More than a car show
Organizers of Orono’s second annual car show did not know what to expect this year given their new venue. “All in all the event was spectacular,” Scott Story, chair of the Orono Events Committee told the Times reporter on Monday “Changing venues was a big step,” Story stated, and the committee only had a month and half to make the show work at the new location. “Committee members had to work extra hard to change to the new location,” Story stated
Local groups encouraged to apply
Sometimes it is tough for community organizations, registered charities and school programs to find local financial support for their programs. If your initiative benefits children and youth you may want to consider applying to the Canada Post Community Foundation.
Rainbow crosswalks coming to Clarington
The location for the first Rainbow Crosswalk in Durham Region will be the south leg of the intersection at Apple Blossom Blvd. and Mearns Ave., in Bowmanville.
Driver escapes approaching train
The driver of an 18-wheeler which became stuck on the railroad crossing on Lakeshore in Newcastle, sustained minor injuries, while the cab of his truck was totally destroyed.
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Survival of the fittest Yeah for the Queen Bee
Summer is officially over, but things aren’t slowing down in our corner of the municipality. It was another busy weekend in Orono, with the Newcastle Harvest Festival on deck for Saturday, October 6.
The second annual More Than a Car Show, delivered on the ‘More Than’. Wow was it busy at the fair grounds. Orono’s Main Street was a buzz celebrating Stutt’s Pharmacy’s 150th Anniversary and up the road at the Durham Senior’s Complex the 4T Club was holding their Tea and Bake Sale.
Fall is a wonderful time in and around Orono. Road trip! Do people go on local road trips anymore? I suggested this as an outing to my youngest, who made a strange face and remarked rather sarcastically – “you mean just drive around were we live?”
Kaitlynn from Dare 2 Dream Farm sent me an email, inviting me to come for a visit. I went to school with Steve and thought, absolutely. Road Trip!
Kaitlynn took me on the visitor’s tour, starting with where food comes from. Dare 2 Dream Farm is home to cows, chickens and meat rabbits. And alpacas – they use the wool and have lovely things made for the shop. Smiling Kaitlynn commented, “we give our animals the best life.” You can see the necessities of life – food and shelter, but its more than that. Interacting with the animals is encouraged, and talking to them comes naturally.
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Oct 11th - Public Forum, Ward 4, Local Council Election - Meet the 6 Candidates. 7:00-9:00 p.m., Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church. (behind library, parking at back of church)
Oct 20th - Orono United Church Roast Beef Dinner, 5:30 p.m.Adults: $20, 12 and under: $7, Preschoolers Free. Tickets: 905-983-9571 (Viola), 905-485-5502 (Office).
Oct 22nd - Clarington Municipal Elections. Visit www.votesmatter.clarington.net for more information.
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