The Orono Horticultural Society volunteers pictured from left to right: Alan Herring, president, Pat Preyde, Carol Bailey, vice-president, Gail McKenzie, Joan Osmok and Gord Humphrey. The OHS plants and maintains the gardens at the Cenotaph and Library as well as the Main Street flower planters. Many hands make light work, the Orono Horticultural Society are looking for volunteers to help with watering. If you are interested call Carol at 905-983-5058.
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Remember the children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle? Recently some very hungry caterpillars moved into southern Ontario and are eating their way through our maple, birch, and oak, trees- they are not fussy eaters, but do prefer hardwood trees, particularly oak.
Addressing the legacy of residential schools: Clarington will examine ways to move forward with reconciliation on a municipal level.
On Monday, June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day, Clarington Council unanimously passed a motion directing staff to examine the calls to action identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
The Kirby Church Bookstore was a popular place on Saturday, the first day of reopening to the world. Chairs and a tent for shade were available for those who had to wait. We persuaded them to get together for a quick photo so we could make a memory. More booklovers were waiting in their cars.
Brian Colville shows us the Home Knowledge Atlas, circa 1888, on loan from Claire Chapman. The cover indicates it holds much Geographical, Astronomical and Historical information. Brian is anxious to see what it says about this local area, which we are sure he will share with us.
Tami’s Family Farm kicked off the opening of their three locations Saturday with a bang. Orono native Tamara Watson started her new business venture to make sure locals have more opportunities to shop locally sourced and home-made products.
“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” — Diana Vreeland
Orono Horticultural Society vice-president Carol Bailey who pens the OHS monthly column in the Orono Weekly Times, is pictured here last week in her garden. She is astonished that everything is at least two months early. She says the secret to planning your garden is planting colour for every season.
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $1.4 million and working with 4-H Ontario to develop educational content and first-hand learning experiences to inspire the next generation to explore exciting careers in the agri-food sector.
Newcastle residents interested in art, antiques and oddities have a new “shed” they can visit. The Little Blue Shed kicked off its grand opening June 19 with some local visits and a lot of interesting, handmade art to look at.
Orono Crown Lands’ volunteer Ron Boss is pictured clearing trees preparing for the Taunton Road entrance parking lot expansion. OCL volunteers would like to thank their generous neighbour for donating the woodchipper.