Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario, Ingersoll building steering committee members, volunteers and the Sweeney family broke ground on a 1,000-square-foot bungalow on Bell Street on Thursday that will become the Sweeneys' new home when it is completed in early 2016. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

'A hand up'

Krista and Craig Sweeney sometimes have to carry their daughters who have muscular dystrophy up and down the stairs.

Past and current OSEB program participants from across Oxford County, who are now operating their own businesses, gathered to celebrate their success, in part due to their part due to their participation in the OSEB program delivered by the Oxford Small Business Support Centre. (Submitted)

Ingersoll entrepreneur awarded

The Oxford Small Business Support Centre (OSBSC) invited current and past participants in its Ontario Self Employment Benefit (OSEB) program to help c

Members of the Oxford Situation Table met to review a report about the six-month pilot project on Tuesday. From left Lisa Longworth, Woodstock police Chief Bill Renton, Const. Eric Hiiuvain, Inspector Tim Clark and Inspector Robyn MacEachern. (HEATHER RIVERS/WOODSTOCK SENTINEL-REVIEW)

Doing it differently

They meet every Tuesday morning with a single-minded mission.“We're coming together to do it differently and better,” said Lisa Longworth, project man

Nicole Bruder, left, with Katherine de Boer, and Rene Hoelscher, centre, is facilitating a Death Cafe at Let's Eat Cake on Sunday, Oct. 18. (HEATHER RIVERS)

Death Café addresses taboo topic

It’s a taboo topic that many don’t want to talk about. “People think if they talk about it, it’s going to happen,” explained Nicole Bruder. “But we pre