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United Way sets campaign goal

The United Way has set the bar high on this year’s campaign. The target of $1.92 million announced last week is a new benchmark for the agency but is doable if the community works together, said campaign chair Richard Kelch. “We believe that we have set a realistic goal for our community in 2014, given… Read more »

Sarnia Tennis Club tournament

Domenic Pinelli and Sarah Hill were the intermediate and beginner winners at a recent Sarnia Tennis Club tournament for tennis newcomers. Seventeen adults participated in the round-robin event. Submitted Photo

Basketballer to play pro in Madrid

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Kendel Ross is about to embark on the next leg of her basketball journey. After recently being released from Team Canada, the 26-year-old Northern Vikings grad will wing her way to Spain this month to play professional basketball. She signed a one-year contract with a Madrid team for a season that runs… Read more »

Sarnia players shine at tourney

Journal Staff Three Sarnia tennis players captured titles at the in 57th annual Francis J. Robinson Tennis Tournament in Port Huron. Junior Andrew Davies scored two victories, in the 14s Boys and Mixed doubles with partners from the Port Huron area. Junior Monika Polakovic won the 18s Girls doubles, and veteran Betty Latosinsky won the… Read more »

Sushi chef rolls into town

Cathy Dobson To watch Hoon Chang prepare a plate of fresh sushi is to watch an artist at work. He focuses hard, rarely pausing, rarely looking up as he rolls and slices several specialty rolls, arranges them on a platter, tops with sauce and adds a live flower garnish. Presentation is important, he says. So… Read more »

New phone app to encourage local food production

Heather Wright A new phone app is set to put more local food on your fork. Western University is working with farmers, food producers and local restaurants in southwestern Ontario on the SmartAppetite app, said committee members Margaret Milczarek. The group is making fresh, seasonal food easy and convenient. “Local food is tricky, making sure… Read more »

Blackwell named for railway boss

George Mathewson Sarnia has two roads called Blackwell – Blackwell Road and Blackwell Sideroad – and like the crosshairs on a gun sight they intersect at the Blackwell train station. Or, more precisely, where the Blackwell train station used to be. The station and community that grew up around it were named for Thomas E…. Read more »

The buzz on the street

Nancy Stock takes a snapshot of a large hornet nest in front of her home on Coral Way. The tree was buzzing with bald-faced hornets, a specie known for their hanging paper nests and for defending them with repeated stings. At presstime, city workers were scheduled to take it down. Glenn Ogilvie