It’s a long weekend!

What’s open or not With Monday being a holiday, many business will be closed. Banks, the Beer Store, the LCBO, all Town offices, the Post Office are all closed on Monday. The grocery stores and Canadian Tire will be open all weekend including Monday and most of the restaurants such as The Sunset, Rianna’s and…

Great Timeless Truths

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a government. – John Adams If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. – Mark Twain I contend…

DCVI junior girls Soccer

Olivia Galloway, of the DCVI Junior Girls Soccer Team, begins a drive up the field during a game against Listowel at South Huron District High School Monday morning. DCVI fell behind 1-0 early, and it was 2-0 at half. Listowel piled on four more goals in the second half to claim the 6-0 win. LDSS…

DCVI Junior Boys soccer

Sustained early pressure and a kick by Zack Dickson, left, gave the DCVI Jr. Boys an early 1-0 lead over Listowel Monday – something that’s been hard to come by so far this season. St. Marys fell behind 2-1 by half. They stifled Listowel’s offense for much of the second half, ultimately losing the match…

This Day in History – May 20th

1609 – English publisher Thomas Thorpe prints Shakespeare’s sonnets, perhaps illegally – When one thinks of William Shakespeare, it’s hard to not first think of the Immortal Bard’s prolific catalogue of plays, after all, they were what first gained him acclaim. Some of his first recorded works are historical plays detailing the lives of English…

Arrest made in 2015 break and enter

On December 01, 2015, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a residence on Wellington St. South in St. Marys where the homeowner discovered a break-in. As a result of a lengthy investigation a male has been arrested and charged. The break-in took place during the overnight hours and involved entry into…

Sour Gripes

Choking How long ago was it that we were last told that electricity was the answer in home heating? It seems to me that I’ve encountered two or three electric heating systems in and around St. Marys over the years. In some homes, which probably dated back into the fifties, radiant ceiling heat was popular.…

Sally Says

“Among the changing months, May stands confest the sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.” ~ James Thomson The month of May had a cool start but not too bad in the grand scheme of things. By Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May, the temperatures were supposed to be above seasonal but didn’t quite get…

Gamespace’s charity gaming marathon

St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Krista Linklater (middle), along with her daughters Meg and Molly, came out to GameSpace on Saturday afternoon for the store’s gaming marathon in support of the hospital foundation’s “Someone I Know” capital campaign. $400 was raised during the day of health-themed games including Dr. Mario and the board…

Street Level Faith

Nancy Vermond Nancy Vermond is an active volunteer and storyteller who lives in St. Marys. In the fall a group of elders, retired active growing “seniors”, began meeting at the library to ask ourselves “What is the meaning or purpose of this stage of our lives?” We recognized that in our extremely youth-oriented culture, people…