How a day at the beach changed Reagen Robinson’s life
Exeter toddler Reagen Robinson’s life will never be the same after an outing to a private beach near Grand Bend in August. Soon after arriving at the beach with his parents Brad and Katrina and brother Jordon, Reagen ran toward an extinguished, but still hot, firepit ...
By Casey Lessard
The end is near for Crediton’s only retailer, and its owners hope that end refers to construction on the town’s only bridge and main road, not the end of their 15-year business.
“There are no guarantees,” says Diane Faubert when asked if the business will survive to the January bridge repair completion date. “We ...
Exeter writer Rick Hundey set his first novel Death at the Bend in Grand Bend. It was released in November by Faux Pop of Goderich.
As told to Casey Lessard
I’ve been playing around with writing for years. I didn’t get serious about it until about six or seven years ago. I joined a writers’ group and ...
By Casey Lessard
Like our cover photographer Kelsey Brand’s photo of her sister Logan, your photos will be better if you capture life in action. Experiment with fast shutter speeds (like the cover) or slow ones, in which case you should move with the subject or stay perfectly still (i.e. use a tripod).
Find a great ...
Story and Photos by Casey Lessard
They may not have won the national championship Vanier Cup, but the University of Western Ontario Mustangs football team continues to win the hearts of boys and girls at East Williams Public School in Nairn. Several of the team’s players are taking part in a mentorship program to help the ...
View from the Strip
By Casey Lessard
What a rollercoaster ride of emotions Canadians have been on this month. The scene in Ottawa has polarized the nation, with the Governor-General putting the brakes on a government takeover bid by a Liberal-NDP coalition (let’s be honest, the Bloc is in there, too, even if no one will admit ...
By Lance Crossley
One of the most intriguing aspects of the recent struggle for power on Parliament Hill was the propaganda war. Nowadays we call it public relations, but it still amounts to the same thing: the conscious and intelligent manipulation of public opinion.
In the dramatic lead up to the Governor-General approving Stephen Harper’s request ...
Advice from Mom
By Rita Lessard
Since I won’t be writing another column until the New Year, let me take this opportunity to wish all my friends and relatives a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year. Also thanks for your support to Casey’s Grand Bend Strip. I’m sure this has been a ...
Keeping the Peace
By Tom Lessard
On the 16th of December, 1974, at the South Huron Hospital maternity ward, a cute little guy named Casey Kyle Baxter Lessard was brought into this world. In those days the mother and baby stayed in the hospital for a few days. In the interim, Father Moody visited Rita and Casey ...
December is a festive but busy month as we begin the holiday season. Crowded stores, shorter tempers and just a lot to get done in one month. Let’s not forget that December is a month to celebrate with friends and family and remember what we are thankful for. These two recipes work great together to ...
Living in Balance
By Jenipher Appleton
We are all too familiar with holiday feasting and what it can do to our waistlines (let alone our cholesterol levels). After the holiday season we begin to see the ads for fitness and weight loss programs: “Lose 20 pounds for 20 bucks” – or something like that. Many of us ...
7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
Every other Thursday
Schoolhouse Restaurant, Grand Bend
Socrates Café. An informal discussion group. For more information contact Dinah Taylor, 519-238-1114 or Ian Young, 519-238-5335.
5 to 7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
Thursday, December 11
5:30 p.m. – St. John’s Anglican Church
Grand Bend Diners Program. Second and fourth Thursday of the month. ...
Eye for Design
By Lorette Mawson
Well here we are drawing close to that magical day. But in today’s busy world, it seems increasingly harder to get prepared for this beautiful time of year. Here are a few suggestions for last minute gift ideas and decorating.
Let’s start with the gifts, especially for the hard to buy ...