BEAVERBROOK: Krieghoff’s frolicking boozers

Cathy Dobson Editor’s Note: The doors opened last week 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 of the internationally-acclaimed Masterworks of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This is the fifth in a series of articles. Of the 600 to 700… Read more »

United Way campaign on track

The United Way has reached the half way mark of the 2015 campaign. Just over $975,000 has been raised toward this year’s target of $1.95 million, which is about 3% ahead of last year’s pace, the umbrella fundraising agency said today. The $1.95 target, if reached, would match last year’s record-setting donations. “It is the… Read more »

PROFILE: Conservative Gladu building name recognition

Editor’s Note: The Journal is profiling the four candidates competing to be the next federal Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton. This is the first in a four-part series appearing daily this week. Cathy Dobson When her campaign began, Sarnia-Lambton’s Conservative candidate Marilyn Gladu wasn’t sure there was value in old-fashioned door-to-door canvassing. But she had… Read more »

Sarnia wins international Communities in Bloom award

Sarnia has won an international award at the Communities in Bloom competition in Kamloops, B.C. The city claimed a ‘5 Bronze’ rating on Oct. 3 in the International Challenge in the very large community category, with special recognition for its remedial action plan in Centennial Park. Sarnia was competing against Chatham-Kent and Zlin, Czech Republic…. Read more »

Zombie Run: Canatara to become lawn of the dead on Halloween

Cathy Dobson  It shouldn’t be hard to push through a five-kilometre run with zombies at your heels, says Lynae Morningstar, organizer of a new Halloween fun run. Morningstar came up with the concept when deciding to raise money for literacy and health-related causes. When the living run the route in Canatara Park the morning of… Read more »

Hockey comedy launches Theatre Sarnia’s 89th season

Cathy Dobson They said it couldn’t be done, but Jay Peckham didn’t listen and says “they” were wrong. “Everybody thought we were crazy to choose a play that features eight strong male roles,” says the director of the upcoming Theatre Sarnia production of Shorthanded. “Finding men to do lead roles is a perpetual challenge for… Read more »

Sarnia Community Foundation grants

The Sarnia Community Foundation has announced grants to 35 local organizations totaling $131,796 so far this year. Groups getting more than $7,000 include Habitat for Humanity, Pathways, Sarnia Concert Association, St. Clair Child and Youth, YMCA, and the Town of Petrolia Fire Hall Fund, which received the largest grant of $21,527. Since 1983, the Foundation… Read more »

Veteran’s Park about to get a little more crowded

The old cannon in Canatara Park known as “Big Tom” has been approved for relocation to the park behind the Sarnia Library, possibly in time for Remembrance Day. And a light armoured vehicle, known as a LAV III, will be installed on a concrete pad in the park as a war memorial to Canadians lost… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1 – What is the main colour in China’s national flag? 2 – What local club takes its name from the first name of a famous medieval philosopher, scholar and poet? 3 – Walk a mile in his shoes? 7’1”, 325 lb. former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal wears what size shoe? (within two) 4 –… Read more »

A chance to join the bandwagon

Cathy Dobson Attention elementary school students who love music and dream about playing in a band: This may be your lucky day. More than 30 years after its formation, the Lakeroad Lions Band is opening the door to all Sarnia-Lambton students in Grades 4 to 8 who want to learn to play an instrument and perform… Read more »