News from around St. Marys.

Brightest Night celebration

The St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Brightest Night celebration on Friday night indeed lived up to its name, with more than 200 people gathering on the Grand Trunk Trail and trestle bridge in picture-perfect weather. The first-ever event was to celebrate the foundation’s capital campaign reaching $4 million of its $5 million goal, and to…

Little Falls year-end assembly

During the Little Falls Public School year-end awards assembly on Tuesday, LFPS teacher Kendra Martin, middle, took some time to recognize retiring principal Helen Brockman, left, asking staff and students to raise their hand if they’d ever been thanked, helped or hugged by Brockman. “Everyone knows Mrs. Brockman is the boss, but more so, she…

Grade 8 Graduation Awards 2016

Holy Name of Mary General Proficiency – Sylvia Masse Dan Storey Memorial (Valedictorian) – Sylvia Masse, Maggie Newcombe, Mason Simpson William Eckert Memoriam (Outstanding Community Service) – Grace Quinlan Missy Little Award (for perseverance) – Sawyer Burlingham OECTA Catholic Values – Julia Bouwman English – Jocelyn Waghorn French – Shayla Lane Science – Kevin Fink…

The magical “Viking” game of Kubb

By Spencer Seymour Kubb is a game that has started to gain worldwide popularity, hosting tournaments all over the world, and even inspiring a new league in St. Marys called the St. Marys Swedish Kubb League. Eau Claire, Wisconsin has declared itself the Kubb Capital of North America and every year hosts the U.S. Championship.…

What’s open, or not, on Canada Day.

With Friday being July 1st, some businesses will be closed for the holiday. The banks, the LCBO, the Beer Store, Town Hall offices and the Post Office will be closed. Foodland, the Independent Grocer and Canadian Tire will all be open. Also open will be the Sunset Diner, Rianna’s and Four Happy. Garbage and recycling…