Business Buzz

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Goodbye snow and chilling temperatures; hello puddles and warmer weather!

With spring on its way, we look forward to stepping out into the sunshine. To re-engaging in neighbourhood activities, to perusing what our local businesses community has on offer–a most welcome, highly anticipated and invigorating change.

Not so, however, when it comes to saying farewell to Liza Fendt and Julie Ann Levett-Kiala Buloki, our two accomplished Business Buzz columnists and Chronicle colleagues whose last contributions run in this March-April 2024 edition of our community newspaper.

Liza and Julie Ann–your dedication and passion, and the friendships that have become an integral part of our Business Buzz team will be sorely missed.

Working with you both in researching, interviewing and preparing this column has brought great satisfaction over the past three years. It has paved the way to share stores of advertiser aspirations, accomplishments, anecdotes and accolades, whose support is the main source of funding for our paper. We wish you well and hope to see you around the Park.

And so, the search begins with an outreach to our loyal readership and here in this column: Writers Wanted; Join our Team! We are actively looking for new writers for Business Buzz.

Perhaps you are just that person …interested in our community; interested in keeping our readers up-to-date with business news and developments.

We’d love to hear from you–and soon! All it takes to explore this opportunity is an email or a phone call to Wes Smiderle, our editor. In a few short weeks, we’ll start working on our May-June 2024 edition. The welcome mat is out … why not get touch. A warm welcome awaits you!

–Sharleen Tattersfield, Buzz column coordinator

Chew that

A photo of people attending the Chew-That dinner and silent auction for heart health awareness, from left to right Derek Taylor (chair, Manor Park Chronicle advisory board), his wife Fiona Robinson, Drs. Leanne Ward and Curtis Lavoie, Rosa Dias, Renée Turcotte (event organizer) and Sharleen Tattersfield. More than $5,000 was raised in support of the Ottawa Heart Institute. Photo taken by Desiree Tattersfield
February was Heart Month and Saturday February 24 was a red-heart evening for Renée Turcotte, owner of Chew-That, our local Beechwood Ave. pet nutrition and wellness store. Guests at Renée’s first-ever, ‘heartwarming’ four-course dinner and silent auction for heart health awareness included many Manor Parkers. From left: Derek Taylor (chair, Manor Park Chronicle advisory board), his wife Fiona Robinson, Drs. Leanne Ward and Curtis Lavoie, Rosa Dias, Renée Turcotte (event organizer) and Sharleen Tattersfield. Congratulations Renée! More than $5,000 was raised in support of the Ottawa Heart Institute. Photo: Desiree Tattersfield