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Hidden Talents Glee offers kids bright place to shine

Cathy Dobson After 20 years honing the onstage skills of local kids, producer Carrie Beauchamp realized they needed an additional outlet for their talents. “There came a point when I noticed my young adults were begging for more. They are so eager and so talented,” says Beauchamp. “They just needed more to shine.” So she began working… Read more »

Victory on home turf

With a large crowd at the Progressive Auto Sales and a TV audience at Fox Sports looking on, local hero Cole Thompson races during the third stop of the 2019 Rockstar Energy Arenacross Tour on April 27. Despite a tough start, the Brigden native went on to win the 450 main event in Sarnia and… Read more »

Point Edward teen motivating others with diabetes

Cathy Dobson Daniel Luciani learned early to manage his own diabetes, then started helping others do the same. The 17-year-old from Point Edward was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of four. By the time he reached kindergarten he was testing his own blood sugar with a glucometer. Rather than become overprotective, his parents,… Read more »

Five community builders recognized as Women of Excellence

Pam Wright The Sarnia Community Foundation is honouring five of Sarnia-Lambton’s most capable and influential women as outstanding community builders. Shauna Carr, Cathy Dobson, April Lepore, Anne McGugan and Mary Jean O’Donnell will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Sarnia Riding Club on June 20. Foundation chair Bruce Scott said it was a… Read more »

City high schools have medal haul at London track meet

Journal Staff Athletes from Sarnia high schools had a field day at the Forest City Mustang Invitational track meet in London on April 27. Below are the top three results only: GIRLS: 100 metre (midget) 2nd – Ekaeso Okutinyang, Northern Collegiate   200 metre dash (midget) 2nd – Ekaeso Okutinyang, Northern Collegiate   400 metre… Read more »

Light touch

Mike Kerrigan, an electrician with Bluewater Power, switches out old bulbs for energy-efficient LEDs in the light standards over the Centennial Park walkway. The conversion was expected to take about a week and replace the yellowish light of the old standards with a brighter illumination that appears more like daylight. Glenn Ogilvie

Masters swimmer teaching the new fish some old tricks

Troy Shantz Whoever coined the phrase, “Those who can do, and those who can’t teach,” wasn’t describing Sue Weir. The 57-year-old masters swimmer is head coach of the Sarnia Rapids swim program, but she’s just as comfortable competing in the pool as instructing students from the deck. At the Michigan Masters State Championships last month,… Read more »

At provincials

Four members of the Point Edward Skating Club competed at this year’s Skate Ontario Provincial Championships held in Mississauga. From left are: Makayla Hachey, Peyton Bishop, Asia Dang Hill and Evelyn Chambers. Submitted Photo