospice

    Jun 5, 14 • 378 Views • LifeNo Comments

    The Kent Presbytery of the United Church of Canada – representing the United churches in the municipality – recently presented Chatham-Kent Hospice with a cheque for $15,000 at its meeting at Kenesserie Camp. The donation is part of a challenge from the...

  • Libby’s lemonade a fundraising hit

    Jun 4, 14 • 863 Views • Feature Story, Life2 Comments

      Libby Attewell is a typical, shy seven year old. She’ll give you a smile and a shoulder shrug, and likes to play with her friends. But on one Saturday a year, she focuses on helping others. For the second straight year, Libby sold lemonade during the...

  • Rock N Roar delivers

    May 30, 14 • 518 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Rock N Roar for Sophia’s Deb Owen, left, presents a cheque for $10,000 in Sophia Vlasman’s name to Ronald McDonald House personnel Margaret Anderson and Jenne Wason. Sophia is battling cancer of the sinuses. Rock N Roar took place May 23 at the...

  • Dunk and a barbecue, please!

    May 30, 14 • 1903 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Staff at the Toronto Dominion Bank on King Street in Chatham held a barbecue and dunk tank event Friday in front of the bank and in the adjacent parking lot. People could stop by to buy a hot dog or sausage, and try their luck at dunking a bank manager. The...

  • Geocache event set for Saturday

    May 27, 14 • 994 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    If you see people travelling in pairs and searching frantically about on Saturday, no need to panic, as they are likely part of a geocache fundraiser. Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent is holding its second annual Geocache challenge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

  • CK Youth Festival returns to Tecumseh Park

    May 23, 14 • 574 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The annual CK Youth Festival returns to Tecumseh Park in Chatham May 31. The festival, hosted by the Optimist Club of Chatham and the municipality’s recreation programs, host the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can scale rock-climbing walls, jump into...

  • 4-H helps stock Outreach for Hunger’s shelves

    May 23, 14 • 349 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Members of the Chatham-Kent 4-H Farm Toy Restoration Club donated $2,700 to Chatham Outreach for Hunger recently. The money was raised at the club’s annual toy show and sale. Presenting the funds to Brenda Leclair of Outreach for Hunger are Rob and Carl...

  • Kids and cops help local food bank

    May 23, 14 • 300 Views • LifeNo Comments

    With the aid of a kindergarten class of kids at Indian Creek Public School, Chatham-Kent police helped put food on the shelves of Outreach for Hunger. The students filled a police cruiser with about 300 non-perishable food items...

  • IODE continues to live in deeds

    May 21, 14 • 391 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    For 100 years, the Dresden Chapter of the IODE has lived up to its motto of “We Live in Deeds,” and it shows no sign of stopping on the eve of its centennial. The group of more than two-dozen Dresden-area women has plans to donate some $10,000 to local...

  • CKHA honors Martin for her compassion

    May 20, 14 • 938 Views • Feature Story, Life6 Comments

    Dorothy Martin is very proud of her job as a diabetes educator with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, one she’s been doing for 15 years. But the CKHA is also very proud of her, and recently gave her the Compassionate Caregiver Award of Distinction. Willi...