1 Across: A Sarnia cruciverbalist makes his debut

George Mathewson Within the small world of clever people who create crossword puzzles it’s called your ‘debut.’ And for Sarnia’s David Dekker it came last Saturday – March 7 – and occurred on the biggest and most prestigious stage of them all – the New York Times. Getting a crossword puzzle published in the Times is… Read more »

Keeping children safe from predators

Cathy Dobson With children having easy access to inappropriate material online these days, the Sarnia-Lambton’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre is trying to keep then safe. Two educators with the centre make two to three presentations a week, talking about everything from healthy relationships and Internet safety to trusting your instincts and self-esteem. Increasingly, their presentations are… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of March 12

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 Wednesday, March 11 Irish Dinner An… Read more »

Waterfront Trail gets bumpy ride

Heather Wright Special to The Journal The council of neighbouring Plympton-Wyoming doesn’t mind a waterfront trail going through the community; it just doesn’t want it passing through residential areas. The Waterfront Trail project is linking up cycling and walking trails all around the Great Lakes. The trail already goes from the Toronto area to Lakeshore,… Read more »

County ponders road salt use

Heather Wright Lambton County officials are looking at alternatives to salt to clear winter roads. The move comes after the county’s insurance company opted not to appeal a ruling that awarded an Alvinston-area farmer more than $100,000 for road salt damage to his crops and fields. The City of Toronto has experimented with sugar beet… Read more »

Archive seeking vintage local film

The Lambton County Archives would love to hear from anyone with vintage footage of Sarnia-Lambton kicking around. Any 8 mm or other vintage film determined to have local historical significance will be converted to a digital format, with a copy kept at the archives. The move follows the highly successful screening of film taken of… Read more »

Desk plan: Furnishings from former St. Pat’s headed for Africa

Cathy Dobson Local Rotarians are preparing to ship surplus furniture from the former St. Patrick’s High School building on East Street to underprivileged students in South Africa. “It’s a great way to use furnishings that would otherwise end up in the dump,” says Debbie Renaud-McDermott, project lead with the Rotary Club of Sarnia. Her club… Read more »

A frozen Olaf

The Crombeen family is big fans of the animated Disney film Frozen and decided to recreate its lovably innocent snowman character, Olaf, in their front yard. Pictured with him here are Ben, 9, and Nico, 2, who are brothers of Sarnia Journal carrier Luke Crombeen. Submitted Photo

Nia: A different kind of dance workout

Nia instructor Jo-Ann Pinel, centre, and students, from left, Joanne Lucas, Annette Verhagen, Ellen Martin and Laura Martin. Glenn Ogilvie Journal Staff Bill Emeis is dancing to his own drummer. He turns and pirouettes in his bare feet while a bass-heavy electronica tracks fills the gym of the Strangway Community Centre. “It keeps me going,”… Read more »