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Jackie Chapman Davis is Cobourg's new community events co-ordinator. She has long enjoyed bringing her family to the town's festivals and events, and is excited for the opportunity to be in on their planning. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

New Cobourg staffer brings fresh perspective

Fresh from her job as acting program manager of the Children’s Foundation (part of the Children’s Aid Society), Jackie Chapman Davis has joined the Town of Cobourg staff as the new community-events co-ordinator.

Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi and Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson (third and fourth from left) were joined by staffers, councillors and seniors at the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors on Wednesday as good news was announced for the facility. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

Ruth Clarke Activity Centre in Port Hope receives funding

With the goal of helping local seniors stay healthy, active and connected to their community, Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi announced $57,700 in Elderly Persons Centres Funding for the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors on Wednesday.

An annual garage sale at the Tower of Port Hope Retirement Residence is a tradition. But this year, sales and marketing manager Donna Woods has christened it the Treasures and Trinkets Charity Yard Sale and says proceeds will support Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

Tower of Port Hope yard sale Aug. 19

An annual garage sale at the Tower of Port Hope Retirement Residence is a tradition, but sales and marketing manager Donna Woods wanted to ring a little change on an old custom this year.

From left, Northumberland Community Futures Development executive director Wendy Curtis joined Northumberland County Warden Mark Walas, CFDC board member Rick Holmes, Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd, Ontario East Economic Development executive director Bonnie O'Neill and Northumberland County director of economic development and tourism Dan Borowec for several economic-development announcements at The Mill on Tuesday in Cobourg. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

Economic development funding announced

A flurry of announcements at The Mill golf course in Cobourg Tuesday seemed to confirm Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd’s contention that a rural renaissance is going on.

Port Hope needs more affordable housing units, council hears

Green Wood Coalition and the Northumberland Affordable Housing Committee Advocacy sub-group made separate presentations at this week’s Port Hope council meeting, but they shared one plea — more low-cost rental units.

From left, Community Power Northumberland board member Ross Pigeau and secretary Rich Tyssen, Cramahe Township Mayor Marc Coombs, councillor Don Clark and manager of operations Jeff Hoskin and Community Power Northumberland president Tony Walker were among those present for a look at the solar panels being installed on the roof of the Keeler Centre in Colborne on Tuesday. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

Cramahe solar project nears completion

Through a partnership with Community Power Northumberland, Cramahe Township has been able to realize its long-standing desire for a solar-panel installation on the roof of the Keeler Centre.

Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson

Port Hope council reiterates verdict

As far as Port Hope council is concerned, the court of appeal has spoken and further arguments related to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste fund are unnecessary.