June 5, 2024

Orono resident Noah Lauzon took advantage of the fabulous weather on Saturday and spent some time at the skate board park located in the newly opened Newcastle Community Park. The park is located behind the Diane Hamre Recreation Complex at 1780 Rudell Road. Although the ball diamond and tennis/pickle ball courts officially opened this past weekend, the skate board park opened in 2022.

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May 29, 2024

The Orono Farmers’ Market steering committee has been busy over the winter planning this season’s market with a host of unique monthly events celebrating local agriculture. Sam Kent, Kent Farms; Naomi Morawetz, Naomi’s Homestead Market; Lindsay Vasseur, Wild Hearts Farmstead; Diana Stephenson, Skyblue Farm; and Lisa Filion, BETTER Tarts are looking forward to seeing everyone on June 14. Take note that the new market hours are 2-6 p.m. every Friday [except during the Orono Fair weekend] until October 11.

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May 22, 2024

With the excavators behind the fence Jill Richardson’s dream of a residential hospice built in Newcastle is becoming a reality. Marigold Hospice Care is well represented (Back row L to R): Mark Murphy, Kirk Kemp, Charles Ewart, Rod McArthur and Leo Blindenbach. (Front row L to R): Steven Pinnock, Jackie Nixon, Denise Kearsey, Yvonne Kryzanowski, Melodie Zarzeczny and Sharon Payton.

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May 15, 2024

The Newcastle Gardening Club (formerly the Newcastle Horticultural Society) kicked off planting season with their annual plant sale. Maria Biscardi (left) brought flowers from her grandmother, Margery Freethy’s garden. Club president Sarah Powell was on hand with other volunteers, to answer questions about plants or about the NGC. The Newcastle Gardening Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Newcastle United Church.

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May 8, 2024

Postmaster Denise Allen (L) and Amy Fluwell are overwhelmed with this year’s donations. Tickets for the raffle are $2.00 each and 3/$5.00. There are 27 prizes on deck for winning. Allen would like to thank all who contributed to the raffle. Winners will be drawn during the first week of June.

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May 1, 2024

The talent explodes at Autism Home Base every Monday afternoon as members take part in a 10 week Unscripted Improv program facilitated by Erica, Rick and Bruce from RealSpace Theatre in Toronto. There is still room for members to sign up for the final weeks.

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April 24, 2024

PLAY BALL! It won’t be long now. On Sunday Kendal Royals baseball coaches BJ Hackett (L) and Tyler Knight were busy readying the clubhouse for another season of baseball at the Harvey Jackson Memorial Park.

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April 10, 2024

Three-year-old Carson tried very hard on Saturday to prove everyone wrong, who thought he couldn’t lift the Millstone. On Saturday the newly renovated Orono Branch of the Clarington Library, Museums and Archives was officially opened. The day also commemorated the return of the Orono Millstone to the library lawn. It had been moved to the Kirby Museum when the archives were moved from the second floor of the library to the museum.

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April 3, 2024

Elvis Stojko made quite the entrance, not unlike James Bond, on Saturday during the adults’ ‘007’ themed performance at the afternoon show of the Orono Figure Skating Club ‘Rolls Out the Red Carpet’ 76th annual Skating Carnival. The ‘Bond Girls’ were on hand thankfully, and they rushed to defend Stojko against the water-gun packing villains.

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