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Lawrence House Concerts & other fun activities…

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Lawrence House Concerts &...

Friday, February 17, 2017 News... Announcing two new House Concerts in the Turret Room: David J. Nichols "The Power of Melody" Piano Recital Friday, February 24th, 7 - 9 p.m. This will be primarily a classical music program featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin.  David will also perform two of his own compositions for piano and a new work entitled "In Pi."  David has a Masters Degree in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Toronto and also received his A.R.C.T. in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.  David taught music at Northern Collegiate in Sarnia and Lambton Central Collegiate in Petrolia for thirty years, during which time he continued his compositional interests.  David’s music has been played in Toronto, Darmstadt, Vancouver, Waterloo, Viet Nam, Sarnia, and on the CBC.  Currently he is the president of the Sarnia Concert Association and the Lambton County Music Festival and an associate ...

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Last Record Store Documentary by Dwayne Cloes

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Last Record Store Documentary...

Over the months of August and September 2014 good friend,  talented musician, and now documentarian, Dwayne Cloes has been filming and editing a documentary about Cheeky Monkey - and us, Roland & I who are in essence - Cheeky Monkey. It was a very odd feeling to know someone felt we were worthy of a documentary.  Have to admit it was a lot of fun. So glad we agreed to it, especially once we saw the finished project. We realize that many customers do value what we do, but family and friends with business sense think we are nuts. Yup we are, we admit it. We think Dwayne has captured on film, why we do what we do.  We could not be happier or prouder of the end result.  Hope you enjoy it too. Thank you Dwayne MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 UPDATE... Have been contacted from the UK by Graham Jones creator ...

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O CANADA by Daylight For Deadeyes

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O CANADA by Daylight For...

Toronto band Daylight For Deadeyes are one of our favourite indie bands.  Not only do they play locally at Paddy Flaherty's on a regular basis, but they have also played here, at Cheeky Monkey several times. With several albums under their belt and for sale at Cheeky Monkey, they have a a unique toe tapping sound that is extremely dynamic when playing as a trio or as a duo. One song not available on their CD's is their kicked up version of our national anthem, O Canada.  Check it out - and watch for them coming again to Paddy's.

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Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding?

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Have a crazy brilliant idea...

Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? Awesome Foundation Sarnia awards one $1,000 microgrant every month. It couldn’t be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. We don’t want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen! The deadline to submit is May 24th for ‎the June Awesome Foundation grant. Please complete the application form on the website: CLICK HERE to APPLY NOW!!!

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Customers Collections

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Customers Collections

   ...  R 's collection - and these are only the CD's.  LP's and videos are in a different room.  Same wall - 2 angles. ... Ever growing collection of DJ Carl Emery. Little wonder he is one of the best DJ's for any occasion. ... Loyal customer's photo of his favourite room in his home.  Says his collection is thanks to us.  

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Africian Quilted Bags NOW available @ Cheeky Monkey

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Africian Quilted Bags NOW...

FEBRUARY 5, 2016 - Happy to say, the response for bags is so good, that now a second village group has been recruited to help amp up the supply to fill the demand.  Also, another sewing machine as been purchased.  Still a foot powered model  - that sadly is in need of repairs and parts.  Hopefully it will be up and running very soon. Another story was done on Pat McGill and the bags in the Sarnia This Week newspaper.  He has done several speaking engagements lately.  It was at one of these at Central United Church as part of their Forum series that Pat was interviewed by Carl Hnatyshyn.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE. NOVEMBER 4, 2015 UPDATE.  Excerpt of email  from PAT McGILL... First I want to thank every one of you who have helped bring this project to life. As one of the people I am working with said, ...

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BIG NEWS IN SARNIA’S DOWNTOWN CULTURAL DISTRICT

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BIG NEWS IN SARNIA’S...

Did you hear the BIG NEWS?!  On Wednesday, December 4 we were invited, along with other downtown stakeholders (building owners & tenants) to see the vision the new owners have.  Wilsondale Assets Management have BIG PLANS for the area including a grocery store, senior living complex and loft condos.  Below is the story reported on Blackburn radio.  Like Chris Norton, we are cautiously optimistic - emphasis on the optimistic. About 200 stakeholders welcomed the new Bayside Centre owners Wednesday evening during a meet-and-greet at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Wilsondale Assets Management presented its redevelopment plans for the building, which include a multi-storey seniors housing complex, condos, a grocery store, market square, restaurants, a roof-top patio and more. Curator and Director at the gallery Lisa Daniels says the Bayside Centre is the binding piece in revitalizing the downtown core. “Lots of people are moving and living downtown, but when you don’t have a grocery store ...

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Inspirational Documentary in the works…

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Inspirational Documentary in...

Our talented friend Dwayne Cloes has been busy once again with his video camera. A while back, he did a documentary on Cheeky Monkey called "The Last Record Store." CLICK HERE to view. Now he has trained his lens on local musician D'Arcy Krumholtz. The film is a work in progress, but just this first part is inspirational to say the least. Give it a look and watch for more to come.

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New Neighbours – Totally Game Meat

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New Neighbours – Totally...

AUGUST 27, 2015 After months of careful planning and building, TOTALLY GAME MEAT is NOW OPEN for business!!  We are so thrilled to have Megan & Diane Hadley as our new next door neighbours.  They are not only a hard working, creative team, but they are a wonderful addition to the eclectic mix of business found in our downtown Sarnia. This shop is for true meat lovers.  They carry a large selection of meat and fowl you will not find in the regular grocery stores or butcher shops.  Goat, bison, elk, rabbit, lamb, pheasant, guinea fowl are a few of the unusual choices.  Even further, most are sourced and farmed locally. Banks of freezers carry every kind of cut you can imagine from roast to racks to steaks.  The massive refrigerators are stocked with delicious, reheat-able delights.  Some of my personal favorites I've tried are curried goat, bison soup and Elk sammich (also ...

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Downtown merchant helping others…

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Downtown merchant helping...

Downtown neighbour Lori Mitchell-McNally of Silhouettes Boutique has started a breast cancer support group.  For full story as reported in the Sarnia Observer CLICK HERE.

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