Community News from St. Marys and area.

Gamespace’s charity gaming marathon

St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Krista Linklater (middle), along with her daughters Meg and Molly, came out to GameSpace on Saturday afternoon for the store’s gaming marathon in support of the hospital foundation’s “Someone I Know” capital campaign. $400 was raised during the day of health-themed games including Dr. Mario and the board…

“Someone I Know” celebrates $4 million mark of capital campaign with one-of-a-kind night

St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation board member Andrea Macko-Hdges, left, presents David Baxter with tickets 001-004 for the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation’s upcoming first-ever Brightest Night coctail reception, taking place Friday, June 24 on the scenic Grand Trunk Trail trestle bridge overlooking St. Marys. Tickets are $50, including one drink, and went on sale…

Local Rotary Clubs establish Fort McMurray Relief Fund

The Rotary Club of St. Marys has approved a donation of $5,000 to the “Fort McMurray Relief Fund,” which was recently established by the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation to assist in the rebuilding of that city following this tragic fire, local club president Doug Goudy said. The Charitable Foundation is now ready to accept…

Local barber Mike Mattiussi calling it a career

By Dan Rankin St. Marys barber Mike Mattiussi retired last Friday, after 52 years in the business. Mattiussi said he knows a few families for whom he cut multiple generations of hair, including the Fullers, who he said he cut the hair of five generations. “I wouldn’t have a clue,” he said, when asked just…

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Tender awarded for Water Street Bridge

Stricter lottery license regulations The tender for the rehabilitation of the Water Street Bridge was awarded to McLean Taylor Construction at this week’s Council meeting on Tuesday. McLean Taylor had the lowest bid at $753,156.07 inclusive of all taxes and contingencies. Originally the Town budgeted $588,000 for the project and received $198,450 as a grant.…

Celebrate Queen Victoria’s Birthday

Victoria Day Tea Party at the Museum Please join the St. Marys Museum in celebrating Victoria Day by attending its annual Victoria Day Tea Party on Sunday, May 22 from 1:30 to 4:00p.m. During this social afternoon the Museum will be offering visitors a delicious cup of tea and other refreshments, sweet treats and an assortment…

Finnbilt Donation

Finnbilt General Contracting Ltd., located on Perth Line 29 just south of Stratford, presented a cheque for $125,000 to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation on Friday morning. Over 20 employees joined Finnbilt President Glenn Finnie (front row, centre) for the presentation. Accepting the cheque were (middle row, at left) Marie Ormerod, HPHA VP of…