Community to Table Service

With the challenges of COVID-19 and the public health directives for social distancing, the demand for deliverable yet affordable food services is growing. Community Care Durham (CCD) is delivering nutrition to the tables of its clients and other vulnerable residents of Durham Region through their new service, the Community Food Box.

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Local farmers providing a valuable service – part 1

Local farmers are providing a lifeline for many families who are looking for access to nutritious meat and produce. Dave and Jennifer Clark of Clark Meats, along with daughters Sarah and Ashley and son Josh have been extra busy, putting in a lot of hours both on their farm just east of Newtonville and at their store in Newcastle (www.clarkmeats.com). He and his son Josh do the farm chores bright and early before the store opens.

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Brave new world

On Monday Premier Ford extended his State of Emergency declaration for another two weeks. The original order was to expire on March 31.

Welcome to the brave new world of COVID-19.

From its impact on the global economy to our daily lives, COVID-19 has left and will continue to leave an enormous impact on how we consume, how we learn, how we work, and how we socialize and communicate.

Society runs on information and connections, and we live in an age where both are immediately accessible, anytime, anywhere from a multitude of devices. With platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, users can share information with only a simple click.

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Newtonville couple’s Golden Anniversary Celebration cancelled due to Coronavirus

Six years ago, Betty Stapleton booked the Newcastle Community Hall for Saturday, April 4 in anticipation for her fiftieth wedding anniversary with Frank, the love of her life. Betty made sure that all plans were completed and every detail was in place. Says Frank, “We had over 150 people coming, everybody from family, friends, neighbours, auction associates, Betty’s business associates.”

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Municipality cancels Spring programs

As the community continues to support social and physical distancing, the Municipality of Clarington has canceled all spring recreation programming. Clarington is also cancelling indoor facility and sports field permits until May 31, 2020.

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