News from around St. Marys.

Perth South launches new Farm Gate signage program

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter During last Tuesday’s Perth South Council meeting, Administrator/Treasurer Rebecca Clothier reported that, thanks to grant funding from Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative, Perth South has purchased and is providing signage and promotional materials to local food-based farm gate businesses. The program builds on the successful ‘Discover More Flavour’…

A member’s story . . . a COVID-19 hole-in-one

St. Marys Golf and Country Club member Paul Fitzgeorge recently recorded his first-ever hole-in-one. The London resident and a member of the famous Sandbaggers group tells his story. What a fun day! I played with Patty Hearn and two public players: Chris, a medical student in his last year, and Franz, a new lawyer. These…

MacPherson has had life-long love affair with baseball

Former mayor grew up in the baseball town of Marysville, New Brunswick By Pat Payton Dick MacPherson has been a baseball fan his entire life. As a youngster growing up in the town of Marysville, just outside Fredericton, New Brunswick, MacPherson played baseball. He was a lefthanded pitcher. He was also a devout follower of…

Lincolns get seven new skaters on players’ cards

Two highly-touted 16-year-olds among the players signed early last week By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ director of hockey operations/GM Greg Smale announced the signings of seven new skaters early last week. Owen Van Steensel, Jack Piper, Eric Smith, Diego Sabino, Nathan Marques, Josh Short and Cole Schnittker will suit up for the Lincs when…

Local Insurance Co. donates to local food banks

Tradition Mutual gives $15,000 to food banks in St. Marys, Stratford and Mitchell By Pat Payton SEBRINGVILLE – The Tradition Mutual Insurance Company recently donated a total of $15,000 to area Salvation Army food banks. Receiving $5,000 each are the Sally Ann food banks in St. Marys, Stratford and Mitchell. “Tradition has long been part…

Black Lives Matter protest held in St. Marys

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Peaceful protests were held all around the world over the weekend in calls for racial equality, sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In St. Marys, nearly 120 peaceful demonstrators assembled in Milt Dunnell Field at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Many brought protest signs…