October 9, 2019

At the Newcastle Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 5, Debbie Nightingale of Haute Goat Farm, in Port Hope, is having a hard time keeping her composure while demonstrating Goat Yoga. ‘Hoofs down’, it’s a natural stress reliever.

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October 4, 2019

The weather this past Saturday didn’t dampen Alexandra Robinson’s spirits as she travelled back in time at the Kirby Schoolhouse during Culture Days. Braving the intermittent rain showers, Alexandra hand dipped a candle worthy of a cold dark winter’s day.

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September 25, 2019

Margery Freethy (R), of the Newcastle Horticultural Soceity, presented the Consul General of Japan Ms. Takako Ito with a bouquet of flowers from her garden, with the exception of a well placed lily indigenous to Japan. The ribbon donned a pin with the words “Newcastle is Neat”.

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September 18, 2019

BINGO! Orono United Church is celebrating their 11th year of fundraising for the church. Wendy Maher won the first BINGO of the season. Maher has lived in Orono for 25 year and said this was her first time going to BINGO. Perhaps not her last. BINGO runs every other Friday. Don’t miss the next one on September 27 – 7:00 p.m sharp!

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September 11, 2019

On Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. Jane Ann Tillson received a call from Scott Lightfoot, reporter with CTV news that he was coming to Orono. He wanted to be the first to break the story – Orono wants the iconic Toronto sign. Within only two hours word spread, and those who could came to offer their support.

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September 4, 2019

Sawyer Muizelaar couldn’t wait to start kindergarten at Orono Public School. His mom Marie wasn’t sure who was more anxious, Sawyer or her? “He kept asking, ‘can we go now?’ before they left home,” she said.

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August 28, 2019

Avery (L) and Elliot Rutherford sold over 300 cookies and 35L of lemonade during Oronofest on Saturday, raising $822.30 to support the family of their schoolmate, Alexander McKeown, who is battling leukemia for the second time this year.

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August 14, 2019

Deborah Bateman gives Amy Cannings, 2019 Orono Fair Ambassador, a quick lesson in how laundry was done in the ‘good ol’ days’ at the 12th Annual Orono Antique Festival held Saturday, August 10. The yearly event once again welcomed a large crowd into our small town.

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