News from around St. Marys.

The Magic of Live Music

I guess my ” thing” you could say is live music and this year seems to be full with more music.  I took a tour down to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto recently with my friend Julie to see John Mayer.  We have both been long time fans and before we were friends we…

Ringette Champion in St. Marys

This past Easter weekend saw local resident Jessica Armstrong, a member of the Forest U19A ringette team, compete at the Eastern Canadian Ringette Championship in Montreal.  The U19A division was very well-balanced and featured the following teams:  Team Nova Scotia, Team Ontario (City of Ottawa), Team Quebec, host team St. Hubert and Forest.  Day one…

Tom Graham Posthumously Honored

2017 Perth County Agriculture Wall of Fame Inductee In 2014, the Stratford Perth Museum introduced the Perth County Agricultural Wall of Fame to honour those who have made significant contributions to the progress of agriculture in the County. The Wall of Fame announced its 2017 inductees on April 12 at the Stratford Rotary Club’s Rural-Urban…

Donation to “Someone I know” Campaign

Bickell Built Homes donated $4,000 to the “Someone I know” campaign on Tuesday. The picture was taken in front of one of their homes which will be featured in “Parade of Homes” which takes place next weekend. Pictured are Brett Bickell, Jon Bickell, Marie Bickell, Rob Taylor, Pat Craigmile, Krista Linklater, Dan Bickell and John…

Volunteers rewarded

Two Hospital Auxiliary volunteers were rewarded for their efforts this week. Shepherd Gourmet Dairy purchased 4 tickets for the upcoming Gala event for the hospital and donated the tickets to be given to well deserving volunteers. In a random draw Bernice Coulson and Joyce Mulholland were the lucky winners. Pictured are John McIntosh, Krista Linklater,…

Lest We Forget: Our Visit to Vimy Ridge

By Jeff Sager My wife and I along with our friends from Stratford, Lynn and Dale Bast (Stratford Royal Canadian Legion), went on a Go Ahead Tour group that landed in Amsterdam, Netherlands on April 5th, touring the Netherlands, Belgium and France. We attended Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery south of Amsterdam where my Uncle was…

St. Marys Kinsmen Clubs Electronic Drive

The St. Marys Kinsmen Club is holding an electronics drive! In conjunction with the St. Marys Volunteer Firefighters who will be picking up scrap metal on Saturday 29th, with proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy, the St. Marys Kinsmen will be picking up scrap electronics on the same day. They ask that you have your scrap electronics to the curb by 7am on Saturday, April…

Kirkton-Woodham Spelling Bee Results

The Kirkton Woodham Optimist Club hosted their annual spelling bee on Wednesday April 12th at the Kirkton Woodham Community Centre. The three local schools (South Perth Centennial School, Precious Blood Catholic School and Exeter Public School) participated in the event by sending eight students in total from grade 5 to represent the top spellers in…

Severances Scrutinized by Land Division Committee

Perth South Council Meeting Recap By Stewart Grant At the prior (April 4th) meeting of Perth South Council, four surplus farm house severance applications (by Idlewood Farms, Russell Barker, Morris & Irene Vandewalle, and Dan & Susan Coulthard) were approved to proceed to the Perth County Land Division Committee for review at that level.   …