Local students selected for 2024 Summer Company Program

SUBMITTED This year, 3 enterprising local students have been selected to participate in the 2024 Summer Company Program in the Lanark County/Smiths Falls/North Leeds Grenville area. This program offers young […]

Cell service goals to realize $300M investment in Eastern Ontario

Lanark County to see $19.2M in infrastructure builds LAURIE WEIR How annoying are dropped calls, slow data speeds and the inability to log into emails or meetings? Very – but […]

Fostering community connections through a good cup of coffee

STAFF WRITER In the heart of Merrickville sits the bustling hub known as The Village Bean Coffee House. Especially vibrant just before the shops open, it’s where locals and visitors […]

New Commander for Grenville OPP Detachment

SUBMITTED BY ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE EAST REGION HEADQUARTERS Inspector Lisa Nicholas is the new Commander of the Grenville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. “I am very pleased to announce […]

Registering Your Child for Kindergarten – 101

SUBMITTED BY UCDSB Starting Kindergarten marks an exciting chapter for families. In this pivotal stage, children learn the fundamentals of math and literacy but also develop independence, problem-solving skills, and the […]

Local Boards of Health investigate possible merger

Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Board of Health, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District (LGLD) Board of Health, and the Hastings Prince Edward (HPE) Board of Health endorsed […]

Guarding your home and health: November’s call to action for radon awareness

November is Radon Action Month and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) is encouraging homeowners to test their homes for radon. Radon is the second leading cause […]

Small papers make a big difference

We haven’t left. We’re still here. Others have gone…but Hometown News is still on the streets. For a week or two we thought there wouldn’t be any papers in Smiths […]

The 2023 Build a Mountain of Food Campaign

The Build a Mountain of Food Campaign is about to embark on its 17th year of collecting food and cash donations in support of local food banks through out the […]

Annual Lake 88 Radiothon for Local Healthcare Raises $122,475

The Annual Lake 88 Radiothon for local health care has raised $122,475 for local hospitals and community health care centres. And we can’t thank you enough.  Lake 88 Radiothon Founder Brian Perkin […]