The Orono Weekly Times will be closed Monday July 25 - Friday August 5 for our annual summer break. Our next publication will be on August 10.
Boiler #1 remains cold
Boiler 1 at the Durham/York waste incinerator has been shut down for seven weeks, and there is yet no indication when it will be restarted.
Seniors and youth mix it up
Friday morning softball games at Memorial Park in Bowmanville, are a win/win for all involved.
The games are the launch of new programming by the Bowmanville Older Adult Association (BOAA).
Antiques shut down Main Street
On Saturday, August 6, Orono’s Main Street will be closed to traffic between 10 am and 4 pm to showcase the ninth Annual Orono Antique Street Festival. Residents and visitors alike will be treated to a great selection of antiques, collectables, vintage furniture and finds, toys, books, jewellery, art and so much more in this one day event.
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Dog days of summer
We reached that milestone once again -- the annual summer break.
We got the good news last week that our Syrian refugee family gave birth to a healthy baby boy last Wednesday. The family of three; Ahmed and Fatima Mohamad and their two-year-old daughter Jamila, who arrived in Canada on June 13, have named their baby boy Robin. The name symbolizes all the beauty they have witnessed in Canada since their arrival. For us the robin is a harbinger of spring. We look forward to the first robin sighting after enduring months of winter’s cold and snow. This vision does not include the hot, humid weather with mild drought conditions as we are currently enduring and have for most of June and July. The Mohamad family’s choice of a name for their baby sums up all the hope and promise afforded to them in their newly adopted country.
Sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes to show us what is right in front of us. We live in a beautiful country, and despite some long standing unresolved issues, we live in relative peace and safety compared to many countries around the world.
Summer is the season we are more prone to enjoying the bendfits of living in Canada. The municipality has made great strides over the past years to provide public access to our waterfront. Besides the beach at Bond Head there are now two public beaches in Bowmanville. Provided you have the means of transportation to get to the waterfront, these parks are a great way to escape the heat. This improved access to the waterfront has added greatly to the quality of life we enjoy in Clarington.
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July 21st - Merry Melodies & Friends, 7-8 pm at the Orono United Church. $5 admission includes refreshments.
July 25th - Summer Movies at the Ark, every Monday in July & August. 1-3 pm at the Orono United Church. $5 for movie, snacks & activities. For more information call 905-983-6097
Aug 6th - Orono Antique Street Festival, 10am-4pm. Shop at antique & collectible vendors on the main street of Orono.
Aug 8-14th - Clarington Heritage Week, for details on events visit claringtonheritage.ca
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Do you want to know what was happening in Orono 25 years, 50 years or 75 years ago?
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