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Volleyball tryouts

Twin Bridges Volleyball is holding tryouts for travel teams on 28. Following a successful season with girls last year the non-profit club is looking to expand into boys teams. Girls U14 to U18 teams are expected, with boys’ teams in the 15-to-17-age range possible The season runs from October to early April, and unlike hockey,… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: An amazing trick for hummingbirds

Ginny Schleihauf I stood on Clara’s deck on the outskirts of Sarnia with a bit of doubt. But I thought I should give her the courtesy of waiting a few minutes to see what happened. Clara, whose friends call her “Raz,” claims she feeds hummingbirds. That didn’t seem strange … until she told me she… Read more »

Three schools once stood on the same Lochiel Street site

John Rochon  Most Sarnians are familiar with the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre located at the end of Lochiel Street between College Avenue and Forsyth Street, and many will remember it as the Lochiel Street School, but few will remember when, from 1916 – 1924, three schools occupied the site. In 1872 the four-room Lochiel School was… Read more »

No strings attached: David Moore’s kite helps connect with the struggling and isolated

Cathy Dobson Sometimes it’s one person’s small gesture that can make a life-changing difference. Just ask Sarnia’s David Moore. He was a Grade 9 student at Central Collegiate back in the 1960s when arts teacher Bill Norfolk urged him to enroll in the school’s vocational arts program, rather than pursue the sciences. Moore spent the… Read more »

OPINION: New life for old hospital

George Mathewson Sarnia got rid of a millstone last week when city council agreed to sell the Sarnia General Hospital site to five local investors for $1,000. Sarnia owns the land but Bluewater Health owns the building, which has been a boarded-up eyesore for three years now. If all the conditions were met the end… Read more »

Jazz and Blues in the Village: keen volunteers keep festival humming

Tara Jeffrey When Donna Stewart put the call out for volunteers at the inaugural Jazz & Blues in the Village event more than a decade ago, it was an unlikely group of twenty-somethings who really pulled through. “My daughters were just out of high school, and they starting calling their friends,” said Stewart, chair of… Read more »

Guru cuts through the resume clutter

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Catharine Brown says the local job market has never been tougher, and top-notch job search skills have never been more important. That’s where she comes in. As a career counsellor with more than 20 years experience, Brown has just launched a new business called Career Guru that specializes in career development, interview… Read more »

Journal trivia quiz

1.   What village in Lambton County gets its name from the native word for corn? 2.    Born Eric Marlon Bishop, what actor starred in Ray, Django Unchained, and The Amazing Spider Man 2 using his more famous name? 3.    Corunna’s high jumping phenomenon Derek Drouin holds the National High Jump record with a jump… Read more »

Selina Nickason paved the way for U.S. scholarships

Barry Wright Next month Sarnia’s Selina Mirjavadi (nee Nickason) will take her place in the Central Michigan University Athletics Hall of Fame. The former Bluewater Gymnastics star will be inducted at a ceremony at the Mount Pleasant, Michigan campus on Oct. 17, and then introduced at halftime of CMU’s college football game the next afternoon. “It is quite an… Read more »