Community News from St. Marys and area.

George the goose discovers new family

It has caught a few people by surprise – a white goose among the Canada geese. What’s the story? Last summer John McCotter got a few geese and ducks. He took them to the Westover Inn. However, after a few weeks he noticed that the two geese, George and Lucy, were missing. John discovered they…

Cardinals Acres offers fresh vegetables and more

St. Pauls couple are first-year vendors at St. Marys Farmers Market By Pat Payton They’re new ‘kids on the block.’ They aren’t kids, but Chris Quick and his partner Amanda Somerville, who live near St. Pauls, are new vendors this year at the St. Marys Farmers Market. Their business is called Cardinals Acres, and they…

Youth Council hosting “Safe at Home” Showcase

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The St. Marys Youth Council is hosting a Virtual Showcase and are inviting all those in the St. Marys and Perth South area to participate. There are three categories, all with fantastic prizes: For #QuarantineTalent, young people up to age 18 (either individual or siblings) are encouraged to…

Jennies Restaurant closes

By Stewart Grant As I prepared to meet Jen Bradley this past weekend to discuss the closing of her beloved restaurant, I carried with me a copy of the newspaper article that Dan Rankin had wrote nearly five years earlier when “Jennies” opened for the first time (see copy below). I showed it to Jen,…

Tradition of Graham’s Eggs continues

Eggs now available at The Hitching Post By Stewart Grant “Same product, different location.” Loyal customers of Graham’s Egg House on Pelissier Street will not have to travel far out of the way to purchase their eggs. As of this past Saturday, June 27, Graham’s farm fresh eggs are available for sale at The Hitching…

Better prices, fresher spices at Troyer’s Spices

Downtown business offers over 100 ingredients and much more By Pat Payton The slogan at Troyer’s Spices is: Better prices, fresher spices. “I can say that because we buy in small quantities; we don’t back-stock anything,” says Dan Troyer, who owns the downtown Queen Street business with his wife Amie Rankin. “We replenish our supplies…