Students from Newcastle Public School placed their hand painted rocks at the town cenotaph on Monday. Classes held their own ceremonies as school-wide functions are curtailed due to the pandemic.
With colourfully-painted ‘Rock Poppies’ in hand and the record-setting unusually warm November sun shin-ing upon them, groups of students led by their devoted teachers made their way on Monday and Tuesday from Newcastle Public School to the cenotaph at the Newcastle Community Hall.
An additional $50,000 required to complete the Orono Town Hall Accessible Elevator addition and Universal Washroom project was approved at Monday’s General Governance Committee meeting.
November 11, 1918 – Day 96
At 6:30 a.m., a message reaches Canadian Corps Headquarters that an armistice will be declared at 11:00 a.m. The pursuit continues forward regardless, reaching a line some eight kilometers to the northeast of Mons. The armistice to end the First World War takes effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
Our country’s great efforts in the Second World War, 1939-1945, involved virtually the whole country whether by serving in the military or by serving on the home front in industry or agri-culture. More than one million Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the military — more than 45,000 gave their lives and another 55,000 were wounded.
Tried to buy a bike lately? Chances are slim that you’ll find one – new or second-hand. It turns out that cycling has become a top go-to form of exercise during the pandemic.
The Orono Crown Lands has a new donation station at the Taunton Road parking lot. “Donations are our main source of income that allows us to pay for insurance, upkeep and improvements in the Crown Lands,” says John Windatt, from Orono Crown Lands.
Saturday was an outdoor book sale at Kirby Church Book-store. Brian Colville and his team had 160 bags of pre-ordered books filled with five books each, ready for pick up in the parking lot. All went well and the church now has 800 less books and $680 for the upkeep of the building.
According to local farmer Ed Morton, “This year was surprisingly good corn considering so little rain,” he says enthusiastically.
Ruth Ann Miller has owned, bred, trained and shown dogs most of her adult life. “My heart still belongs to the Siberian Husky,” she says when asked to name her favourite breed. “I trained Huskies for a long time. I raised them and showed them.”