Outdoor rinks a benefit to the community
There is something magical and characteristically Canadian about playing hockey and skating on an outdoor rink. Alycia and Alex Underhill were instrumental at getting an outdoor rink at Pearce Farm Park, in the Port of Newcastle.
Free trees for Clarington residents
The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is making it even easier for residents to plant native trees and shrubs in 2019, by providing some of them for free.
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Funding secured for Parkview expansion
Parkview Senior’s Apartments board learned recently that they have been awarded the funds to go ahead with their planned expansion of affordable housing units.
Education our best defense to stop human trafficking
“No community is immune. If you have internet and a highway, you have human trafficking,” said Barbara Gosse, CEO, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking.
I think for most children the coolest thing to have in the winter is your own outdoor skating rink. Its right there…in your back yard. Very cool.
But…some backyards aren’t big enough, or flat enough. And they can be a lot of work. The next best thing, an outdoor rink in your local park. Outdoor skating rinks are a place where friends and neighbours socialize, have fun, and stay fit through the dark winter months.
A neighborhood, outdoor skating rink provides that “third place,” as described by Ray Oldenburg, an urban sociologist. In his book, “The Great Good Place,” Oldenburg writes about the importance of informal, public gathering places. He believes “Life without community has produced, for many, a lifestyle consisting mainly of a home-to-work-and-back-again shuffle. Social well-being and psychological health depend upon community and ‘third places’. Whether in an urban city center or suburban neighborhood, an ice rink is a “third place” where like-minded people can socialize and connect.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
Dec 25th - Community Christmas Dinner at St. Saviour’s Church, Orono. 12 noon - all welcome!
Dec 27th - Come for free Grinchy fun at Merry Pop In Playgroup, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Church, 23 MIll St., Orono. Children under 12 with adult. Call Bonnie Wilson to register: 905-983-6097
Dec 31st - New Year’s Eve family celebration at the Garnet B. Rickard Complex, 6-9 p.m.
Jan 6th - Mayor’s Levee, 1-3 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
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