With everyone focused on social distancing remember to stay in touch with neighbours and loved ones. R Farm in Newcastle reminds us to stay connected.
With the challenges of COVID-19 and the public health directives for social distancing, the demand for deliverable yet affordable food services is growing. Community Care Durham (CCD) is delivering nutrition to the tables of its clients and other vulnerable residents of Durham Region through their new service, the Community Food Box.
Local farmers are providing a lifeline for many families who are looking for access to nutritious meat and produce. Dave and Jennifer Clark of Clark Meats, along with daughters Sarah and Ashley and son Josh have been extra busy, putting in a lot of hours both on their farm just east of Newtonville and at their store in Newcastle (www.clarkmeats.com). He and his son Josh do the farm chores bright and early before the store opens.
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church – Orono United Church – St. Saviours Anglican Church, Orono – St. Georges Anglican Church, Newcastle – Newcastle United Church – Kendal United Church
Six years ago, Betty Stapleton booked the Newcastle Community Hall for Saturday, April 4 in anticipation for her fiftieth wedding anniversary with Frank, the love of her life. Betty made sure that all plans were completed and every detail was in place. Says Frank, “We had over 150 people coming, everybody from family, friends, neighbours, auction associates, Betty’s business associates.”
As the community continues to support social and physical distancing, the Municipality of Clarington has canceled all spring recreation programming. Clarington is also cancelling indoor facility and sports field permits until May 31, 2020.
Orono General Store – Stutt’s Pharmacy – Apple Blossom Flower Shoppe – Terren’s Wellness Centre – Orono Post Office – Home Hardware Newcastle – Durham Farmers Country Co-Op – Rona Newcastle
“Location, location, location,” is what Sylvi Parker likes most about living in the woods. “It’s just the most magical place.”
To help residents and business owners struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality of Clarington is easing the tax burden.