Community News from St. Marys and area.

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…

Perth South Discusses Contract Renewal with UTRCA

Perth South Council Meeting Recap By Scott Maxwell Jenna Allain, the source protection coordinator of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, appeared before the Council on May 2nd to propose a renewal of their current contract with Perth South. Their previous contract was signed in August 2014, and will expire this August, although the UTRCA…

Laura Vink Shares Her Experience in Germany

If I were to sum up my exchange so far in 2 words they would be “unexpected” and “fulfilling”. The Rotarians and Rebounds (people who went on exchange the previous year) attempt to prepare you for this difficult / amazing experience. They tell you that you’ll have the best and worst times of your life.…

Donation to “Someone I know” Campaign

Bickell Built Homes donated $4,000 to the “Someone I know” campaign on Tuesday. The picture was taken in front of one of their homes which will be featured in “Parade of Homes” which takes place next weekend. Pictured are Brett Bickell, Jon Bickell, Marie Bickell, Rob Taylor, Pat Craigmile, Krista Linklater, Dan Bickell and John…

Volunteers rewarded

Two Hospital Auxiliary volunteers were rewarded for their efforts this week. Shepherd Gourmet Dairy purchased 4 tickets for the upcoming Gala event for the hospital and donated the tickets to be given to well deserving volunteers. In a random draw Bernice Coulson and Joyce Mulholland were the lucky winners. Pictured are John McIntosh, Krista Linklater,…