July 15, 2020

Kirby Church Books open for the season. With COVID-19 safety protocols in place, Kirby Church Books welcomed the community back into the historical Kirby Church. Volunteers pictured from left: Rick Kerr, Tereza Lynde, Marie Nelson and Brian Colville.

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July 1, 2020

On Sunday, June 28, Rev. Augusto Nunez, St. Saviour’s, Orono, loaded up his van to deliver donated items to local migrant workers. The Durham Region Migrant Work Ministry has been collecting food and clothing items for farms throughout our region. items that are needed: rice, bread, tuna, sardines, cooking oil, water bottles, red peas/kidney beans, condensed milk, coffee, cornmeal and sugar. Clothing items: t-shirts, hoodies, baseball hats, wide brim hats and work boots. Donations can be dropped off at St. Saviour’s, 23 Mill St, Orono, Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm or Saturday from 3 pm-4 pm. If you need items picked up at any other time, contact Rev. Augusto at 416-886-4482. Rev. Augusto and volunteers will be delivering again to the farms Sunday, July 5.

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Open for the season

The Clarington Farmer’s Market opened for the season on Sunday, June 14 for pre-order and pick-up at the Newcastle Arena. Paul Stuart, co-owner of Rosalinas Pizza in Newcastle, pictured here with Michael Longarini of Second Season Farm in Newcastle. “It’s fantastic to be out and about again,” he says. Longarini adds, “We look forward to being a reliable service for the community, to deliver all these specialty products and local produce.”

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June 10, 2020

On Thursday, June 4 the Orono Horticultural Society was seen beautifying the downtown, library grounds and cenotaph. Pictured from left to right: Alan Herring, Orono Horticultural Society president, Wren Bailey, volunteer and Elizabeth MacLeod, Orono Horticultural Society director. It won’t be long before Orono is in full bloom.

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June 3, 2020

“Good morning,” he says. Scott Lee’s Herefords, all 25 of them, take their exercise every morning. Around the barn into the field and down the path leading to the front yard. They stop for a rest and watch the cars and trucks go by. There is no fence but they know the limits. People stop to exchange greetings and since these boys – who weigh in at about 850 pound each, can be very curious they may want to have a chat. And that’s okay they don’t bite.

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May 27, 2020

Lloyd Johnson entertains every Sunday morning at 10 am at Bond Head Park in Newcastle, raising money for Durham Region Hospice – Clarington. Johnson sings old gospel songs and some of his own music. Newcastle will be home to Clarington’s first residential hospice.

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