November 18, 2018

Feeling the love this Valentine’s Day

BY JOSH PEDERSON Love is in the air. Decadent chocolates and cuddly stuffed animals line the shelves, all a sign that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. For some, Cupid’s holiday is a blessing. Those under the spell of love use this day to show their affection toward their significant others, often with small, yet thoughtful gestures. Those who aren’t so lucky to have that special someone in their lives often … Continued

Galaxy of Gifts raises money for Lutherwood

BY RILEY LINSEMAN The 2016 Galaxy of Gifts crafts show was a very special one. It had a small venue, but a big heart. Held at the Luther Village on the Park retirement home on Nov. 26, the event featured approximately 40 vendors selling everything from Christmas wreaths to baked goods. The event also gave residents an easy alternative to the more cumbersome and potentially dangerous option of leaving the … Continued

He’s making a list and checking it twice

BY ROBERT JANES Christmas is only a few weeks away. At Conestoga College, students were asked whether they believed they would be on Santa’s naughty or nice list. “I’d like to think I’m on the nice list,” said Andrew Dron, a second-year recreation and leisure studies student. “I always put others before myself and I try to help out anyone in any way I can.” The common response among students … Continued

Button business keeps her busy

BY NICOLE NEMETH Back in May 2011 Megan Campbell bought herself a button maker, but what started as a hobby has now turned into a full-fledged business. Bayleaf Buttons sells a variety of pin-back buttons, magnets, key chains, pocket mirrors and bottle openers. The buttons come in three different sizes: one inch, 1.5 inches and 2.25 inches. The company is a one-woman act, keeping Campbell busy as its sole employee. … Continued