Community News from St. Marys and area.

St Marys Station Gallery Opens A Beautiful New Exhibit

By Jennifer Thorpe “Flight,” the newest exhibit at St. Marys Station Gallery, opened Friday, May 11th with a reception that was standing-room only.  Curator Cameron Porteous welcomed the crowd and introduced the featured artists who are all residents of St. Marys.  Showcasing photographer Herman Veenendaal and bird carvers Ivan Facey and Ross and Barbara Scriver,…

Things to know if you run for Council

Coun. Jim Craigmile answers our questions During the last Municipal election there was only one “new” candidate elected as the other five councillors were incumbents. The new candidate was Jim Craigmile and we asked him the following questions to explain life as a councillor, which might be of assistance to anyone who might be considering…

Leandra’s Sunshine DreamLift: “A Day of Yes”

“Walt Disney World, here we come!” On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Leandra Brodhagen of St. Marys had the opportunity to participate in The Sunshine Foundation of Canada’s 63rd Sunshine DreamLift. She was one of 80 London and area children to experience an amazing whirlwind trip to Disney and back home in just one day…with no parents…

NHL Playoff Predictions

An April tradition in the St. Marys Independent is the posting of our NHL Predictions. Two years ago, editor-in-chief Frank Doyle correctly foresaw the Penguins’ Cup Victory while our graphic designer Tyler Carruthers declared “The Penguins can’t be dethroned” with last year’s successful prediction. This year, I’m hoping it is my turn to be correct,…

A Passion for Dancing

Abigail (Abby) Jeffrey, 15, of St.Marys certainly has that passion to dance. Abby has won numerous championships held throughout Southwestern Ontario. Competitive dancing in Solo, Duo/trio and Performance have shown her accomplishments in Lyrical, Jazz, Acro and Ballet. In February of this year, at her first competition in Guelph, she was chosen by the judges…

Grill safely this barbeque season

With the barbeque season under way across Ontario, St Marys Fire Department recommends taking a few safety precautions before grilling that first meal this season. Few things can match the fun and enjoyment of a barbecue with family and friends. Practise sensible, safe barbecuing and your get-together will be a sizzling success. “Barbecuing is one…