The Orono Weekly Times will be closed Monday July 24 - Friday August 4 for
our annual summer break. Our next publication will be on August 9.
Maddie makes the list
The Blenkinsop family just reached a huge milestone in Maddie’s quest to be, “Normal.” The family learned last week that Maddie will have her name placed on the lung transplant list on July 24.
Thief caught in the act
Northumberland OPP have charged a 47-year-old Cobourg man with a number of break and enters in the area.
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Orono man charged with stunt driving
Northumberland OPP charged an Orono man with Stunt Driving on the 401 in Brighton on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
The thrill of the hunt
While he claims not to be a fanatic geocacher, Larry Dickinson of Orono admits he went to Oshawa at night in a snow storm to try and be the first to find a new cache.
We have reached the midyear break (we are actually three weeks past the mid year). This only means one thing - will halt production for two weeks and actually get away.
There is a road trip planned this year to Alberta for a visit to family. The trip is not really planned at all, other than packing the car and heading west. The map of Ontario is in the car as are the audio books picked up from the library on the weekend. The rest of the maps will be picked up along the way. One stop is planned for the Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, for the rest, stops will be made on a whim.
Never having driven out west before, (took the train 35 years ago) this trip really feels like an adventure. If I can figure out how to download a GPS app on my cell phone, geocoaching could be added to the things to do on this trip.
Being fully aware that the trip is more important than the destination, hopefully we will have a few hours left for the visit in Red Deer before turning around and heading for home.
We hope there will also be enough time also to get an understanding of how the Red Deer area handles their garbage.
We have actually not mentioned garbage in this paper for several weeks. One could be mistaken in thinking we are on a garbage siesta.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
July 19th - Kendal Community Center Beef BBQ, 6 p.m. Tickets $20 adults, $9 youth, call Shirley at 905-786-2484.
July 20th - Orono’s Got Talent show at Orono United Church, 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of music & fun.
July 21, 22 & 23rd - Annual Daylily Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 4704 Pollard Rd.
July 25th - Enniskillen Conservation Area, “Tuesdays on the Trail”, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. - Theme, “Science Adventures”, visit www.opg.com/clarington for more info.
July 31st - Free Summer Movies at the Ark at Orono United Church. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., showing, “Rebecca’s Farm”.
Aug 1st - Enniskillen Conservation Area, “Tuesdays on the Trail”, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. - Theme, “Indigenous Traditions”, visit www.opg.com/clarington for more info.
Aug 7th - Free Summer Movies at the Ark at Orono United Church. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., showing, “Treasure Planet”.
Aug 12th - 10th annual Orono Antique Street Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 20 plus vendors in downtown Orono.
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