Collective hard at work
Eighteen months ago, a large group of residents gathered at the Orono Arena to vent their frustration about the bank being closed along with the LCBO.
Bi-weekly leaf and yard waste collection
The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is reminding residents that leaf and yard waste is collected bi-weekly on blue box and green bin collection day. Bi-weekly collection runs until September 30. Leaf and yard waste collection will switch to weekly collection on October 1. Weekly collection will end on December 13.
It’s time to start planting
The Newcastle Horticulture Society (NHS) held their annual plant and bake sale on May 11 on the grounds of the Newcastle Community Hall. This group has been active for 105 years! Bonnie Bedford-Jones reminds us that “we are a volunteer organization that loves to garden.”
Orono resident grateful for programs aiding her recovery
June is Brain Injury Awareness month and the Ontario Brain Injury Association is raising awareness of brain injury through the Unmasking Brain Injury project.
Memoir writing: preserve your past
Do you have stories that need to be told? Or life experiences to share? A Gift of Art is hosting an eight-week memoir writing course. Although it is starting May 16, you are welcome to join in at a later date.
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Social media, the good, the bad and the ugly
Social media helps us keep up with others, share our lives, and waste time when we feel awkward standing alone. The first recognizable social media site Six Degrees was created in 1997, followed by instant messaging, then social networking sites to what we have today.
Social media is starting to become more of an obsession than just a simple distraction. Although it has revolutionized the way we get information, communicate and interact with one another, it can also have a negative impact. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to support either assessment.
The good - social media nurtures and expands relationships. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, chat groups, LinkedIn, and countless other social networking sites help people build on existing relationships, make new friends, and reinvigorate relationships that have lapsed over time. Regardless of where a person lives, it’s possible to find others who share the same interests and concerns.
Read the complete editorial in this week's Issue.
May 15th - Heather Rebekah Lodge Salad Supper, 6 p.m. at 124 Church St. N. $20 per person.
May 16th - Memoir Writing Class at A Gift Of Art, starting Thursdays 2-3 p.m. Call 905-987-2264 to register
May 19th - Gospel Plus Singers, 9:30 a.m. St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 25 Mill Street, Orono.
May 21st - Newcastle Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show, 7:30 p.m. Program: Growing Perennials. Refreshments served 6:45-7:30 p.m. Newcastle Community Hall.
May 23rd - Orono Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show, 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Jon Story, Low Maintenance Gardening. Orono United Church.
May 26th - Newcastle & District Home & Lifestyle Show, Newcastle Arena, 103 Caroline St. W., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission.
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?
Read the complete Looking Back in this week's issue.
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