News from around St. Marys.

Damen’s sold, Robby Smink to open “CELEBR8”

“I’m back in the entertainment business where I belong,” says Robby Smink. He recently announced his purchase of Damen’s Restaurant from Burt Damen, who owned the old Post Office building for 28 years. “I’m going to use my almost 30 years of experience in the bar/restaurant/entertainment business to give St Marys the entertainment party place…

Lincs get assist from Council

$10,800 grant approved The St. Marys Lincolns were granted their request for support from Town Council on Tuesday after a presentation from President Brandon Boyd and Treasurer Stewart Grant. Boyd told Council that the Lincolns have operated continuously for 60 years and are the second-longest operating Junior B club in Ontario, after the Waterloo Siskins.…

Big City to Small-Town: Flavours & Finds

Experience the world by food & drink in your own backyard & local community. An original small-town girl, Lisa Culbert has spent the past 6 years living and working as a lawyer in the “Big Smoke” of Toronto and recently resumed living in what she can only describe as the welcoming and wonderfully peaceful town…

Ribbon cut on upgraded family lounge at hospital

By Dan Rankin A ribbon-cutting was held at St. Marys Memorial Hospital’s west wing family lounge on Monday, which received a major facelift recently thanks in part to a $25,000 donation from Trillium Mutual Insurance’s Trillium ROOTS Community Fund. The new lounge, which is regularly used by such visitors to the hospital as the families…

Thorndale Fall Fair This Weekend

The Thorndale Fair runs this weekend from Sept. 23 – 25 at the fairground in Thorndale. Locals will already be aware of the fair’s arrival thanks to the banner stretching across the main thoroughfare in Thorndale, and the programs that have been mailed out to surrounding residents. The fair opens at 5:00 pm this evening,…