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NHS another year of growing

Jean Rickard at 101, was awarded a certificate of recognition for her 72 years of active involvement with the Newcastle Horticultural Society. With her is Greg Forget, awarded a certificate of recognition for his 30 years of volunteer work with the Newcastle Historical Society.

Outgoing President Vicki Muscat, was presented with a bouquet of flowers by incoming president Sarah Powell. Muscat was thanked for her dedication over the past year which resulted in a successful membership drive for the NHS.


Christmas in Newcastle

Like today, Christmas was a magical time of year in the last century. Unlike today, it was far less commercial. Not often was there a “bought” gift under anyone’s tree – they were all home made. Everyone looked forward to getting some of Grandma’s hand knit socks, or a toy carved by Granddad, or a tin of Aunt Mae’s special Christmas shortbreads.


Cardinal Memory Tree

Karen Glugston, Newcastle, started the Memory Tree about four years ago as a way to remember her father. The tree became a way to remember other family members. Friends and neighbours are now contributing. Every decoration has a name, or a picture, and is accompanied by a Cardinal – the sign of Hope.


A Gift of Art country Christmas

This past Saturday and Sunday A Gift of Art held their Christmas in the Country Market. A great place to find one-of-a-kind gifts. Pictured (LtoR) Sher Leetooze, author, storyteller, family researcher, presenter; Hayley Low, Down Low Creations; Lynne Lyon, Used to Be; Kelly McLeod, artist and educator; Dianne Darch, pen, ink and watercolour artist; and artist David Gillespie.


Sweater Weather through the archives

When I was ten, my lovely Nana thoughtfully gifted my sisters and me sweaters for Christmas. All three sweaters were the same, simply varying in size respective of our steps and stairs heights and ages. It was a creamy oatmeal coloured sweater, with a tie to cinch it at the waist, and embroidered down the centre was a somewhat intricate totem pole motif. I remember it well.


Minor Hockey – U18 Local League

Clash of the Leafs – Orono T1 vs Orono T3

Tuesday, Nov 21 – Two of Orono’s LL U18 teams faced-off at the local Glaciatorium. The Orono T1 Leafs, the designated visitor, came away with an 8-0 shutout vic-tory. The Orono T1 white-wash was backstopped by goalie Cooper Ruiter.


November 22, 2023

It was a fabulous day on Saturday as the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade celebrated 60 years. Participating in Clarington’s unofficial start to the Christmas season were 78 floats and walking participants. Newcastle’s Santa Claus Parade took place on Sunday with 65 participants bringing the cheer through town. Don’t miss the Orono Santa Claus parade this Saturday morning at 10:30. The parade begins at the cemetery on Mill Street, making its way down Main Street, then makes its way to the fair grounds via Station Street. Come early to get your spot. There will be free hot chocolate served in front of the town hall (while supplies last). Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Clarington East Food Bank. This year’s button was designed by Orono Public School student Dawson Brown.


Proposed budget available to view

Clarington is planning for a prosperous future with A Plan for Growth: Clarington’s Proposed 2024-27 Budget. If adopted by council, the municipality’s first multi-year budget will provide stability and predictability for Clarington families and businesses so that they can plan for their future with confidence.



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