News from around St. Marys.

A Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

By Sheri McDonald Walking into Hogsmeade at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time was surreal. To see the cobblestone, the shops and Hogwarts towering in the background evoked an emotional response from this Potterhead. It was quite literally watching my literary imaginings come to life in front of me. Since that…

Thorndale Fire Station Open House

By Nancy Abra Approximately 300 area residents took advantage of an Open House and fire prevention education afternoon at the new Thorndale Fire Station last Sunday, October 14th. This great opportunity to see and tour this new station as well as talk to the volunteer firefighters who serve them. Since their move to this location…

Lincolns earn road win in St. Thomas

By Stewart Grant Three weeks ago, the St. Thomas Stars came into the Lincolns’ home rink and left with a 4-1 victory. Last Sunday, the ever-improving St. Marys squad returned the favour and skated off with a convincing 6-2 victory at the Joe Thornton Community Centre. Cal Horvat opened the scoring for St. Thomas just…

Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees off to a strong start

Hodkinson line returns intact; six players back from last season By Pat Payton Coach Dwain Smith says his 2018-19 Firefighter Peewees have loads of speed, skill and hockey knowledge. “Every one of our kids can skate and handle the puck,” Smith said in a recent interview with the Independent. “I’m amazed at their hockey sense,…

Twenty-four teams competing in A-E tourney

Dunny’s Atoms, HBC Peewees and Frayne Bantams taking part this weekend By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association is again hosting an Additional-Entry boys hockey tournament. The 24-team A-E event goes this weekend, Oct. 19-21, at the Pyramid Rec. Centre and teams are coming from as far away as Huntsville, Penetang and Pelham. The…

Stonetown Karate Centre members post great results

At Ontario Grand Nationals event in London By Pat Payton LONDON – Several young members from the Stonetown Karate Centre posted great results here at a recent competition. Brothers Fox and Finley Houston, Jaseena Cates, Nathan Campbell and Jalyne Lorentz combined to bring home two firsts, four seconds and one third from the Ontario Grand…

DCVI Field Hockey ties Mitchell Blue Devils

The Field Hockey team took to the pitch yesterday in chilly conditions to face the Listowel Lightning and the Mitchell Blue Devils.  Having faced both teams earlier in the season, the Salukis having been preparing for the re-matches with a different style of play and were eager to put it into practice. In the opening…

St. Marys Gives Again on Nov. 27th

St. Marys officially supports upcoming GivingTuesday – the global day when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite community causes through the donation of time, resources and talents. After a remarkable inaugural year of giving, and again via Town Proclamation, local businesses, non-profits, schools and organizations will further grow their power of…

It’s Holmes for the Holidays!

Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot, November 1 – 11 at the St. Marys Town Hall Theatre On November 1st, the St. Marys Community Players begins its 45th season with a murderously funny thriller set in William Gillette’s Connecticut Castle – Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot. It’s Christmas Eve, 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired…