Community News from St. Marys and area.

The price we pay for a cup of coffee

Local roaster returns from trip exploring coffee cultivation in Guatemala By Chet Greason A local business owner has recently returned from Guatemala where she observed firsthand the way farmers there grow and prepare coffee beans, as well as the positive effects that sustainable trade and growing techniques have had on the local population. When Emily…

Winter Magic: Snowy Owls

By Jennifer Thorpe Many birders around Perth County have had the pleasure of observing these giant beauties in farm fields, along fence lines and on the tops of hydro poles just west of our county line.  This week’s photos are courtesy of Kim Bailey who has been observing them here over the past six years,…

2018 Thorndale Winter Carnival

By: Becky Clark, facilitator for I Love Thorndale Each year, the Thorndale community groups, organizations and an team of eager volunteers all pitch in for a great day of old fashioned fun in Thorndale on the fairgrounds and inside the community centre. This year is shaping up to be another great year! There is a…

Where bootcamp means more than reps and sweat

By Becky Clark We all know that regular exercise is recommended for many reason, such as cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility, but what’s happening in the Thorndale bootcamp classes is proving to show benefits beyond the physical “feels.” The ladies that attend the twice a week exercise program, led by certified instructor Angela Soper, joke…