February 22, 2023

Ann-marie Harley, board president of A Gift of Art, welcomed the community on Family Day to meet two local authors. Richard Thake (L) author of the Sir Seth Thistlethwaite Trilogy and James Dobos author of Joey Maloney and the Badger Lake Adventure.


A great way to spend a winter morning

The residents of Clarington were busy at the library over the weekend taking part in the ‘Winter WonderLearn’ programs at various branches. The events were hosted by different organizations, one of which was the EarlyON team, operating out of the YMCA. Last Friday morning at the Orono facility Carrie Smith and Zita Ayube had children involved in an interactive winter story time.


The results of indecision

Newcastle Public School is currently over capacity at 109 per cent and The Pines Senior Public School is at 116 per cent. Over 240 students are being bussed to Bowmanville from Newcastle. The current growth figures presented by KPRDSB show that school age residents will grow by 645 in the next 5-10 years. Keeping in mind that both Clarke and The Pines service all of Ward 4.

The 2022-23 school year saw grade 6 from Newcastle PS move to The Pines joining grades 7 & 8. The Pines Senior Public School and Clarke High School are located directly adjacent to Highway 115 – safety has become top priority and parents want the schools moved. The question ‘why build two schools on a provincial highway?’ is one that has been asked for decades.


Another amazing visit from Kurt

Orono Figure Skating Club’s Star 2 and Star 3 skaters Stephanie Bodnaryk, Grace Redpath, Hope Savage, Lauren Chaulk and Abby Griffin get style pointers from Kurt Browning before this weekend’s four-day Skate Ontario provincial event. Mark your calendars and head down to the Orono Arena & Community Centre. The event starts Thursday, February 23 at noon and finishes up Sunday at 3:45 p.m. Show your support and cheer on our skaters.


Bob Malone, a lifetime of community service

Robert (Bob) Malone, for-mer President of the Newcastle Village & District Historical Society passed away December 21, 2022. Bob was born in Belfast, Ireland on September 28, 1939. His parents, William and Elizabeth Malone, immigrated to Canada after WW2 and settled in Montreal Quebec. Bob had three sisters, Patricia, Donna, Theresa.



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