News from around St. Marys.

Parks Lawn Bowling open to public this long weekend

By Tom Sproat Consider the following: players, beginning from one end and aiming towards the opposite, utilizing precise estimations of weight, speed and distance as well as guidance and direction from their teammates, try to guide their shots into a scoring zone. Their efforts are best realized should their shot earn points or establish strategic…

Thorndale Farm Supply Open House

Thorndale Farm Supply had their open house this past Saturday. This is a local event not to be missed. In addition to the many sales in the store on locally grown and made products, there were lots of things for the kids to see and do. There were baby chicks, goats, rabbits, and twin calves.…

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…

Extra Innings – News from the Baseball Hall Of Fame

We’re up and running, but recent wet weather scuttled a number of games on the ball diamonds.  At the Museum, our first visitor of the season was longtime San Diego Padres’ scout, member of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and the Canadian Baseball Network’s 2013 Scout of the Year, Murray Zuk. We said goodbye…

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…

Ontario farm organizations disappointed with pig trial verdict

Farm & Food Care Ontario, Ontario Pork, Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario released a joint statement last week in response to the dismissal of charges announced by Justice David Harris on Anita Krajnc’s charge for criminal mischief related to interfering with farm animals while in transit.  (Editor’s Note: Krajnc,…

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…