Fair 165 great success
The 165th anniversary of the Orono Fair was a huge success, according to fair board president, Mike Di Lella. The fair enjoyed record attendance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Di Lella told the Times reporter on Monday afternoon.
Woo passes on planning
Councillor Willie Woo has chaired his last Clarington’s planning committee meeting. At last week’s general government committee meeting, Woo said he has requested to step down from his position as chair of the planning committee. He claims to be giving other members of council the opportunity at what he called “A high profile position,” for this last year of this term of council. Woo assumed the position three years ago, at the start of this council term.
New rules coming for blue box
Sweeping changes are in store for Ontario’s blue box recycling program. By January 2019, the entire responsibility for the program will lie with producers of the material collected in the blue box. Since its inception 30 years ago, municipalities were responsible for providing blue box recycling to their residents.
Pair protest animal abuse
Two protesters spent several hours Saturday protesting animal cruelty across from Jungle Cat World in Orono. The pair were demonstrating against alleged animal abuse at the attraction
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Region's biggest attraction
With the fair behind us, the business of a new season of activities is well upon us.
By all account the 165th Orono Fair was a great success, due in large part to the great weather, fair leadership and the many, many volunteers. It takes upwards of 300 volunteers to organize and run the annual fair. At least 100 volunteers are required to run the gates every year. In total that is a huge amount of volunteer hours spread over the year culminating in one weekend of activity.
Every available and not available parking spot in town was filled on Saturday and Sunday - a good indication that attendance was high at the fair. While the fair board offers free parking in the lot at the corner of Taunton Road and Main Street, with shuttle service to the fair grounds, it appears visitors to the fair would rather park anywhere and everywhere, including private spaces, in town rather than use the lot at the north end.
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Sept 16th - St. Saviour’s Orono trip to the Curve Lake First Nation Pow Wow, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call Bill at 905-983-9642 for tickets.
Sept 25th - ACO Clarington Annual General Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre.
Sept 29th - Orono United Church presents an evening of classical music, 7:00 p.m. at the church. Tickets $20, call 905-485-5502.
Sept 30th - 1st Annual More Than A Car Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Orono. $10 entry fee per vehicle available at Apple Blossom Shop. For more information call 905-242- 5755.
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