June 23, 2021

The Orono Horticultural Society volunteers pictured from left to right: Alan Herring, president, Pat Preyde, Carol Bailey, vice-president, Gail McKenzie, Joan Osmok and Gord Humphrey. The OHS plants and maintains the gardens at the Cenotaph and Library as well as the Main Street flower planters. Many hands make light work, the Orono Horticultural Society are looking for volunteers to help with watering. If you are interested call Carol at 905-983-5058.


June 16, 2021

A poignant sight at the Town Hall in Bowmanville; pairs of shoes representing the innocent victims of abuse in the residential school system. People who pay their respects to the victims are asked to say a prayer and to choose a tobacco tie to place at the memorial.


June 9, 2021

We are off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Bonnie Wilson and her garden helpers have been busy creating a Wizard of Oz themed garden. Pictured is their re-creation of the Emerald City. Do you have a garden picture you would like to share? Give us a call.


June 2, 2021

This 60-foot (approximately) chestnut tree adorns the front lawn of Gerry Krukkert’s home on the 4th Concession. Planted around 1966, it’s in full bloom this week and has to be one of the prettiest trees around.


May 26, 2021

Grace Powless, centre, came up with the idea of holding a lemonade/bake sale fundraiser for the Newtonville couple who lost everything in a fire on May 16. Her mom Heather, pictured right, and her grandmother Pat helped her with the logistics. The community raised $5000.


May 19, 2021

Lady Kimberly of Tea Grannys & Friends, located on Newtonville Road just north of the 5th Concession, greeted Connie for her porch pick up of ‘Tea to Go’ . Porch Pick up Victorian Luncheons are available for groups of 2-6. Each luncheon will have delicate tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and butter, scrumptious baked treats, seasonal fruits, and your choice of tea. To order call 905-983-5816, please give at least 48 hours notice to arrange pick up. Delivery to approved areas is also available.


May 12, 2021

Bird feeder gymnastics. As we are spending more time at home and out walking in our neighbourhoods, animals have become a great source of entertainment. We would like to share your quirky photos with our readers. Email photos (1 MB min size) with your name and picture details to [email protected] subject line Animal Antics.


May 5, 2021

A big thank you to Connie Hooey who is keeping the windows at the Orono Weekly Times office looking fabulous. Pre-COVID Connie’s decorating talents were showcased at the Rebekah’s monthly dinners, bazaars and other functions around town.


April 21, 2020

Ben Demeter, 5, won the Orono DBIA Easter Colouring Contest Grand Prize Draw. Thank you to Rick Ravary of iWood for donating the personalized room sign ready for Ben to decorate. There were also treats and a fun bubble wand saber. Thank you to everyone who entered.



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