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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July 24, 2019

Emily Hayes, a student of Alexa Goldie, performed an original song titled: “Erase Your Face” at Alexa’s Music Program’s Summer Recital held on Monday, July 22 at the Newcastle Community Hall. Seventeen of Alexa’s students played at the recital.

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July 17, 2019

Last week at The Art Room, Lakeshore Road, Newcastle, kids at Jungle Drama Camp picked out animals, built them habitats and protected them from developers. Next – Horsing Around Camp (6-12 years), August 19 to 23 and Princesses & Dragons Camp (4-7 years) August 26-30.

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July 10, 2019

Marla Brennan, aka the Juggling Chef, entertains guests at R Farm’s Family Day on Saturday, July 6. Brennan, an expert chef, arts educator and entertainer, will be offering summer programs at R Farm every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 am until August 1.

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June 26, 2019

The Junior Gardeners met on Saturday, June 22, their last meeting before summer break. Pictured with their cow planter arrangements are (from LtoR) Cassandra, Veronica, Trevor, Ben and Arianna in front. The kids agree that they have lots of fun and meet new friends. Oh, and the snacks. Thanks to Gary St. Amand for making the planter kits for the kids to build and decorate. Betty Formosa leads the group. The Junior Gardeners meet again in September.

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June 19, 2019

All the kids had a blast on Kendal Day, Saturday, June 15. Pictured are Devon Florentino (left) and Sammi Rice, Rookie Team #2. Coach Colin MacDonald says “It was a well fought game, both teams played great defense and hit really well.” Rookie team #2 (grey team) ended up winning, edging out Kendal team #1 (blue team).

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June 12, 2019

Chiel Vissers and Debby Westlake of Vissers Sod Farm, Orono, give Marilyn Morawetz (middle), co-chair of this year’s Doors Open, a lesson on how the automated sod harvester works. The 10th Anniversary Tour took place on Saturday, June 8, featuring the agricultural heritage of east Clarington.

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