News from around St. Marys.

Darcy John performing live on Friday!

Virtual Facebook concert part of Community Wellness Program Music fans will have good reason to smile on Friday night at 8 p.m., when St. Marys native turned Nashville recording artist Darcy John takes over the Pyramid Recreation Centre’s Facebook page for a virtual concert. The concert is part of the town’s response to the COVID-19…

Ontario golf courses make case for safe opening

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “During this time of physical distancing, golf courses are uniquely positioned to provide safe environments that support the safety protocols put in place by the government,” read a letter to MPP Randy Pettapiece, penned by St. Marys Golf & Country Club (“SMGCC”) General Manager Matt Staffen earlier this…

Homecoming + Heritage weekend postponed to 2021

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt date change It’s hoped that Hindsight Will Be 2021 as the committee planning this July’s Homecoming+Heritage event voted on Monday, Apr. 6 to postpone in light of COVID-19. The committee has postponed the celebration to July 2-4, 2021, but will meet in December 2020 to assess and confirm the date, considering…

St. Marys cruisers wait out Covid-19 off Bahamian shore

Over the past year-and-a-half, St. Marys natives Chris and Catherine (Laing) Cumming have lived aboard their 44-foot Manta power catamaran Two Loons as they’ve journeyed more than 12,000 km through the Bahamas and around “America’s Great Loop”. Finding themselves in the central Bahamas during the COVID-19 crisis, the Cummings have shared the following account of…

Saluting our healthcare heroes

Submitted by Peter Allan Rice: Over the past week or so, our neighborhood has been honouring our healthcare workers by coming out of our homes at 7:30 p.m. each night, at a safe physical distance, to make a lot of noise in hopes that they would hear us and know that they are appreciated. On…

Wildfong has fond memories of Lincolns, St. Marys

Feisty winger from Clinton was a member of last Lincs’ championship team in 1993-94 By Pat Payton It’s been 25 years since Dan Wildfong (1992-95) was a member of the St. Marys Lincolns. But he says it seems like it was yesterday. Playing for the Lincs and living in the Stonetown for parts of three…