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Mary Brown brings her chicken to town

Cathy Dobson The first Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters franchise this side of London has opened. The restaurant at 1149 Confederation St. is owned by Doug and Corinne Loucks, who say it’s the 110th Mary Brown’s location and the only one in this region. Doug Loucks, a former general manager of the Holiday Inn… Read more »

Point Edward hockey is in a league apart

Barry Wright Despite having one of the smallest catchment areas in southwestern Ontario, teams from the Point Edward Minor Hockey Association are having another banner season in the Lambton-Middlesex Local League. At press time, the six clubs from Tyke to Midget (ages seven to 17) had amassed an overall record of 47-13-6. Winning seasons have… Read more »

OPINION: On flu, the flag and flunking a job interview

George Mathewson Large quantities of information cross The Journal’s news desk each week and some of it is even interesting. Here is more bumpf that for one reason or another couldn’t find a home elsewhere in the newspaper. Why bugs win If you become infected with the flu virus you are most contagious in the… Read more »

Israel’s curling surge has Sarnia connection

Barry Wright If you think of global powers in men’s curling Israel doesn’t immediately spring to mind.  But Jeff Lutz is out to change that. The 30-year-old member of the Israeli national men’s curling team has been honing his skills this season at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. The Detroit resident has learned the… Read more »

Former Sarnian turns humour into publishing career

Cathy Dobson A Northern Collegiate grad is making a career out of showcasing the humorous stories of ordinary Canadians and making readers laugh. “Some humour is more slapstick, some is wittier,” says Matt Jackson, editor of eight books in a series that’s sold more than 40,000 copies in Canada. His first anthology called “Mugged By… Read more »