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An important week for United Way as campaign begins gathering steam

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton This marks a busy week at the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton. The county’s two largest employee campaigns will officially kickoff this week with all four NOVA Sites Tuesday through Friday, and Imperial on Thursday. This is a week both United Ways….and BBQ lovers dream about.  We have the four [...]

THE SHOW: The Entertainment Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #148

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The Entertainment Scene: Sarnia Greekfest 2014. Ann Stirling shares information about Greekfest and a special musical guest! www.sarniagreekfest.com In The Community: Paul Maedel shares his love and passion for the game of pool! Apps with Mark Russell: Mark shares his knowledge and informaton about “NETFLIX” A special announcement about “THE SHOW” and how you can participate [...]

It’s ‘Everything Elvis’ on stage at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

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World-class performers are celebrating the music made famous by the one and only Elvis Presley. Running now through September 13, the D2 Production (David Hogan and David Rogers, co-artistic directors of the VPP), “Everything Elvis” will be unlike other Elvis tribute shows in that there are no impersonators. What there are is powerful voices, great [...]

Lambton County issues HEAT ALERT

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A HEAT ALERT has been issued for Lambton County by Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health based on the latest forecast from Environment Canada. Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning with humidex values of 40 degrees expected to last all day Friday. The alert will remain in effect until tonight when conditions are expected to [...]

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. [...]

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

The Show with David Burrows #147

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 [...]

School bus safety study has OPP issuing reminder to motorists in back-to-school season

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Lambton OPP, while gearing up for the “back-to-school” season, is expressing concern over a province-wide five-day study by the Independent School Bus Operators Association that was conducted last May. In that study, which was done between May 5 and May 9, 2014, a significant number of drivers said that motorists had failed to stop for [...]

‘Festival of Good Things’ returns this weekend with free activities and ticketed evening concert

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With the success of the inaugural Festival of Good Things under their belt, organizers are set to go big with expanded programming and a ticketed evening show featuring Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie in what is being billed as “Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun.” The second edition of Festival of Good [...]