Meet Janice

BY JANA NIEMI-LAHNALAMPI Listening to music has been proven to make you happier trhough the release of dopamine, “the happy hormone,” which is released when you listen to music. Listening to music also lowers cortisol levels, the stress hormone. Furthermore, listening to certain types of music can help lower depression and improve your sleep. Improved…

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Meet Clancy

A little bit about Clarence (Clancy) Vowels When you look up community service in the dictionary, you should find a picture of Clarence Vowels. From the curling club to the hockey clubs, the Levack ski hill, Scouts, and St. John’s United Church, many have benefitted from Clarence’s commitment, generosity and skill. Clarence Vowels grew up…

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Meet John

BY JANA NIEME-LAHNALAMPI A little about John Getchell, M.B. The Onaping Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 503 is much more than an organization dedicated to war veterans and Remembrance Day — although that in itself is a noble cause. In the words of John Getchell, current President of the branch, “We are not just about…

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Meet Paula

BY JANA LAHNALAMPI Many of you may know her as Timmy O’Connor’s wife, others may know her as Michelle or Brian’s mom. Perhaps you know her as the youngest of the lovable Charlebois family. Still, others may know Paula in her role as a volunteer in the community. There are a lucky number of community…

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Meet Cathy

BY JANA LAHNALAMPI We are not losing a Minister, we have gained a lifelong friend. How lucky we were to have been guided for the past 12 years by such a wise, thoughtful and caring individual. Our lives have been enriched, by having had Cathy in them. It was a bright, sunny and warm July…

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