Helping with snow shovelling can be fun when you are little. Oliver makes a break away while Everly and Emmett takes a breather. Judging by the smiles on their faces, they don’t mind moving the 60 cm of snow that blanketed their driveway.
Last year was the 16th year for the Mayor’s Classic Golf Tournament. Each year, the proceeds are donated to a different cause. The proceeds from 2021, with just over $25,000 are going to Clarington Hospice.
As outlined in Ontario’s Public Health measures, the municipality will be following a gradual reopening plan.
I think for most children the coolest thing to have in the winter is your own outdoor skating rink. Its right there in your yard. Very cool.
However, some yards aren’t big enough or flat enough. And they can be a lot of work. The next best thing? An out-door rink in your local park. Outdoor skating rinks have been a blessing during winter lockdowns.
A neighborhood, outdoor skating rink provides that “third place,” as described by Ray Oldenburg, an urban sociologist. In his book, “The Great Good Place,” Oldenburg writes about the importance of informal, public gathering places. He believes “Life without community has produced, for many, a lifestyle consisting mainly of a home-to-work-and-back-again shuffle. Social well-being and psychological health depend upon community and the ‘third places’.” Whether in an urban city center or suburban neighborhood, an ice rink is a ‘third place’ where like-minded people can socialize and connect.
The pandemic has forced many small businesses to close. Orono resident Lisa Filion not only lost her full-time job due to COVID, but also a part-time, self-employment venture where she and a friend were partners.
The Regional Municipality of Durham is asking the public for their thoughts and input on the options suggested for the upgrading of the Newcastle Water Pollution Control Plant.
If you are meandering around Mill Street South in Newcastle, any Wednesday afternoon, and hear music, you may wonder is this Just My Imagination? No, its not. Upon more investigation you may be invited to Sing, Sing, Sing with that crowd in the garage behind the Veenstra constructed house with the wish-ing well.
Clarington is working with the Jury Lands Foundation to implement the future vision for the historically and culturally significant Camp 30 property in Bowmanville. The vision is to repurpose these buildings using a process called adaptive reuse, allowing the space to serve another function while conserving its history.
Monday January 17 is a day still fresh in the minds of residents and businesses. An epic snowfall of approximately 60 centimetres, or roughly two feet descended on our fair towns, hamlets and villages. The Orono Weekly Times caught up with a few folks who consented to share their experiences.