Perth County Harvest Gala held Nov. 19

By Dan Rankin Perth County Federation of Agriculture’s Second Annual Harvest Gala was held last Saturday at the Stratford Rotary Complex. According to the organizing committee, almost 300 tickets were sold for the event, up from last year. Cheese snacked on by those in attendance before dinner was provided by Stonetown Artisan Cheese, which had…

English Is A Crazy Language

Let’s face it – English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France… Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted, but if we explore…

Sally Says

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, Dressed in holiday style, In the air there is a feeling of Christmas, Children laughing, People passing Meeting smile after smile, And on every street corner you’ll hear : Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city, ring- a- ling, hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas day.…

Ask the Vets

I put some rat poison around our shed outside and I think our dog may have gotten into it. I have heard it can poison a dog but my dog looks normal.  What should I watch for? It’s that time of year again when rodents are trying to make their way into buildings to find…

EXTRA INNINGS – NEWS FROM THE BALL HALL

We had a great summer at the ball hall, which augurs well for the future.  Along with a significant increase in the number of visitors, we hit the historic mark of over 1,000 events on site.  Thank you to all the teams that helped us achieve this milestone! The off-season is already busier than usual…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The Rotary Club of St. Marys held its 5th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting at the Pyramid Centre on Nov. 12 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Rotary thanks these local cheese makers and vendors for their generous contributions: Shepherd’s Gourmet Dairy with their selection of feta cheeses; C’est Bon Cheese, George Taylor’s excellent…

Letter to the Editor

Last summer, the old Arthur Meighen Public School was demolished. Living beside the property these last eight years, my family had seen it go through many changes. Our daughter was enrolled in the school and attended classes in its final two years. It went from a busy beehive filled with kids, to a quiet and…