A change of shoes can change a life

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) is excited to once again be partnering with the local Tim Hortons restaurants for the Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake event on February 18th, 2023. Last year this event raised more than $70,000, with more than 600 bowlers coming out to support the event.  Title and […]

SF hockey player hopes to score a new goal as living donor

Chris Craig has been suffering from a rare liver disease since he was a teenager.  This year, his own teenager is hoping to save his life. Due to Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare chronic liver disease, Chris’ liver has been deteriorating over his lifetime. It began to fail rapidly this past year and he is […]

Skate the Lake in Portland, Ontario postponed until February

Article was originally printed in the February edition of Hometown News. The dates have since been changed. Read the full article for details. – Hometown News Staff Video Submitted Skate the Lake returns for first time since the pandemic How many of you have never heard of Skate the Lake (STL)? Well, it has been […]

Mark November 24th on your calendar; Time to decide how to reduce substance abuse among youth

One, among many, of the unique features of the Icelandic method of reducing problematic substance use (known globally as Planet Youth) is how communities started on their paths to healthier living; they first asked local stakeholders for their views. In Iceland, over 20 years ago, when that country was experiencing very high substance use rates […]

Howl-O-Ween dance & fundraiser for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind comes to Smiths Falls

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will be hosting their Howl-O-Ween Dance, on Saturday, October 29th from 7 pm until midnight at the Smiths Falls Curling Club, in Smiths Falls. The dance is a licensed 19+ event and features a costume contest with cash prizes, thanks to the support of the event’s sponsor, Famous Footwear.  […]

New parking restrictions in place on Thurber Street

During Monday night’s council meeting in Smiths Falls, Director of Public Works Paul McMunn informed council of recent changes to traffic signage along Thurber Street.  Town staff has installed No Parking signs along the north side of Thurber Street between Mary and McGill streets. There will also be No Stopping from 8am to 9am and […]