Main St. construction behind schedule
Reconstruction of Orono’s Main Street is a month and a half behind schedule.
The project which started on June 19 was to be done in two phases. Phase one was to last 11 weeks. Main street has been closed from mid June from Mill Street to Millson Hill Drive so the Region of Durham can install new watermains, storm sewers, remove ditches and improve lighting on this section of road.
Museum contract ratified
According to a Clarington museum spokesperson, their new contract addresses precarious job classifications.
Crash closes Taunton Road
Taunton Road was closed to traffic Saturday due to a collision at Best Road. Durham Regional Police were dispatched to the area at 1:42 p.m. According to the police, a GMC Sierra was waiting to make a left turn off Taunton onto Main Street when it was hit from behind by a tractor trailer.
First annual car show "Big Success"
More Than a Car Show was almost more than organizers could handle. As late as three weeks ago, they only had three registered entries, according to event committee chair Scott Story.
Danny Benedict scores the biggest win of his racing career…so far
They might not readily admit it, but every racer has a list. They’ve compiled a chart with the events they’d like to win before their career is finished. Some are bold enough to write it down, but most just keep it in the back of their mind.
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A surplus of blessings and old cars
Now that it is officially fall, there are lots of activities to attend locally. This past weekend was an exceptionally busy one.
It started with the classical concert at the Orono United Church, a fundraiser to keep the church doors open for a while longer. The concert, featured four very accomplished young musicians who filled the sanctuary with live music not often heard in these parts. It was gratifying to see approximately one hundred people come out for a concert in the local area that was music other than country.
The following day dawned bright and sunny, a perfect day for a car show apparently. Organizers of Orono’s first annual More Than a Car Show event were overwhelmed by the number of cars that showed up on Saturday to participate in the show. Weather apparently plays a big part in the decision making of owners of old cars and whether they will uncover their treasures and drive them out to a show.
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Oct 14th - Apple Festival & Craft Sale in downtown Bowmanville, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., free admission & parking, activities for all.
Oct 14th - Afternoon Tea at Orono United Church, two seatings: 1 - 2:30 p.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m., Tickets - $20, call 905-485-5502.
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