Residents ask for RR crossing safety study
Residents from the Wilmot Creek development came to Clarington council with a slightly different message last Monday night.
According to Howard Smith of the Wilmot Creek homeowners association, residents are not asking for train whistle cessation at the two level railway crossings near their community, they are looking for a safety study.
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Canada Day celebrations abound
Canada Day celebrations in the village have been kicked up a notch this year for the country’s sesquicentennial.
Organics wasted in incinerator
Representatives from Miller Waste invited the Region of Durham to partner with them in handling of the region’s organic waste.
150 reasons to celebrate
It is nice to see so much activity locally this year marking Canada’s 150 year anniversary of confederation. You really do need to have a day-timer to keep track of all that is taking place locally in the upcoming week and a half up to and including July 1st.
According to newspaper articles of the time, as retold in Out of the Mists, the local history book by Sidney Rutherford and Helen Schmid , the 1932 Centennial Celebrations in the village, marking the 100th anniversary of the settlement of Orono, 35 years before confederation were quite something. Celebrations began on Friday evening, June 30, 1932 with a Grand Juvenile Concert. A calithumpian parade and field day were held on the Saturday, followed by religious services on the Sunday. A call to “The old boys and girls to return to the home town and join in the great centenary celebration was met with a hearty response.”
The book goes on to describe the scene on Main Street, which was festooned with well formed arches built of evergreens, and strung with streamers bearing words of welcome. Stores and residences were lavishly decorated with flags and bunting and “Everywhere the glad hand and welcome smile was in evidence.”
Today’s downtown business association is having a hard enough time getting Canadian flags installed on the hydro poles, never mind making and erecting arches of evergreen and festive bunting. The street planters have been out for a few weeks and the hanging baskets in the downtown core went up last night, all displaying red and white flowers. There was so much demand for red and white flowers this year for Canada’s 150th it created shortages at garden centres. The BIA is working diligently to try and get the Canadian flags hung on the hydro poles in the downtown core in time for Saturday’s sidewalk sale. New hardware needs to be installed on the poles making the task more difficult than in the past.
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June 22nd - Orono Horticultural Society June Flower Show, 7:30 p.m. at the Orono United Church.
June 24th - Orono BIA presents the Pre-Canada Day Sidewalk Sale, downtown Orono.
June 24th - Indoor Yard Sale & Bake Sale, plus our famous meat pies, Saturday, June 24, St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 23 Mill St., Orono.
June 25th - Decoration Day at the Orono Cemetery, 14 Mill Lane, North Orono.
June 25th - Newcastle Heritage Day, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Newcastle Community Hall. Free admission to Historical & Family displays, music & more.
June 26th - Free Live Music - Meditation Break, June 26th, Noon to 12:30 p.m., www.standrewsbomanville.ca
June 30th - Free movie at the Orono United Church, 7 p.m.
July 1st - Canada Day crafts, music, games 1 - 4 p.m. on the Orono Library Lawn - hosted by the Orono United Church.
July 8 & 9th - Newcastle Artist & Artisans show & sale, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Prizes, vendors, kids area, demonstrations & more.
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