News from around St. Marys.

MLB Pitch Hit and Run skills contest May 11

St. Marys Minor Ball, along with Major League Baseball, are teaming up to run the 2019 MLB Pitch Hit & Run skills contest for youngsters at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, May 11th on King Field, starting at 10 a.m. Boys and girls, aged 7-14, will be given a chance…

Welcoming Holly Juurlink to the Independent

We are pleased to welcome our new co-op student Holly Juurlink to The Independent. Juurlink is a second year Conestoga College Journalism student. She will be gaining a wide variety of experience this spring with the newspaper, attending community events, doing interviews, writing articles and taking pictures. She is eager to meet new people within…

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…