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Expert Aruna Papp to lead local seminar

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Leading Canadian expert Aruna Papp is headed to Sarnia to lead an exclusive seminar, presented by Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton. Papp, an internationally recognized educator and advocate of human rights, will be in town September 11 and 12 at the seminar dubbed “Cultural and Honour Based Violence.” The two day workshop, being held at [...]

Coronation Day Care Nursery will close its doors Nov. 28

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Lambton County Council has voted to close Coronation Day Care Nursery, the Sarnia-based early childhood education facility. The 20-17 recorded vote took place at Wednesday afternoon’s regular County Council meeting. The closure decision will affect 40 full and part-time staff, 38 of whom are members of CUPE Local 2926. The high cost of operations combined [...]

Festival of Good Things ‘on a roll’ with second successful event

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Last weekend’s Festival of Good Things appears to be “on a roll,” with organizers saying the community gathering was just about everything expected. Nathan Colquhoun, who is part of the organizing team, said great music made for great times. Colquhoun singled out Library Voices in particular, the band that was introduced to many new fans. [...]

Picnic in the park made for a perfect day for Trillium Villa residents

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By LISA BAILEY A family picnic in the park makes for a perfect summer day. And that’s what Trillium Villa residents experienced on Aug. 18. “Usually every year we try to do something that we can invite family to,” says Laura Eydt of the Sarnia long-term care community’s life enrichment team. “This is the first [...]

An essay on ‘poor neighbourhoods’ may have us all thinking a little deeper about what it means to be in community

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Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted on Nathan’s blog and is reprinted with permission. The original blog post can be seen here. By NATHAN COLQUHOUN Since about 2006, when I moved back to Sarnia, and having read just enough Claiborne to be naive, I have always intentionally moved into the poorest and roughest area [...]

Race to Erase gearing up for fun-filled day in support of charities

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Rich Bouchard is looking forward to this month’s Race to Erase event in Sarnia and he’s hoping you will be joining him in supporting 11 great local charities. Bouchard, who co-founded the annual fundraiser in 2006, says Race to Erase has already raised more than $252,000 since it began. The charity is now holding events [...]

THE SHOW: The Entertainment Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #147

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Online now! www.davidburrows.ws Highlights: Summer Never Ends, Karaoke Kruise on the Duc d’Orleanswww.ducdorleans.com The Entertainment Scene: Singer/Songwriter Emm Gryner shares her time and talks about her career and shares advice for independent performers! In The Community: Mary Anne Peloza from Cheeky Monkey talks about their Charity poster sale in support of the sick kids hospital. Apps with Mark Russell: [...]

Group issues audition call for upcoming production

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Auditions for the Lambton Young Theatre Players’ winter production of ARABIAN NIGHTS!, written and directed by Nancy Keys, will take place Sept. 9, 10 and 11 in Petrolia. ARABIAN NIGHTS! will be the sixth main stage presentation for the Lambton Young Theatre Players, and is part of a performance training program under the direction of [...]

Keeping treasured memories from disappearing is her passion

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Laura Greaves is putting the doctorate in history she earned from the University of Waterloo to work in an unusual, if not unique, way. While the Sarnia “transplant” (her mother is from the area) wrote her thesis on camps set up after World War II to house displaced persons, Greaves is using her research expertise [...]

8-ball Summer fun league racks up another fun season

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The awards banquet for the 8-ball summer fun league was held this past Wednesday at Union Station bar and grill. “It’s been a great 9 weeks of fun!” says The Original Rack n Roll league owner and organizer Paul Maedel. “People kept asking us to put together a fun summer league and it turned out [...]