Family Gold

At the 2020 Elizabeth Manley Winter Classic in Gloucester, February 23 & 24, a once in a lifetime event happened; Paul Boundy shared the spotlight with his daughter Ava. Paul winning a Gold medal in Men’s Introductory to Skating and Ava a Gold for Star 4 U13.

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Much Ado About Mapping

When the proposed Zone Clarington rezoning of rural lands came to light – and the new zoning maps were made available, things got heated with the possible expansion of Environmentally Protected lands.

The protected lands were centred on wetlands, significant water features or wood lots. What has come to light is that the maps used by the municipality may be outdated. This has been confirmed many times by staff – the mapping is flawed.

Should you disagree with an identified environmental feature it is up to property owners to contact the Planning Department to ask for a site visit to demonstrate how the Municipality’s mapping may be inaccurate.

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From a gentle lady’s closet

These dresses are on display at the Newcastle Historical Society in the community hall in Newcastle. The white dress on the left belonged to Olive Wilmot. Leslie Wilson from the historical Society tells us “the white dress with the green trim, on the left was once (in 1902) more colourful than it is today. It was the type of dress worn by well to do women during the day around the house or to take afternoon tea on the lawn.” The black and white, on the right, is believed to have belonged to Ms. Wilmot as well. The pink peignoir set might also have been Olive’s. But the Society “believes they may have been gifts from Olive to her sister Minnie Galbraith.” This interesting display can be viewed at the Newcastle Village and District Historical Society located in the Newcastle Community Hall, Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9:30 to noon.

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The Locals: Junior West – The West Legend

Junior West is a legend in this town. He has played hockey, baseball and has owned about forty standard bred horses. He owned horses, trained horses, raced horses. He is a household name in the harness racing business. He was until just awhile ago still involved in harness racing. West celebrated 91 years in Orono last Friday.

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New park in the works for Newcastle

Apparently pickleball is rivaling soccer in popularity. Look for six new courts in the proposal for the new park to be constructed behind the Diane Hamre Recreation complex in Newcastle. There will be walking trails, trees, benches- the sort of things you find in any well-planned park.

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Tremeer exhibition opens

Todd Tremeer, an artist known for his oil paintings and watercolour scenes opened his exhibition on Sunday at “A Gift of Art”. It will wrap up on March 28. Steven Franks, art lover and supporter says of Tremeer’s work, “Speechless” and adds, “what a well-orchestrated exhibition.” Tremeer will be holding a watercolour class starting March 27th. Please call A Gift of Art at 905-987-2264 for more information.

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