May 8, 2024

Postmaster Denise Allen (L) and Amy Fluwell are overwhelmed with this year’s donations. Tickets for the raffle are $2.00 each and 3/$5.00. There are 27 prizes on deck for winning. Allen would like to thank all who contributed to the raffle. Winners will be drawn during the first week of June.


Clarington council votes to take action on the homelessness crisis

At Monday’s General Government Meeting – motion made by Councillor Rang, seconded by Councillor Anderson was approved unanimously. ‘Whereas the homelessness crisis is taking a devastating toll on families and communities, undermining a healthy and prosperous Ontario, and that Council accepts that the responsibility to address these challenges rests with community stakeholders, partners, and residents as well as regional, federal, and provincial governments and agencies.


When the cloud brings a storm

As the editor and publisher of a community newspaper on the cusp of its 90th anniversary, every Wednesday carries a weighty significance. It’s a day that symbolizes not just another issue printed, but a legacy upheld, a community served, and a tradition honoured. Yet, in the relentless march of progress, there are modern adversaries lurking in the shadows, poised to sabotage our efforts and undermine the very essence of what we strive to achieve.

Technology, with its promises of efficiency and seamless integration, has become both a boon and a bane for community journalism. And on one fateful Wednesday, as the ink dried on our most recent editions, my frustration stood stark against the backdrop of a cloud syncing issue.

Picture this: a diligent team, fueled by dedication and a sense of duty, meticulously pore over each article, scrutinizing every word, correcting every error, ensuring that our readers receive nothing but the best. Yet, unbeknownst to us, lurking within the digital ether, a syncing issue lay in wait, poised to unleash chaos upon our carefully curated pages.


Clarington is transforming Veteran’s Square this summer

Over the next few months, Veteran’s Square in Bowmanville will undergo an extensive renovation to create a new vibrant and welcoming space for people of all abilities. Once complete, Veteran’s Square will feature five new flag poles, raised gardens, accessible seating, paved pathways, a service animal relief area and mobility device charging stations.


Clarington’s Got Talent Youth Showcase

The Bowmanville Rotary Club presented Clarington’s Got Talent Youth Showcase on Friday, May 3. The show kicked off at 7 p.m. with hosts Colin Miller and Ron Hooper and a welcome from Rotary and Clarington Youth Centres (CYCs). During set-ups and the intermission there were plenty of giveaways. Treats were given out for audience impromptu performances.


Orono Horticultural News

The Orono Horticultural Society held their annual plant sale last Saturday. The club had an amazing turnout for their spring fundraiser. Members were on hand to answer all questions and help gardeners pick the right plant. Pictured starting from the left in front: Gord Humphrey, Carol Bailey, Cathy Humphrey, Mary-K Hardy, Shelley Etmanskie and her grandson Peter. At the back from the left: Aimee Harris, Elizabeth MacLeod, Gloria Judd, Beryl Clark and Joan Osmok.


Melissa Gibson – Never Enough Horses

Horses have hearts that are five times the size of a human heart. Along with a very stable heart rhythm. When a human heart gets close to a horse heart the electromagnetic fields interact and that’s why humans usually feel calmer around a horse. Just ask Melissa Gibson.


Mother’s Day through the archives

This upcoming Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s the day where once a year, we collectively acknowledge the woman who for many of us, is the most important woman in our life. This article isn’t going to be about suggestions on how to treat your mom, what gifts to treat her to, or how to prepare her breakfast in bed. Instead, let’s take a step back and really consider all the ways that moms have had an impact in our lives. Looking through the pages of the Times, we can see so many examples of how they’ve been there through all our years.



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