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November 25, 2020

On Saturday, September 12, in place of the fair, the Orono Fair Board along with many community partners put on a drive-in fireworks display as a way to give back to the community. Non-perishable food items were collected for the Clarington East Food Bank along with donations. Pictured from the Orono Fair Board making the […]

Santa Claus drive-by in Newcastle

Remember the overwhelming success of Newcastle’s Canada Day Drive-by? Well, once again, John Albi of Rona Hardware has stepped up to bring delight to the Newcastle community this holiday season amidst a year of COVID restrictions. When it became clear that the BIA Santa Claus parade wouldn’t be held, Albi approached Leo Blindenbach (another dedicated […]

Shop local on Wednesdays to support Orono Public School

The Orono Public School is partnering with Orono businesses to promote Shop Local Wednesdays for the month of December. Our local small businesses are truly the heart of our community. In good times or in bad our business owners are always giving back. Please shop local to show your support this holiday season, and support […]

Food Drive a success for St. Vincent de Paul

Organizers were delighted with the abundance of giving during Saturday’s drive-by food drive organized by St. Vincent de Paul Society and held at St. Francis of Assissi Church in Newcastle. At the halfway mark of the event, a large volume of food and staples as well as monetary donations had already arrived, and volunteers were […]
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Finding gratitude amid chaos

I don’t suspect I will get much of an argument when I say that our lives during this past year have been turned upside down. The pandemic has changed the way we live and work, how we think and behave. Unlike an earthquake or a flood, the coronavirus pandemic was a gradual unfolding disaster. In […]
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