Easter Monday ball clinic

STRATFORD – An Easter Monday baseball/softball clinic, featuring fun-instructional, contests and games, will be held here Monday, Apr. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Pinnacle Fieldhouse Training Academy, 533 Romeo St., Stratford (enter driveway on left, stay left of guard house, park 100m down in front of the…

Dunny’s Atoms force fifth and deciding game

This Saturday afternoon in Port Elgin By Pat Payton It’s now a one-game showdown for all the marbles! The Dunny’s Source for Sports Atoms forced a fifth and deciding game in their OMHA A-E final with a 4-1 victory over Saugeen Shores Storm last Sunday afternoon at the PRC. Game 5 is this Saturday in…

G&CC Atoms leave everything on the ice

Midland goalie the difference in OMHA ‘BB’ final series By Pat Payton St. Marys Golf and Country Club Atoms left everything on the ice Saturday afternoon at the PRC. Midland Centennials’ goalie Mason Downs was the difference, plus a couple of goals from forward Drew Robson. Downs stopped everything the Atom Rock could throw at…

Hard work pays off for Landscaping Atoms

By Pat Payton Hard work has certainly paid for the Landscaping Atom girls. Since Christmas, the Atoms have played their best hockey and head coach Jeff Richardson says there are a couple of good reasons for that. “We are a hard-working team,” Richardson told the Independent recently. “We are a team that tries to put…

Firefighter Peewees can hold their heads high

Team gives Napanee Stars terrific battle on home ice By Pat Payton The Firefighter Peewees can hold their heads high! Dwain Smith’s squad thrilled home-town fans this past weekend with two very entertaining hockey games against the Napanee Stars. After a convincing 6-1 victory on Saturday night, Firefighters dropped a tough 3-2 decision to the…

Great results for Stonetown Karate Centre

By Pat Payton ILDERTON – Two firsts and five seconds! It was a great day for Stonetown Karate Centre members who competed in the Ilderton Open Karate tournament here recently at Oxbow Public School. Two of the younger members of the club both brought home first and second-place trophies in the 6-and-under Intermediate division. Nathan…

Finding our way back to the village

Wingfield playwright Dan Needles is keynote speaker at this year’s Rural/Urban Night By Chet Greason Dan Needles believes that humans crave a village. Born in Toronto but exposed to rural Ontario from a young age, his works are populated by characters lost in the big world trying to find their way back to the connection…

River Rock Festival moves to Lions Park

New location, two-day event By Maggie Whitcroft River Rock Music, Food & Arts Festival returns for its 4th year and this year it moves to town. With support from the Town of St. Marys, the non-profit event’s new location will be set on the beautiful banks of the Thames River at Lions Park at the…