It’s time to boost your immune system with fresh air, exercise, breathing and nutrition. Cynthia Banks is in ‘Warrior’ mode getting ready to reopen Rising Spirit Bed & Breakfast & Yoga, located at 7167 Carscadden Road in Orono, on February 26. Snowshoe Yoga on Saturday mornings at 10 am and Snowga in the Forest on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm for the month of March. Stressbuster day retreats are also returning from Wednesday to Sunday with massage chairs, snowshoeing, rock painting, yoga and outdoor activities – dare you to take a river plunge.
The blizzard on February 16 didn’t deter the locals who came out to support the “soft” opening of Newcastle’s highly anticipated new artisan store We Made It – at 101 King Avenue West. The store features handmade products from over 50 local vendors and creative entrepreneurs, thanks to the efforts of owner Amanda Van Goor who says the store “pro-vides a unique shopping experience for every person and occasion.”
At the February 16 General Governance Committee meet-ing council gave staff the green light to proceed with the establishment of a community garden in Newcastle.
After the year we just had and are continuing to have, I remembered a post I read about ‘When Will Newspapers Become Extinct?’
That prediction came in 2014 from The Future Exploration Network’s research on the future of media. The research concluded that newspapers will be extinct across the entire globe by 2040. By 2025, they predict newspapers will be extinct in nearly 20 countries around the world – this included the United States by 2017 and by 2020, Canada.
When I first read this a few years ago I chuckled knowing newspapers are nowhere near extinction, however conceded to the fact they are declining.
Brimacombe is now open for skiing and snowboarding for the 2020-21 season. Don’t forget, all members, season passholders and guests are required to have reservations and wear masks – indoors and outdoors, at all times while visiting Brimacombe this season.
Rev. Augusto Nunez shares news about St. Saviour’s migrant worker ministry. Durham Region Migrant Worker Ministry and St. Saviour’s Anglican church have partnered with Kairos and the federal government for six months to be of sup-port and help to our farmers and migrant workers in these most difficult times. Government of Canada funds will help our ministry to expand support and services to temporary foreign workers in our region. We are with Kairos that, “It is a timely and much-needed funding infusion for our minis-try to support workers throughout the pandemic.”
Okay all you people in your 50’s or 60’s, raise your hand if Hazel May Munro was your kindergarten or grade one teacher at Newcastle Public School. Munro says she knows many people. No doubt she taught most of them.
Formed in late November of last year, with their initial recruitment campaign taking place mid December, the Clarington Youth Council has two representatives each from Wards 1 & 2 and is looking for youth councillors to represent Wards 3 & 4.
As you rustle open the pages of your Orono Times this week, take a moment to appreciate the fact that there are no limitations placed on the newspapers and books that you are fortunate to enjoy.