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Cheers, to the Big Squeeze

Congratulations to Tara Jeffrey, daughter Hallie, and the whole Sarnia Journal team for raising $372.65 at our “Big Squeeze” lemonade stand today in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters. A special nod to Marc Roberts for the nifty stand, and to all who stopped outside the office to chat and sample a glass. We look… Read more »

City man winning solo battle against invasive phragmites

Troy Shantz You can find Sarnia’s very own ‘Phrag Fighter’ each week at the Point Lands, hoe in hand. For the past two years Hal Regnier has made it his one-man mission to protect one beautiful piece of city parkland from phragmites, a choking reed so aggressive it’s regarded as Canada’s worst invasive species. And… Read more »

Sensational Sunday Sounds show builds on all that jazz

Cathy Dobson If you’re a fan of jazz or big band you may have heard from Paddy Roach recently. Roach is The Sarnia Community Foundation’s (SCF) special events chairman. Each year at this time he personally calls about 400 known music lovers and sells tickets the old-fashioned way. “We find it works very well to… Read more »

Teen converts U.S. fastball experience into scholarship

Troy Shantz It’s a new position and a new chapter for Kennedy Dietz. The 17-year-old Sarnia fastball prospect is headed to Shawnee State University in 2020 after verbally committing to play at the Ohio school. Her play on the field earned the Northern Collegiate student an 85% scholarship. “Everything is coming full circle… all these… Read more »

Kind Décor store offers furnishings with a Dutch touch

Cathy Dobson In the early days when she operated Kind Décor out of her home, Janet Hofstra frequently noticed customers admiring how she furnished and decorated her own house. At the time, she was refinishing furniture and selling it online. “When people came for pick up, most said they liked my furniture and the things… Read more »

Float Downers escorted home

An Ontario Provincial Police marine unit ferries a convoy of Port Huron Float Down participants back to Michigan after winds blew them off course to Sarnia’s shore on Aug. 19. Despite warnings from officials, thousands of Americans and Canadians took to the St. Clair River for the unsanctioned annual event. No injuries were reported, but… Read more »

Black and White game slated for Aug. 28

The Sarnia Sting’s 14th annual black and white game in support of the United Way Sarnia-Lambton will be played Aug. 28 at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. The 7 p.m. game features current Sting players and prospects looking to make the roster. The event marks the official kickoff to the Sting season as well as… Read more »

Reminder to move over

Point Edward Fire and Rescue is reminding motorists to move over when they see vehicles with a flashing green light. Flashing green lights are used on personal vehicles in Ontario to let the public know volunteer firefighters are en-route to an emergency, the department said on their Facebook page. Several Point Edward volunteer firefighters report… Read more »

Woodworkers wanted

The City of Sarnia is looking for volunteer woodworkers. Skilled woodworkers are needed for volunteer supervisor roles at the Strangway Centre Hobby Shop, the city said last week. Applicants must be proficient with power tools, have leadership experience and be strong communicators. Volunteers are needed for one, three-hour shift each week. For more information contact… Read more »