What’s Happening, week of Aug. 28

WHAT’S HAPPENING What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to Wednesday Aug. 27th Grove Music Series Kenwick on the Lake… Read more »

Sarnia, Above it All

 Aviation was in its infancy when Sarnia became a city in 1914. Few of the 11,000 residents had seen what things looked like from an open biplane, and no one had yet taken a camera aloft to record the scene for posterity. In this issue, The Journal presents ‘Sarnia, Above it All,’ a 16-page pullout… Read more »

Harbour off to good start

Sarnia has launched a website to promote its newest acquisition. The Sarnia Harbour website at provides information about rates and fees, maps and a photo gallery. The city assumed ownership of the harbour from the federal government on March 28, along with $8.56 million to run and maintain it. In the first three months… Read more »

Taking one for the team

Richard Watterson, district manager of the LCBO, gets a “super-soaking” from staff and United Way executive director Dave Brown, right, in celebration of an outstanding fundraising campaign. The outlet raised $2,169 for United Way, almost four times its set goal. “Our little store placed eighth in the province for customer participation and second in our… Read more »

The lowdown on Festival of Good Things

Cathy Dobson Sarnia will end the summer celebrating an abundance of good things ranging from good deeds done in our community to good music and good times. It all comes together at the second annual Festival of Good Things on Friday and Saturday, says organizer Chris Lewis. “Last year we were brand new and about… Read more »

Risky business: Where to dispose of hazardous household waste

Cathy Dobson Even the most environmentally savvy can be stumped over what to do with hazardous waste that’s not acceptable for curbside pickup. Whether it’s old batteries or CFL light bulbs, doing the right thing isn’t always easy. To help, The Journal has compiled this quick reference list. DEAD BATTERIES Spent AA, AAA, C, D,… Read more »

TV sitcom to be based on Hadfield book

Chris Hadfield’s bestselling book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth is being turned into a family comedy on the U.S. network ABC, the Globe and Mail reports. The proposed series will focus on a post-mission astronaut readjusting to life on earth. The Sarnia-born Hadfield will serve as a consulting producer on sitcom, which has… Read more »

Self-taught chef has built loyal following

Cathy Dobson Selina Ip arrived in Sarnia from her native Hong Kong in 1990 with no business or restaurant experience and only rudimentary English. Five years later, at age 32, she had learned the language, learned something about North American cuisine and opened South East Café at 110 East St. South. “I didn’t even know… Read more »

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 »