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Theatre Kent Celebrates 40 Years of Entertainment in Chatham-Kent
Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018, 02:45:00 PM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Human Interest,  Entertainment
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Theatre Kent Presents a Night on Broadway

at the Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre

To celebrate their 40th anniversary season, Theatre Kent is presenting a special night of Broadway Music featuring some of the great hits of musicals the group has performed in the past. The show will include songs from over 24 of the popular Musicals Theatre Kent has presented over the past 4 decades. The evening will highlight hits from Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music which the group presented twice, Annie, Cabaret, Chicago, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roofand Beauty and the Beast. It promises to be a great night of entertainment.

Some of the past members who performed in these Musicals are returning for this special evening. As part of their celebration, the theatre group is hosting a Theatre Kent Alumni Afterglow party following the Saturday evening performance. All former and current member are invited.

 The group of 50 talented singers and dancers is being joined by members of the Chatham Concert Band. Musical Director is Devon Hansen who many of us know from the popular 'Saturday's at 7' series at St. Andrew's United Church in Chatham. Choreographers for the show are Jamie Johnston and Jenny Doyle.

 The show is Friday November 16/18 and Saturday November 17/18 at 7:30 at the Historic Downtown Chatham Capitol Theatre on King St. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday November 17 at 1:30. Tickets are available by calling 519-354-8338 or online at cktickets.com Don't miss this spectacular evening right here in our own municipality. Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle Location to live, work raise a family and visit. See you there!

 

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Enjoying the Local Apple Harvest in Chatham-Kent
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 04:05:00 PM  in Marketing strategies,  What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Home Owners Tips for Fall
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Fall Harvest in Chatham-Kent

 at Delhaven Orchards

Harvested fruit

 

 

The leaves have turned and are falling along with the temperature. Although I am a summer fan, I really do enjoy this season. We, here in Chatham-Kent, are very fortunate to live in an area that has a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. I hope you enjoyed all the locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables like strawberries, cherries, peaches, that delicious corn on the cob and asparagus this summer, just to mention a few of my favorites.

Fall always brings back the smell of apple crisp, or apple pie baking in the oven for me. My mother baked a mean apple pie! I remember when our children were young, they often had field trips out to the local orchards to witness the processing of the apples and the making of apple cider.Bottled Apple Cider

 Delhaven Orchards Ltd. located on Talbot Trail just west of Blenheim Apple orchard in bloomproduce many of these great local crops on their 400 acres. They grow 16 varieties of apples, 12 varieties of peaches, 6 varieties of  sweet cherries (my personal favorite), 3 varieties of pears, 4 varieties of apricots and nectarines as well as 6 varieties of strawberries, a trial crop of kiwi, soybeans, tomatoes, corn and wheat. Talk about a full scale operation. 

 If you have not taken a ride out there to sample their products and get a supply for yourself, you are missing a real treat. Store at Delhaven orchardThis great plus in our Municipality is just another reason that my Motto for Chatham-Kent is `IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR`Call me, Wayne Liddy at 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs and visit my website for Chatham-Kent events, happenings and choice properties for sale in this desirable area.

 
 
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St. Andrew's " Saturday's at 7" Series 2018-2019 Chatham-Kent Starts This Weekend
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 10:35:00 AM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Entertainment
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St. Andrew's Chatham  "Saturdays at 7"

 

The popular series, "Saturday's at 7"  is in its 6th year. Under the direction of the talented, Director of Music, Devon L. Hansen , this series has become very popular and one many of us look forward to. If you have never attended, you have really missed out.St.Andrews United Church Chatham

The 2018-2019 Series will begin on October 20th/ 2018 with the return of  'Cadence'  one of the most talked about shows today, featuring the a cappella ensemble that has been wowing audiences across the country for nearly 20 years. They are back by popular demand and if you missed them last year be sure to mark your calendars. You will be glad you did!

 Saturday, December 15/2018 will be the traditional Christmas Concert, Called:" Rejoice" The evening will celebrate some of the most remembered Christmas music from around the world. The concert will feature the St. Andrew's Chancel choir as well as some familiar guests. Due to the popularity of this Concert  it will be presented at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M. 

After the New Year, there will be 4 more fantastic performances you will not want to miss. January 19/2019 will be Duelling Keyboards: Episode 3. This show is one of the most well attended concert of the series and is fittingly named"Revenge of the Organ" The evening will feature organ and piano duets, organ duets and piano duet. Director of Music, Devon Hansen, as well as other guest musicians will perform.

February 9/2019 will commemorate Black History month with " Feel The Spirit" It will be an evening featuring the history of Negro spirituals as they relate to the Underground Railway in music and spoken dialogue. Chatham-Kent, one of the last stops on the Underground Railway, is steeped in Black History and has many historical sites in the area such as Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Buxton National Historic Site. Bryan and Shannon Prince, curators of the site will assist on that evening. 

May 11/2019 will be " Ring Them Bells" This is a first for the series and the concert will feature two professional handbell ensembles from Southwestern Ontario: Bells Ablaze and Bellissima Ringers. We are in for a real treat with this evening of exceptional handbell music.

And last but not least, the series will conclude with Marty Kolls in Concert, June 8/2019 Ms. Kolls is a singer, songwriter originally from the east coast who mesmerizes her audiences with songs that speak of living from the heart. She writes her songs from experience and transports her listeners to the many places she has lived. Another fantastic evening of entertainment right here in Chatham-Kent. 

All  of the performances are a suggested free will offering of $10.00 per adult. 

What a line-up of entertainment for Chatham-Kent. Hope to see you there! Something for everyone and something for all ages in this great community. Visit my website for Chatham-Kent events, Happenings and Choice Properties for sale in this affordable community. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs today. 

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Chatham Capitol Theater Line-up for October 2018 Chatham-Kent
Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018, 11:55:00 AM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Human Interest,  Entertainment
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Chatham Capitol Theatre Line-up for October 2018

Capitol Theatre

 If you do not watch the schedule for the Capitol Theatre in Historic Downtown Chatham, you are missing some great entertainment right here in our own community. Check out their website and mark your calendars for some of these great shows.

The month is starting with a bang on Friday October 12 at 7 P.M. when the Wild West comes alive in the fun-fill theatrical performance of Cirque Eloise:Saloon. An international cast of acrobats will fill the stage with infectious energy performing their great feats to a background of folk-inspired music.This is an evening for the whole family to enjoy!

Saturday October 13 is a real crowd pleaser, Abba Magic. An 11 piece all star band of world class musicians will perform the hits of this famous group of the 1970's complete with authentic costumes and choreography of that era.They will feature those popular classics like Mama Mia, Knowing me, Knowing You and of course, Dancing Queen. Put on your dancing shoes, it is interactive and you will be singing along and maybe even dancing in the aisles.

 Monday October 15th at 8 P.M. Serena Ryder, the multiple Juno winner will perform. She is famous for her raspy soulful voice and her electifying stage presence. The singer/songwriter will be highlighting her latest album, Utopia and its many hits songs.

October 18 features 'Ones', Canada's most exciting Beatles shows. Hear the number one hits from 1964-1970. 'One' is performed by a fabulous 11 PC all star band of world class musicians  who have shared the stage with many of the great artists of our time. Complete with an amazing screen show.You don't want to miss this night!

 October 23 at 8 P.M.One night only! Brett Kissel, the CCMA Awards' reigning Male Artist of the Year, visits the Chatham Capitol on his 'We Were That Song' tour. Last month, Brett released his new single “Guitars and Gasoline” to country radio. If you like country music like we do you want to get your tickets now. 

 October 28  at 7 P.M. is a night for fans of that old favorite Golden Girls. It is called the Ultimate Golden Girls Experience and is a puppet show and sounds like an evening of laughs and fun!

These are just a few of the many entertaining events taking place at our own Downtown Chatham Capitol Theatre. I have heard people say there is nothing to do in Chatham-Kent. Be sure to check the weekly blogs on my website which are often about things happening in Chatham-Kent. Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs today.

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Last Chatham Firefest a Huge Success Chatham-Kent
Posted on Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 01:30:00 PM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Entertainment
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Last Chatham-Kent Firefest was Huge Success

Vintage Fire Vehicle

The weather co-operated and the people turned out. Congratulations to the organizers and the many volunteers who work so hard. The vehicle owners came from all over and helped to make this last Chatham-Kent Firefest a huge success. Judging from the crowds it must have been a record attendance. This is the 6th anantique Fire truckd final year if someone does not step up and take over planning the event. The  founders of the event, Brent DeNure and his co-founder Keith Chinnick said planning the yearly event has been a labor of love but it was time for them and their volunteers to end their tenure. Hopefully, someone will step up and make this a bi-yearly or even a 3 year recurring event.Things change but people are always ready to view some great vintage vehicles

and take Teaching Safety     their children to learn about fire and safety practices.Childrens Zone

My wife and I wandered King St, viewed the many vehicles from all over Canada and the US and even spoke to some of the owners. It was a beautiful sunny day and we met many friends along the way. Here are a few highlights from the day.

Enjoy!Vintage vehicle

 Visiting vehicles  vintage Ambulance

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Chatham-Kent Firefest Last Year Sept 29/2018
Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018, 10:30:00 AM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Human Interest,  Entertainment
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CHATHAM-KENT'S ANNUAL FIREFEST

SATURDAY SEPT 29/2018

If you are a antique vehicle enthusiast Chatham-Kent is the place for you. It is the home of RM Restoration which is world renown for their work in restoring Classic CarsChatham-Kent is known as The Classic Car Capital of the World and each year in May, Classic Car owners descend on the city for a Retrofest Festival. More than 600 Classic and Vintage cars, motorcycles and trucks attended this year. The event begins with a Parade along the shores of the Thames River on Friday night. Saturday from 10-4 PM the vehicles line the streets of Historic Downtown Chatham for visitors and car buffs to enjoy, ask questions of the owners and have a great time. It is a family affair and just one of the many draws this great community of Chatham-Kent has to offer. For a list of car festivals and other attractions visit my website under Chatham-Kent.

Continuing with that theme, the Annual Firefest event and unfortunately the last one, will take place this year in Historic Downtown Chatham between Second and Fifth St. this Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10 A.M.-3:30  P.M.  downtown king st chathamThis is the seventh year. The first Firefest was held in 2012, thanks to Brent Denure and a committee of dedicated citizens. Reg Denure is the proud owner of a 1948 International Firetruck which was built in Chatham. Brent says he has attends similar events throughout Canada and the United States and has looked forward to Chatham-Kent having such an event. As many as 42 vehicles were on site for the day at the first event  in 2012 with a display of antique fire trucks, vintages emergency response vehicles and other fire related items. Mayor Randy Hope said the event was a great complement to the city's well established association to Vintage Automobiles. Owners came from as far as Texas with vehicles dating back to 1915. It will be missed.

This year's Firefest is bittersweet according to Brent DeNure but said he was proud to be involved over the years. Co-founder of the event, Keith Chinnick says the committee wants to go out on a high note and is putting all they can into this year's planning. The decision was made to make this the last year due to the volunteer time needed and the 12 month planning that has to go into the event.The volunteers are tired and the sponsors are tapped out. Both men stressed that it has been a labor of love for all those involved but had to come to an end for the present committee.They would welcome anyone who would step forward to take over. More than 80 fire vehicles from Canada and the United States are expected to be on display in Downtown Chatham for the event.

There is no admission fee for visitors or entry fee for those bringing their vehicle. It is an exciting family event with a safety message. I do not Chatham-Kent Muncipality Building and Firehallknow any child who's eyes would not light up at a chance to talk to a real Fireman and see the various fire trucks up close. It is a dream come true for many young and old alike. I know our grandsons love it! Make plans to attend. If you have ever had any question about fire lore this is the chance to talk to the experts.  In addition to the King St. display of antique fire trucks and emergency vehicles, Firefest  includes fire safety demonstrations, CK Fire and Emergency Services Auto Extrication, live entertainment and even a parade a 4 P.M. Visit their website for a schedule of events.

The event has definitely gathered momentum and by 2015, the fourth annual Chatham-Kent Firefest, it was noted that it was  the largest event of its kind in Canada. It would be such a shame to not have this great Chatham-Kent event each year. One of the most popular attractions at the event is the Junior FIRE Challenge Course. Children, 12 years and younger were eager to participate. The Course mimicks a real fire scene, and the junior firefighters carry hoses, shoot water and drag a rescue dummy while dressed in firefighter gear. Vintage Fire Trucks and Emergency Service Vehicles are on hand and this year promises to be bigger and better.It is expected to attract close to 100 vintage emergency vehicles and upward of 15,000 people. The event attracts hundreds of spectators of all ages. 

 Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle community with so many amenities for all ages and families.  'IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR.' Call me,Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer  Realty Inc. Brokerage and let me show you choice properties FOR SALE  in this great locations. Visit my website for great properties and events and attractions in Chatham-Kent

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Chatham-Kent International Plowing Match Sept. 18-22/2018
Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 12:15:00 PM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Chatham-Kent Agriculture,  Entertainment
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Chatham-Kent International Plowing Match and Rural Expo Sept 18-22/2018

 Tractors for IPM

The date is fast approaching and the volunteers and sponsors from our community and beyond have put in countless hours to make this Antique Tractorsspectacular week a successful event. More than 1000 volunteers which includes a healthy mix of both rural and urban residents participated, noted the organizers.Through the  generous support of the local and regional sponsors and hundreds of exhibitors, this massive event is possible. Not only is it an honor to host the International Plowing Match in our community but it is a chance to welcome visitors to Chatham-Kent and showcase our area.Mayor Randy Hope noted that it is important that people learn about the 74 different crops and $3 Billion economic impact that agriculture represents in Chatham-Kent.

If you have not been by the 150 acre plot of farmland on Paincourt Line, take a drive by and witness the near completion of the Tented CityTented City and RV Park which has been constructed to host the expected 80,000 visitors from across Ontario and parts of the United States. The paper posted the numbers and it is amazing if you did not read them.The site has 250 hydro poles erected, attached to approximately 20 kilometers of power lines, 28,600 feet of temporary potable waterlines, 660 RV sites, more than 200 vendor sites and even temporary Wi-Fi. This is all testimony to the collaborative efforts of landowners, sponsors and volunteers.

Several exciting events are planned including a rodeo, the Team Farmall Dancing Tractors, the Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team as well as several musical performers including the Canadian Celtic Rock Band, Mudmen from Alvinston. New for this years line-up will be several competitions hoping to meet the criteria for the Guinness World Book of records. Lot of fun for the whole family. Come out and support this great event in Chatham-Kent.   

 For hours and more details on this event check their website. Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle Location, located in the middle of the Great Lakes with lots to see and do. Chatham-Kent is a great place to visit, live, work and raise a family! Visit my website for Events, Happenings and Choice listings in this desirable area.  Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs.

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New Chatham-Kent Children Treatment Centre Concept Revealed
Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 08:50:00 AM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Human Interest
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New Chatham-Kent Treatment Centre

Reveals Concept Drawing of Facility

 

Fundraising is still underway but has reached approximately $4 million dollars of the $6 million needed to make the new 50,000 square foot Chatham-Kent Treatment Centre a reality. We are very fortunate to have the present facility in our community. It is one of the oldest treatment centres in the province and its existence is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of past parents and supporters. The founders goal was to make sure that all children's abilities were celebrated and the there were programs in place to develop their potential.

Although the drawings are not complete the organization wanted the community to get a sneak peak at what the outside of the building would look like. Mike Genge, executive director of the Children's Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent said it was too early to determine what the final drawings would look like, but was happy with the preliminary drawings by the design firm of Chatham's ROA Studio Inc. The new facility to be located on McNaughton Ave. West in Chatham hopes to include covered parking at the entrance for parents bringing and picking up their children, three entrances and maximized lighting though out the building. The new facility plans to serve 4,500 clients by 2020, a major increase from the 224 clients it originally served when built in 1984. The centre is long overdue for an upgrade and hopefully, we as member of this community have and will continue to support this worthy cause.

 Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle Community. It is the ideal location to live, work, raise a family or vacation. Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 RLP Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage Chatham-Kent for all your Real Estate needs. Visit my website for events, happenings and choice properties in this great location.   

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Safety Tips for 'Back To School' Children's Safety
Posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 03:35:00 AM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Human Interest
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Safety Tips for 'Back To School' Children's Safety

 

Labor Day is approaching and most of the children will be back to school next week. We have had over 2 months of not seeing school buses dropping off children, school guard crossings and children walking in groups to school. Here are a few tips to keep us on guard and keep our children safe.

1) Never pass a school bus when the lights are on and it is stopped or preparing to stop. Children are being let off and may be crossing the road.School Bus

2) Watch for school guard crossings on the city streets. They are there for everybody's safety.

3)Beware of children walking on subdivision streets. Remember, often there are no sidewalks and they may not be  as aware of automobiles as they should be. It is up to us, the driver to watch.School Children

4) Watch for bicycles. You will probably see more younger people on their bikes on city streets making their way to school. Some are not so steady so cut a wide berth.

Let's make this school year a safe one. It will be if everyone does their part.

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Chatham Capitol Theatre Lineup for 2018-2019 Season
Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 09:25:00 AM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Human Interest,  Entertainment
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Chatham Capitol Theatre's Upcoming Schedule of Events

for 2018-2019

 

 St. Clair College Capitol theaterWe recently received one of the Chatham Capitol Theatre Schedule of Events for the 2018-2019 Season in the mail. If you did not get one, stop by and get your copy. You will be very pleased you did. It is so easy to miss great entertainment right here in our own community. I cannot tell you how many times I have spoke to someone after an event to hear "I did not know that was on" I will wager that most people do not know about the Wednesday night movies showing a mixture of drama, comedy, action and family movies all for a $5.00 ticket or a $38.00 pass for all the shows.  Passes go on sale through CK tickets. The first time we attended, I could not believe how many people were there. Talking to some attending that we knew, we  found out just how popular the program is! Popcorn is only $2.00 Try those prices in as major city.

 I won't give you the whole lineup, you can decide for yourself what interests you but there is something for everyone. Friday October 12/18 the cast of Cirque Eloize:Saloon takes the stage. A talented international cast of acrobats will  perform one feat after another with a backdrop of live folk inspired music. Sound like a fun night! Oct 15/18 Juno award winning singer/songwriter Serena Ryder will entertain the audience with her soulful vocals and her great pop music songs. Legends of Motown are also back by popular demand on Saturday December 8/18. The 16 piece cast of singers and musicians perform live tributes to greats such as the Supremes and the Four Tops among many others. Their show guarantees the audience will be rocking in their seats! These are only a few of the great shows coming right here to our own town.We have attended many great evenings at the Capitol and if you have not, this is the year to start experiencing some of what Chatham-Kent has to offer.  You will be glad you did! Check out the upcoming schedule on their website.

 Let's support our community. The tickets are reasonable and as I have said before, why not wander down our great Historic Downtown King St. Outdoor Patio on King St.and visit one of our local restaurants for dinner or an appetizer. Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle location with lots to see and do. Check out my website for upcoming Chatham-Kent events and call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs.  

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