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New fundraising event for Sarnia

Journal Staff A new event in Sarnia premiers May 7 with the first annual Purses, Pies and Pinot. The fundraiser at Jack Doyle’s features an evening of wine, cheese and hors-d’oeuvres, along with silent auctions, live music and games of chance. The event is capped with a live auction featuring lots and lots of purses,… Read more »

Tom Cochrane, The Trews headline festival

Journal Staff      The main acts have been announced for the Sarnia International Powerboat Festival. Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will headline the Aug. 8 concert while The Trews will take the riverfront stage Aug. 7, organizers say. Cochrane, a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, boasts a string of hits including… Read more »

Provincial champs

The Sarnia Jr. Lady Sting ‘Novice C’ team went undefeated in five straight games to win the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association provincial championship the weekend of April 11-12. From left are, front row: Ella Ferrera and Krysten Campbell; second row, Tahlia Kelch, Shannon James, Hailey Cox, Paige VanSickle, Marin James, Sara McCahill and Aydra Scott;… Read more »

Sarnia woman weathers the storm at Boston Marathon

Barry Wright Mary Prendiville says her inaugural experience running the Boston Marathon was cold, windy and wet, but something she’ll never forget. “It’s every runners goal or dream to go to Boston,” said the buyer for Nova Chemicals in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley who had previously run in seven other marathons, but never before in what’s… Read more »

Local gymnasts fare well at provincials

Barry Wright Athletes from Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics Club had another successful run at the recent Ontario Championships at the University of Windsor. Eleven club competitors took part, with many winning medals or posting personal best scores. Serena Baker, 17, qualified for the Canadian Championships in Gatineau, Que. in late May, while 10-year-old Hayley Tarboton and… Read more »

Guest Column: Historical men behaving badly

Randy Evans While conducting research at the Sarnia Library recently I came across a trio of stories from Sarnia-Lambton’s colourful past and thought readers might enjoy them. 1 – Auchtung the Kaiser: In 1916 Canada asked U.S. authorities to extradite one Albert C. Kaltschmidt of Detroit to stand charges that, as a German agent, he… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      It continues: What South American country last week issued a warrant for the arrest of Justin Bieber? 2.      The Lambton Public Health unit has warned parents of elementary school children that they will be notified of their children’s suspension on May 1st if what occurs? 3.      Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old winner… Read more »

Day of Mourning

Workers killed, injured or sickened on the job will be remembered April 28 during the International Day of Mourning. The annual memorial service has been relocated this year from Centennial Park to the Firefighters’ Memorial Garden at the Clifford Hanson Fire Station, 240 East St. N., beginning at 6 p.m. Parking is available at the… Read more »

Dutch treat: Point vet making pilgrimage to Holland

Cathy Dobson Life moved on for John Mills after he served overseas in the Second World War and was honourably discharged in 1946. Seventy years ago, he came home to his wife Betty in Point Edward and got down to the business of making a living and enjoying peacetime. He never returned to Europe, nor spoke… Read more »