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Former Sarnian turns humour into publishing career

Cathy Dobson A Northern Collegiate grad is making a career out of showcasing the humorous stories of ordinary Canadians and making readers laugh. “Some humour is more slapstick, some is wittier,” says Matt Jackson, editor of eight books in a series that’s sold more than 40,000 copies in Canada. His first anthology called “Mugged By… Read more »

Best buds search for a loving home

Vanessa Hrvatin Special to The Journal Brandy and B.J. are inseparable friends who could use a permanent home for Christmas. The female husky and male German shepherd were dropped off at the Humane Society in August. But because they’re bigger, older dogs that come as a pair the shelter can’t find anyone willing to adopt… Read more »

Sax player credits autism for musical gift

Tara Jeffrey Chris Molyneaux remembers well the day he discovered his gift for music. “I was about nine years old, riding in the truck with my dad, and Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin’ came on the radio,” said the 21-year-old Sarnia musician. “I went home, sat down at the piano, and just started playing that song…. Read more »

Over the moon: United Way hits record target ahead of schedule

Cathy Dobson Never before in the history of Sarnia-Lambton’s United Way has so much money been raised in one campaign. The 2014 campaign has exceeded its $1,920,000 goal by $30,000, and jumped 1.5% ahead of last year’s results. Not only is the goal met and exceeded it’s weeks earlier than usual, said executive director Dave… Read more »

New body care shop getting in its lycks

Cathy Dobson Owners of the new Lyck body care shop are banking that their all-natural product lines and a little sassy marketing will spell success. Lyck Natural Bodycare Inc. opened downtown at 190 Christina St. North in late November, just in time to hold a grand opening celebration on First Friday. The store is the… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.    The town of Bedrock is the setting for what highly successful TV cartoon series?   2.    In April 2004, Huron View Park was renamed what? 3.    Which Christmas movie classic contains the quotation, “Remember no man is a failure who has friends”?   4.    Starting last week and continuing until the end of December,… Read more »

120-member cast takes stage in ‘Finding Christmas’

Cathy Dobson   She’s the writer, music arranger, director and the creator of one of the biggest Christmas shows of the season in Sarnia. Yet Carrie Beauchamp downplays her role and credits her cast and crew for producing an amateur show that rivals professionals. “These are people who are dedicated and wonderful to work with,”… Read more »

Personal trainer aims for balance in life

Cathy Dobson Tara Newman embraced the benefits of a regular workout and eating right while she was at college and swamped by the demands of a new life away from home. “I became really stressed when I moved to Toronto for school,” says the 23-year-old Sarnia woman. “You’ve heard of the Freshman 15?” she asked,… Read more »

Duck Tales: Sarnia man baffled by daffy municipal bylaw

Cathy Dobson Nathan Colquhoun isn’t sure whether he should be outraged or not. “I’d say I’m more mystified,” says the Sarnia man who, until recently, had a pen with six pet ducks in his yard. “The neighbours just loved the ducks,” said the 30-year-old Colquhoun. “The kids came over to feed them.  One girl liked to… Read more »