Community News from St. Marys and area.

Tri County Foodgrains Group Dedicates the Crop

On Sunday,  June 10, members of the Tricounty Foodgrains Group and other interested community members gathered on Sheila Greasons’s property to dedicate this year’s crop of potatoes, onions and squash.  Seed was donated by the Hitching Post in St. Marys and planting of the vegetables has taken place. The Tricounty Foodgrains is a joint project…

New beds for the Hospital

Members of Council, Town employees and members of the Someone I Know campaign were on hand to commemorate the donation of $300,000 from the Town  to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation “Someone I Know” campaign.  Some of this money was put toward the purchase of 21 beds and a new state-of-the-art tub. Photo by…

Perth County Nature – Ospreys!

By Jennifer Thorpe St Marys is home to a famous couple who are not above turning heads during the Baseball Hall of Fame’s annual induction weekend.  The Thursday night crowd is often quite distracted by a handsome pair of ospreys who have built their nest upon the field light.  Happily, the busy pair remain nonplussed…

Garden Fair on Saturday at Milt Dunnell Field

St. Marys Horticultural Society is holding its 21st annual Fair this coming Saturday, June 2nd, from 8.30 am to 1 pm. Gardeners wait for this event as the 20 plus vendors have something different that can make your flower beds more colourful and attractive. You will be able to find a variety of bird houses…

Walk for Alzheimer’s; Help Make Memories Matter

Can you imagine not being able to remember what you did yesterday, or last week, or last year?  Can you imagine having difficulty preparing a meal for your family or starting a lawnmower to cut your spring grass?  Saturday, May 26, 2018 the annual Walk For Alzheimer’s is taking place and we are asking the…

St. Marys Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday

By Stewart Grant The fine tradition of the St. Marys Farmers’ Market continues this Saturday. Having started in 1992, this will be the market’s 26th season. Ann Slater, Chair of the Farmers’ Market Association board, expects that marketgoers will be pleased to see not only their favorite vendors from last year but also some new…

“Upstairs Downstairs” A Sold-Out Success

By Jennifer Thorpe Jean Alice Rowcliffe has always dreamed big.  Growing up in London, Ontario, Jean was rooted in her English-Scottish ancestry, besotted with the history and literature of England and inspired by all things royal.  While other teenaged girls were swept up in Beatlemania, Jean was a devoted Anglophile drawn to the mysteries of…