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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Bocchinfuso Funeral Home Inc as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Sherry’s promise

Sherry’s promise

Before she passed away on June 30, Sherry DiFruscia made one request of her husband Anthony: to promise that he “Never forget her.” On Sept. 12, he and their three children will pay tribute to their beloved wife and mother, in a very special way.
Small but mighty

Small but mighty

Thorold has one of the smallest clubs in Canada, but helps thousands of people
Hitting a home run for Thorold kids

Hitting a home run for Thorold kids

A passionate volunteer team has worked hard to ensure Thorold kids can play ball, despite pandemic
Thorold South resident reaches out

Thorold South resident reaches out

“Rotary Opens opportunities”
Friends of Beaverdams hosting high-end virtual four-day yard sale

Friends of Beaverdams hosting high-end virtual four-day yard sale

Bargains galore will become available online this July 20 to 24.
Palmerino pledges to help hometown

Palmerino pledges to help hometown

In Thorold and Pelham, Joe Palmerino has been helping the most vulnerable members of society for five years.
Thorold craft show exhibitors ease nurses' pain

Thorold craft show exhibitors ease nurses' pain

What began as a way to protect her fiancé—a front line transport truck driver—quickly morphed into a substantial sewing stint for Beverley Interisano. Likewise, Leta Virag helped health workers during a critical phase in the COVID-19 crisis.
Thorold native boosts food banks coffers through children’s book

Thorold native boosts food banks coffers through children’s book

"Where Did the World Go?" explains Covid-19 to children
Thorold seamstress has front line health workers covered

Thorold seamstress has front line health workers covered

Inspired by her daughter, who’s a nurse on the front lines, Marlene Hamilton is helping bring comfort to health workers
Ken MacQuarrie: More than a minister

Ken MacQuarrie: More than a minister

From revealing the inner workings of bee hives to tending bar at TCAG fundraisers, this is one busy reverend