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Local track athletes do well at nationals

Four athletes from Sarnia’s Southwest Athletics Track and Field Club finished in the top ten at the recent Canadian Championships in Edmonton. As expected, Derek Drouin captured the men’s high jump with a leap of 2.34 metres, breaking a national meet record that had stood for nearly three decades. Drouin’s older sister Jillian was fourth… Read more »

Chef returns to roots at Tutto Pizzeria

Cathy Dobson There are dozens of telephone listings for pizzerias in Sarnia and virtually every one of them is busy on the weekends. The challenge is keeping customer traffic high on weekdays, even though we live in a city that loves its pizza, says Red Seal chef Sam Federico. He’s the owner of the new… Read more »

Goaltending prospect signs with Sting

Barry Wright The second overall goaltender selected in this year’s Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection has signed a standard player contract and education package with the Sarnia Sting. Aidan Hughes was taken in the second round, 34th overall in April. “It’s an honour, for sure,” said the 6’3”, 240-lb. puckstopper. “It’s the next step toward… Read more »

Garden concerts in Germain Park

A weekly concert series hosted by The Strangway Community Centre continues Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the new Cox Gardens Amphitheatre in Germain Park. “Music in the Gardens” features performances by local musicians, including: July 16 – Chris Molyneaux July 23 – Aaron Vansickle July 30 – After Hours Aug. 6 – Mike Blackmore Aug…. Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1  – What was the name of the Lone Ranger’s horse? (Hint: a precious metal) 2  – Good Luck, Kandis! This Saturday, in her 91-kilometre “Legs for Lori” run from Sarnia to Grand Bend, Kandis Hodgins hopes to raise $10,000 for what local agency? 3  – Often associated with envy, what colour also shows the… Read more »

34th Bluewater Triathlon ready to roll in Bright’s Grove

Barry Wright One of the longest-running summer sporting events in the area is fast approaching. The 34th edition of the Bluewater Triathlon and Duathlon and Ironkid Triathlon is set for Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 in and around Lake Huron. The Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a 1.5-km swim, a 40-km bike ride… Read more »

Weird cars: Sarnia couple share passion for unusual wheels

George Mathewson Sarnia’s Kenn and Donna Poore have been drawing a lot of startled looks lately. The self-described “gearheads” are the active owners of three wild and wonderful cars that are as much fun to operate as they are weird. Take, for example, their 1958 Vespa. Built in France by an Italian scooter company, the… Read more »

Riverfront “boardwalk” now complete

Journal Staff It came in about 20% over budget but Sarnia’s new boardwalk is now complete. The Front Street walkway has been a fixture above historic Ferry Dock Hill for generations, but the timber structure hadn’t been replaced since 1991 and was warped and rotting. So last year city hall authorized $885,000 to take the… Read more »