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Inter-library loan services have been suspended until May 31. Courier delivery service has been permanently cancelled due to provincial government cuts to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) and Ontario Library Service - North (OLSN).
New book recalls years in Orono and Kirby
On Saturday, April 29, at the Orono United Church the Reverend Dorinda Vollmer’s second book chronicling her memories as a minister was released.
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Heather Rebekah Lodge 72 years young
The Orono Rebekah’s have been in Orono for 72 years. March 26, 1947 saw 50 members installed. The Heather Rebekah Lodge is the female branch of the Oddfellows. The members are referred to as “Sister”.
Region aims for zero deaths in road safety plan
Durham Region is working on a road safety plan to reduce to zero, the number of deaths occurring on roadways.
The first glimmer of the GO Train being extended to Bowmanville came in 2004, when the GO Board approved the purchase of 13.5 acres north and south of the rail corridor in the Bowmanville West Town Centre area for the future GO Station. In 2006, GO developed the northern part for a Park and Ride facility.
Fast forward to June 2016 - good news, in 2024 GO Train service was slated to begin along 20 kilometres of track east of Oshawa along the Lakeshore East GO train line. Then Premier Kathleen Wynne, made the announcement at the site of the future GO train station
on Martin Road in Bowmanville, behind Shoppers Drug Mart.
And, in addition to the Bowmanville GO station, another one was going to be constructed in Courtice on property located off of Courtice Road near Hwy. 401. At the June 2016 announcement we learned that there would be four morning and four afternoon and evening trips from Bowmanville to Oshawa.
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May 3rd - KENDAL LIONS CLUB Celebrate Glorious May”
Come for Dinner at Kendal Community Centre. Doors Open 6:00 p.m., Dinner - 6:30 p.m. Adults - $20.00.
May 4th - Community Yard Sale, Orono United Church (inside) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., fourteen vendors, bake table and lunch.
May 4th - Orono Horticultural Society, Annual Spring Plant Sale, 8:30 a.m. - noon, 61 Irwin Rd., Orono. For info call 289 675 3514.
May 4th - Orange Lodge Penny Sale, doors open from 1-4:00 p.m. Door reopen at 7:00 p.m.. Draws for prizes start at 8:00 p.m., followed by light refreshments.
May 5th - Newtonville Hall presents Afternoon Tea with Lady Kimberly of Tea Grannys & Friends, Newtonville Hall, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $20 per person. Advance Tickets - 905-983-5816 or pick up tickets at Newtonville General Store or Stapleton Auctions.
May 7th - Order your Painted Ladies Butterflies at the Orono Town Hall between 6-7:00 p.m. For the Orono Butterfly release on June 26th. Cost $10 for one or $80 for 10.
May 8th - A Gift of Art “Mom’s Happy Hour”, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person and includes pampering, munchies and martinis.
See the photos published in this weeks edition by visiting our "Photo Gallery". High quality colour prints of our photos can now be purchased. Email us for more information.
Do you want to know what was happening in Orono 25 years, 50 years or 75 years ago?
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