Dinners for hospice
Newcastle restaurants have made a commitment to assist with fundraising for Clarington’s residential hospice. For the next four years, 16 times a year, Newcastle restaurants will be taking turns offering a venue for 50 people, at $50/per person. Half the proceeds will be donated to Durham Region Hospice — Clarington.
Guides fundraising for trip to Europe
By Margaret Zwart
Orono’s Girl Guides have been selling more than cookies for the past few years. The group has been assisting at numerous community events raising money for next year’s European trip.
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Changing of the guard
Monday the first meeting of the 2018 to 2022 Council of the Municipality of Clarington took place. Council-Elect Mayor Adrian Foster; Regional Councillors Joe Neal Wards 1&2 and Granville Anderson Wards 3&4; and, Local Councillors Janice Jones Ward 1, Ron Hooper Ward 2, Corinna Traill Ward 3 and Margaret Zwart Ward 4, were all sworn in by Anne Greentree, municipal clerk.
Our seven municipal representatives were sworn in after a Smudging Ceremony conducted by Allan Mountford. “When we gather, we smudge everyone,” said Mountford. “We meet with a good heart, so we can make good and clean decisions.”
Clarington is rich in Indigenous history and the Smudging is an Aboriginal tradition which involves the burning of sweetgrass, sage and or cedar. Sage and cedar smudges produce a very strong distinct aroma but the smoke associated with it is minimal and lasts a very short time. Sweetgrass has a very mild aroma and produces less smoke. A smudge is burned primarily for purification and to help create a positive mindset.
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Dec 7th - Bowmanville Moonlight Magic & Christmas Market, shopping extravaganza 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Dec 8th - BOAA Christmas Dinner & Dance. 5 p.m. social and 6 p.m. dinner. Cost $30 members/$35 non-members.
Dec 9th - The First Christmas Musical Story, 9:30 a.m., St. Saviour’s Church, 23 Mill St., Orono. Please join us!
Dec 10th - Joint General Government and Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 40 Temperance St., Bowmanville, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dec 12th - Orono Christmas tree lighting, 7 p.m. at the Orono Library Gazebo, 127 Church St. Hot chocolate, cookies & caroling - bring an ornament for the tree.
Dec 25th - Community Christmas Dinner at St. Saviour’s Church, Orono. 12 noon - all welcome.
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