View from the Strip
By Casey Lessard
Everyone seems to be concerned about the price of gas these days, and I’m certainly among the crowd. I’m not eager to face the pumps when I have to resume my commute to Toronto every week to teach this fall.
But what do you do? I’ve been trying to figure out ...
I just wanted to let you know how very well received your (wheelchair accessibility) article was, by your readers and by many merchants. I know it can be a gamble when dealing with businesses and I admit it was not always comfortable for me, but it truly has turned out to be such a worthwhile project. Scott ...
The road took his life, but Curtis Hutcherson is taking it back the Smart way
As told to Casey Lessard
My first memory of driving was growing up on the tobacco farms of Tillsonburg, driving the trucks back and forth. It was great. Gas was 45 or 50 cents a gallon then. No problem.
My first car was ...
Exeter resident Ron Helm flies out of Sexsmith airfield, northwest of Exeter on McDonald Road, just east of Airport Line. The pilots based at Sexsmith will offer free flights to children aged 8 to 17 the morning of June 28 (NOTE: weather delayed until September 13, 2008); pre-registration is recommended by calling Wayne Steeper at ...
Mike Ash of Grand Bend has spent the last 14 years building his plane, which he completed this spring. Soon, he will be allowed to take passengers, but he will not be ready to offer flights for the Young Eagles day. His first – and most frequent – passenger will likely be his wife Kathy, ...
By Angela Michielsen
“Peak oil” is the point when the world will have used half of the oil resources on the planet and the global output of oil will no longer meet demand. Peaking is usually followed by a serious decline, a prospect that worries many researching “peak oil.” Few dispute that oil will hit ...
Port Franks resident feeds big cat that left paw prints in his garden
Story and photos by Casey Lessard
Port Franks resident Bob Rutledge is a friend to animals: he feeds 14 squirrels and a couple of raccoons on a regular basis. So it is only natural that another, larger animal would gravitate to him.
“I’ve been putting ...
Playhouse does Canadian classics Legends style
Story by Casey Lessard
Photo courtesy Drayton Entertainment
“Canadians typically say sorry for everything. We’re sorry for this and sorry for that.”
And that, says star Neil Aitchison, is the running joke for his role in Sorry… I’m Canadian, which runs June 24 to July 12 at the Huron Country Playhouse.
“Alex (Mustakas) and ...
Summer Company gives Huron teens kick start
Story and photo by Casey Lessard
It’s not easy getting a small business off the ground – and keeping it going – but Huron County youth are getting a hand with the Summer Company program. The entrepreneurship program run by the Huron Business Enterprise Centre and funded by the Ontario ...
The Huron County Library is adding teen game nights and drop-in gaming to its year-round program offerings starting in July. Ten of the county’s 12 branches will host monthly gaming events for youth aged 12 to 18.
Each event will feature a big screen Nintendo Wii tournament with such games as Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Super ...
Advice from Mom
By Rita Lessard
As we get older, times change. The children become adults and some adults become children. When I was younger, my parents were the authority figures; these days, there is still authority in the family, but in some instances it seems that it rests in the hands of the children. Perhaps this ...
Keeping the Peace
By Tom Lessard
After living in Lizard Flats for a few months, the monotony of the same routine and weather day after day with very little excitement, we waited for something interesting.
It just so happened that two corporals living in the signals shack had a disagreement resulting in one throwing the other out – ...
Living in Balance
By Jenipher Appleton
A warm July morning on Blue Heron Bay, Muskoka. Half an hour past dawn. The lake: a sheet of glass in the rising mist. A nine-year-old girl ambles on the beach, welcoming the sun’s rays as they kiss her chestnut hair and warm the sand between her toes. The belted kingfisher ...
By Tamara Nicola, VisitGrandBend.com
If you can paint, sew, knit, wood carve, make greeting cards, make candles, make jewelry, or any other handicraft, you’ll want to check out Etsy.com. Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade items and it’s a great way to draw attention to your creations without the hassle of setting up your ...
By Cameron Rankin, Sand Hills Golf Resort
Course management, accurate tee shots and a great short game were key to last week’s U.S. Open.
Of course, playing your second shot from the fairway produces a lower score. But fortunately, the majority of courses in this area have shorter rough than Torrey Pines, so we have a ...
7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
5 to 7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
Wednesday, June 25
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Gill St. parking lot, Grand Bend
Grand Bend Farmers’ Market
Huron Country Playhouse Guild monthly luncheon meeting at Hessenland Restaurant in St. Joseph’s. Guest speaker Susan Ferguson of Ferguson Apiaries speaking about bees and ...
Tuesday, June 24
to July 12 – Huron Country Playhouse
Sorry… I’m Canadian. For tickets, call 1-888-449-4463.
Saturday, June 28
3 to 6 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
Live Music with Reverend Freddie & The Distillers
Tuesday, July 1
6:30 p.m. – West Williams Park
Canada Day Celebrations. Food, Games, Music and Fireworks (rain date July 2).
Saturday, July 5
3 to 6 p.m. – ...
Who Wants Tues. & Thurs. evening outdoor fitness? 6-7pm at the GB Lions Pavilion? Please phone Beth Sweeney (519) 238-5555 to show interest!
8 to 9 a.m. – Lions’ Pavilion, Grand Bend
Workout for Your Life. $8 per class; $5 for spouses and students.
6 to 7 p.m. – McNaughton Park, Exeter
Workout for Your Life. $8 per ...