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Miss Teenage Sarnia

Alysha Bellyk, 15, is moving on to the Miss Teenage Canada competition at the end of August. She was selected Miss Teenage Sarnia at the provincial Miss Teenage Ontario last month in Toronto, becoming one of 20 young women selected for the national competition. Alysha said her platform is to increase awareness about animal cruelty… Read more »

Marathon man: Former chain-smoker on brink of joining world’s running elite

Cathy Dobson It’s all or nothing with Dick Felton. Of course, the 30 half-marathons he’s run are arguably the exception. But then again, he’s countered that with 19 full marathons in the past decade. “I’m a Type A personality,” says the 69-year-old retired owner of several industrial-based businesses in Sarnia. That helps to explain Felton’s… Read more »

STREET NAMES: Livingston was named for village grocer

George Mathewson In the shadow of the Blue Water Bridge lies Point Edward’s Waterfront Park, a place famed for its French Fries and freighters. The park fronts onto Livingston Street, and is probably the most photographed place in Sarnia-Lambton. But the greenspace enjoyed by residents today was once the terminus of the Grand Trunk Railway,… Read more »

Timbberrrr!

A large section of ash tree trunk hurtles to the ground in Canatara Park’s Tarzanland. City hall has been removing large numbers of dead and dangerous trees this winter that were killed by the invasive emerald ash borer. Glenn Ogilvie

What’s Happening, week of Feb. 19

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public 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 info@thesarniajournal.ca. Wednesday, Feb. 18 Federal Retirees Meeting… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.      What famous American magician shares his name with a Charles Dickens’ character? 2.      Signs will soon be placed near six hills in Sarnia warning people to do what at their own risk? 3.       Patented by its inventor around 1900, what type of bed folds out of a wall? 4.      Bon… Read more »

International Symphony staging family-friendly show

Journal Staff A tuba virtuoso will take centre stage when the International Symphony Orchestra presents the family-friendly ‘Friends and Fantasy’ show Feb. 27 in Sarnia. Detroit-area soloist Jason Tanksley will bring to life the story of Tubby the Tuba, about a sad tuba who feels left out by his orchestra friends because has little to… Read more »

50 years of the Maple Leaf

Flag Day on Feb. 15th marked the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of Canada’s flag. Here, Canadian Coast Guard Officer Cadets Derek Geake, left, and Jacob Heyden Thomas hoist the flag aboard the CCGS Samuel Risley, as it escorts a freighter through the icy St. Clair River. Photo courtesy of Carol Launderville, Fisheries and Oceans… Read more »

Sarnia writer has soft spot for weird cars

Tara Jeffrey Michael Banovsky’s first spoken word was ‘car.’ “Growing up, my dad watched car-racing all the time, and there were always car magazines lying around the house,” said the 31-year-old Sarnia native, explaining his love for everything automotive. “It’s just something that’s always been there.” While attending St. Patrick’s High School, Banovsky worked after… Read more »