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Planning underway for Duc D’Orleans seniors cruise

Journal Staff Organizers are busy planning for the 38th Sarnia Seniors Cruise. The cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II is an outing on the St. Clair River enjoyed each year by more than 1,000 people, complete with lunch, refreshments and music. The price of admission, as always, is just a smile. The event was created… Read more »

Small Amnesty group shares in big victories

Cathy Dobson When former Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was released from prison by Egypt’s president, it was a victory for a small group of committed Sarnians. “We felt we shared a bit of that success,” said Peter Smith, a leader with the Amnesty International letter-writing circle. “We had written at least three letters to… Read more »

Rock for Dimes is puttin’ on the Ritz

Cathy Dobson A successful local fundraiser for March of Dimes is morphing from a battle of the bands to a night of “classy” entertainment, says the event’s co-ordinator. “The battle of the bands format was causing some issues so we decided to make it a corporate band showcase with the best-dressed bands in Sarnia,” said… Read more »

Do it for Sarnia coming May 6

A stage will be set up on a closed block of Davis Street for an evening of live local music on May 6. The Do it for Sarnia event is a fundraiser for the Bluewater Health Foundation in collaboration with the Do it for Dan campaign. The licensed event in front of the Refined Fool… Read more »

New plant will turn corn stalks into sugar

Jack Poirier Biomass start-ups like the Comet Biorefining plant preparing to convert corn stocks into sugar are a sweet deal for Sarnia-Lambton, says Don McCabe, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. Southwestern Ontario has some of the most fertile farmland in the world, said McCabe, who rejects suggestions that biomass companies could damage the… Read more »

Local weight loss company opens 7 studios

Cathy Dobson When Dean Esser went looking for a second location for his expanding weight loss and personal training business, his inquiry at a Corunna plaza proved fortuitous. Turns out, the plaza is owned by none other than Dieter Decker, a Sarnia businessman who founded and built Herbal Magic, a weight loss franchise that flourished… Read more »

Week of March 10

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, March 9 Green Drinks Daniela Orecchioni… Read more »

Sidewalk plow damage to lawns extensive this winter

Many Sarnians are noticing something new this spring – damaged lawns beside their sidewalks. Though the city didn’t receive much snow this winter sidewalk plows tore up a lot of bordering earth and grass, leaving piles nearly a foot high in some places. “One can drive around the city and see the mounds of dirt… Read more »