Stewart Park Festival announces its 2019 Kick-Off to Summer Party

Are you ready to party? It’s never too early to think of summer. Stewart Park Festival and the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA announce this year’s Kick-Off to Summer party – “Welcome to Margaritaville” Happening on Saturday June 22 at the Crystal Palace in Perth, “Welcome to Margaritaville” is a two-part event beginning with a tailgate […]

Learn more about maple syrup production at LDMSPA’s Information Day and AGM, January 26

Submitted Get the answers to your maple syrup production questions at the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) Information Day and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 26, 2019. This annual, all-day informational event is intended to provide resources and education for new and existing maple syrup producers in the region. “The annual […]

Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush celebrates fifty flippin’ years & seeks staff alumni for reunion

Submitted Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush is very excited to be celebrating Fifty Flippin’ Years in the Pancake House! Our family has been in maple syrup production for more than 150 years. Fourth and fifth generations owners are busy at the helm and sixth generation grandchildren are making a contribution to production, customer service […]

Spend $2.3M to keep landfill site going in Perth

Sally Smith Grant Machan, Director of Environmental Services, brought an update on the landfill expansion to Committee of the Whole in Perth Tuesday. “Construction activity will take place in 2020 after the planning and design work is completed in 2019,” Machan said, at an estimated cost of $2.3M pending the completion, tendering and bidding of […]

Kohl asks a small amount from Town to help YAK

Sally Smith Jeff Kohl, Executive Director of YAK Youth Services, the Youth Centre in Perth, addressed Perth Committee of the Whole Tuesday asking for money. He didn’t want a whole lot, just $12,000. And, he added quickly, even with that amount, their annual tireless and exhausting fundraising efforts wouldn’t stop. He pointed out that, unlike […]

Lanark County OPP Detachment weekly news Jan. 14

Submitted Between Monday January 7, 2019 and Monday January 14, 2019 officers from the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 338 calls for service. The calls included: Motor Vehicle Collisions Total. – 31 – Including. Car / Deer – 16 Parking Lots – 2 Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“In Ditch”) […]

Registering for Kindergarten 101

Submitted The first day of school is a big milestone for children and their families, especially for parents who are sending a child to school for the first time. Even for experienced parents, knowing the steps to take to register for school or what to expect in Kindergarten may leave some asking questions. Here is […]

Brown wants social media presence in Perth

Sally Smith Councillor Judy Brown took a step forward Tuesday night to bring the Town of Perth into the 21st century. She tabled a motion to look at the benefits of the Town having a presence on social media, and the costs to administer it. “We need to do a better job of engaging our […]

Holiday Train marks 20 years of making memories this season

Stacey Roy Country music singer, Kelly Preston and Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) invites the communities of Merrickville, Smiths Falls and Perth to join them for a Christmas tradition of harmony and helping others Nov. 28 when the CP Holiday Train pulls into our communities this anniversary year. This annual holiday event will be moving into […]

Docs on Ice Tournament coming to Lanark County, seeking home rentals

Submitted In 2019, a group of local doctors will welcome nearly 1,000 physicians to the ice pads across Lanark County – and they need your help. Docs on Ice is an annual fundraising hockey tournament for physicians that first started in Peterborough in 1983 with just eight teams. Today, the event has since grown to […]