For the second year in a row, Newcastle’s All Star Crew, hosted a ‘lemonade and more’ stand as part of their fundraising for the Clarington Terry Fox Run.
Submitted by Orono Town Hall Board of Directors
The members of the board have been busy preparing the Orono Town Hall for visitors again. We are hoping to move forward with a Grand Reopen-ing on September 8 and 9.
Summer – that went quick. Council has been on hiatus since July 5 and although I welcome the break from the late-night Monday meetings, there are few things that need attention.
One in particular I am sure Newcastle residents would like to see resolved; the state of Brookhouse Gate.
On May 19 word got out that the condo board and the developer were working on resolving their outstanding issues. Fabulous. At the time they were to report to the municipality the following week. The municipality would then ask for proposals on timeframes to get the work done. Finally, there was a glimmer of hope shed on the issue.
A little shade was cast in June – the municipality was engaged but things were moving slowly. Yet another meeting was held that entertained more discussion on the matter. A meeting was held on June 11 and although some progress had been made, residents were seeing no results forthcoming.
Jean Rickard’s friends at the Newcastle Wednesday morning coffee club helped her celebrate 99 years of living – in Newcastle. Jean was congratulated by Councillor Margaret Zwart and Mayor Adrian Foster.
With safety protocols in place, the musical/comedy duo Two for the Show entertained at Newcastle Golf and Country Club on July 28 celebrating the next stage in reopening. Two for the Show is returning on September 22 for an End of Summer Bash from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $10 each.
Chief Gord has many memories to recount. Of the day he met with Chief Jim Hayman, “I got hired and kind of fell in love with it,” said Weir. He started out as a volunteer fire fighter and remembers well, Lloyd Forsey, Bill Lyle, and Graham Brown who took the new guy under their wing.
As Canadians prepare to head to the polls in a federal election next month, the Orono Times is looking back at past elections. The 1950s were a see-saw decade in Canadian politics, with a majority leadership for one party at the turn of the decade completely overturned by the end of the decade. It also saw increased interest in emerging parties.
This year’s event is virtual to showcase our community’s talent! Calling All Magicians, Comedians, Singers, Rappers, Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Impersonators, and more. This event is open to amateur talent only.
The last few months have seen an alarming increase in prices. With inflation rising, families are struggling to make ends meet. Canadians are experiencing a cost-of-living crisis.