Professor writes his own Christmas charity song

A PROFESSOR from Sonning Common wrote and performed a Christmas song for charity. Ben Cosh penned Christmas is Coming to raise money for Shelter, which supports homeless people. He wrote the lyrics and tune in about two weeks and played all the instruments on the song as well as singing on it with three friends. The track…

RIGID employees donate gifts to patients at Life Care Center of Elyria

For Christmas this year, Life Care Center of Elyria residents received gifts from someone other than just their families and the employees at the nursing and rehab center. Ridge Tool Company in Elyria formed a committee of employees called Professional Tools Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This group’s goal is to create a community of colleagues…

A Simple Christmas Wish

After the death of my 15-year-old son Christian on September 5, I have just one wish for all of you this Christmas season. Please take just a moment to hear what it is and share it with your family and friends. Merry Christmas!

NFL star Khalil Mack pays off hometown Walmart’s holiday layaways

NFL star Khalil Mack donated $80,000 to pay off all active holiday layaway accounts at his hometown Walmart ahead of this year’s holiday season. The Walmart in Fort Pierce, Fla., announced earlier this month that Mack made a donation to the retail chain to wipe out all customer debt at the store. The donation, which…

U.S. company surprises workers with ‘life-changing’ $10M Xmas bonus

To celebrate achieving a huge financial milestone in 2019, the American real estate company let its 198 employees split a US$10-million bonus. The average employee ended up with $50,000 on top of their typical year-end bonuses, the Baltimore Sun reports. Some went home with up to $250,000, according to Salt Lake City’s KUTV. A heartwarming video documenting the Baltimore-based…

Holiday Darkness? Be a Light!

Have you ever experienced the darkness? That place so dark that you can’t find your way out.  Where you look for any sign of light, but continue to fall deeper and deeper into its depths. Then you see that small glimmer of light spark in the distance, and you start the long, slow slog towards…

Family rallies behind daughter during cancer fight

On Boxing Day, the Aarts family will pack up their car and make the drive from Neepawa to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. It’s a routine occurrence for the family, but not an enjoyable one, as Chantel and her husband Travis take their daughter Makayla to her monthly chemotherapy sessions. Source: Family rallies behind…