Music, art, to highlight first-ever June Classic

Cathy Dobson A new summer event for art and music lovers is being launched this June and may help fill the void while Sarnia’s Artwalk is on hiatus. The June Classic will be hosted by the Davis Street Refined Fool and takes place Father’s Day weekend June 14 – 16. It’s being billed as a… Read more »

Sarnia vets to attend Juno Beach ceremony

Troy Shantz Two Sarnia veterans are returning to France this week, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Joe Edwardson, 95, and Roy Hare, 94, each participated in the historic raid and subsequent campaign across Northern France. They’re scheduled to attend the June 6 ceremonies at Juno beach, where some 15,000 Canadian troops landed… Read more »

Journal photojournalist among 2019 Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Journal staff Sarnia’s most decorated photojournalist, The Journal’s own Glenn Ogilvie is one of nine individuals, along with one team, who comprise the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame’s class of 2019. “I’m so honoured,” said Ogilvie, named to the Bud Morrison category, which recognizes a significant contribution to youth in sports. Ogilvie, who worked at… Read more »

Empower play gives young athletes a better shot

Troy Shantz Graham Holmes learned from a very young age that you have to pay to play. With no extra money in the family budget to cover his travel basketball registration fees when he was 16, Holmes found a job selling basketball shoes. “My parents couldn’t afford it… they would never choose to take food… Read more »

This beautiful tree is the last one of its kind in Sarnia

Pam Wright Beside a schoolyard in north Sarnia a majestic eastern flowering dogwood stands alone. As in ALL alone. The tree is the last of its species growing wild anywhere the city, the sole survivor of a grove removed years ago to accommodate nearby homes. Though fairly common in the middle and southern U.S., the… Read more »

Mitton Village block party planning underway

Troy Shantz Foot traffic can be rare in Mitton Village at times, but a group of neighbours has vowed to break the silence this summer. Armed with tape measures and sidewalk chalk, they’re laying the groundwork for the inaugural Mitton Village Block Party, scheduled for Aug. 24 and complete with live music, food, vendors and… Read more »

Local artist ‘resurfaces’ with second solo show

Cathy Dobson These are happy days for Natali Bravo. Her second one-woman photography show debuts this Saturday at TheStory, with a collection of photos that were not only a joy to create, but also convey that positive vibe. “I call the show Resurfacing,” says the 33-year-old Bravo. “It’s about taking back what I thought I… Read more »

It’s a beautiful day for a neighbour

Cathy Dobson Mary Ellen Edlington finds it’s not always easy meeting people when you move to a new neighbourhood in Sarnia. So she decided to do something about it. Edlington and her family moved into their new home on Lizucha Drive near St. Patrick’s High School about a year ago. They used to live in… Read more »