Volume 3 Number 1

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Volume 3, Number 1 – May 27, 2009

Inside: South Huron District High School’s music department goes to Chicago.

  • Jennie’s day in the sun
    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 ...
  • Chicago!
    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, ...
  • From regular kid to child star in no time
    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, ...
  • Wealthy Barber author raises funds for Playhouse
    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 ...
  • The end of the free Strip
    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 ...
  • Why I’m cutting my losses
    Alternative View 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 ...
  • What a waste!
    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 ...
  • Boys will be boys in Beirut
    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 ...
  • To Do List – May 27 to June 17
    Community/Charity Tuesdays 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 Bingo Fridays 5 ...
  • Shrimp saut&eac