News from around St. Marys.

He caddied for Bob Hope at the Lambton golf club

Gerry McMaster carried the comedian’s golf clubs during a round in 1959 By Pat Payton Not many people can say they caddied for a famous person, but Gerry McMaster can. The St. Marys resident carried Bob Hope’s clubs at the posh Lambton Golf and Country Club in west Toronto. The year was 1959, and McMaster…

St. Marys Taxi working on return to town

By Stewart Grant The taxi situation in St. Marys continues to evolve. Area residents have recently been concerned about the potential August 1st closure of the town’s only active taxi service, St. Marys Central Cab, since the announcement that owner Tom Wall is seeking to retire after a 15-year run. These worries escalated on July…

Major athletic award winners for 2019-20 season

Junior and Senior athletes at DCVI honoured during Virtual Awards Ceremony By Pat Payton A total of 21 Major Athletic Award winners were announced on the night of June 18 as St. Marys DCVI held a Virtual Awards Ceremony to honour its athletes and coaches. The following are the awards (sportsmanship and most valuable players)…

Lincolns announce a couple of staffing changes

Shootout returning; plans being made for Lincs’ AGM on Aug. 10 By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ president Brandon Boyd recently announced a couple of staff changes. New to the staff this coming season is video coach Klayton Hoelsher. The 23-year-old suited up for the Elmira Sugar Kings for three seasons, capturing a Sutherland Cup…

George the goose discovers new family

It has caught a few people by surprise – a white goose among the Canada geese. What’s the story? Last summer John McCotter got a few geese and ducks. He took them to the Westover Inn. However, after a few weeks he noticed that the two geese, George and Lucy, were missing. John discovered they…

Cardinals Acres offers fresh vegetables and more

St. Pauls couple are first-year vendors at St. Marys Farmers Market By Pat Payton They’re new ‘kids on the block.’ They aren’t kids, but Chris Quick and his partner Amanda Somerville, who live near St. Pauls, are new vendors this year at the St. Marys Farmers Market. Their business is called Cardinals Acres, and they…

Piper at the Falls to perk up Friday evenings

Eight-week series begins July 10 Live music is making a safe return to the banks of the Thames River this Friday! The “Piper at the Falls” will perform every Friday night at 7 p.m. at McGiveron Island at the east side of the falls, weather permitting, throughout July and August. Les Brunton, known as “The…