Silvia Ruegger Left her mark on Canadian Women’s sport

Our home-grown champion passed away on Friday. “Sylvie” Ruegger held the marathon record of 2:28:36 for 28 years before it was broken by Lanni Marchant at 2:28:00 in 2013. An important figure in Canadian running, she represented Canada at the very first women’s marathon at Olympic Games in 1984. “The Olympic marathon in Los Angeles took place at a time when women’s distance running was just starting to be accepted on the world stage,” according to Running Magazine.

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August 28, 2019

Avery (L) and Elliot Rutherford sold over 300 cookies and 35L of lemonade during Oronofest on Saturday, raising $822.30 to support the family of their schoolmate, Alexander McKeown, who is battling leukemia for the second time this year.

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Imagine, if you will, a world with no Internet

What would happen if the internet stopped for a day? Or worse, what if the Internet were to cease functioning altogether?

If the internet were to cease functioning, the effect would be similar for many people. They grew up with ubiquitous communication, information at their fingertips and shopping at the click of a mouse.

For the everyday person, some cell phone services and text messaging would be unavailable, all mobile apps and social networking sites would be down, cloud storage would be inaccessible, any pending electronic payments would fail, and more.

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Ganaraska Quilt Guild

Quilting is an old art – but not a lost art. Thankfully there are people who take this seriously and work hard to preserve and promote homemade quilts. Remember the patchwork quilts our grandmothers made? They bring up fond memories for those of us who still have one.

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Orono Horticultural Society fundraiser

During Oronofest, Carol Bailey, vice president of the Orono Horticultural Society, sold tickets to the September 26, Fall Flower and Vegetable Show. This is also their popular Fundraising Appetizer & Dessert Buffet. September’s topic is ‘Gardening from a Hammock’ with guest speaker Dan Cooper, Master Gardener. Pre-purchase your tickets at $15/ person and $25/couple.

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Water, water, everywhere

Looking out the living room window of John and Faye Shaw’s home, they watch a freighter making its way westward across Lake Ontario. John remembers a time, before the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway, when the beach in front of the family’s log cabin extended 100 feet out to the water’s edge.

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