Remember with a poppy

The annual Poppy Campaign is (a local initiative,) organized by Legion Branches across Canada. Branch 178 in Bowmanville has a very active poppy campaign. Mike Richard volunteers every year to oversee the branch’s Poppy Fund. The boxes, the trays, the money, the volunteers, and to a point, where they are placed. Administration – all the paperwork that need to be completed to be accountable and transparent, is his responsibility as well.

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October 30, 2019

Catherine Peterson, co-owner of “We Rock Legs” presented a $500 cheque to Marni Lewis of the Clarington East Food Bank on Tuesday, October 29 at the official re-location ceremony of the food bank. Their new location is 279 King Ave., E., Newcastle (rear of the building).

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High water at Newcastle marina ongoing concern

“When is the water level going to drop?” asks Alison Woollacott, manager of the Newcastle Marina for twenty-three years. As of August, she says, “We’re up three feet higher than normal for this time of year.” Pointing to the gazebo on the little island in the Graham Creek channel, she adds, “That was partially underwater this summer. The water has receded somewhat but is way higher than normal. The channel is usually only five-foot-deep so normally I don’t take boats over a five-foot draft because they’d be hitting bottom. Over the summer, I’ve had six-foot boats coming in here.”

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Ploughed under

It looks like the Next Steps in the draft Rezoning of EP lands in the Zone Clarington exercise has been tabled.

Landowners thought things were starting to head in the right direction when after a motion – (unanimously passed, at the September 30 Planning and Development meeting) would have staff take all the necessary steps to amend Clarington’s Official Plan when it comes to environmentally protected areas. But when it came to Council on October 7 – the motion was referred back to the next Planning & Development Meeting on October 22. A councillor thought if all the players sat around a table, they could work things out.

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Art for Hospice

An Opening Reception for an Exhibition of the Artworks featured in the Durham Region Hospice-Clarington 2020 calendar will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm, Sunday, November 3, at A Gift of Art, 187 King Ave E, in Newcastle.

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New reflective posts prevent rest stops

You may have noticed the newly installed line of reflective posts on the shoulders of the on and off ramps of the 401 at Newtonville. In response to an email inquiry about this decision, Ministry of Transportation’s Communication Services Coordinator Praval Vatsya writes, “Concerns were raised regarding commercial vehicles parking along the shoulders of the ramps for extended periods of time. Along with No Parking signs, reflective posts were installed along the edge of the roadway to discourage parking.

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Community celebration at St. Saviour’s

St. Saviour’s Anglican Church hosted a community celebration Noah and the Animals, on Sunday, October 17. Left photo: pictured (far left to right) Susan Atkinson Sedlak, Reverend Augusto Nunez, Bonnie Wilson, Carter Delyea, Shelly Molica and Ted Graham holding the rainbow. Right photo: Carter Delyea and Bonnie Wilson bring in the animals.

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The Newcastle Village & District Historical Society

It was exactly twenty years ago when I first set foot in the Newcastle Village & District Historical Society (NVDHS) “Historical Room”. I had recently retired and decided to supplement my pension by doing some freelance writing. I soon discovered what the term “freelance” actually meant. It was named after a guy named Lance who soon realized no one wanted to pay him for his articles.

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