Newcastle United Church is almost 125 years old. A sturdy Victorian building that from the outside looks much the same as it has for many years.
On Tuesday, January 28, Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board held a one day strike action at elementary schools. Orono Public School teachers (LtoR) Leanne Kelly, Robin Forbes and Angela Winslow are taking a stand for saving the kindergarten model and special education.
Bryan Wiltshire has been perfecting the role of Facility Manager of the Newcastle Arena for the past fifteen years. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the facility and the contracts for users.
This past Saturday night I had the pleasure of being invited to the Orono Agricultural Society Volunteer/Sponsor Appreciation Dinner, followed by their Annual General Meeting. For 167 years, caring, connected and involved residents have done something pretty spectacular.
On Saturday, January 11 at the Annual General Meeting for the DRPS Neighbourhood Watch program, it was announced that the Port Neighbourhood Watch program will be given official status.
Ice fishing is a popular past time for many of Ontario’s anglers and the Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) would like to remind anglers to put safety first.
Newcastle Public School teachers (LtoR) Nicole Allameh, Caroline Joskow, Melissa McFadyen and Jan Skillen are advocating, among other issues, for help in the classroom and support for special needs education.
The Pines Senior Public School Teachers would “rather be teaching,” says Sarah Marchi, second from the left. Supporting her are, to her right, Melissa Searle and to her left, Sandy Towle, Katie Geofroy and Katie Lebel.
In a world where community newspapers are becoming extinct or being gobbled up by corporations, we are very fortunate our weekly paper (published continuously for 83 years) is alive and well. Julie Cashin-Oster who bought the paper in August of 2018 says “I wanted it to be a very community-based paper, celebrating what people are doing. I also want it to be a communications vehicle for organizations to get their stories out.”
Orono Fair Board president Shelby Dillion digs into the cake.
2019 Orono Fair Board from left to right: Mary Ann Found, Shelby Dillon, Brad Found, Elaine Dillon, Terry Matchett, Don Armstrong, Mat Stephenson, Irene Matchett, Kurtis Matchett, Sara Gilroy, Minne Wiersma and Alex Breen. Directors not in attendance at AGM are: Shelley Fice Trimble, Todd Graves, Keith Blenkinsop, Nick Exner and Deanna Porco.
The ‘Travelling Guides’, 2nd Bowmanville Girl Guides, assisted with the dinner, serving and cleaning up. Left to right: Bella Hoskin, Mackenzie Taylor, Tayja Beaumont and Emma Oosting The girls are busy fundraising for their next adventure.
Brad Found (left) and Orono Fair Board president Shelby Dillion present Ted and Beth Meszaros (center) with an award for their dedication and service to the Orono Agricultural Society.