Keeping a watchful eye
A Neighbourhood Watch involves getting to know your neighbours and working together to combat crime in your area before it starts.
Orono will be buzzing this weekend
This weekend is going to be another busy one. First - and most important, Santa will be making an appearance on Saturday as the finale of Orono’s Santa Claus Parade.
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Good food for a good cause
By Karen Cashin
It was a full house on Friday night at the Orono Country Café. Most of the regulars were there, plus a few who are only seen frequently. The occasion was a fundraiser for the Clarington East Food Bank. The owner, Amin Rawhad, has hosted this event for the last 12 years.
A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about the postal strike. Sure, I have been through postal strikes before, but this time it is different. Now I have a business that relies on them to deliver. Three Wednesdays, every month I mail 1000 newspapers. On the fourth Wednesday, I mail out 4700. On average I get 4-6 calls per month from people who didn’t get their paper.
The rotating strikes began on October 22. There have been days when no trucks have delivered mail to the Orono Post Office. I’m sure that many of my papers have been late arriving – perhaps some not at all. On Wednesdays, I deliver papers to three post offices; Orono, Port Hope and until recently Bowmanville. With Bowmanville post office slated to close, I now take papers to Oshawa.
Below is from the Canada News Wire Service, after the Canada Post deadline this past weekend.
CUPW to Canada Post: Negotiate now! - Union Rejects Binding Arbitration
OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is calling on Canada Post to return to the bargaining table and negotiate a settlement now.
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Nov 22nd - Orono Horticultural Society’s Potluck Dinner & Annual General Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Orono United Church. Show schedule entry’s including those for the photography competition received from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Nov 23-25th - Christmas in Clarington Country invites you to take a break for coffee, tea and goodies at one of their unique locations. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information go to www.acountrypath.com.
Nov 24th - Orono Santa Claus Parade, 10:30 a.m. Participate in the parade - contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-983-6281.
Nov 24th - Kirby Church bookstore bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch, penny sale, baking, quilts & more.
Dec 1 st - Heather Rebekah Lodge #334 Annual Bazaar, 124 Church St. N., Orono, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Penny Sale Draw - 1: p.m. Crafts, candy & bake tables, nearly new, penny sale. Free admission - light lunch in tea room - $7:00.
Dec 1st - Orono Town Hall breakfast with Santa, 9-11:30 a.m. Adults $6, children $3.50. Pancakes, sausages, photos with Santa and free gifts for kids.
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