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Help stuff the bus on Saturday

Two donated Sarnia Transit buses will look to get stuffed when they hit the road on Saturday, July 26. Stuff the Bus in a citywide food drive in which residents can fill a grocery bag at 10 food stores in Sarnia, Bright’s Grove and Corunna, then fill up the bus to help replenish food bank… Read more »

Grandma was this chef’s inspiration

You might think a guy like Justin Inkpen, the strapping 29-year-old night supervisor at Stoke’s Bay Grill and Bar, was inspired to cook by someone with a lot of testosterone, like TV’s Gordon Ramsay. But Inkpen credits his grandma. “My grandma was like a second mom to me and she was always in the kitchen,… Read more »

180 attend city’s first Dinner in White

The inaugural Dinner in White Bluewater brought a touch of elegance to Sarnia’s waterfront last week. About 180 diners got together to break bread and sip wine to the sounds of live jazz on the terrace at First Sarnia Place. And, yes, they really did all wear white. Dinner in White originated in Paris 25… Read more »

Dream Home thinks big

The Dream Home Lottery is offering a larger prizeboard to mark its 20th year. In addition to the home itself, 66 other prizes are available including a trip for two, a diamond, cash prizes and $500 vouchers. The home is currently under construction at 41 Kamal Dr., backing onto Michigan Road near Modeland Road. The… Read more »

Successful R.O.C.K. Ride

A total of $37,600 was raised for Childhood Cancer Canada during the 11th annual R.O.C.K. Ride. Some 111 motorcycles took part in the event, which began and ended in Sarnia on July 5. The event is held in memory of Samantha Thomas, who died of cancer shortly before her third birthday in 2004. Ride for… Read more »

Clarification

In a July 10 story, Bill Abercrombie was identified as the property owner who, in 2006, intended to build a sporting goods store on a portion of the former CN right-of-way at Wellington Street. The development did not go ahead, and Abercrombie says he sold the property about four years ago. A subsequent owner dumped… Read more »

Florida décor fits club to a tee

Julie Wyville credits a night of carousing in Florida last Christmas for the spectacular redesign of the clubhouse restaurant at her family’s golf course. “This all sprung from that trip south,” she says, looking around the new Muddy Waters Liar’s Lounge at Greystone Golf Course. For years the clubhouse had more of a licensed snack… Read more »

Business fire on Davis Street

Sarnia firefighters battle a blaze at the rear of a business on Davis Street, between Mitton and Mackenzie on Friday, July 11. Fire and police officials arrived shortly after 7 p.m. Roads in the area were closed off and the cause of the blaze had yet to be determined. Troy Shantz, Special to The Journal

Veteran chef shares his knowledge

A good cook doesn’t keep secrets, says Tony James, one of Sarnia’s most experienced and respected chefs. “I think every chef has a duty to pass on their knowledge,” he said. “It’s important that young chefs are taught to do things the right way, the traditional way, and then they can put their own spin… Read more »

Local Jobless rate falling

The unemployment rate in Sarnia-Lambton declined to 8.5% in May, according to the Sarnia-Lambton Workforce Development Board. That’s continued a downward trend in the jobless rate, which stood at 9% last year, and 10.1% in 2012. The Ontario unemployment rate in May was 7.6%.