Two St Pat’s students taken in OHL draft

Barry Wright Josh Barraclough is confident he can crack the lineup with the Peterborough Petes this coming season. The 16-year-old was the first of two players from the Lambton Jr. Sting Minor Midgets taken in the OHL’s Priority Selection earlier this month. Barraclough was selected in the ninth round, 166th overall. “I think I have… Read more »

Infielder playing well in Indiana

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Vince Caschera has turned his game around in his second season of collegiate baseball at Indiana’s Goshen College. After a slow freshman campaign, when he failed to crack .200 at the plate, he is now among the team leaders in most offensive categories this season. At press time, the 19-year-old first baseman… Read more »

Rewired rock band still a Power House

Cathy Dobson Hot off a win at the Rock for Dimes Battle of the Bands, the boys in Power House are determined to capitalize on the band’s comeback. “Winning it was pretty awesome,” says lead singer Will Hughes. “Yah, we didn’t expect it,” agrees Chris Fraser, absently strumming his eight-string guitar. Hughes and Fraser are… Read more »

New $5-million hotel coming to Point Edward

Cathy Dobson A $5-million building permit is expected to be issued any day now but preliminary work has already started at the future site of a six-storey Hampton Inn in Point Edward. Workers have moved trailers and equipment onto the 1.8-acre property on Venetian Boulevard, between the Best Western Guildwood Inn and the Holiday Inn…. Read more »

Spectrum: A safe space for youth dealing with sexual orientation, gender identity

Tara Jeffrey Introductions in the Spectrum room are three-fold. “We start with our names, pronoun preference, and one positive thing,” said Crystal Fach, facilitator of the Spectrum drop-in program at Sarnia-Lambton Rebound. “It’s all about taking the guessing away and making people feel included.” The first program of its kind in Sarnia, Spectrum is geared… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Pet project to solve a taxing problem

Sheila Kozmin Like many responsible pet owners I use the services of a veterinarian to keep Kitty and Fido healthy. I have had excellent service from my Sarnia vets. However, the costs can be prohibitive; in the last six months alone I have spent almost $700 for my cat’s check-up, shots, blood work, medications and… Read more »

Point ball hockey league continues to grow

Barry Wright The Men’s Summer Ball Hockey League in Point Edward will have a new look when the sophomore season gets underway next month. The 16-team league has been separated into two tiers to better reflect the talent level on some clubs. “Tier one will be a lot faster, with players with more skills,” said… Read more »

Art show: black and white and hung all over

Cathy Dobson The Sarnia Photographic Club – one of the largest in southern Ontario – has mounted its biggest show in recent memory. All are welcome to attend the opening reception of the “Black and White Show” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts on Friday. The texture and moodiness that permeate black and… Read more »

Parkside café comes with own perks

Cathy Dobson The reopening of a large portion of Centennial Park is one of the primary reasons Brian and Karen Levesque see the potential of 410 Front St. That’s where their new café, Parkside Perk, opened in March, specializing in sandwiches, homemade baked goods, fair trade coffee and a beautiful view of Sarnia Bay. “When… Read more »