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January 26, 2022

Helping with snow shovelling can be fun when you are little. Oliver makes a break away while Everly and Emmett takes a breather. Judging by the smiles on their faces, they don’t mind moving the 60 cm of snow that blanketed their driveway.

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The locals: Bill Skitch – Music man

If you are meandering around Mill Street South in Newcastle, any Wednesday afternoon, and hear music, you may wonder is this Just My Imagination? No, its not. Upon more investigation you may be invited to Sing, Sing, Sing with that crowd in the garage behind the Veenstra constructed house with the wish-ing well.

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Where were you when the snow came down?

Monday January 17 is a day still fresh in the minds of residents and businesses. An epic snowfall of approximately 60 centimetres, or roughly two feet descended on our fair towns, hamlets and villages. The Orono Weekly Times caught up with a few folks who consented to share their experiences.

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Stray feathers: Findings, forecasts, and friends

The 8th annual winter bird count or CBC (Christmas Bird Census) for the Orono area was conducted on January 3, 2022 under the very capable leadership of Oshawa naturalist, Tyler Hoar. The North American CBC was started in 1900 and the Orono census was initiated by former Orono resident Paul Riss in 2014 and is one of over 2380 annual counts throughout North America.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 marks the date of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops in 1945. In November 2005, January 27 was officially proclaimed International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by the United Nations General Assembly.

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