Community News from St. Marys and area.

Tribute to Michael Kennedy

On January 11, 2019, David Michael Kennedy died in Hamburg, New York, in his 69th year. Although recently, Michael has been a frequent visitor to St. Marys, only a few residents realize the impact he made on this community. Michael’s mother, Isabelle Chesterfield Kennedy was born in 1915, the daughter of James and Annie Chesterfield.…

Top 5 Reasons to Book with a Travel Agent

By Stonetown Travel 5. You’ve got better things to do than spend countless hours reading online reviews. Online travel reviews are extremely helpful when researching vacation ideas.  But the sheer volume of these reviews, their conflicting opinions, and the myriad of options available online can be overwhelming.  Professional travel agents can help eliminate the noise…

Update on Queen Street West fire

Charges have now been laid in regards to the fire on Queen Street West as reported last week. On Sunday, January 13, 2019 shortly after 11:00 a.m. the Stratford Police were called to assist the Fire Department at a fire on Queen St West in St Marys. The fire was extinguished and nobody was found…

Sonnet Writing in St. Marys

Submitted by John A. Cull The St. Marys Poetry Circle, under the devoted and encouraging leadership of Ione Grover, with extra assistance from Alizon Sharun, held a special meeting at The St. Marys Public Library on Saturday January 19, 2019. St. Marys resident, Heather l. Meakin, conducted a workshop devoted to the sonnet. Heather’s expertise,…

Cade Property now Open to the Public

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is pleased to announce that its newest land acquisition, the Cade Tract, is now open to the public! Barnby Cade and his family donated this 32 ha (78 acre) Perth South property to the UTRCA in 2016. The property is located west of the Town of St. Marys, at…

Police Reports for the week

Below are press releases from Stratford Police pertaining to St. Marys. The police are reminding people if they are witnessing a crime in progress call 911, but if they are reporting after the fact, just call the non-emergency number at 519-271-4141. They also remind people to not leave information regarding a possible concern on the…

Truck fire Friday morning

Around 10am on Friday January 11th, there was a loud explosion coming from James Street at Elizabeth Street just before the railroad tracks. The St. Marys Fire Department was on the scene immediately. A delivery van was on fire with a hole blown out of the right rear cargo hold. Faulty air brakes were presumed…