From Estonia to the Stonetown

Reimo the Bookman delivers smiles door-to-door By Stewart Grant These days, door-to-door sales has to be a very difficult way to make a living. But for Reimo Mägi, also known as Reimo the Bookman, it’s a wonderful experience that is helping him prepare for a successful future. Reimo knocked on our door a few days…

Extra Innings – News from the Baseball Hall Of Fame

We’re up and running, but recent wet weather scuttled a number of games on the ball diamonds.  At the Museum, our first visitor of the season was longtime San Diego Padres’ scout, member of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and the Canadian Baseball Network’s 2013 Scout of the Year, Murray Zuk. We said goodbye…

Earliest History of Mothers Day

The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess.…

MasoniCh.I.P in Thorndale

On May 6th was the MasoniCh.I.P (Masonic Child Information Program) event in Thorndale.  This is a free service provided by the Masons.  Here we have our wonderful local dentist Dr. Nick Masse (of the Thorndale Dental Centre) taking a dental impression of James Beckett and Micheal Fardy getting his fingerprints digitally recorded. They also recorded…

Ontario farm organizations disappointed with pig trial verdict

Farm & Food Care Ontario, Ontario Pork, Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario released a joint statement last week in response to the dismissal of charges announced by Justice David Harris on Anita Krajnc’s charge for criminal mischief related to interfering with farm animals while in transit.  (Editor’s Note: Krajnc,…

Firefighters Breakfast 2017

Mother Nature provided great weather and the St. Marys Volunteer Firefighters put on an amazing breakfast for the 1,116 people who went through the Fire Hall last Sunday. Serving breakfast in the photo above are Sam Parkinson, Phil West, Chris Primeau and Lucas Jeffrey. The St. Marys Volunteer Firefighters extend a big ‘thank you’ to…

Leaf and yard waste collection starts Monday May 15

The Town of St. Marys is making changes to curbside leaf and yard waste collection. Under the new program, leaf and yard waste will be picked up every other Monday from mid-May to mid-November. Collection dates will also fall on recycling weeks to make it easier for residents to remember the schedule. The changes aim…