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Parents sharpen pencils; identify savings for Coronation Park

When Melissa Hewitt heard Lambton County was considering closing Sarnia’s Coronation Park Day Nursery she decided to try and help save it. The nursery was short $1.3 million last year following provincial funding cuts. The county covered the loss with transitional funding, but this year’s deficit is projected at $1.1 million. Hewitt, who has two… Read more »

OPINION: Signs of the times

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. And according to some residents, they really are blockin’ out the scenery and breakin’ our minds. But not everyone finds mobile signs ugly or flashing electronic message boards an eyesore. To business, they’re an effective advertising medium and an essential way to reach customers in a hectic, mobile society. On… Read more »

Cheers, to Artwalk

Chris Haig of Beau’s Brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ont. explains different brew flavours to Sarnia native Katie Kirkland and friends at the Sarnia Beer Show, part of Artwalk in downtown Sarnia on Saturday. The two-day event attracted good crowds, despite a cool and drizzly start to Sunday. Christina Street was lived with artists and crafts… Read more »

Bringing home the medals

Sebastian Smith of Northern Collegiate won a silver medal in the junior boys long jump at the Ontario high school track and field championships in Mississauga on June 5. Smith, seen here, jumped 6.15 metres. Matt Withers, also of Northern, won gold in senior boys javelin throw with a throw of 54.65m. Bruce Smith Photo

Bistro adds another whey to enjoy cheese

Stephanie Smith considers each plate of food she sends out of her kitchen a work of art. “My style is artsy, creative. I love garnishes. Presentation and colour are important to me,” says the chef at The Cheese Store Bistro in Point Edward. The Cheese Store opened an outdoor bistro that seats 30 late last… Read more »

Pardon me boys, is that the Canatara Choo-Choo?

The new Canatara Choo-Choo and station is now officially open in Canatara Park. Built by the Seaway Kiwanis Club and friends, the riding train has a caboose that can accommodate wheelchairs, making it the only accessible train of its kind in Canada. The new station, near the Children’s Animal Farm, was built with help from… Read more »

New city pharmacist was drawn by river’s beauty

Marian Atia, born and educated in Egypt, has chosen to locate her new pharmacy overlooking Sarnia’s waterfront. She had never lived in Sarnia until this spring but says she was drawn here by the area’s beauty. The 27-year-old says she was visiting family in Sarnia and happened to drive past the St. Clair Corporate Centre… Read more »

Dancers take the stage

The Sarnia Waterfront entertainment program got off on the right foot June 3 when dancers from the Christine Neufeld School of Highland Dance took the stage at the Canatara Park Bandshell. Going airborne here are Abigail Zalewski, in front, and Julia D’Angela. Kerry Dykes Photo

End of the line for Blackwell Church

Bill Scott stand before the original 1880 Methodist Church in Blackwell. The newer Blackwell United across the street is closing and its congregation disbanding after 134 years of worship in the former hamlet. – Glenn Ogilvie BLACKWELL – When the church here holds it final service on June 29 a cemetery and vine-covered heritage site… Read more »