Meet Your Neighbour

Meet Your Neighbour: Brian (Bud) Raistrick

Lifelong friend, caretaker of history WINCHESTER — Brian (Bud) Raistrick is a man who never stops. He’s been working in the printing business since 1957, starting out at the very bottom as a delivery boy…


Meet Your Neighbour: Carrie Paquin

Warmhearted, animal whisperer WINCHESTER — Carrie Paquin doesn’t do things by halves. If she’s jumping in, both feet are getting wet and the splash will ripple for miles. Carrie moved to Winchester in 2012, where she…


Meet Your Neighbour: Karen Parker

NORTH DUNDAS — Karen Parker is a strong woman, with a welcoming smile. She’s survived and thrived in the business world for 30 years and earned her place in the Hall of Women Warriors (not…



Meet Your Neighbour: Kim Merkley

Wears her heart on her sleeve, loves to laugh NORTH DUNDAS — Kim Merkley is a friend when you’re in need. For nearly 20 years, she has run the food bank at the House of…


Meet Your Neighbour: Helen Holmes

CHESTERVILLE — Time is of no consequence to those who appreciate every minute. Helen Holmes celebrated her 101st birthday on July 8. The centenarian refers to herself as “just an old lady,” but her quick…


Meet Your Neighbour: Glenn Smirle

MOREWOOD — There’s a buzz in the air about Smirlholm Farms. Glenn Smirle and his millions of bees are working in harmony to produce honey that is hard to keep kid’s fingers out of (literally)….


Meet Your Neighbour: Abby Zersch

Animal lover, thrift shop connoisseur   Abby Zersch is a cool cat who loves cats. Her beloved Mr. Marbles, a handsome grey tabby with piercing eyes, is her main squeeze. “I love animals, especially my…



Meet Your Neighbour: Aaron Dellah

WINCHESTER — If you like fun, you’ll like Aaron Dellah. The self proclaimed ‘professional father’ moonlights as a ‘professional volunteer.’ Aaron runs Moovie (not a typo) Night at the Old Town Hall Theatre and Friday…