Brailliant: Blindness has given artist new insight

Cathy Dobson Adversity and a creative mind led Sarnia’s Susan Woodhouse to start producing ceramics and adorn them with braille. “It’s unique, and I like that,” says the minister at Shiloh-Inwood United Church, one of 22 featured artists at Gallery in the Grove’s latest exhibition. Woodhouse, a former elementary teacher, was ordained 10 years ago… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.        Which city in northern Spain hosts the annual running of the bulls? 2.        Although we call it this today, what local body of water has been known variously as “Little Lake”, “Seward’s Pond” and “Lake of Roots”? 3.        Holy irony!  In the 1996 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, 315 entries were… Read more »

1 Across: A Sarnia cruciverbalist makes his debut

George Mathewson Within the small world of clever people who create crossword puzzles it’s called your ‘debut.’ And for Sarnia’s David Dekker it came last Saturday – March 7 – and occurred on the biggest and most prestigious stage of them all – the New York Times. Getting a crossword puzzle published in the Times is… Read more »

Keeping children safe from predators

Cathy Dobson With children having easy access to inappropriate material online these days, the Sarnia-Lambton’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre is trying to keep then safe. Two educators with the centre make two to three presentations a week, talking about everything from healthy relationships and Internet safety to trusting your instincts and self-esteem. Increasingly, their presentations are… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of March 12

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 a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Wednesday, March 11 Irish Dinner An… Read more »

Waterfront Trail gets bumpy ride

Heather Wright Special to The Journal The council of neighbouring Plympton-Wyoming doesn’t mind a waterfront trail going through the community; it just doesn’t want it passing through residential areas. The Waterfront Trail project is linking up cycling and walking trails all around the Great Lakes. The trail already goes from the Toronto area to Lakeshore,… Read more »

County ponders road salt use

Heather Wright Lambton County officials are looking at alternatives to salt to clear winter roads. The move comes after the county’s insurance company opted not to appeal a ruling that awarded an Alvinston-area farmer more than $100,000 for road salt damage to his crops and fields. The City of Toronto has experimented with sugar beet… Read more »

Archive seeking vintage local film

The Lambton County Archives would love to hear from anyone with vintage footage of Sarnia-Lambton kicking around. Any 8 mm or other vintage film determined to have local historical significance will be converted to a digital format, with a copy kept at the archives. The move follows the highly successful screening of film taken of… Read more »