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OMHA U15 playdowns

Orono, Newcastle stopped in quest for OMHA Finals

The Orono Leafs and Newcastle Stars spent the last couple of weeks in a six team showdown vying for entry to the Tier 2 OMHA Provincial Finals. The winner of the group would gain entry to the Finals tournament to be played in Barrie Mar 31- Apr 2. The Durham Crusaders topped the group with a 5-0-0 record. Newcastle and Orono fell out of contention with losses in the early games.


OMHA U13 – OMHA playdowns

Newcastle at Lindsay

Saturday, Mar 18 – The Newcastle U13 Stars are still looking for their first win in the post-season. Their record stood at 0-3-1 after a tough 2-1 road loss to the Lindsay B Muskies. The Muskies tallied a single in each of the first two periods. Newcastle broke through with 6:16 left in regulation time.


March 15, 2023

March break was off to a good start for Alice (L) of Newcastle and Lucy of Orono. They were taking part in the ‘Explore Games’ activity offered by Clarington Public Library Museums and Archives, Newcastle Branch. Participants were able to play a variety of board games, in this case, the girls were engaged in a lively game of Blokus. It’s just one of many drop-in activities offered by CPLMA at the various branches. Hands on activities, art, a Teen Trivia Challenge and Teen Cafe as well as explorations into life under the sea or world of pirates, are among the many options available at the various branches all week. There is no cost for any of the programs, and all are drop-in unless specified. Visit for details of times and locations.


Council supports new school build

At Monday’s Council Meeting, it was resolved; that the Municipality of Clarington supports the KPRDSB’s funding request to the Ministry of Education for a K-12 school in Newcastle; and that this resolution be forwarded to the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, local MPP, David Piccini, and KPRDSB Clarington Trustees.


St. Francis’ Free-Throw Champions

Two girls from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School won! Brielle beat her com-petition by 10 points and Kennedy tied and went into a shoot out. She won by one point. Pictured with the girls are Knights Fred Horvath and John Bouwmeester. The K of C Free-Throw competition returned this year after a hiatus for COVID. Congratulations to the participants and organizers.


Orono Horticultural Club sign-up and first meeting

Join our Orono Horticultural Society at the Orono Senior Complex, 200 Station Street on March 23 for the kick off meeting featuring Shelley Etmanskie. Shelley is an experienced gardener for over thirty years, and she will show us the do’s and don’ts of starting your own seedlings. In Shelley’s words planting is addictive! Shelley has graciously donated seed packets containing an annual named Snow on the Mountain for each new member.



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