The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to announce that we will be reopening our Orono outdoor pool as of July 24 with strict physical distancing and capacity limits. The pool will reopen seven days a week with pre-registered swim sessions lasting an hour each. A maximum of 20 swimmers will be allowed at each session.
Hey you! Yes…YOU. Is this newspaper headed for the recycling bin once you have finished reading it with your morning cup of coffee? Chances are you have answered ‘yes’, totally unaware that these folded sheets of community news are useful beyond your leisurely reading. This paper is a surprisingly versatile material that has the potential to be repurposed into something amazing. Clothing, art, furniture – the possibilities are endless.
The Orono Weekly Times and the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) TRIPLE-DOG-DARE YOU to participate in the “This Old Newspaper?!” Reader Contest and recycle leftover newspaper into something new. Are you up for the challenge? Put your creativity hat on and enter for your chance to win the OCNA provincial price of $1,000.
On Monday July 20, the Province of Ontario announced that Durham Region is moving into Phase 3 of the provincial reopening plan, effective this Friday, July 24.
Those of you who are not farmers, imagine having access to seventy-four acres of lush green fields and forest, complete with walking trails along Wilmot Creek, a community garden or space for your own garden plot, a trout pond, picnic areas beside ponds, grass mazes, a sunny field lined with linden trees, sunflowers and half hidden fairy houses along the way.
typically the site of social justice activism. Yet for Sangayal Kyab, a 29-year old Tibetan man, this pedestrian-friendly trail became part of the route for his awareness-raising 800-kilometre walk for peace from Toronto to Ottawa and back on behalf of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people. Each day of the journey, he started out at about four o’clock in the morning, walking until approximately nine or ten o’clock at night, averaging approximately sixty kilometres per day.
Farncomb LeGresley has the biggest happiest smile ever. He was born “94 years ago, in Ebor House just behind us.” Ebor House was built in the 1860’s by his great grandfather, Frederick Farncomb, the local customs collector. When he was born, they didn’t have electricity. “I think it was about 1871 when they got electricity.”
Clarington Public Library is continuing to expand services to support the community through the summer months. With continued Take-Out Service, a virtual TD Summer Reading Club, and new Computer Access Appointments, the library is steadily adding more services and experiences for Clarington residents.
Ron Hooper has community credibility. When he graduated from Bowmanville High School, Durham College was waiting for him. Hooper recalls “I was one of the first graduates of Durham.”