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Kahnawa’kehró:non celebrates 100th birthday at home

(Courtesy Roberta Duhaime) Mary Paul described her recent birthday celebration as “unforgettable.” Last Sunday, June 14, Paul joined the centenarian club. Surrounded by balloons, flowers and friends, the occasion was celebrated in her backyard along with her daughter, Roberta Duhaime and fellow neighbors. “I never thought I would reach this age,” said Paul. Paul

Stalk marks 30 years of Eiffel Tower climb

The adrenaline junkie that he is, Albert Stalk said that although he did not invent parkour, he was doing it before it became “the new thing.” (Courtesy Albert Stalk)  This Sunday (February 16) marks the 30th anniversary of Albert Stalk’s death-defying Eiffel Tower climb in Paris.  In fact, Stalk, or Eiffel Al as

Looking back on a life well-lived

(Courtesy Orenda Curotte) “If you ask anybody in Kahnawake who Josie Curotte was, they will answer ‘the judge,’” said Josie’s daughter, Orenda Boucher-Curotte. “It was what she was known for,” added her older brother, Karonhiio Curotte. Josephine Patricia Kawennihe Curotte passed away suddenly from a suspected heart attack at the age of

Pharmacy follows community’s lead, goes green

Ashley Standup has been busy refilling customers’ toothpaste, shampoo, detergent and other products the Old Malone Pharmacy has begun offering in an environmentally-friendly manner. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Jamie Diabo needed to go shopping for shampoo and conditioner this week, and rather than swinging by the pharmacy to buy

Goodleaf’s celebrates 60 years of dedication

The gas station Buddy Goodleaf built has passed on its generosity towards helping the community from one generation to the next. Buddy, with grandson Zach Goodleaf, who works at the garage today. (Courtesy Michelle Phillips) Sandra Hercegova For six decades, Goodleaf’s Auto & Tire provided for the community by offering help or

Former grand chief Andrew Delisle passes on

Andrew Delisle Sr. leaves behind a history not easily replicated and never reproduced, as the former Mohawk Council grand chief bridged Kahnawake’s history like no other. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Andrew Tanakohate Delisle Sr. was a community leader of the highest order, but he was also a father, husband,

Wendy Skye completes dream nursing career

The Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre will be without another face that has graced its halls for decades after Wendy Skye worked her final day as a community health nurse Tuesday. Her retirement comes a week after long-serving executive director Susanne Horne finished her final day at the hospital a week

Susan Horne’s tenure as executive director ends

Just over four decades after she began her career at a previous iteration of the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre, executive director Susan Horne is calling it a career at the head of the hospital. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Last Friday, Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC) executive director Susan Horne

Tips and tricks for beating the heat wave

Hit up the splash pad and stay hydrated to beat the heat as the mercury rises, and sweating starts and never seems to stop. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) Patrick J. Zachary  Head's Up student Patrick Zachary may be just 15, but he knows a think or two about a thing or

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