News from around St. Marys.

Get ready for Eclipse Mania

79% Magnitude Eclipse set for St. Marys, August 21st By Stewart Grant If you haven’t heard about the great North American total solar eclipse yet, believe me, you will. For the first time in approximately 100 years (since June 8, 1918), a total solar eclipse will cross the entire continental United States from coast to…

Multicultural Festival on Saturday

Admission by donation The second annual Multicultural Festival will be held on Saturday at Milt Dunnell Field. The Festival is sponsored by the Multicultural Association of Perth Huron. The event will include live music, ethnic food, face painting, a bouncy castle and many other activities. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate Canada 150.…

St. Marys citizens’ group agrees fully with Transport Action on high-speed scheme

A hard-hitting statement issued today by the Transport Action Ontario advocacy group regarding the provincial high-speed rail (HSR) proposal has met with strong support from All Aboard St. Marys. “We are in complete agreement with our colleagues at Transport Action,” says Chris West of the St. Marys citizens’ committee. “They have described the multi-year, multi-billion-dollar…

St. Marys Lincolns Update – July 14, 2017

By Stewart Grant Lincolns’ roster taking shape Director of Hockey Operations / GM Glen Childerley reported that the hockey club has signed 16 players so far for the upcoming season. Recently, St. Marys resigned forwards Dan Cloutier and Mitch Bakker. Also, the team welcomes left-handed 18-year-old defenseman Matt Caskanette who played with Norwich Jr C…

Syrian family celebrates Canadian Citizenship

Members of the Ajjan Al Hadid family officially became Canadian citizens recently. In this photo, Nelda Oliver presented the family with a Canadian flag which they look forward to proudly displaying each week at the Farmer’s Market where they have a vendor permit to sell authentic Syrian baked dishes. Pictured above from left to right…

Newspaper History in St. Marys

By Stewart Grant Since the settling of our town in 1842, a number of different newspapers have kept local citizens informed. George B. McIntosh first published the St. Marys Journal in 1853, but not long thereafter sold it to John B. Abbott. Meanwhile in 1857, the St. Marys Argus would be founded by a man…

The Stevens Family & Stonetown Farms

By June Grant The Century Plus Farm of Donald Stevens, located on west river road 137 (just north of the Science Hill Golf Club) has been in his family since his great-great-grandfather Faithful Stevens obtained the land from the Canada Company in 1859. David Stevens, Don’s father was born and raised at that farm and…