Bottle drive for Hospice a success

The Newcastle Lions Club hosted a bottle drive at Rona on the weekend of September 19 and 20, gleaning six or seven trailers full of bottles donated by the community. The successful event raised $2,500, with all proceeds going to the Clarington Hospice.

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A cornucopia of veggies on highway 2

Driving along Highway 2 west of Morgans Road you may have noticed a farm with an impressive amount of farm equipment. Andy Mak has owned Everfresh Greenhouse and farm for twenty-two years (since 1998) and supplies the province with a wide array of cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, bok choy, and two types of cauliflower and cabbage.

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The Locals: Jean Rickard – Always a gardener

Jean Rickard has lived in Newcastle all her ninety-eight years. Flowers on the table are a testament to her recent birthday.

She has seen a lot of changes and done a lot of work in the community. An avid horticulturist, she’s been a member of the horticulture society for 70 years. “I was always a gardener. My husband was too.”

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Contract for Skate Park

Newcastle Skate Park is one step closer to realization.

At Monday’s GGC, council approved staff’s recommendation to award Transition Construction and Scatliff + Miller + Murray the contract for the design and build services for the Newcastle Skate Park.

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