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MP Marilyn Gladu presented Mary Jean Hansen, choir director of Synergy 150, with a Community Commendation Award at Camlachie United Church. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

Local choir directed feted

Mary Jean Hansen’s musical roots were planted when she was just a child. She was raised in a musical household and was singing in choirs since age four.

Watershed Technician Greg Wilcox with several species of mussels found in the Sydenham River. (File photo)

Sydenham’s north branch was largely unobserved

The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority is continuing research started in 2017 on the north branch of the Sydenham River this summer, a section that had largely gone unobserved in previous years, according to Watershed Technician Greg Wilcox.

Thousands of tundra swans can be seen at the Thedford Bog behind the Lambton Heritage Museum. The Arctic birds use the grounds as a staging area as they make their way home for the summer. (Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network)

The swans are back in town

The Return of the Swans Festival began in Lambton Shores Saturday, with thousands of tundra swans making a stopover at the Thedford Bog, just behind the Lambton Heritage Museum.

Petrolia Council is looking to pass a motion that could place some limitations on delegations to council. (File photo)

Council divided over potential rule change

Petrolia town council is divided over a motion that would change the way the members of the public address council. Councillors were set to vote on the document at Monday’s council meeting, but decided to table it instead.

Maple taffy is set to be served up at the Maple Syrup Festival in Alvinston. The annual event returns March 17 and 18. (File photo)

Sweet festival has been celebrated since 1970s

Legend has it that the discovery of maple syrup came after a few First Nations boys who were out in the woods throwing their Tomahawks headed back to camp not realizing they had left one of the Tomahawks wedged into the tree.

Carpenters Alex Ralph, Garry Cannon and Gord MacDonald were hard at work building the

Playhouse raffle underway

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound is hosting their first ever Playhouse Fundraiser this month, which will see eight unique playhouses raffled off at Lambton Mall March 24.