Community News from St. Marys and area.

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…

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.…