News from around St. Marys.

Caroming beyond Crokinole

By Stewart Grant Canada is a crokinole country, that’s for certain. But Ted Fuller, owner of Crokinole Canada in St. Marys, has stretched his company’s reach all over the world thanks to his expertise with website design and e-commerce. For Fuller, crokinole has become big business. Recently though, he has made inroads into manufacturing and…

“Historic St. Marys” Rotary Calendars Available

By Stewart Grant In this pandemic year in which the Rotary Club has canceled most of their fundraisers (Rural Urban Night, Rotary Golf Tournament, and Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival), Rotarians are pleased that the tradition of their “Historic St. Marys” calendars will continue this year, albeit under different circumstances. The Historic calendar idea…

Need a little Christmas in Downtown St. Marys

In this year filled with challenges, we all need a little Christmas now. To generate some much needed cheer, BIA merchants have embraced the theme “Need a little Christmas? Come to St. Marys.” inviting local residents and visitors to safely celebrate the spirit of this holiday season throughout five weeks of widened festivities. BIA merchants…

An act of kindness

As an “act of kindness,” Grade 7 and 8 students from Holy Name of Mary school raked leaves on the church grounds as well as at a couple of nearby homes last Thursday. The students were from Sarah Becker’s Grade 7-8 class. (Payton photo)

St. Marys man earns 2020 coach-of-the-year award

Special Olympics Ontario honours Larry Hitchcock, who has been a volunteer for 15 years By Pat Payton It’s an award Larry Hitchcock certainly wasn’t expecting. The St. Marys resident was recently named by Special Olympics Ontario as one of three coaches-of-the-year for 2020. Hitchcock was nominated for the award by Stratford Special Olympics community co-ordinator…

Golfer Jordan Jarrett named athlete-of-the-week

St. Marys native a Senior student at Ohio’s Wittenberg University By Pat Payton Last week, St. Marys native Jordan Jarrett was named the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) athlete-of-the-week. Jarrett, a Senior, is on a NCAA golf scholarship at Wittenberg University, a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Ohio. It has approximately 1,400 full-time students,…

GOJHL asks for permission to have spectators at games

Jr. ‘B’ regular season scheduled to start in less than three weeks By Pat Payton The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) is asking for permission to have spectators in the stands. The GOJHL sent out a recent press release, dated Nov. 1, requesting several “in-arena conditions” as the regular season is now less than…

Lincs sign new forward

Johnny Diver played for Jr. Knights ‘AA’ Midgets a year ago By Pat Payton Last week, St. Marys Lincolns’ Director of Hockey Operations/GM Greg Smale announced the signing of a new forward. He’s Johnathan Diver, an 18-year-old from London who played for the London Jr. Knights ‘AA’ Midgets a year ago. However, Diver quickly got…