Community News from St. Marys and area.

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…

Nina Polidoro Photography donation

Proceeds from Nina Polidoro Photography Santa pictures was donated to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Pictured, from left, Krista Linklater, Nina Polidoro, Jay Harrison and Lanny Hoare (of Lyric Flowers), Hayden Wright and Pat Craigmile. (Photo by Nancy Bickell)

Homegrown talent to headline Stonetown Heritage Festival

Two nights of entertainment at this year’s festival Homegrown talent will be centre stage at this year’s Stonetown Heritage Festival, taking place Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14. Saturday night’s iconic street dance will be headlined by St. Marys native “Darcy John” Scheuerman, whose upbeat mix of country, rock and pop will have Queen…

“Make it Big – make it small”, Quilt Squared 2018

The Challenge: Open to everyone. Get the creative juices flowing to design a quilt or fibre art piece…it could be knitted, felted, collage, woven, embroidered, printed, or a mixture, colourful or muted….you’re the artist.  How big?  Just 12 inches or 1 foot square. Follow directions from the brochure on the website, www.quiltsquared.ca The Theme: “Make…

People of Interest – St. Marys Museum Seminar

The next seminar at the St. Marys Museum, Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m., promises to be a rewarding experience. Long-time researcher Ken Telfer has assembled the stories of some historic figures with strong connections to St. Marys who led interesting lives but who may not show up in local history books.…

McPhail’s Pet and Animal Needs reaches milestone

March 1, 2018 marked 20 years in business serving St. Marys and area 20 years ago after the devastating Feed Mill Fire owned by McPhail’s Feed Services, Kathy McPhail had an opportunity to open the Pet Store in the downtown. It was something that she thought St. Marys needed. “I have always used the slogan…

New owners take the helm at established brokerage Coldwell Banker Homefield Realty

Coldwell Banker Canada Operations ULC has announced that experienced real estate professionals David Forster and Julien Polidoro have acquired the ownership of the network’s independent affiliate, Coldwell Banker Homefield Realty St. Marys.  The established southern Ontario brokerage is situated in St. Marys, between London and Stratford. Forster and Polidoro became sole owners of the brokerage,…