Cheryl Clock, The Standard

Cheryl Clock is a feature writer at The Standard in St. Catharines, Ontario.


He's a Facer Street boy. Always.

He had his first milkshake at the White Eagle Cafe. His father, a Second World War veteran, would drop a young Stan Skrzeszewski off at the little cafe beside the Polish Hall on Facer Street, buy him a shake to keep him occupied, and then disappear into the hall to share stories with his war buddies.

Artist Hana Rotchild is photographed with some of the vulva prints she has made. They are on display at You Me Gallery in Hamilton until April 9, and proceeds from art sales will be donated to the Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre. (Julie Jocsak/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network)

Art show gets intimate with women

There's a brilliant yellow sunset, its red reflection spread across the horizon. There's a blue-and-purple butterfly, its wings spread wide. And there are other paintings, colourful and more abstract.