Community News from St. Marys and area.

Bike Wash for Autism

Last weekend, Alexandra Stephens and her family hosted their annual Bike Wash on Millson Crescent, with all proceeds raised during the event going towards Autism Canada. The event was sponsored by Totally Spoked, who donated all washing equipment and supplies for the day. Between online donations and the bike wash itself, Alex Stephens reports that…

Motherhood – An Interesting & Cool Journey

By Stephanie Martin Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. It is always an interesting day, as the years can change the meaning and the dynamics of the day’s events. When your kids are little, typically it is a beautiful and busy day of homemade cards, some seriously questionable breakfast made by little people, and a…

From Estonia to the Stonetown

Reimo the Bookman delivers smiles door-to-door By Stewart Grant These days, door-to-door sales has to be a very difficult way to make a living. But for Reimo Mägi, also known as Reimo the Bookman, it’s a wonderful experience that is helping him prepare for a successful future. Reimo knocked on our door a few days…

Earliest History of Mothers Day

The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess.…

MasoniCh.I.P in Thorndale

On May 6th was the MasoniCh.I.P (Masonic Child Information Program) event in Thorndale.  This is a free service provided by the Masons.  Here we have our wonderful local dentist Dr. Nick Masse (of the Thorndale Dental Centre) taking a dental impression of James Beckett and Micheal Fardy getting his fingerprints digitally recorded. They also recorded…

Firefighters Breakfast 2017

Mother Nature provided great weather and the St. Marys Volunteer Firefighters put on an amazing breakfast for the 1,116 people who went through the Fire Hall last Sunday. Serving breakfast in the photo above are Sam Parkinson, Phil West, Chris Primeau and Lucas Jeffrey. The St. Marys Volunteer Firefighters extend a big ‘thank you’ to…

“Way to Go” Commander Kim

Sunday morning I woke up and headed off to London after opening (with my new band) at a house concert in Staffa the night before (yes Staffa is quite excited about live music).  It was freezing out so I added tons of extra layers and actually contemplated not getting out of bed at the bright…