Orono-ites Wally Biernacki and Lis Balson were part of the team that brought the Guinness World Record Threshing Machine title back to Ontario.
The Canada Post Community Foundation supports registered charities, school programs and other local initiatives. Post Master Denise Allin organizes the community raffle every year and encourages local schools and groups to apply. Tickets for the raffle are $2.00 each and 3/$5.00. There are two other ways to support the fundraiser: buy a book of stamps for an extra $1 and it is donated back to the foundation; or make a monetary donation. Allin would like to thank all who contributed to the raffle. Terrens Wellness Centre, Easthill Outdoors, Annie’s Quilt Shop, Orono Community Collective, Brimacombe, Orono Weekly Times, Travelling Critters, Tim Hortons (115 Hwy), Durham Co-op, Stutts Pharmacy, Durham Custom Wood Décor, M2 Perspectives, Strands Studio, Apple Blossom Flowers, Andrea Wallace, Tammy Jones, Jeniffer Wild and Susan Atkins – PartyLite. The raffle continues until October 27.
Gold Reflections Fine Jewellery and Gifts in Newcastle is holding its grand opening on Thursday, October 3.
On Thursday, September 12, the landowners group Rezoning Clarington, held their third community meeting at Brownsdale Community Centre continuing to educate landowners of the proposed rural rezoning in Clarington.
BINGO! Orono United Church is celebrating their 11th year of fundraising for the church. Wendy Maher won the first BINGO of the season. Maher has lived in Orono for 25 year and said this was her first time going to BINGO. Perhaps not her last. BINGO runs every other Friday. Don’t miss the next one on September 27 – 7:00 p.m sharp!
The following motions previously approved at the September 5 joint committee meeting, regarding proposed rezoning of rural areas were ratified unanimously at the September 16 Council meeting.
This past Monday council ratified and passed two very important motions in what many landowners are hoping will fix the proposed rezoning of rural properties extending environmentally protected areas.
These motions were passed at a joint committee meeting three days before the third ‘town hall’ style meeting hosted by the landowner volunteer group Rezoning Clarington. The motions were well received and many thought it was a good step in the right direction.
Glen Hogle of Hourglass Auto Repairs demonstrated a unique and eventually fruitful working knowledge of cars from the time he was an adolescent. “I’ve always been involved with cars,” he says. “Back in high school I graduated with a 98% in auto mechanics.”
Entering David Trotter’s studio workshop, the distinct scent of leather greets you. The walls are backdrops for the leather barns and abstracts he has crafted. A variety of leather pieces are displayed on the table near the entrance.