Autism after 18
In 2007, a group of parents from Clarington met to talk about what the future might hold for their children on the autism spectrum once they finished school. That first meeting has grown into Autism Home Base Durham, “a social program for adults with autism and the people who love then” offering activities throughout Durham Region.
Environmental volunteers needed
Expressions of interest are now being accepted from individuals who wish to be considered for volunteer membership on the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (DEAC).
Breakdown of Clarington votes
Voter turnout in last Monday’s municipal election was 28.5 per cent according to official election results, released by Clarington’s clerk’s department late on Wednesday.
ELL-ROD celebrating 25 years
In September ELL-ROD Holdings Inc. celebrated 25 years in business – almost 23 of those years in Orono.
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This past weekend I paid a visit to the old Kirby United Church. I wanted to take some pictures and check out the book sale.
…and it happened again.
I had been in the church when I was younger, when it still offered worship services. The first time I was in the decommissioned Kirby Church was when I was on the Clarington Museums Board of Directors. This was when the museum and the community were fundraising to move the church across the highway to a new forever home beside the Kirby School House. The used book sale – at the time, was one of the fundraising efforts.
The board met monthly. For a change, we had decided to meet at the Clarke Museum, but first, a brief tour of the Kirby Church. It was fall. Daylight savings had kicked in…and a storm was brewing. As we walked in through the basement, I felt a cold shiver pass through me. It was very strange. I knew we weren’t alone.
Here we were, 10 maybe 12 of us, discussing the fate of the old Kirby United Church. Then I saw them, well I thought I did. A quilting bee. Young women sitting in a circle, dressed in the latest 1900s fashion – quilting. I could feel it – they knew I sensed their presence. As the storm kicked off the power went out. End of meeting.
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Nov 1st - Orono Pumpkin Walk, 6 p.m. at the Orono Town Hall. Costume competition, door decorating, prizes, candy & more.
Nov 3rd - Kendal Orange Lodge Penny Sale, bake sale & tickets 1 -4 p.m., evening admission at 7 p.m. is $1
Nov 3rd - St. Joseph’s RC Church Christmas Bazaar, 127 Liberty St. S., Bowmanville, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Nov 4th - Orono Remembrance Service and Parade, march off is at 1:15 p.m.
Nov 4th - BOAA Mind, Body & Soul escape, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at 26 Beech Ave. $20 members, $25 non-members.
Nov 5-9th - Durham Region curbside battery recycling program
Nov 6th - Bowmanville Older Adults association Remembrance Service at 11:30 a.m.
Nov 7th - Bowmanville Hospital Remembrance Service at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 7th - ZEP Wind Farm Ganaraska project community meeting, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Orono Arena. More info at www.capstoneinfrastructure.com/ganaraska.
Nov 8th - Terrens Wellness Centre VIP Loyalty Night, 5-8:30 p.m. Demos, samples, save the tax.
Nov 10th - Newtonville Remembrance Service at 10:30 a.m.
Nov 10th - St. Saviour’s annual holiday bazaar, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Orono Town Hall.
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