‘I’m obese and I want to do something about it’

Montague woman demands doctor’s attention while struggling with weight loss Debbie Davis stood barefoot on the weigh scale as her dietitian keyed in her age and height.  After a few moments the machine forced out a long receipt of paper with her weight, muscle mass and other body calculations.  At the bottom of the page she saw a word that truly shocked her.   Obese.   In January, while taking part in a … Continue reading ‘I’m obese and I want to do something about it’

‘That day I expected to be killed’

Holocaust survivor recounts horrific childhood in Poland  Israel Unger’s father carried him in his arms as they were herded to a cattle car. He looked to his father and asked him to recite the last prayer Jews recite when they consider death imminent. “I want to go to heaven.” They repeated the prayer 36 times that day. Now, 75 years later, Unger wonders what he knew of heaven as a five-year-old. What … Continue reading ‘That day I expected to be killed’

Re-kindled love of art to be shared at Kings Playhouse

By Beth Atkinson for the Eastern Graphic Amy MacConnell’s dad gave her a set of watercolour paints when she was nine. Almost 20 years later, she realizes painting for her is a passion that has now pushed her to lead her first public paint party. Ms MacConnell will lead ‘Paint Party with Amy’ on Friday, April 13 at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. As a … Continue reading Re-kindled love of art to be shared at Kings Playhouse

First Annual Brendon MacKinnon fishing derby set for opening day

By Beth Atkinson for the Eastern Graphic Christopher MacKinnon, with the help of the Goose River Community Centre, will host the First Annual Brendon MacKinnon Memorial fishing derby which is open to the public this Sunday, April 15, the first day of the 2018 angling season. The derby is open to all areas that allow fishing and to qualify for prizes you must bring your … Continue reading First Annual Brendon MacKinnon fishing derby set for opening day

High school choir members collect many memories on Disney World adventure

By Beth Atkinson for the Eastern Graphic After almost two years of fundraising Montague High student Jessica MacLeod realized her goal of raising $3,000 (just shy of $80) to travel with her school’s choir to perform on stage in front of an international audience at Disney World. Other choir members put out equal effort to make the trip possible. The 11 member choir, made up … Continue reading High school choir members collect many memories on Disney World adventure

P.E.I. dog trainer advocates force-free training

Sadie takes a break from Fearless Fido puppy class taught by Bethany Coles on March 17, 2018. Beth Atkinson photo Bethany Coles wants to teach owners that training a dog doesn’t require force, fear or pain. Coles created Fearless Fido in 2015 after becoming a certified professional dog trainer with Delicia Maynard as her mentor. It was Maynard who showed Coles that force wasn’t needed to … Continue reading P.E.I. dog trainer advocates force-free training

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre works on improving phone scam awareness

Alert police when you get a call from a scam artist who has attempted to defraud you, RCMP say. Scams change every day and the only way for police to keep track of them and keep their statistics accurate is for everyone to call. However, it’s impossible for police to stop the scams as they’re always changing, and the thieves are often overseas, said Sherry … Continue reading Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre works on improving phone scam awareness