The Orono Agricultural Society (OAS) has made the difficult decision to cancel the Orono Fair for a second year due to the pandemic.
Thanks to the efforts of forward thinking, community-minded, eco-friendly people like Leo Blindenbach and Kirk Kemp, butterflies, bees and other pollinator insects will be in for a treat when the new, one-acre Lovekin Meadow Pollinator-Wildflower field comes into bloom.
Family is mentioned throughout conversation with John Albi. It is all about family. “At the end of the day it’s all about community and how it’s been a family. It’s not like a corporate store.” It is family operated, but the word family means the employees, customers, and the community at large.
Once again, if COVID restrictions have you down over this Easter holiday long week-end, we are pleased to provide you happier moments from days gone by to hopefully inject a bit of holiday spirit. Con-sider this an Easter egg hunt of archived moments from our paper.
Artist Hi-Sook Barker, guides workshop participants learn-ing how to bring florals to life with transparent watercolours. The Saturday workshop was presented on Zoom as part of A Gift of Art’s April programming. For more information on classes and workshops visit agiftof-art.com.
Beatriz Quitilen and her garage door designs are bringing a smile to people’s faces this spring. The Bond Head resident has designs for all the different holidays.
Darryl Kerswell and his wife Lisa opened the Newtonville General Store and Café in 2017. Through their hard work and due diligence, they were up and running as an LCBO Convenience Out-let in 2019 just after Labour Day.
Bruce Mortimer and Bonnie Cowle received their vaccinations on Sunday. Mortimer turns 101 on April 22. DRPS Constables DePalma (left) and Frech were on hand to congratulate Mortimer on his early birthday present.
Newcastle has had a variety of names down through the years, including Crandell’s Corners, Ragg Corners, Craddock’s Corners, and, of course, Newcastle.
Last Tuesday, March 23 Newcastle resident Spiros Tompros celebrated his 80th birthday. A runner all his life Tompros continues to run half marathon distances on a weekly basis. In 2019 he won first place in his age group at the Toronto Scotia Water-front Half Marathon.