The clock striking midnight on Sarnia’s Cinderella Story

Cathy Dobson  An innovative volunteer group that has provided more than 600 local girls with a free grad or prom dresses will fold unless a new organizer steps up. Debbie Anderson founded The Cinderella Story in 2009 and says it’s time for her to move on to other causes. Other board members left when Anderson resigned…. Read more »

Day of caring

A small army spread out across Sarnia-Lambton for the 25th annual Day of Caring on Sept. 11, which officially kicked of the United Way’s 2018 campaign. More than 240 volunteers visited 48 different job sites to assist non-profit agencies and help seniors in need of extra help stay in their homes. Here, Jeff McDonald, of… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1 – Norm Peterson and Diane Chambers were characters on what TV sitcom?   2 – At the recent Sports Hall of Fame ceremony, what local wrestling star received the Jack Isom Award for excellence at an international level?   3 – Is the denominator the upper or the lower number in a fraction?… Read more »

Next topic at the Sarnia Speaks forum: the #MeToo movement

Tara Jeffrey Soon after she launched Sarnia Speaks, Danielle Cooper knew she wanted to include the #MeToo movement. “When it started to become more prevalent in the news media, I had multiple people send me messages asking if we could do a Sarnia Speaks event on this topic,” said the founder of the successful grassroots… Read more »

Controversial school project dogged by cost overruns and construction delays

Cathy Dobson Susan MacKenzie isn’t surprised the new Great Lakes Secondary School is over-budget and a full year behind schedule. “I chalk it up to really bad planning on the school board’s part,” said the ardent SAVE SCITS advocate and founder of the Ontario Alliance Against School Closures. “They are not qualified to build a… Read more »

Staying active

For 85-year-old Frank Nemeth of Sarnia, exercise is a lifelong commitment. “You have to keep in shape,” he said while doing stretches under the canopy of trees and shade at Germain Park recently. “You have to do it for yourself.” Nemeth, who grew up playing soccer, still likes to kick a ball around the park… Read more »