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September 27, 2023

It was an early start for the cyclists who tackled the 56km on Sunday at the first annual Hike or Bike fundraiser for Clarington Hospice. At the end of the day the total amount raised was $134,379.75. The community showed up big time. Signed up for the event were 107 hikers/runners and 39 bikers. Clarington Hospice was recently renamed Marigold Hospice Care. The groundbreaking ceremony is taking place on October 13 at 10 a.m at the site on Cobbledick Road.


It’s the Burley Banners

Three handsome and courageous brothers from the small village of Newtonville didn’t hesitate for a second to step up for their country in World War II. We are talking about the Burley brothers: Ron, Harold and Keith. Their efforts are now honoured/being championed by a set of banners festooning a pole on the north-west corner of Newtonville Road and Hill Street.


Our Draft Strategic Plan

The Municipality of Clarington is requesting your input to the Draft Strategic Plan. The current draft strategic plan is like a road map, available online. All comments and input will be gathered, reviewed, and incorporated into the plan presented to council in November for their approval. Four in person sessions have been held. An online survey is also available.


Hike or Bike for Hospice

Dave Mott took the top prize for bringing in the most pledges totalling $2,650.

Leo Blindenbach congratulates Jill Richardson on completing ‘2.5 kms’ and for keeping the team focused on the prize.

Steven Pinnock, Rod McArthur, Jackie Nixon, Yvonne Kryzanowski, Melodie Zarzeczny, Leo Blindenbach, Sharon Peyton, Denise Kearsey and Jill Richardson thankful to our community for an amazing day.


Lovely day for a reading

Katherine Le Gresley, author of The Light Keeper, historical fiction based on the life of her great grand aunt Dora Farncomb, reads from her book during her Meet the Author event at the Ebor House, Dora’s childhood home, in Newcastle.


NDCC celebrates 50th by giving to hospice

The Newcastle & District Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Saturday night with a gala fundraising event for Marigold Hospice Care. Board members in attendance were (LtoR): Leo Blindenbach, Marian Timmermans, Denise Kearsey, Jill Richardson, Melodie Zarzeczny, Yvonne Kryzanowski, Sharon Peyton and Rod McArthur. The event raised over $10,000 for Clarington’s hospice.



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