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Update on proposed Heritage Park on Wilmot Creek

Last night, the Planning and Development Committee of Municipal Council voted to approve an amendment No.117 to the Official Plan to give effect to this large residential development west of Ruddell Road, north of Highway 2. The Planning Services report is numbered: PSD–068–18. Final approval should occur when Council meets on September 17 and, hopefully, ratifies the actions of last night’s meeting of the Planning and Development Committee. Significantly, the amendment establishes a Heritage Park ...

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NVDHS Fall Events

NVDHS will have a booth in the arena at the Orono Fair again this year. We will be featuring 'Great Lakes Shipping' with the emphasis on Captain Gibson and the ship, Ariadne, out of the Port of Newcastle. Many photos and Captain Gibson's diary will be among the items on display. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the display and learn about the exciting times of the past! Sunday, September 16, 12:30 p.m. (Rain or shine) 27 Boulton St. Newcastle, ...

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Tom Wallace

President’s Message – Summer 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Newcastle Village and District Historical Society (NVDHS), Thank you very much for your continuing support of NVDHS.  It is indeed a pleasure to be a part of this Organization. With regret, the NVDHS mourns the loss this summer of former President of NVDHS Alan Kirby and longtime member Arthur Wynn.  On June 9, we participated in Doors Open Ontario. Leslie Wilson (Stephenson) and Brian presented your Society’s Doctor’s Travelling Kit at ...

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Tom Wallace

President’s Message Spring 2018

Dear Membership of Newcastle Village and District Historical Society (NVDHS): Thank you for your continued support of the NVDHS. At the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NVDHS, the membership elected a new Board of Directors. Those Directors elected are Erla Jose, Sher Leetooze, Myno Van Dyke, Paddy Duncan, Jordan Clement, Tammy Rogers, Roger Farrow, past-President Robert Malone and myself. At the first Board meeting following the AGM, the Officers were elected by the ...

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Newcastle’s heritage champion, Myno Van Dyke, recognized for lifetime achievement

Eminent Clarington historian Myno Van Dyke has been honoured with the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement. “I’m thrilled, absolutely thrilled,” said Van Dyke. The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards celebrates those who make “exceptional contributions to cultural and natural heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and biodiversity.” The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes outstanding individuals who — for 25 years or longer — have volunteered their time to preserve heritage. Read more.... https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/8583880-newcastle-s-heritage-champion-myno-van-dyke-recognized-for-lifetime-achievement/

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General Meeting April 10

Join us at the next General Meeting on April 10th at 7 pm in the Centennial Room, Newcastle Community Hall. Free Admittance and refreshments! Peter Klose will relate his research on the Beachs, whose tombstones rest along Hwy 115. Peter is a past member of the Abandoned Cemetery Board. This will be a very interesting meeting as these tombstones have been a mystery to us for a long time. They were mentioned in our very ...

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Bob Malone

President’s Message – Winter 2018

As I write this, Spring is officially around the corner, yet flurries persist! As the old ball player said, "It's not over until it's over!" On Tuesday, March 27, our Annual General Meeting will be held in the Historical Room, Main Floor, Newcastle Community Hall at 7 p.m. All members  are most welcome to attend  and enjoy cookies and cider!  There is usually a “show and tell” at the end of the meeting where individual members ...

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Newcastle Christmas Parade 2017

President’s Message – December 2018

Our latest adventure, as is the case at this time of year, was our participation in the Newcastle Santa Claus Parade on November 19. Unlike many other area parades, ours is held just after dark, so that all can enjoy the fireworks which kick off the event! Our float was “created” by several dedicated members of the Society and our overall participation was coordinated by member, Shellie Jackson, as she has done in past years, ...

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Newcastle Celebrates 150 Years

Historical Books for Sale

The NVDHS has a variety of local history books available for sale, from the Newcastle Celebrates 150 years, a photo book celebrating Newcastle’s Sesquicentennial in 2006, to The 1793-1813 Settlers of Durham County, which contains detailed information of the earliest settlers, origins, birth, marriage and death information. We also have a number of books on local buildings and, while they last, a number of Clarke High School Yearbooks. Check out our new Books for Sale page. If ...

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