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Located in the heart of Dresden, Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind offers one-stop shopping for painted furniture, home decor items, vintage finds, unique gifts, and supplies for your own up-cycling projects. The business is owned and operated by Kimberly Reid, with the help of her husband Marc, and her father Ron White, a semi-retired cabinet maker and furniture finisher. Kimberly began up-cycling and selling furniture pieces on consignment and from her home and workshop in Wabash, an historic former schoolhouse (itself an ongoing up-cycling project) affectionately named PeaceAcre. In early 2018 she opened a store in rented space at Connie’s Country Store in Dresden under the name Kim’s Refines, establishing a viable retail outlet for her finds and projects. Later that year, Kimberly and Marc had the opportunity to purchase their current location at 444 St. George St. in Dresden’s historic commercial core, a nineteenth-century property listed in the Chatham-Kent Municipal Heritage Register. With its local historical significance and Italianate and Renaissance Revival architectural features, the Reids knew they had found the perfect location for Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind, which opened for business in January of 2019. As the Christmas gift-giving season approaches, you’ll want to check out the ever-changing selection of unique pieces at Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind. Kimberly also offers a full line of Fusion Mineral Paint and supplies for creating your own personalized gifts and decor. Store hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to 3. THE CHATHAM-KENT MUNICIPAL HERITAGE REGISTER Historical Significance: This commercial block was the core of nineteenth century Dresden. It was where most of the town’s goods and services were purchased. The block would have included grocery, hardware, men's/ladies’ wear stores among other things. Few blocks in Chatham-Kent have more collective historical significance than this one. Architectural Significance/Description: This group of buildings include a number of styles and interesting details. However, Italianate and Renaissance Revival architectural features are the most dominant. The arched windows, cornices, brackets, dentil and quoin brick work are among the best examples used on a commercial block in the municipality.
Mild2Wild Hydrographics Of interest is the hydrographics business Norm brought with him from London. Hydrographics is the art of making things go from mild2wild by branding your car, toys and other favourites, that then become unique to your tastes. To learn more stop by to visit with Norm at Hank’s Auto and be sure to tap a visit to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mild2wildhydrographics/ you’ll find lots of photos there. Mild2Wild Hydrographics is located with Hank's Auto Body 136 St. George Street (0.36 mi) Dresden, Ontario N7M 3P2 (519) 683-2011 Let your imagination run wild with hydrographic ideas like the ones shown below...
Hank’s Auto Body has new owners. Norm and Tash Burridge bought the business, buildings and property from John Veenema two months ago. Norm has over 30 years experience in the trade, the past 12 years as owner /operator of a body shop in London. “Ours was a big shop with lots of employees and a fast paced life,” said Norm. The opportunity to slow things down came when I learned that Hank’s Auto Body, a family owned business since 1961 was for sale. “My partner Tasha and I knew this business would fit perfectly into our lives,” so we bought it smiles Norm. His partner Tasha works in Wallaceburg at Community Living. The couple and their children live in Chatham. From our freshened up shop, Hank’s Auto Body, still family owned, will provide excellence in collision repair and classic car restoration. You’ll find Hank’s Auto Body on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Hanks-Auto-Body-107672227258228/ however, be sure to visit them at their downtown Dresden location for free estimates and friendly conversations with Norm or phone 519-683-2011. Mild2Wild Hydrographics. Also of interest is the hydrographics business Norm brought with him from London. Hydrographics is the art of making things go from mild2wild by branding your car, toys and other favourites, that then become unique to your tastes. To learn more stop by to visit with Norm at Hank’s Auto and be sure to tap a visit to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mild2wildhydrographics/ you’ll find lots of photos there.
AN ANNOUNCEMENT from... MIHA'S BISTRO Downtown Dresden. Going out of business, and closing our doors Sunday, September 1st. at 2 p.m. Sept. 1st. Before doing so, may we offer our thanks to Miha's many customers and friends for their support and loyalty. *Look for exciting news coming to this location soon!
DRESDEN COMMUNITY CALENDAR Friday Night Lite Bite at the Legion 5-7 & Jr Kings Home Games at 7:30 June: ? Pet & Hobby Parade 8 Legion Kids Fishing Derby 9 Decoration Day 15 Town Wide Yard Sale Day -Pancake Breakfast @ Anglican Church -BBQ @ for Dresden Splash Pad July: 1 Dresden Raceway Canada Day 6 Rotary Concerts Thursday Night 7pm 26,27,28 Dresden Exhibition 26&27 Dresden Tractor Pull Aug: 16 Woodstock 50 Years @ Czech Hall 17 Summer Night Market Sept: 15 Terry Fox Run Oct. 24 Anglican Church Chili Lunch Nov. ? Jr Kings Dinner & Dance ? IODE Christmas House Tour Dec. 6 Coffee Break & Bake Sale @ Anglican Church 7 Dresden Night Market & Kinsmen Santa Parade More details at www.dresden.ca