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.
On Monday, August 19 the Newcastle Community Hall was once again bursting with music as nine under-18, talented singers competed in the first Newcastle’s Got Talent.
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.
Conservation authorities and Conservation Ontario are stunned by a letter that the province circulated recommending that conservation authorities start shutting down any programs not related to their ‘core mandate’ as described by the province in the proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act earlier this year.
Anne Harrison (L), Margery Freethy and Allison Fyffe all won first prize in their categories at the Newcastle Horticultural Society’s Annual Flower and Veggie Show on August 20.
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.
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.
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.