January 13, 2021

The lack of snow didn’t stop cousins Maisie, Coco, Ava and Jasper from enjoying the hill at Orono Park on Sunday. Fingers crossed for more snow. On the topic of online learning, they don’t like it and want to be back at school with their friends.

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January 6, 2021

Orono Figure Skating Club president Kaiti Boundy is putting out a challenge to the community to submit funny pictures taken over the holidays. Kaiti is starting things off with her ‘Christmas tree’ fail. Who is up for the challenge?

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December 9, 2020

Heather and Lindsey deck the halls at Graphic Milestones popular day program. The group also created a festive wreath that is featured on Orono Weekly Times YouTube channel, Santa reads letters from the children of Orono.

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December 2, 2020

Newcastle BIA seen here bringing the holly jolly spirit to Newcastle Village on Saturday, November 28 at 6pm with the festive tree lighting which was streamed live on Facebook much to the delight of many viewers. Pictured from left to right: Janeen Calder, Newcastle Massage Therapy, is the main organizer, Gabrielle Bell, with Newcastle Community Hall, Marni Lewis, BIA Secretary, Tracey Yates, Lang Enterprises, Darryl Rowsell doing the lighting and technical expertise, Donna Wood, social media for the Newcastle Village Facebook page.

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November 25, 2020

On Saturday, September 12, in place of the fair, the Orono Fair Board along with many community partners put on a drive-in fireworks display as a way to give back to the community. Non-perishable food items were collected for the Clarington East Food Bank along with donations. Pictured from the Orono Fair Board making the presentation to CEFB for $2,000 is from front to back: Todd Graves, director, Brad Found, 1st vice-president, Nick Exner, 2nd vice-president, Sonja Pratt, coordinator CEFB and Shelby Dillion, president.

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November 18, 2020

It’s beginning to look like Christmas. Caught on a windy Monday, members of the Orono Town Hall Board decorated the Christmas tree. Pictured on the ladder, Neil Foster, Perry Kirkbride, Geri Bailey wearing the Santa hat and Bev Donald.

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November 4, 2020

Veronica Vargas stops traffic along with Stella Riccio (waving on the sidelines) as Frieda Scriv-er and Jo-Anne Cawker hand out candy during the drive-thru trick-or-treat event hosted by the Bowmanville Older Adults Association.

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October 28, 2020

St. Saviours Anglican Church, 23 Mill Street, Orono, has a couple of fun things up their sleeves for Halloween. Bonnie Wilson will be operating the socially distanced candy chute. Would you like to make a ‘Munchkin Pumpkin House’? Bring your decorated pumpkin to the front steps of the church with a family name card to display if you like October 31 from 12 noon on. ‘Land of OZ’ Pumpkin Display from 3 – 8 p.m. Pick up pumpkins Monday, November 2 if possible.

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