Last Friday night, Santa made an appearance during the Newcastle BIA’s Winter Wonderlights. With COVID protocols in place, children could still chat with Santa on how their year has gone and how Santa, the elves and reindeer have been keeping. The annual Newcastle Community Hall and Tree Lighting also took place.
We are excited to announce that once again, the Orono Public School is partnering with Orono businesses to promote Shop Local Wednesdays for the month of December.
It was nice to meet in-person this year. Although a few golden anniversary events had to be postponed until next year, the Orono Horticultural Society celebrated 100 years of beautifying Orono.
So, I have a birthday coming up. It’s not a big milestone birthday – but I am very close to one and it’s freaking me out.
For the first time in history, Canada is home to more people over the age of 65 than those 15 and under. Boomers make up 27 per cent of the population, up from 18 per cent two decades ago. With more than five million Canadians set to turn 65 this decade, the 2020’s is the decade that sees many baby boomers head into retirement. The oldest baby boomers, who turn 75 this year, move into age groups associated with higher care needs.
The Bowmanville Kinsmen Club, at their meeting on Tuesday, November 23, generously made donations of $10,000 each to Durham Region Hospice Clarington and to the We Care, We Can Campaign in support of the Bowmanville Hospital redevelopment and expansion project. The Bowmanville Kinsmen Club raised the funds through their Club’s Super TV Bingo, explained Randy Cruickshank, club president.
Durham Region Hospice Clarington Board members in attendance for the cheque presentation were Leo Blindenbach, Charles Ewert, Kirk Kemp, Joe Tilley and Willie Woo. Bowmanville Memorial Hospital Foundation members in attendance were Board Treasurer, Peter Hobb and Campaign Chair, Kirk Kemp. Thank you to the Bowmanville Kinsmen Club for your endless support and for making a difference in healthcare in our community.
For the second year the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade was carried out in ‘drive-by style’ navigating through the neighbourhoods in Newcastle. The first snow fall of the season added a nice touch.
That’s a wrap! Kirby Church Books is now closed until April 2, 2022. Marie, Rick, Tereza and Brian thank everyone for making 2021 a huge success and adhering to pandemic protocols. The historical church was able to get some much needed masonry work done to the outside of the building over the summer.
Last Sunday we got a sneak peak at the Christmas Pop Up Market in the Snug’s heated laneway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alisha Welsh (L) displays her homemade Christmas Cards. Alanna and friend entertained. You will find crafters, candles, baked goods, Christmas wreaths and arrangements, a fortune teller, Christmas music and much more. Santa will be in residence to hear good deeds and Christmas wishes on December the 5 and 12 (donations to Sick Kids appreciated).
Durham Region Health Department is inviting area parents and caregivers of children five to 11-years old to attend a virtual town hall to discuss questions and concerns related to the paediatric COVID-19 Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine.