News from around St. Marys.

“Someone I Know” celebrates $4 million mark of capital campaign with one-of-a-kind night

St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation board member Andrea Macko-Hdges, left, presents David Baxter with tickets 001-004 for the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation’s upcoming first-ever Brightest Night coctail reception, taking place Friday, June 24 on the scenic Grand Trunk Trail trestle bridge overlooking St. Marys. Tickets are $50, including one drink, and went on sale…

Local Rotary Clubs establish Fort McMurray Relief Fund

The Rotary Club of St. Marys has approved a donation of $5,000 to the “Fort McMurray Relief Fund,” which was recently established by the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation to assist in the rebuilding of that city following this tragic fire, local club president Doug Goudy said. The Charitable Foundation is now ready to accept…

Local barber Mike Mattiussi calling it a career

By Dan Rankin St. Marys barber Mike Mattiussi retired last Friday, after 52 years in the business. Mattiussi said he knows a few families for whom he cut multiple generations of hair, including the Fullers, who he said he cut the hair of five generations. “I wouldn’t have a clue,” he said, when asked just…

Outdoor Classroom at Holy Name

The SK/1 class at Holy Name is spending most of their learning time outdoors this year. Last spring several parents donated items to create an outdoor classroom and playspace including large rocks, tires, sand, a mud kitchen, stumps, soil, and logs. With full support from principal Brent Langan, the students have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with…

Coffee with Council

Even with the reconstruction, the Town reports “an excellent turnout” for their ‘Coffee with Council’ last Saturday at the Town Hall.  Pictured with Mayor Al Strathdee is St. Marys resident Shirley Near, who was there to check out the many displays of information the Town had for the public to view.

http://thedustyvictorian.blogspot.ca/2014_07_01_archive.html

Tender awarded for Water Street Bridge

Stricter lottery license regulations The tender for the rehabilitation of the Water Street Bridge was awarded to McLean Taylor Construction at this week’s Council meeting on Tuesday. McLean Taylor had the lowest bid at $753,156.07 inclusive of all taxes and contingencies. Originally the Town budgeted $588,000 for the project and received $198,450 as a grant.…

Toronto Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinic

St. Marys Minor Ball and the Toronto Blue Jays are hosting the Honda Instructional Clinic at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Marys, Ontario on Saturday, May 14 starting at 10:00 am. Toronto Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinics will be taking place throughout Ontario from April to July. Registration is open…

DCVI Girls Slo-Pitch team Vs. South Huron

Our team of the week is the St. Marys DCVI Grade 11-12 Girls Slo-Pitch Team. They were one of a pair of teams from the local high school competing in the Girls High School Slo-Pitch Tournament held at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame diamonds yesterday. Pictured, back row, from left, are: coach Ruthann Waldick,…