June 10, 2020

On Thursday, June 4 the Orono Horticultural Society was seen beautifying the downtown, library grounds and cenotaph. Pictured from left to right: Alan Herring, Orono Horticultural Society president, Wren Bailey, volunteer and Elizabeth MacLeod, Orono Horticultural Society director. It won’t be long before Orono is in full bloom.

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A way forward

Systemic racism ruins lives. It restricts access and capacity for contribution. It destroys the ethical society we aspire to create. Public advocacy is critical. Speaking up is crucial.

Racism is more than an individual issue. When systemic prejudices remain unspoken or acknowledged, an immoral white privilege is adopted. When individuals and groups point out systemic prejudices and discriminations, the dominant culture is made accountable.

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BOAA: Seniors Centre without walls

Despite BOAA’s Facility COVID-19 closure, temporary staff and instructor layoffs, cancelled programs and events, there is light at the end of the tunnel. There have been some positives during this pandemic and the Bowmanville Older Adult Association has not only been able to adapt, but is seeing some success while doing so.

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The Locals: Gerry Krukkert – The Sausage Man

In the 70’s and 80’s and 90, s Gerald Krukkert was known far and wide for his smoked sausages. His neighbours on the fourth concession knew when he was making them because they could see the smoke trickle out from the smokehouse. And you could breathe in that aroma as it subtly wafted through the air. He spiced his meat with a special RECIPE, which is still a secret.

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Rock on…soon

Someone was very busy over the weekend. Mysteriously early Monday morning a crowd gathered on the steps of the Orono Town Hall. Hopefully it won’t be long until the music is back. Be patient, stay safe and continue to be kind.

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