News from around St. Marys.

Masons clean up in Granton

To help celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, members of the Granton MasonicLodge braved the weather to complete a spring cleanup of the ditches leading into the village of Granton on April 14, 2019. The event was part of a community involvement initiative by the Lodge. Pictured left to right, are members Larry Hern, Bob Wilhelm,…

St. Marys grant applications being accepted until May 6th

Up to $2,500 available for projects benefiting the St. Marys community The Stratford Perth Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for their St. Marys Smart & Caring Community Fund. The Community Foundation is looking for applicants that show how their program/project responds to their community’s priorities in an inclusive, collaborative and caring way. “The…

Jake Douglas Spring Training MVP in Florida

St. Marys ball player seeking Division 1 U.S. baseball scholarship By Pat Payton SANFORD, Fla. – It appears that Jake Douglas put himself on the ‘baseball radar’ here over March break. The St. Marys native attended a week-long baseball camp with the U-18 Ontario Nationals, and was named Spring Training MVP. The first-time camp, held…

Thorup, Fletcher second in Canadian U-21 trials

Pair might get a chance to compete in beach volleyball Worlds in June TORONTO – Abbey Thorup, of St. Marys, and her playing partner Iris Fletcher, of London, recently competed in the Volleyball Canada U-21 Beach Volleyball World championship trials here at Beach High Performance Centre in Downsview Park. The local pair finished second. The…

Two firsts for Jalyne Lorentz at Power Nationals

Martial Arts Challenge held in London By Pat Payton LONDON – For a relatively small group of competitors, it was a good showing by the Stonetown Karate Centre. The recent event was the Power Nationals Martial Arts Challenge, held at Carling Heights Community Centre. SKC members picked up three firsts, a second, and four thirds…

Local League all-stars compete in Point Edward

Local League all-star games were recently held in Point Edward. These four SMMHA players were members of the victorious Team East Atom squad. From left: Mac Hern and Luke Richardson of the Bickell Built Homes Atoms, and Grayson Gerber and Zach Matheson of the Nicholson Concrete Atoms. James Buckland, of the Ashton Tire Bantams, played…