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Africian Quilted Bags & Face Masks NOW available @...

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Africian Quilted Bags &...

OCTOBER 13, 2020 UPDATE... We now have an adequate supply of both the pleated and the conical masks in stock at Cheeky Monkey. We also have some child sized pleated masks as well as a new pyramidal shaped mask are expected soon.  Pat McGill has noted that this new style has proven  to be the easiest to breathe in . All are comfortable but this new pyramidal is the best yet. Pat is in constant communication with the women's co-ops. Recently he was sent a picture was taken of the Mawoito women who make the masks. The clothes they are wearing would be for weddings or similar activities. Pat has observed that no matter how poor a woman is, she will have at least one outfit that is traditional and very nice (probably made by herself). They are modelling the masks that they personally have made. They are very proud of ...

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Tourism Sarnia-Lambton Voucher Program to Support Local

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Tourism Sarnia-Lambton Voucher...

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton has launched a new program to support local accommodations, attractions, restaurants and retail tourism. Including Cheeky Monkey. From Mark Perrin of Tourism Sarnia-Lambton as reported on Blackburn News... “Starting with the accommodations, people visiting Sarnia-Lambton, staying a minimum of two nights, will receive a $50 voucher, three nights $75 in vouchers and 4 nights $100 in vouchers. Those vouchers are in $25 increments that can be spent locally at participating restaurants and retail partners and treated just like cash.” Rewards will also be offered at participating campgrounds. Local residents will also have the chance to be rewarded if they visit TSL’s daily featured attraction, posted on its Facebook and Instagram pages. Over 250 businesses are participating. The full list can be found here: https://www.ontbluecoast.com/discover-sarnia-lambton/ TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 - First voucher worth $10 brought in by regular customer & friend Graham Heal.

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Winner of Bill Walters art work draw

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Winner of Bill Walters art...

We had an in-store draw that ended on August 31, 2019 for a chance to win a Bill Walters original artwork. Happy to say the winner is a young lady that is a regular customer. Congratulations Nicole Allan.

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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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New neighbours coming

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New neighbours coming

June 15, 2018 - Just this week we noticed new signs up across the street on the former Greenwood Inn/Liquid Johnny's building.  We had heard rumours for a while, but now it looks offial.  Hawgs Bar is moving in.  No date we are aware of.  So watch for more details to come.  Have to give big thank you to the new owners of the building.  They have done a marvelous job cleaning it up and giving it some class.

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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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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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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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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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We’re featured on “I LOVE RECORDS” blog.

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We’re featured on “...

Former Sarnian, Kevin McGowan, sent me an email questionnaire last week.  Kevin has an interesting website regarding his favourite "hobby" of record collecting.  Beyond and in conjunction with his passion, he appreciates the real deal stores like ours.   He explained in his email that he was starting a new blog topic on his site highlighting record stores. Since he is a native of Sarnia and a customer here when he visits from his current home of Ottawa, he wanted Cheeky Monkey to be the first store featured.  We are very honoured and hope you will CLICK HERE to read the blog on the "I LOVE RECORDS" website.  

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