New electric vehicle charger in Orono

New electric vehicle chargers are available at municipal facilities across Clarington. It’s part of the Municipality’s journey to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 under its Corporate Climate Action Plan. Level 2 chargers are now available for public use at the Orono Library.


Quilt Guild stitching joy

The Ganaraska Quilt Guild were busy elves last Wednesday sewing Christmas placements for Meals on Wheels. Pictured are members (LtoR): President Deb Everson, Arlene Crichton, Peggy Blaschke, Renee Duckworth, Ann Cawker and Gail McKenzie. If you are interested joining in or learning more about the Ganaraska Quilt Guild please email Deb at [email protected].


NHS another year of growing

Jean Rickard at 101, was awarded a certificate of recognition for her 72 years of active involvement with the Newcastle Horticultural Society. With her is Greg Forget, awarded a certificate of recognition for his 30 years of volunteer work with the Newcastle Historical Society.

Outgoing President Vicki Muscat, was presented with a bouquet of flowers by incoming president Sarah Powell. Muscat was thanked for her dedication over the past year which resulted in a successful membership drive for the NHS.


Christmas in Newcastle

Like today, Christmas was a magical time of year in the last century. Unlike today, it was far less commercial. Not often was there a “bought” gift under anyone’s tree – they were all home made. Everyone looked forward to getting some of Grandma’s hand knit socks, or a toy carved by Granddad, or a tin of Aunt Mae’s special Christmas shortbreads.


Cardinal Memory Tree

Karen Glugston, Newcastle, started the Memory Tree about four years ago as a way to remember her father. The tree became a way to remember other family members. Friends and neighbours are now contributing. Every decoration has a name, or a picture, and is accompanied by a Cardinal – the sign of Hope.


A Gift of Art country Christmas

This past Saturday and Sunday A Gift of Art held their Christmas in the Country Market. A great place to find one-of-a-kind gifts. Pictured (LtoR) Sher Leetooze, author, storyteller, family researcher, presenter; Hayley Low, Down Low Creations; Lynne Lyon, Used to Be; Kelly McLeod, artist and educator; Dianne Darch, pen, ink and watercolour artist; and artist David Gillespie.


Sweater Weather through the archives

When I was ten, my lovely Nana thoughtfully gifted my sisters and me sweaters for Christmas. All three sweaters were the same, simply varying in size respective of our steps and stairs heights and ages. It was a creamy oatmeal coloured sweater, with a tie to cinch it at the waist, and embroidered down the centre was a somewhat intricate totem pole motif. I remember it well.


Minor Hockey – U18 Local League

Clash of the Leafs – Orono T1 vs Orono T3

Tuesday, Nov 21 – Two of Orono’s LL U18 teams faced-off at the local Glaciatorium. The Orono T1 Leafs, the designated visitor, came away with an 8-0 shutout vic-tory. The Orono T1 white-wash was backstopped by goalie Cooper Ruiter.



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