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Unique Way To Honour Our Veterans

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Unique Way To Honour Our Veterans Branch 62 of the Royal Canadian Legion has come up with a unique way to remember our veterans. Spokesman Les Jones says they’re looking for families or sponsors to take part in their Veteran Banner Program. It costs $150 for a 24 by 57 in banner that will be displayed on city lamp posts on Christina St. for a six week period around Remembrance Day. “We have room for 34 of them,” says Jones. “On the banner will be a picture, along with his or her name, branch of service, theatre of service and sponsor’s name. The Canadian Flag, the legion crest and a poppy will be along the bottom.” After three years, the banners will be returned to the sponsor or family. $10 from each sale will help homeless veterans. Contact the Sarnia Legion if you’re interested.

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Lawrence House Concerts & other fun activities…

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Lawrence House Concerts &...

 Watch for announcements of the winter 2017 seasons house concerts here. House Concerts in the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts.  WATCH FOR FALL CONCERTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.   Held in the Turret Room on the upper level.  Tickets are $10 and can be reserved  phone call to 519-337-0507.  Please indicate how many tickets you would like set aside, when you plan to stop in to pay for them and a phone number where you can be reached for confirmation.

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ALFREDO PASTA BOUTIQUE Now Open

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ALFREDO PASTA BOUTIQUE Now...

Spread the word... We have a new neighbour in downtown Sarnia - ALFREDO PASTA BOUTIQUE.  Located directly behind us at 163 Cromwell Street.  This boutique style shop is a wonderfully welcome addition to our every improving area.  They specialize in... - Gourmet fresh pasta - Gourmet sauces - Dry pasta imported from Italy and Sicily - Pestos, olive oil, spices, cheese & more - Prepared lunch and dinner - Retail & Catering (519) 491-5500 Find Alfredo's on Facebook by CLICKING HERE For story as written in the Sarnia Journal by Cathy Dobson - CLICK HERE

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Organize a Neighbourhood Meet and Greet 2017

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Organize a Neighbourhood Meet...

The Community Round Table is encouraging folks to get to know their neighbours - organize a Neignbourhood Meet and Greet!

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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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