Celebrating 30 years of Summer Literacy

The Summer Literacy Program is entering into its 30th year! Established in 1989, the program provides support to local children who struggle with reading and writing. Over the years, this community funded program has grown to serve more than 100 children each summer.  Join your library as we celebrate with the following events: 30th Anniversary […]

Classic Dinner Theatre returns with new lunchtime sitting

Following its completely sold-out inaugural year, the Classic Dinner Theatre returns to Perth this summer with an additional lunchtime sitting at Michael’s Table (110 Gore Street East). Featuring Laurel Smith’s new adaptation of the Shaw comedy classic Androcles and the Lion (a satire on life under the Roman Empire), the play, accompanied by a three-course […]

Roadside fruit and vegetable stands: Hey folks, can we talk?

Any day now, the sides of the streets will be dotted with a familiar – and welcome – sign of summer… Roadside fruit and vegetable stands.   They are most often operated by the farmers themselves, or members of their summer staff team – but not always. They usually sell produce which has been grown […]

Health Unit begins Beach Water Quality Program this week

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is starting weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 31, 2019. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, […]

Residents of Perth’s Joy Avenue appeal for ‘calm’

Residents of Joy Avenue in Perth say their street has become a short-cut to Highway 7, and unless measures are taken to slow traffic down, fatal accidents may result. In a presentation to Perth town council’s Committee of the Whole, speaking on behalf of residents of the street, Roy van der Mull urged that a […]

Cuts leave libraries ‘making bread with no flour’

“It’s like saying please make bread, but we’re not giving you any flour to do it,” said the CEO and chief librarian of the Perth Union Library, describing the impact of recent massive budget cuts. In a report to Perth town council at its June 11 Committee of the Whole meeting, Erika Heeson said the Southern Ontario […]

Town of Perth applying for community policing grants

Perth town council has approved plans for the town’s police services board to apply for two provincial grants aimed at giving a major boost to local community safety and policing initiatives. In a report prepared by Chief Administrative Officer Ronald Ladd for their monthly meeting held Tuesday, May 28, councillors were informed that the Ministry […]

New grooming equipment benefits many at Murphys Point

The 2019 ski season may be over, but a new piece of equipment funded by the Perth & District Community Foundation is expected to benefit skiers at Murphys Point Provincial Park for years to come. The Tay Valley Cross-Country Ski Club (TVCCSC) and the Friends of Murphys Point Park partnered in 2018 to seek funds […]

Users of Lanark County libraries feeling loss of The Interlibrary Loan program

Users of Lanark County’s five public libraries are beginning to feel the loss of the interlibrary loan program. The Interlibrary Loan delivery service was scrapped after the 2019 Ontario Budget saw a 50% budget decrease to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS), which organized the service. According to the most recent Ministry of Tourism, Culture […]

Need for sidewalks on Highway 7 a priority for Perth residents

The need for sidewalks and lower speed limits on highway 7 are priorities identified by Perth residents in a recent survey conducted by town staff, who are in the process of developing an active transportation plan for the town. At a meeting of Perth town council’s Committee of the Whole Tuesday, May 7, Director of […]