South Huron DHS’ cafeteria operator reflects on turning 80 and the funeral celebration she wanted to be alive to see
Jennie Rowe has run the South Huron District High School cafeteria for more than 40 years, along with other food enterprises including the cafeteria at the Exeter canning plant, the booth at the arena and the ...
South Huron District High School’s music department spent four days from May 13-16 in Chicago as part of an experimental type of band trip. The Strip’s Casey Lessard tagged along.
Story and photos by Casey Lessard
“Two years ago in Cleveland, I met Benjamin Washington by happenstance,” says South Huron music teacher and band director Isaac Moore, ...
Story and Photo by Casey Lessard
Drayton Entertainment has struck gold this spring, discovering an adorable ingenue who should have audiences (especially grandmothers) coming back for more Oliver! The play, based on Charles Dickens’ story of the orphan who falls in with a gang of pickpockets, opens June 2 at the Huron Country Playhouse.
Joel Cox, 10, ...
When it comes to making money, the Huron Country Playhouse Guild has chosen the right person for its upcoming fundraiser. Humourist and motivational speaker David Chilton, renowned author of Canada’s all-time best selling book, The Wealthy Barber, knows his finances and can help you find your way out of the current economic mess.
Chilton will speak ...
View from the Strip
By Casey Lessard
It’s no secret that the newspaper business is in free fall as businesses tighten their advertising budgets. Local papers, like the Grand Bend Strip, are supposed to be immune to such a tightening, but that’s changing. I have to admit that I didn’t see the change coming.
It’s my worst kept ...
By Lance Crossley
Let me share my financial predicament.
My family currently rents an apartment and within the next year or two we would like to put a down payment on a house by using the government’s First Time Home Buyers Plan (HBP). The plan allows you to withdraw from your RRSP, without penalty, to use ...
Sign at a pool: The P is already in Pool, so please don’t add yours to it.
Sign on a lawn: What leaves your dog’s behind, please don’t leave behind.
Advice from Mom
By Rita Lessard
Waste! How is it that we have so much waste? I suppose it’s simple enough to figure out. As a wasteful society, we ...
Keeping the Peace
By Tom Lessard
The time came to get out of the desert, so a two-week leave in Beirut, Lebanon was set up for us.
We trucked to Gaza City to catch a Greek yacht for our journey. I seem to recall that there were 20 of us on the boat. We set out to sea ...
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pt Franks Comm Ctr
Kids Matter every Tuesday. Join us as we Crochet sleeping mats out of milk bags to send to the children in Africa and South America. Bring your lunch, scissors and a #7 crochet hook. Call Peggy Smith at 519-296-5834 for details.
7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
Looking for a way to use fresh asparagus? Here’s your answer.
Recipes by James Eddington
Eddington’s of Exeter
527 Main Street, Exeter
519-235-3030 – www.eddingtons.ca
Photos by Casey Lessard
The following recipes will serve 2 people. Grasshopper beer is excellent with this dish. If you prefer wine, a Riesling traditionally pairs best with the curry flavour. Personally, I enjoy ...
Living in Balance
By Jenipher Appleton
East Williams Memorial School (where I teach) has been moving forward in an eco-friendly way for some time. We were excited to learn just this week that we will be certified as a bona fide Ontario Eco-School in June of this year.
One of the six components of becoming a recognized Ontario ...
Fido… Come… Sit
By Yvonne Passmore
After a dreary, cold and wet winter, we look forward to going for long strolls again with our dogs. Dogs also feel the warmth, appreciate the breeze and long to sniff at every tree, hoping to see who was there before. Many dogs haven’t seen other people and dogs for months. ...
Eye for Design
By Lorette Mawson
It’s time to create an outdoor haven to relax; whether you are dealing with a small budget or one that allows you to splurge, summer is about having a place to kick back, relax and entertain.
With today’s selection of patio furniture, staying on budget is an easy task. Basic chairs and ...
By Cameron Rankin
Sand Hills Golf Resort
It’s time to get ready for a long summer season. Remember the following:
Check your grips. Shiny or worn grips will rob you of distance. Clean with powdered Comet or Ajax. Don’t forget your putter grip!
Make sure you have a new set of soft spikes in your shoes.
Arrive early for ...