Returns to roots

WINCHESTER – You can always go home again, unless your Mom changes the locks and doesn’t tell you. Luckily, that hasn’t happened and Mr. Uhrig gave me my own key to the office.

Tom Schoch

I’m very proud to be joining the wonderful staff at the Winchester Press and writing about an amazing community that I grew up in. My childhood is full of memories of the people and places within Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. In many ways, this community molded me into who I am today.

I spent the better part of my adult life working as an on-air radio host and television personality in cities and towns across Eastern Canada with stops in Fredericton, N.B., Orillia, Barrie, and Kingston. Throw in some travel time in Australia, Europe and even a stint as a teacher in my homeland of Switzerland, and I’ve had my fair share of unique experiences. But one thing that I’ve taken out of all of these adventures is that I love a great story. No matter the situation or location, there is a great tale waiting to be told and it can only be heard if you are willing to listen.

I consider myself very lucky to live amongst the monuments and pillars of my past that taught me more than how to be a good person. It taught me the power of community, the strength of honesty and the freedom of hard work. I hope to bring that passion to the Press and to uphold a standard that has been set by many talented individuals in the long history of this publication.