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New club owner plans to bring in big name acts

Jack Poirier A Torontonian turned Sarnian has ambitious plans to turn an historic nightclub into a major concert hall. Stuart Manchee, 30, purchased Rustic on June 1 with plans to convert the former Campbell Street Station into a destination spot for live music lovers. “I am doing a full rebrand. I really want to focus… Read more »

KaBoommm!

Maryanne Partington provided this birds-eye view of the annual Canada Day fireworks on Sarnia Bay from the roof of the Kenwick Building last night. Submitted Photo

Photographer from Africa carves out new life in Sarnia

Cathy Dobson An engaging photograph doesn’t just record a moment in time; it tells a story, says Oluwasegun “Bisi” Alawode, a recent Lambton College grad who just mounted his second photo exhibition. “My work is about the beauty or excellence of the people in my photos. That gives it meaning and that’s what I love,”… Read more »

PHOTO FEATURE: New city gardens a gift from generous woman

Journal Staff Sarnia newest attraction is a quiet, contemplative spot in the centre of the city. A ceremony last week in Germain Park drew more than 100 people to the official opening of Cox Gardens. The 2.5-acre site is located near the restored Golden Hawk aircraft memorial and features meandering pathways that connect to several… Read more »

Veteran Sarnia footballer enjoying the game again

Barry Wright Adam MacKinnon has found the fountain of youth with the Sarnia Imperials this season. The only player still with the Imps from the iconic football franchise’s rebirth a decade ago says he’s enjoying this campaign immensely. “Originally I had said I would play ten seasons, but I’m having more fun this year than… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Vaccination tracking system is deeply flawed

Susan Roberts Recently I encountered a woman who needed to enrol her daughter in a day-care program. The centre, like a school, requires parents to provide up-to-date vaccination cards for the child being admitted. But the mother told me: “I just went out into the car, dated and check-marked all the necessary vaccines, and walked… Read more »

Paint battle to aid budding female artists

Cathy Dobson The young teen girls who graduate from the Valleyfield Art Club (VAC) take away more than creative instruction and a little art history. “They learn about taking responsibility for themselves and about giving back to their community,” says Valleyfield’s founder and volunteer teacher. Three years ago, while still a student at the Ontario… Read more »

St. Pat’s thrower headed to nationals

Barry Wright For Riley Wilhelm, turnabout is fair play. Wilhelm finished second to Orillia’s Samantha Buck in the senior girls discus competition on a wet, sloppy day at the Ontario high school track and field meet in Toronto on June 4-6. But just over a week later, the graduating St. Patrick’s student pulled off a… Read more »