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Tennis is suddenly hot again in Sarnia

Journal Staff The spectacular rise of Canada’s tennis stars has sparked a sudden resurgence of interest in the sport. Normally empty tennis courts are showing signs of life again, and Sarnians who wouldn’t know an ace from a hole in the ground tuned in to watch Eugenie Bouchard, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil make history… Read more »

Young sailors make waves at Sailfest Sarnia

The Sarnia Yacht Club offered sailor’s a perfect trifecta last weekend –wind, warm people and wonderful water. “Most people in this province have no idea about how beautiful Lake Huron is,” said Joanne Abbott, chair of Sailfest Sarnia’s organizing committee. “It can look just like the Caribbean in July, and feel like the Caribbean. People… Read more »

10 things to know about BioAmber

BioAmber is a biotechnology company building a global-scale manufacturing facility in Sarnia. The plant will create 60 jobs, but officials are hoping it will do much more. They see BioAmber as the vanguard in Sarnia’s transformation from an oil-based manufacturing economy to one built on “green” plant-based chemistry. Here are some facts:  1 – BioAmber… Read more »

Recognizing our amazing youth

The Celebration of Youth Awards is the YMCA’s way of recognizing outstanding members of the next generation. Winners, who earn a cash prize, are selected for their commitment to community, being good role models for and excelling at what they do. Over the summer The Journal is featuring 14 Sarnia-area winners, each of whom exhibits… Read more »

Pitch perfect: El Salvadoran team visits Sarnia

It wasn’t exactly the World Cup, but a team of boys aged 12 to 14 from El Salvador added a touch of international flare to local soccer recently. Here, Christian Menjivar of the visitors takes possession of the ball during a July 3 match at Norm Perry Park, with Sarnia FC player Dean Palimaka (in… Read more »

Canatara Bandshell concert series listing

Sarnia’s Summer Waterfront Concert Series continues with a diverse line-up live of entertainment in Canatara Park – and it’s all free of charge. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Bandshell near the lake July 7 – The Sun Harmonic July 8 – Cornerstone July 9 – Blackmore Percussion Group July 10 – The Siteks… Read more »

Dinner in White comes to Sarnia

An elegant picnic on white linen with a bottle of wine and live jazz appeals so much to four Sarnia women they are inviting the community. Kelly-Lynn Musico, Tracy Jutras, Marinka Modderman and Wendy Ghorbril hope Dinner in White Bluewater will generate enough revenue to be a self-sustaining special event in Sarnia for years to… Read more »

Wandering chef finds home in Sarnia

Sunny Chen has known hard work all his life. He grew up in Fuzhou, a seaside city of seven million people in southern China. Every day after school, he went home to help his father out at the family restaurant on the main floor where they lived. When it came time to choose a trade,… Read more »

Popular skating coaches hang ‘em up

Heather Wright They find skates more comfortable than shoes, which is what will make retirement so hard for Brad and Wendy Loosley. Sarnia’s former acting city clerk and his wife have been a constant presence in the skating world for 47 and 34 years respectively. But they want to spend time with each other and… Read more »