October 13, 2021

Elva Reid admires the fresh turkey Scott Lee had picked out for Lesley Rodway at Lee Farms on Saturday. The business was brisk on Friday through Saturday as the birds’ found cooks around the area. Lee Farms specializes in beef, poultry and pork raised without growth hormones or antibiotics. Now accepting Christmas orders for fresh turkeys, lamb or goat. Lee Farms is located at 3937 Concession Rd. 8, Orono.

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New ‘Food Bank 2 Home’ Program

The Thanksgiving influx of food donations is over for another year. The Clarington East Food Bank (CEFB) managed to in the last week alone, feed well over one hundred people, thanks to the generosity of many people and organizations and businesses.

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Practise giving thanks

Ahh…Thanksgiving, a holiday dedicated to the focus of being thankful, but are we grateful? The Oxford Dictionary defines the word thankful as “pleased and relieved.” Both of those are great feelings. Everyone wants to be pleased and relieved. But that’s just it; they’re just feelings, and feelings fade.

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word grateful as “showing an appreciation of kindness.” This is where the difference lies; being thankful is a feeling, and being grateful is an action. It’s easy for us to look around the Thanksgiving dinner table and say that we are thankful, surrounded by family, friends and food. In that moment in time, we’re experiencing that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with a holiday gathering.

We may feel thankful for their presence in our lives, and happy that everyone is well since the last gathering.

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Over one million COVID-19 vaccines administered

Durham Region Health Department has reached a major milestone in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines with over one million doses now administered to people who live or work in Durham Region. As of October 7, 1,000,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at community, hospital, mobile, primary care providers, provincial mobile, pop-up and pharmacy clinics across Durham Region.

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Hastings Prince Edward Regiment

The Hastings Prince Edward Regiment was founded in Belleville, Ontario and has three companies in Southern Ontario, at Belleville, Peterborough and Cobourg. Originating in 1863, it is comprised of a number of battalions including 39th Battalion. The Regiment received Battle Honours in WWI for actions at Mount Sorrel, the Somme, Arras, Hill 70, Ypres, Amiens, the Hindenburg Line, and Mons. The Colonel in Chief of the Regiment is Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex.

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