Community News from St. Marys and area.

1st St. Marys Scouts report on camp trip

By Holly Wouters After a full year of Scouting and months of preparation, 1st St. Marys Scouts set off on a journey.  A week long camp at the Halliburton Scout Reserve with 11 youth (ages 11-14) and 3 leaders, the troop linked with 1st Mitchell Scouts for a total of 20 youth and 5 leaders. …

Stay active this autumn with Town recreation programs

Like it or not, autumn is coming – on Monday, July 23, crews began painting the ice on the Blue Rink in the Pyramid Recreation Centre. The Town also published an online preview of its Fall & Winter Recreation & Leisure Program Guide at www.townofstmarys.com/townguide. The online version is now displayed with a page-turning software…

OPP investigating damage at Canadian Tire

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Perth County Detachment were contacted shortly before 2:00 p.m., on July 18, 2018 following a mischief incident at the Canadian Tire store in the Town of St. Marys. The mischief occurred during the early morning hours of July 18, 2018 and was discovered by store staff. During the…

Review of The Rocky Horror

Like most stage productions, musicals demand a certain decorum from the audience. One can hum familiar tunes (softly), tap one’s toes (discreetly), or sway (slightly) to the music, but overt shows of enthusiasm are generally not encouraged. Richard O’Brien’s The  Rocky Horror Show is not your usual stage production or musical, as anyone who has…

St. Marys Lions Club Annual Car Show

On Saturday July 7 the St. Marys Lions Club held their annual Classic Car Show at Milt Dunnell Field with well over 100 participants displaying their beautiful vehicles.  The weather was splendid and the food provided by the St. Marys Lions Club was scrumptious. Many thanks go to our Classic Car Show Chair, Lion Evelyn…

Melodies at the Museum Summer Concert series

The very popular Melodies at the Museum is back for another season starting the first Wednesday and continueing every Wednesday in August. This year should be extra special because the performers will be using the new arts stage at Cadzow. Admission is by donation only. If there is inclement weather the event will be held…

Homecoming 2020

The time to get “the thinking caps on” is here because the new Homecoming 2020 committee are looking for ideas. As most people know, Homecoming in St. Marys is held every ten years. Since the last one was 2010, the next one will be 2020. There has been a small committee formed to get the…

Oxford District W.I. Garden Party blossomed

Oxford District Women’s Institute made two presentations of funds raised from their May 6th event “Garden Party for a Cause”. A total of $6,000 was raised for the Children’s Hospital of Southwestern Ontario and was divided between two organizations within. Penny Harman, Philanthropy Associate from the Children’s Health Foundation, was presented a cheque for $3,000…