Drug charges withdrawn
Jessica Abraham pleaded guilty to a speeding offence in an Oshawa court room on Thursday, November 16. 2017.
Hardy bites into denture clinic
While she was not looking to set up her own denturist practice yet, the sale of Newcastle Denture Clinic was an opportunity Keri Hardy said she could not pass up.
Sr.’s project on ice
Without a funding announcement this fall, the Parkview board will have to sit tight with their expansion plans.
Bench orientation up in the air
While it is generally agreed the street-scape improvements at the four corners of King Ave and Beaver Street in Newcastle are better looking than the bollards, there is now a question of the orientation of the benches.
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Inclusion is key
We all thought once the dreaded bollards were removed from the corner of King and Beaver in Newcastle, that all would be well with the world again, right? Apparently that is not the case.
The bollards were removed from the intersection and replaced with pavement bump-outs about two months ago as part of the ongoing street scape improvement project downtown Newcastle. Now it seems there is an issue with the street furniture on the bump-outs.
According to minutes of the November 9, 2017 Newcastle Business Improvement Association meeting, residents are questioning why the benches are facing building walls rather than the traffic. What’s the sense of sitting on a bench at a major intersection, if you can’t see who is driving by? When you live in a small town, it is even more fun because nine times out of ten, you know the person driving by and where they are headed. We all know that watching traffic is a great Canadian passtime.
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Dec 2nd - Orono Town Hall breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Adults $6, children $3 - everyone welcome!
Dec 2nd - Heather Rebekah Lodge Annual Bazaar, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 124 Church St Orono. Free admission.
Dec 2nd - St. George’s Craft Group Bazaar, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 250 Mill St. S., Newcastle. Lunch $10, many handmade items and crafts.
Dec 2nd - Christmas Bazaar, St. Francis Assisi Hall, Newcastle, 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Penny sale, bake table, hot lunch.
Dec 3rd - A Gift of Christmas show & sale at A Gift of Art. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 187 King Ave E, Newcastle.
Dec 6th - Christmas Memorial Service hosted by Morris Funeral Chapel & Newcastle Funeral Home at 7 p.m. at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division St., Bowmanville.
Dec 25th - Christmas Day Lunch, 12 noon at St. Saviour’s Parish Hall, 23 Mill St Orono. Reserve seats by Dec 19, call Stan at 905-983-6264.
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