Second annual Good Food in Schools forum

Submitted by The Table Community Food Centre and foodcoreLGL There is a growing movement in schools across Canada, a movement that is looking more closely at the food kids eat at school and that is getting them more involved with growing, making and understanding healthy foods. It is widely acknowledged that school gardens, food literacy programs […]

Spring water safety reminders

Submitted The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind residents to be extra cautious when near the water this spring. Melting snow, spring rain and increasing daytime temperatures are beginning to fuel rising levels of rivers, creeks and streams throughout Grenville County. This time of year, the water is dangerously cold and […]

Unlock the potential of food this nutrition month

Submitted by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit March is nutrition month, and this year the Registered Dietitians at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are focusing on four ways to unlock the potential of food. Food unites us at the dinner table and is often included as part of cultural traditions. Food […]

Growth on the agenda for Merrickville-Wolford Community Fund

April Scott-Clarke Ann Martin, a staple in the Merrickville volunteer community, wants to ensure that the community she loves is well taken care of and lives on long after she is gone. This sense of community and philanthropy is the incentive behind creating the Merrickville-Wolford Community Fund (MWCF). Community funds are broad-based, volunteer-driven and […]

Kemptville District Hospital staff recognized for their hard work during the busy winter period

Kemptville District Hospital Canadian winters – with snow, sleet and freezing rain causing hazardous driving conditions outside and keeping people inside where germs abound – present additional challenges for hospitals across the country. With each winter season comes an increase in influenza cases, motor vehicle accidents, hospital bed shortages, and more. In recognition of the […]

Lanark County drug strategy committee talks Icelandic approach to curb substance abuse

Brian Turner  On Friday, Feb. 9, the collected municipal drug strategy committees of Lanark County held their 28th annual networking day where they discuss the latest trends and solutions in the field of mental health and addictions. Hosted at the Beckwith Municipal Hall by Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd, the 60 in attendance were members or […]

CP Holiday train draws big crowds as expected

Chris Uhlig The CP Holiday Train rolled into Smiths Falls on Monday night, Nov. 27. As a longstanding tradition it drew larger crowds than ever, eager to see the brightly decorated train decked out in thousands of lights. This year it even featured a Canada 150 themed car. And Santa with his helping elf payed […]

Holiday Train comes to town on Nov. 27

Hometown News Staff The CP Holiday Train is rolling into Merrickville, Smiths Falls and Perth on Monday, Nov. 27. Expect large crowds but great entertainment. Merrickville 103 East Broadway & Count​y Road #2. ​South side of crossing near Bay Street 2017-11-27 4:45 PM 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Colin James and Emma-Lee Smiths Falls Smith Falls […]

Special guests help commemorate Remembrance Day in Merrickville

Howaida Sorour-Roberts Merrickville Wolford residents turned out in record numbers for this year’s Remembrance Day Service at the Merrickville Cenotaph. The annual ceremony kicked off with a parade leaving the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 245 at 10:30 a.m. The parade was led by local star piper Callum Gauthier and the colour party and included the […]

Build a Mountain food drive keeps is in full swing

Chris Must As the annual Build a Mountain of food campaign enters its 11th year, the motivation that drives its founder remains the same. “My goal from day one has been to try and fill as many shelves as possible,” Hugh Colton told Hometown News recently. From humble beginnings in just one local community […]