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12-year-old upsets tennis veteran

Journal Staff The Sarnia Tennis Club held its 2015 Open Championship recent and 12-year-old Lauren Fullerton pulled off the biggest upset by winning the Ladies Singles title. Fullerton defeated veteran player Susan Desjardine 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the main draw at the Christina Street Club. In Men’s Singles, Craig Norman defeated Michael Coleman 7-5, 7-5 Chris Fazio and Darren… Read more »

Following is a list of known debates involving Sarnia-Lambton candidates in the Oct. 19 federal election. * Sept. 22 – Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, 500 Errol Rd. W. Hosted by Chamber of Commerce and Seaway Kiwanis. Open, but this is a ticketed event. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. * Sept. 24 – Sarnia Library,… Read more »

Money to create workspaces for people with disabilities

Journal Staff The growing reputation of Sarnia-Lambton as a leader in accessibility is being recognized by a super-sized allocation from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The community is getting $300,000 of $1.3 million earmarked provincewide by the Ontario Chamber to help employers create more workspaces for people with disabilities. Private sector and non-profit employers can… Read more »

New post for Bailey

Bob Bailey has a new job at Queen’s Park The MPP for Sarnia-Lambton was appointed critic for democratic reform and intergovernmental affairs with the Conservatives last week. Party Leader Patrick Brown also tagged Bailey to return as the opposition deputy whip when the Legislature resumed business Monday. Bailey said he sees the new role as… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What was the lawyer’s name in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird?’ 2 – One of Sarnia’s oldest streets was once called Trongate Street, named for a famous street in Glasgow? What is it called today? 3 – In the signature song from the musical  “The Music Man”, how many trombones led the big parade?… Read more »

Corunna teen pumped about motocross

Barry Wright Austin Watling’s motorcycle isn’t the only thing that revs up when he’s getting set for a motocross race. “When you’re sitting at the (starting) gate, your heart is really pumping,” said the 16-year-old. “I wear a heart monitor on my watch, and mine has reached between 200 and 210 (beats per minute). Everyone… Read more »

Meat store offers wild boar, deer, rabbit

Cathy Dobson Totally Game Meat has opened in downtown Sarnia and is believed to be the only Ontario retailer selling non-traditional meats and poultry. Numerous suppliers sell bison, elk, wild boar and other products, and some are available at farmers’ markets, but Megan and Diane Hadley say their shop is the only retail outlet for… Read more »

Beaverbrook: The flamboyant man behind the art

Cathy Dobson Editor’s Note: In three weeks the doors will open at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery on an exhibition billed as the most important art event in Sarnia’s history, the only Ontario stop for the internationally-acclaimed Masterworks of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This is the first in a series of articles explaining the significance… Read more »

OPINION: On crokinole and dark riders

George Mathewson As a kid growing up in Sarnia I used to play a lot of crokinole on a round, wooden board that had been in family forever. So I was surprised to read in the Toronto Star recently that “Crow-kin-o,” which I’d assumed was an ancient and universal game, was invented around 1860 in… Read more »

Week of Sept. 10

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, Sept. 9 Bluewater Ski Club Hosts… Read more »