Human Interest

January Is Alzheimers Awareness Month

Posted on Jan 17, 2023 in Human Interest

Alzeihmer Socitey Logo

Unfortunately, far too many people have received a dementia diagnosis in our society. Many of us do not know much about the course of the disease or its progressions but according to the Chatham-Kent Alzheimer’s Society , this does not mean your life is over. Research shows that an early diagnosis with proper intervention can help slow down the pro...

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April was Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on May 02, 2022 in Human Interest

Cancer Society

April was Cancer awareness month. Unfortunately, we have all been touched in some way by this terrible disease. The Canadian Cancer Society funds research on all types of cancer, offers information on cancer, treatment and risk reduction, and provides amazing support for those suffering with cancer as well as family members and friends. In normal t...

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Shannon Price Wins Heritage Award

Posted on Mar 10, 2022 in Human Interest

Uncle Tom's Cabin

We are so fortunate here in Chatham-Kent to have one of our own, Shannon Prince, curator of the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, bring so much of her knowledge and passion for Black History to our community.. She is a decendent of freed slaves and has spent her life teaching and sharing the story of the Underground Railway and Elgin Settle...

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Heritage Property in Chatham-Kent Recently Sold

Posted on Sep 13, 2021 in Human Interest

Gray Heritage Home

If you follow my blog you know that I post several articles on the Historical sites in Chatham-Kent. I always write that Chatham-Kent is steeped in History with its connections to the Underground Railway and the several historical sites likes Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Dresden, the village of North Buxton with its history during the conflict with the Nor...

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Ridgetown Native to Compete in Tokyo Olympics 2020 

Posted on Jul 26, 2021 in Human Interest

Chris non Martels at 2015 Pan Am Games

Some residents of Chatham-Kent have a very personal interest in this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Ridgetown native, Chris von Martels grew up with horses his whole life on his parent's farm. He had a passion for riding but did not get serious about his calling until he entered the competition world when he was 13. His late start certainly did not...

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Handy Bros. Awarded Business of the Year

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Human Interest

It has been a challenging year, no one can deny that but a Chatham-Kent Company has excelled regardless of the economic climate and the Global Pandemic we are experiencing. Handy Bros., a Blenheim- based business is more than 60 years old. It changed hands in 2018. The new owners, brothers, Mitch and Nic White, former employees, had the same values...

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