April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, Father Augusto Nunez received a very special delivery at St. Saviour’s in Orono. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Rev. Jeff Doucette and his Enniskillen Tyrone United Church congregation for their support to agricultural migrant workers in our area. They collected non-perishable food and needed items for the Caribbean and Mexican workers.

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March 31, 2021

Brothers Fred Horvath, John Bouwmeester and Kevin Wilson from St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus, are pleased with the – close to tipping the scales at 1000 lbs, food collected. The project, 40 Cans for 40 Days of Lent will finish up this weekend. Pictured above is only a third of the food collected for St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry, which works closely with the Clarington East Food Bank. A cash donation will also be made to St. Vincent de Paul as part of the project.

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March 24, 2021

The Garden Path located at 7233 Brown Road, Orono, is gearing up for the 2021 garden sea-son. Jon Story is holding on the left, Stained Glass Rasberry Tart Coleus and on the right, Mini Petunia Neo Orange. The Garden Path is getting ready to open – fully and for curbside pick-up. Remember you can pre-order your flowers at shop.thegardenpathclarington.ca.

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March 17, 2021

“Lá fhéile Pádraig sona duit,” is Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you in Gaelic. On Saturday, lunch guests enjoyed the sun in Newcastle’s ‘Little Ireland’. As with everything in 2020, the annual celebrations at Walsh’s Snug were cancelled. This year the party is ‘Red-Control Zone’ compliant complete with entertainment outside in the Snug’s alley patio.

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March 10, 2021

Emmett Walker of Orono checks out the maple sap bucket in the front yard. He reports that the stuff in the bottom appears to be frozen. Emmett and his family will be checking on their two buckets regularly. Buckets on trees means that spring is on its way.

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March 3, 2021

Willie Woo took the plunge into a cold Lake Ontario on a windy and blustery Sunday. He is raising money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Clarington. Other people are doing things indoors to raise funds to assist this organization. See bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

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February 24, 2021

It’s time to boost your immune system with fresh air, exercise, breathing and nutrition. Cynthia Banks is in ‘Warrior’ mode getting ready to reopen Rising Spirit Bed & Breakfast & Yoga, located at 7167 Carscadden Road in Orono, on February 26. Snowshoe Yoga on Saturday mornings at 10 am and Snowga in the Forest on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm for the month of March. Stressbuster day retreats are also returning from Wednesday to Sunday with massage chairs, snowshoeing, rock painting, yoga and outdoor activities – dare you to take a river plunge.

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February 17, 2021

Even the extreme cold weather did not deter this hearty group of volunteers to erect the Clarington Hospice sign on Saturday, February 13. The site is on the east side of Cobbledick Road in Newcastle. From left to right: Marian Timmermans, Jane Black, Jim Norwood, Jill Richardson, Jackie Nixon, Rod McArthur and Willie Woo.

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February 10, 2021

Graphic Milestones in Orono is launching their Don’t Throw Stones Initiative. Heather, a day program participant demonstrates a t-shirt they are custom printing just in time for Pink Shirt Day on February 24. All revenue from custom t-shirt printing goes directly into supporting special needs in our community. For more information call Ricky at 905-983-9794. Stay tuned for more information on Graphic Milestone’s fundraising initiatives in next week’s paper.

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February 3, 2021

Sarah Simson (on the bridge) tells Miles about water and ice. Stephen’s Gulch provides a great learning opportunity for a junior kindergarten student. Stephen’s Gulch is located on Bethesda Road, south of Taunton. Follow the sign to check our this CLOCA hiking trail.

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