Rock the socks
Challenge accepted! Socktober is on!
This is the sixth year Orono resident Jordan Blenkinsop has collected new socks for The Refuge, youth outreach centre, in Oshawa. To reach her goal of 1000 pairs, she has recruited the students of Orono Public school to assist her. The class who collects the most socks wins a pizza party lunch.
Mutton dogged by his past
Jennifer Lane, the ex-wife of John Mutton, Durham Regional chair candidate, took to Facebook last week to set the record straight regarding domestic abuse involving Mutton while he was Clarington mayor.
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The future looks bright
In less than two weeks, we will vote in a new municipal government – fresh blood taking us into 2022. I met with Carlos Salazaar, Clarington Planning Services, and got an update on the Orono Economic Development Strategy (Orono EDS).
Getting its start in the spring, the first phases have been completed – Fact Finding and Consultations. The primary objective of the strategy is to establish a revised economic role for Orono in the fast-growing Municipality of Clarington and Regional Municipality of Durham.
In September, the consulting group delivered the Findings and Issues Report to the project team. The Findings and Issues Report was developed to provide the background and analysis needed to support the development of the new Orono EDS.
For the purposes of this report (and the strategy) the focus is on (1) the Orono Population Centre (1,100) – a boundary that covers north to Taunton Road, east to Hwy 115, south to the Main Street south Hwy 115 on ramp and cuts a little west of Main Street around Sommerville, crosses Princess and Station and continues north to Taunton, and (2) the wider Orono Study Boundary, which includes farming and tourism-related assets – is north to Concession 20, east to Townline Road, south to Concession 4 and west to Darlington-Clarke Townline Road.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
Oct 11th - Public Forum, Ward 4, Local Council Election - Meet the 6 Candidates. 7:00-9:00 p.m., Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church. (behind library, parking at back of church)
Oct 12th - Kendal Community Centre open house & annual general meeting, 7 p.m. at the Kendal Community Centre.
Oct 13th - Bowmanville Applefest, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Bowmanville. Free admission and fun for all.
Oct 20th - Orono United Church Roast Beef Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Adults: $20, 12 and under: $7, preschoolers free. Tickets: 905-983-9571 (Viola), 905-485-5502 (Office).
Oct 21st - Kendal Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m., Adults - $8.00, children 6 to 12 - $4.00, age 5 & under - free. Please pay at door.
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Do you want to know what was happening in Orono 25 years, 50 years or 75 years ago?
Read this weeks Looking Back in this weeks issue.