What’s happening: week of Aug. 30

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     Thursday, Aug. 30   Slow… Read more »

Juried show features fine artists in Harmony with local youth

Cathy Dobson It’s heartening to see established artists mentor and support burgeoning artists in Sarnia, and that’s very much what the Art Under Glass Show & Sale is about. The annual show in September has evolved into a first-rate juried event for painters, potters, jewelry makers and such, as well as an opportunity for young… Read more »

Muppet Movie gets a ‘D’ for disappointing

  Vicky Sparks The Happytime Murders is aptly named because the film is where joy, laughter and happiness go to die. Written and directed by Brian Henson (son of Sesame Street creator Jim Henson), the film mixes Muppets into the adult world in a concept that should work; unfortunately, watching Muppets swear stops being funny… Read more »

Agencies team up for open house on addiction, mental health

Tara Jeffrey When Laurie Hicks went out into the community to spread the word about the opening of seven new addiction withdrawal beds at Bluewater Health, she was struck by the feedback. “I was surprised at how many people were unaware of the services that Bluewater Health has for withdrawal management and substance abuse treatment,”… Read more »

Park improvements

The Parks and Recreation Department and Communities in Bloom have overseen numerous improvements to Veterans Park the past few summers. They include First and Second World War memorial benches, commemorative trees, self-watering planters, storyboards and this new sign by artist Dave Beatty. Two more storyboards are to be in place for Remembrance Day on Nov…. Read more »

No new timeline for GLSS completion

Cathy Dobson Some 950 students are expected to register this week for classes at Great Lakes Secondary School (GLSS), but construction of their new building appears far from finished. It’s been more than two years since the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) decided to close SCITS and consolidate with St. Clair Secondary students at… Read more »

Candidates in the park

Troy Shantz You’ve heard of Art in the Park. Now get ready for the political offshoot. “It’s Art in the Park, and the artists are the candidates – that’s essentially how I’ve set it up,” said Caleb MacKinnon, who’s organizing three ‘all-candidates fairs’ at local parks next month, ahead of the upcoming municipal election. With… Read more »

Education leaders working to fill gaps with ‘interim’ sex-ed rollout

Jake Romphf and Tara Jeffrey Local education leaders are hoping the school year will launch smoothly despite a series of controversial moves by Ontario’s Conservative government, regarding changes to the sexual health curriculum. “The curriculum, as it was in existence, was working fine,” said Lambton-Kent District School Board director Jim Costello, referring to the former… Read more »

Corunna Giants battle back to win a provincial championship

Jake Romphf After playing on the brink of elimination most of the tournament, the Corunna Giants U-21 junior baseball team came back to win the ‘AA’ Ontario championship earlier this month. Two losses meant instant elimination, so the Giants were in trouble after dropping their opener in the tournament, held in Wyoming Aug. 10-12. “We… Read more »