Planning for planting

Is your gardening specialty all about what you can eat? In our Orono Horticultural Society, we have noted that many of the young families are growing their own vegetables and herbs. In our show entries, as well as Orono Fair entries the vegetables were most commented on. Even the rose and floral gardeners were noticing the popularity of the colourful fruits and veggies.


Archives: Orono Figure Skating Club

Looking back through the oldest editions of the Orono Times, the number of skating parties that were held through our long, cold winters hints that a figure skating club would quickly find itself popular in our local community. True enough, The Orono Figure Skating Club was founded in 1957, bringing to our village a new sporting venture. And it did indeed prove popular.


Victorian Garden Party

In 1982 a small group of local history buffs in Newcastle Village applied to become a charitable organization, calling themselves, Newcastle Village and District Historical Society. In September of that year, their charter was granted.


Blast from the past

Just In Time Clarke High School Stage Band, July 17, 1977. Band Leaders James Lowery and Richard (Dick) Morton
Back row: L-R. Steve Allin, John Cornish, Bob Bunting, Carl Lowery, Jonathan Staples, Ian Moffatt. Front Row: Band Leader Dick Morton, Jane Staples, Ed Hoad, Dave Chatterton, Jim Lycett, Ed Morton, Terry Dawson, Amy Morton, Alan Farrow, Bev Barr and Band Leader James Lowery.

Photo Courtesy of Karen Lowery


You can get what you need locally

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well, you might get what you need,” sang Mick Jagger in 1969. The band wasn’t singing about the future COVID-19, but the words were running through my head as I wrote this article. We don’t have to go very far to get what we need.



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