September 22, 2021

Alex and his Autism Assistance guide dog Stanley enjoyed their visit Kendal Community Centre on Saturday for the Second Annual Sunflower Contest. He is pictured here with Kendal Lion president Alice Scott. The Kendal Lions have sponsored Stanley through the Lions Foundation of Canada (Dog Guides).


September 15, 2021

Callum Puterbough won second prize for the tallest sunflower at Saturday’s Crop Expo held at the Durham Farmers Co-Op in Orono. Puterbough also took home first prize for most unusual sunflower and first prize for biggest pumpkin.


September 8, 2021

John Bouwmeester, community volunteer, lends a hand sprucing up the Orono Town Hall gar-dens last week in time for this Thursday’s Grand re-opening and the Orono Firefighter’s barbeque. The hall’s new accessible washroom and elevator are both in service. The community is looking forward to the many events that will take place in the upgraded venue.


September 1, 2021

On Monday, August 30, proprietors Nancy Dowson (L) and Jody Reid celebrated their grand opening of their holistic spa Calm Surrender, new to Main Street in Orono. The facility was open for bookings and guests were welcome to tour this unique space.


August 18, 2021

Connie Hooey, resident of Orono, can be seen out and about on her electric scooter. She is showing off Orono’s handy new charging station outside the Orono Town Hall. So if you’re visiting in town you can easily recharge your ebike or mobility device.


August 11, 2021

On Sunday, August 8, Country Music Artist Naomi Bristow opened Newtonville Music in the Park at the Ida Brown Parkette. The Sunday show starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp ending at 8:00. Bring your own lawn chair, COVID protocols are in place. August 15, Charles Street Band, August 22, Rainstone and ending the season with Mike Pollard on August 29.


July 21, 2021

Spirit of the Land is the focus of the first two weeks of camp at the The Art Room, located at 4116 Lakeshore Road, Newtonville, just east of Morgans Road. Campers will learn about the land the farm is on. Last week the focus was on forest animals and masks were made. Pictured from L to R are: Presley, rabbit, and brothers Luka, bobcat, Matteo, antlers and Rock, frog.


July 14, 2021

Make a Wish and Donate to Durham Region Hospice – Clarington. Barry Carmichael, chair Newcastle Community Hall Board came up with the unique fundraising idea after seeing kids tossing coins in the fountain and making a wish. Pictured are Marion Timmermans, Clarington Hospice champion and Carmichael.


July 7, 2021

Newcastle showed that they care this past weekend. The town was painted red, white and orange, to mark our reflective Canada Day Celebrations. Orange ribbons and decorations where in abundance honouring residential school victims and survivors.



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