Is Blue Monday really a thing? Generally reported as fall-ing on the third Monday in January, for 2021 it was two days ago – January 18. Concocted as a marketing ploy, Blue Monday was said “to be the most depressing day of the year.” A UK travel company, Sky Travel, published the concept in a 2005 press release claiming they calculated the date using an ‘equation’. Curious? The formula used to determine the most depress-ing day of the year: [W+(D-d)]TQ /MxNa
With: W = Weather forcast; (Dd) = debt (difference in debts contracted during the holiday season with the effective re-placement capacity before the next payday), T = time elapsed since Christmas; Q = time elapsed since our resolutions New Year’s Day; M = Lack of motivation; Na = need to act.
In Silent Auction style, Stutt’s Pharmacy is auctioning off another original shipping crate from United Drug Company in Toronto – circa 1950. Proceeds are going to the Canadian Centre for Mental Heath (CAMH). Action ends January 28. Marianna says don’t worry if you don’t win this one, they have a few more they will be auctioning off.
Storing recreational vehicles (RVs) on agricultural or environmentally protected zoned land is not allowed in Clarington. According to information provided by a delegate at the January 11 Planning and Development Committee Meet-ing there is a collective of 50 property owners who currently store a total of 1700 RVs within the municipality.
This is the third year Alycia and Alex Hemphill have taken the lead on making the Pearce Farm Park outdoor skating rink in the Port of Newcastle a reality.
Rachel Peel declares herself “a country girl from Tyrone.” She married into an old established farming family and after spending some years in a century home in town, she and hubby Mike wanted to get back to the farm environment. The property on the 6th Con-cession became available and they took over what is now the Peel Family Farm in 2014.
The moment that singer-song-writer Leo Troy viewed the colourful aerial footage of the 2019 Orono Fair, he knew he had to incorporate it into one of his music videos.
Wendy Hollingsworth greets Ed Leader at the Egg Shack. Eggs are not the only thing available and Leader regularly shops locally at the Egg Shack located on the 4th Conc.
Starting on Monday, January 18, 2021, Clarington’s Municipal Administrative Centre in Bowmanville (Town Hall) will be open to the public by appointment only.