On the side of angels

Grade 1 student Shayla Fraser-Bourgeois is a picture of joy as she does an interpretive dance to ‘Angels We Have Heard On High’ during a Christmas assembly at P.E. McGibbon public school last week. Three assemblies were held to accommodate the standing-room-only crowd of parents who attended. Glenn Ogilvie

Indian Road overpass open for two-way traffic

Journal Staff Two-way traffic on Indian Road at the Highway 402 overpass has resumed this week, much to the relief of drivers. The southbound lanes had been closed since Nov. 23, when a transport truck carrying a high load slammed into the overpass. The Ontario Transportation Ministry removed the west half of the bridge to… Read more »

Letters to Santa:

The Journal received 30 letters written to Santa Claus, and we’re pleased to say all of them have safely been delivered to the North Pole for processing by the elves. We wish all of our readers and advertisers, a very Merry Christmas. To Santa For Christmas this year I hope you can make presents for all… Read more »

Week of Dec. 23

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Wednesday, Dec. 23 Cooking Class Rapids Family… Read more »

International Symphony goes Celtic

Members of the ensemble Rant Maggie Rant will perform with the International Symphony Orchestra in a Celtic-themed show called Fiddles and Kilts on Jan. 8 at the Imperial Theatre, along with the Sarnia School of Irish Dance and a Pipe and Drum Ensemble. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Submitted Photo

Hair styling ‘rebel’ opens downtown salon

Cathy Dobson A high school co-op term at a local hair salon inspired Taylor Sherman to hone his skills in Europe and return to Sarnia as the owner of his own business. Sherman, 24, has been offering his brand of hair styling and hot towel shaves since opening Straight Edge Hair Co. in November at… Read more »

Hometown Hockey: Sarnia showed that when it comes to hockey the puck drops here

Journal Staff Sarnia’s love affair with hockey shone brightly when the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour touched down in Sarnia last week. Thousands showed up for a downtown street party at Front and George over the weekend, which included live entertainment, pick-up games of ball hockey and meet-and-greets with NHL alumni such as Darryl Sittler and… Read more »

“Your focus determines your reality”

Student Chris Jeffers arrives at the Sarnia premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Galaxy Cinemas dressed as character ‘Obi Wan Knobi on Dec. 16. Jeffers was one of many fans of the popular sci-fi franchise who bought tickets months ago to secure a seat, and like many his age grew up watching… Read more »

Dick Kirkland was synonymous with Point Edward

A man synonymous with the growth, prosperity and independence of Point Edward has died. Dick Kirkland passed peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Dec. 17. He was 83. Kirkland began a distinguished career of public service that spanned more than 50 years, beginning as a member of the village school board, Point Edward councillor and… Read more »