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Do you live in a house built before 1920?
We want to hear from you!
Newcastle, we want your houses on file! We’ve been talking about doing an inventory of our older houses in a more organized manner for some time – so now, as an adjunct to our digitization project, we are asking you to help us kickstart this project.
What can you do to participate?
If your house is from 1920 or earlier, we ask that you send us at least one photo, the address and any pertinent information you have. Fill out the simple form on our website and then we’ll give you instructions for sending photos after you contact us. If you have old photos, we’re interested in those too. We can search old deeds to trace ownership, but if you have information on previous owners, builder or anything else unique, send it along. We’ll be featuring some of the houses on our website, Instagram, Facebook and in our newsletters. (We will contact you before doing that, of course)
If you own a house that is newer than 1920, but is in some way unique, we’d like to hear from you too. Houses of interest would include 1930s and 1940s “kit houses”, architect-designed houses or a houses built with unusual materials or methods that could make them historically significant. ... See MoreSee Less
WE WILL REMEMBER...
The banners displayed on King Ave, running east and west between Mill and Baldwin Street is an ongoing legacy project in an effort to engage the communities in honouring and remembering local veterans.
Today we pay tribute to our local veterans and honour the contributions and sacrifices they have made on behalf of communities and the nation. With great honor, please join us in recognizing
✪ James H.G. Wallace
✪ Bruce R. Burley
✪ Jarvis E. Belsey
✪ Ronald P. Burley
✪ Robert A. Bothwell
✪ Michael Owchar
✪ Cyril W. Quinney
✪ Douglas G. Walton.
Thank you Newcastle Public School for creating a very personal showing of support for our Heroes. Nearly 650 students created a "Rock Poppy." Many of them had dedications made on them. Classes walked to the Cenotaph at the Newcastle Community Hall and placed their poppies for the ceremony that will be taking place today. ... See MoreSee Less
Municipality of Clarington, Royal Canadian Legion Bowmanville
Have you seen some of the art sculptures around town?
We hope you enjoy this amazing weather today and have the opportunity to explore our downtown. ... See MoreSee Less
👻 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 👻
Don't forget to look up in the sky at the moon 🌑. ✨There will be a blue moon tonight. ✨
What makes this blue moon so rare is that it will be seen in every time zone. The last time that happened was in 1944, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.
On average, blue moons appear on Halloween once every 19 years and are only visible to those who live in certain time zones. The last full moon that appeared on Halloween was on Oct. 31, 2001 and it was only seen by people in central and Pacific time zones.
beta.ctvnews.ca/national/sci-tech/2020/10/30/1_5168725.html ... See MoreSee Less
News Lunch Restaurant, 28 King St. East, Newcastle, Ontario-1956. Now known as the "the snug."
Check out the sketch that was done by the late artist, Maureen Remington. ... See MoreSee Less
I spent many happy hours there in my youth.
Done by Maureen Remington