Giving Tuesday 2020 All in the Cards

Sensitively responding to economic challenges brought about by COVID-19, St. Marys Giving Tuesday event organizers have opted for a one-of-a-kind Christmas card to help give back to our local community this December 1st. All proceeds from 2020 Giving Tuesday Christmas cards sales will specifically go to help fund United Way Huron-Perth programs in St. Marys.…

St. Marys Fire Dept. makes Remembrance Day sweeter

Members deliver treats to local veterans Like so many other days of commemoration and holidays, Remembrance Day was very different this year. Different can be good, however, as the St. Marys firefighters found a special way to make sure our veterans were not forgotten. During the evening of November 11, 25 volunteer firefighters hand-delivered 24…

LOCAL BUSINESS: Featuring Pizza Pizza

By Lauren Eedy Recently revamped and under new ownership is the Pizza Pizza located at 762 Queen Street East in St. Marys. It is joined with not one but two familiar names, Esso and Beckers, and yes, the latter offers their famous jugs of milk. The Independent had the pleasure of speaking with local resident…

Indoor golf simulator coming to St. Marys G&CC

Golf like it’s summer — all year round. The Golf Team at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club is excited to announce they have entered into a lease agreement for an indoor golf simulator for the winter season, 2020-21. The golf simulator is expected to arrive mid-December, and will be available for indoor golfing…

U19 Blue battles Stingers in close match Sunday

By Pat Payton It was a close, fast-paced and hard-checking game from start to finish Sunday morning at the PRC. In a contest that could have gone either way, Stingers went home with a 3-2 mini-league ringette victory over the St. Marys U19 Blue. After Melanie Martin gave Snipers an early 1-0 advantage, Mitchell scored…

Handcrafted ornaments raise money for Humane Society

By Stewart Grant With Christmas season on the way, small business owner Shelby Caudle is working on something very special for the Stratford Perth Humane Society. Her home-based business, Zombear Writes, sells handcrafted jewelry, candles, decor, bath products and original poetry. Last week, she launched a fundraiser for the Humane Society by selling handcrafted Christmas…