What’s happening in your home?

The Guide is looking for your photos and stories – maybe even an amazing recipe – to see what’s going on in your living room, and what’s cooking in your kitchen, during the COVID-19 pandemic.


It may be a ghost town outside – but inside their homes, people are likely busy with all kinds of projects to get them through these grinding pandemic days.

The message from our health minister is to stay home, and keep safe, away from the highly virulent COVID-19 virus that is sweeping the globe.

A lot of parents are finding themselves supporting their school-age children as they navigate remote education. It may have been spring break last week, but on Monday it was back to the books. And, by books, we me screens, for the most part.

So how does that feel? And how does it look? 

We can’t get out there to photograph these historical moments and events as they unfold, so we are hoping our Killarney Guide readers will send us some of their own photos.

Are you reading more? Cooking more? Putting in a big garden this year? Painting and decorating? Dying your own hair? Learning a new skill, a new language? Sewing? What are you doing?

Are you enjoying building projects in the garage or outside? Are you using all this time to repair farm machinery? Are you enjoying a strange peacefulness, and savouring a quieted world?

Is the situation stressing you? If so, how are you coping? 

We want to hear from you. 

Send us photos (include some details about what is going on, who took the photo, and who is in the photo), or send us a short story about life in your altered world, to: news@killarneyguide.ca. 

SHAKOY – Gabriel and his mom, Grace Jimenea, get ready to roll out some shakoy – a special Filipino twisted donut.

PRETZELS – Aidan Maurice gets set to twist up some pretzels for Lent. His mom, Lindsay, helped whip up the nice batch, which Aidan is pictured enjoying below, while his brother, Owen, is doing homework in the background.

EASTER READING FOR ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE – Josh (from left), Caitlin and Claire Archambault record an Easter Bible reading in their home, which is to be included in the YouTube version of the New Life Assembly’s Easter church service. Killarney’s New Life Assembly has been broadcasting services on YouTube each Sunday at 10:30 a.m., led by Pastor Dave Findlay. Just search for “Killarney New Life Assembly” on YouTube. The church services premiere at 10:30 a.m., and are viewable anytime after. 

FORT NIGHT – After a week without school, Stefen Struth (12) got creative, and turned the living room TV area into a well-furred dude’s bachelor pad – with a little help from his mom. The bottom photo is the outside view. What are your home-stayed kids getting up to? Send us photos!