Community News from St. Marys and area.

End of an era in St. Marys

After close to 50 years in business, the M&M is closing this week. To acknowledge the years of contribution to not only the business community but also community and charitable organizations, Town Council last week honoured Dick and Joan MacPherson for their outstanding contributions over the years. Pictured are Deputy Mayor Marg Luna, Dick and…

Special celebration at Villages United Church

Submitted by Mary Peterson Spring is a season of change with opportunities for new growth, and there are some interesting changes at Villages United Church, one of the churches in Villages United Rural Ministries. At the United Church of Canada conference which was held recently in Port Elgin, Rev. Jacob Shaw was ordained, and he…

How to stay safe online: Cyber Safety Workshop for older adults

On June 15th the Perth Elder Abuse Committee (PEACe) will join other communities regionally, nationally and internationally to heighten awareness of elder abuse. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) focuses attention on the need for ALL to take responsibility in preventing elder abuse. WEAAD was proclaimed by the United Nations and the World Health Organization…

St. Marys Hikes For Hospice

5th annual event a success The 5th Annual Hike For Hospice took place Sunday June 2nd. Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation staff, volunteers, and fundraisers came from across Perth County for the Hike. Andy Werner chairs the foundation and announced that the Hospice will be celebrating its Grand Opening later this month. Participants of Sundays Hike…