Bev’s Blocks, a not-for-profit group of family members, was established to honour the memory of Bev Maillé. They get together to complete unfinished quilts that Bev had started and they raffle off these quilts with the proceeds being donated to local charities. This year’s quilt raffle raised $1,000, which
Dear Editor:I believe in sharing.I have 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren . I would share with them if I could.I believe charity begins at home.While many, many of our Canadian children go to bed hungry, we are sending dollars by the millions to other countries.
This coming Saturday, March 28 , from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Spring Temiskaming Speaker Community Food Bank Drive takes place. For several years this newspaper has been leading the charge by hosting two yearly food drives, one in the fall just before the Thanksgiving
Spring Community Food Bank Drive on Saturday, March 28Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — Hunger is a very real concern in the Temiskaming region and across the province of Ontario.According to the Ontario Association of Food Banks, 374,000 people a month use a food bank in Ontario.
Shoe box campaign looks after blessed soulsDear Editor:I would like to thank The Temiskaming Speaker and the staff, especially Diane Johnston, who supplied great coverage this past month in promoting the Operation Christmas Child shoe box campaign throughout our district. Your support over all these years has
Community rallies to help victimsDiane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – One week after fire levelled two businesses and six apartments in downtown New Liskeard, help is pouring in for the people who lost their homes.The response has been “amazing,” said Janet Spencer of the Temiskaming
Steven Larocque Speaker Reporter Doing its best, well into the futureTEMISKAMING SHORES – Helping young athletes and students was a hallmark of Gord Zubyck’s career as an educator and coach.The physical education and geography teacher from Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS, known for much of his tenure
NLPS student organizes charity hockey gameTEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – Kyle Paige has been busy organizing a hockey game and silent auction to benefit KidSport Temiskaming.The Grade 8 student from New Liskeard Public School (NLPS) has challenged staff at his school and nearby Timiskaming District Secondary School to
It was a coinage of different sort displayed at the Caisse populaire du Témiskaming last week. New Liskeard branch manager Yvon Toupin, left, and Réjeanne Bélisle-Massie of Culturel Centre ARTEM admire the chocolate coins that can be used as money at artisan kiosks at the Village Noël Temiskaming. The
Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — The familiar saying, “It takes a community to raise a child” came true last week when the 2014 CJTT FM Christmas Wish Campaign raised $64,951 in pledges to help needy children living in the Temiskaming District.“They say it takes a village to