Let’s Play Bridge
Musical comedy presented by the Grand Cove Musical Theatre Group
Fri. October 2 – 7 p.m.
Sat. October 3 – 7 p.m.
Sun. October 4 – 2 p.m.
Grand Cove Caddyshack. Tickets: $7.50; on sale Mondays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. at Caddy Shack or call Jo Dabrowski at 519-238-5156.
Grand Cove’s actors are back at it with ...
Story by Casey Lessard
Although it’s not very common in Canada today, polio had a serious and sometimes deadly impact on Canadians until the 1950s. Today, polio (or poliomyelitis) affects about 1,000 people worldwide, with almost all cases occurring in India, Afghanistan and Nigeria. That’s down from 350,000 cases in 1985, when Rotary International pledged to ...
“It’s always with you.” – Hugh Marsh
As told to Casey Lessard
Hugh Marsh is a former area resident whose family ties remain in and around Grand Bend. He has lived in California most of his life, and spent much of his career teaching engineering writing at the University of California Santa Barbara.
A polio survivor, Marsh has ...
“You either get better or you die.” – Reg Copeman
Reg Copeman of Port Franks grew up in London, and in early 1952, he contracted polio at age 10. He has few aftereffects today, but the memory stays with him.
As told to Casey Lessard
I came back off summer holidays, and the first week of school I ...
“There are different ways you learn to cope with it.” – Marian Maguire
Although Marian Maguire of Grand Bend had a mild case of polio as a child, the disease has more of an impact on her life today than ever. She, like so many others, has post-polio syndrome, which progressively disables nerves and muscles in ...
By Lance Crossley
In his weekly radio and Internet address this past weekend, U.S. President Barack Obama lashed out against critics making “phony claims” about his health care reform bill. He urged “an honest debate, not one dominated by willful misrepresentations and outright distortions”.
To be sure, the debate on health reform south of the border ...
To the Editor,
Here’s a bit of verse I wrote about ten years or so ago, With the upcoming enhancement and change in the appearance of Main St., I thought it might be appropriate.
Ageless Grand Bend
Every weekend, rain or shine,
People flock in cars so fine,
Lining up with engines running,
Hoping soon they’ll all be sunning
On our beaches, ...
Advice from Mom
By Rita Lessard
On Tuesday, August 18, Tom and I attended the annual chicken barbecue for the Crediton Zion Church. This event is always well attended, and a lot of fun with plenty of food and good fellowship. It’s so nice living in a small town, knowing so many people and hearing the stories ...
Keeping the Peace
By Tom Lessard, C.D.
It all began many many moons ago. This is the saga of the bridge, sewers and roads.
“We need a new bridge,” they said. “And your septic systems are shot, and have to be replaced by sewers.”
Detour signs began going up, which meant there would be no entry or exit at ...
Recipes by James Eddington
Eddington’s of Exeter
527 Main Street, Exeter, 519-235-3030
Photo by Casey Lessard
I chose these recipes for the similarity in ingredients. This will make your shopping easier and will reduce any waste. Both recipes can be a staple or a small part of many other recipes. The acidity of the tomatoes allows a full seven-day ...
Living in Balance
By Jenipher Appleton
Algonquin Park beckons us each year; we have just returned from our 21st camping trip. And I mean camping. No RV, no pop-up camper. Sleeping in a real tent on the ground with a little help from an eggshell mattress and Thermarest.
You can hear everything from within a tent. Some of ...
Fido… Come… Sit
By Yvonne Passmore
It’s the age of “designer” dog breeds. Years ago, any dog that wasn’t a purebred was considered a mutt. Now mutts are developed on purpose and called designer breeds.
Breeders that deal solely with producing true purebred dogs are flailing their arms and frothing over the way purebreds are being mixed to ...
Grand Bend Nursery School is now offering five sessions a week of the Early Learning Program, a FREE high quality program designed to help prepare young children for school. If you have children 2.5 to 4 years old and reside in Lambton Cty, call GB Nursery School 519-238-8514
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pt Franks ...