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Africian Quilted Bags NOW available @ Cheeky Monkey

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Africian Quilted Bags NOW...

MAY 1, 2019 - Has been a while since I updated info about the quilted bags we sell on behalf of the Mukwano Women's Group of Bujagali Falls Uganda. Happy to say, they are doing well and thriving thanks to all the customers who have bought the bags from us and other locations - and the hard working efforts of  local philanthropist Pat McGill to distribute the bags. Pat is, as I type, in Uganda visiting the group and brought them a very special gift. Regular customers know we have a dish of mini chocolate bars on our counter where a minimum donation of . 25¢ is dropped into our Buzz Lightyear coin bank. Your generous donations have gone towards buying sewing equipment for the women's group.  Until now, they cut each piece of material by hand with scissors. Now they have rotary cutters (works like a pizza cutter), a board ...

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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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Lawrence House Concerts & other fun activities…

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Lawrence House Concerts &...

Saturday, December 1, the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts will remain open until 8 pm for late night holiday shopping after the Santa Claus Parade.  Join us for some warm cider and cookies and browse our great selection of hand knitted hats, scarves and mittens, beautiful jewelry, Christmas ornaments, holiday cards and one of a kind art all created by local artisans. For more events happening at The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts or details on events listed here, CLICK HERE  or call 519-337-0507

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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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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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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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