Community News from St. Marys and area.

Be a WinterLights elf!

Help illuminate this holiday tradition when Santa comes to St. Marys on Friday, November 16 The holiday season will soon be upon St. Marys! Our community is less than a month away from Friday, November 16 – the night of the Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade and the lighting of the WinterLights at Milt Dunnell Field.…

Dowler-Karn Celebrates their 75th Anniversary by Supporting 48 Local Charities and Non-Profits

$75,000 in Community Giving grows to $127,500 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Dowler-Karn Limited, a successful third-generation family business.  To celebrate this milestone, Dowler-Karn partnered with the ESSO Community Program to announce the investment of $75,000 into local projects through the Fueling Communities Give-Away. The response has been outstanding. Over the course of the…

Perth South Recruiting Members for newly formed Community Policing Advisory Committee

As part of the transition process from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to the Stratford Police Service, Perth South Council has formally begun the process of creating the Perth South Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC). At the October 16, 2018 Council meeting, Council reviewed the report “Establishing a Community Policing Advisory Committee”. It was recommended…

A Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

By Sheri McDonald Walking into Hogsmeade at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time was surreal. To see the cobblestone, the shops and Hogwarts towering in the background evoked an emotional response from this Potterhead. It was quite literally watching my literary imaginings come to life in front of me. Since that…

Thorndale Fire Station Open House

By Nancy Abra Approximately 300 area residents took advantage of an Open House and fire prevention education afternoon at the new Thorndale Fire Station last Sunday, October 14th. This great opportunity to see and tour this new station as well as talk to the volunteer firefighters who serve them. Since their move to this location…

St. Marys Gives Again on Nov. 27th

St. Marys officially supports upcoming GivingTuesday – the global day when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite community causes through the donation of time, resources and talents. After a remarkable inaugural year of giving, and again via Town Proclamation, local businesses, non-profits, schools and organizations will further grow their power of…