What's New, Page 2

December 3, 2009
I have created a page about the History of Brick making in the area, You can view the page by Clicking here.

May  31, 2009
I have just received two new photos from Clarenville Heritage Committee of their lasted project, which is restoring the old Newfoundland Hardwoods Plymouth Switcher 31 and Flat Car. This restoration Project Started May 2009. You can see the photos of the Plymouth Switcher 31 Click here.

March 31, 2009
I have just received a High School Graduation photo for the class of 1982, so I decided to include the photo in the Class List section of the site. So if you have a graduation Class Photo or Kindergarten Class photo please send it along and I will add it to the site. I would like to thank Donna Balsom for the photo.

Nov 1, 2008
I have now moved the Clarenville Story pages to my main Newfoundland and Labrador Directory. So by clicking on Story on the header of my home page will open my Newfoundland Directory Story Section in a new windows. I have made this move to help the stories open to more reader.

Sept 7, 2008
A new story has been added by local author
Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe 'Newfoundland Rangers Continue Commitment to Education In Province' to the Story Section of the Website. This story is about how the Newfoundland Rangers are still giving back to the people of Newfoundland and it young students.

August  15, 2008
I have
now moved the Clarenville Web links pages to my main Newfoundland and Labrador Directory. So by clicking on Links on the header of any page will open my Newfoundland Directory Clarenville Section in a new windows.

August  12, 2008
I have created two new Photo Slide Shows, one is dedicated to the Railway in Clarenville and the other contains General Photos of Clarenville. Please click on Bolded text to see each slide show.

August  8, 2008
I have decided to update the menus on this site. Instead of having a different side menu for each area, I have updated the site with a dropdown menu that is available on almost all pages on the site. This should make it easer to move around the site. If you have any problems with the new menu please feel free to email me with any suggestions.

June  4, 2008
April of 2008 Horwood High Reunion Committee partnered with Universal Travel and sponsor a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise. I have received some photos from Dave Greening to see these photos pleas click here.

Feb  13, 2008
I have just received a updated list for the
Horwood High Caribbean Cruise Reunion. To see the full list of name who are currently signed up please click here.

Dec 7, 2007
A new story has been added by local author
Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe 'Santa Wore A Scarlet Tunic' to the Story Section of the Website. This story is about Bonnie Husband Joe who was an RCMP office and had to deal with many families during the Christmas season.

Dec  3, 2007
I have added three new photos of the Clarenville Shipyard taken in 1978 by Rich Taylor. If you have some information on the building of these Long Liners please let me know.

Nov  14, 2007
When I am home I love to go to the different parts of Town and just look around. One place I like to visit is Bayview Road and look over to Cormack Drive. I have been thinking about how I can create such an effect on this website and how I can photograph a large enough area to show the whole area. While I think I may have found away. Why not have a look at my first "Lookout" Page:  Bayview Road Lookout. Let me know what you think.

Oct  3, 2007
I have added some more photos to Clarenville Heritage Society Keeping the Railway History Alive pages on this site showing the repainted 900 Engine to it's original Green and Yellow colors. I want to thank Shannon Oake for sending me the photos.

Aug 5, 2007
A new story has been added by local author
Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe ‘The Newfoundland Food Fishery Vs the Perils of the Sea’ to the Story Section of the Website. This is a piece about the situation re the fishery here. The boats people are using are in deplorable shape. They are about 40% of the total fishing fleet. This is well worth the read and something to consider before going out on the water again.

Aug 1 2007:
I have added
Dulcie B. (Adams) Greening to the people section of this website. Mrs. Greening mat hooking skills were learned from her mother. On this page you will see examples of her great Mat's.

July 25, 2007
I am currently doing upgrades with the hosting for this website for the next few days, if you see something that is not working right can you please send me an email.
Thank you       Kevin...........

June  24, 2007
I have added some more photos to both the Railway and Newfoundland Hardwoods pages on this site. I want to thank Mike Stacey for sending me the photos.

June  12, 2007
I have added some more photos to History of our Fire Department pages on this site. I want to thank Lloyd Currie for sending me the photos.

May  26, 2007
Some of you who are no longer living in Clarenville may not know the the Clarenville Heritage Society have untaken a major project bring the The number 900 locomotive and a Canadian National Railway dining car the the Clarenville Railway Museum. To visit my page on the arrival of the 900 click here.

April 20, 2007
I have started to put together a
Horwood High Caribbean Cruise Reunion Section together to help promote their 2008 Reunion. To visit this section click here.

April 19, 2007
I have started creating a
History of Horwood High School section. If you want to see what I have done to date click here. Also if you can help me with this section or any other part of the site please send me an email.

April 13, 2007
The Class List for 1970 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site. I would like to thank David Harris for entering the Class list.

April 11, 2007
The "The Horwood High Song" by Mr. Edward Smith, a former teacher at Horwood High, has been added to the History of Horwood High page in the
"Alumni" area of this site. I would like to thank David Harris for providing me the song.

April 11, 2007
The Class List for 1969 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site. I would like to thank David Harris for entering the Class list.

March 24, 2007
You may already know that their is a Horwood High Caribbean Cruise Reunion planned for April 2008. For more information on the cruise please visit our Cruise Reunion Poster. If you are planning a reunion please contact me so I can help you promote the event.

March 14, 2007
A new story has been added by local author
Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe 'My Growing Attachment' to the Story Section of the Website. This story is about Bonnie and her long distance relationship with her granddaughter who lives too far away for her grandmothers liking and she can not wait until their next visit together.

February 16, 2007
I have just changes the way I display the Photo Gallery "Our Neighboring Communities" on the site. Let me know if you like the way this Gallery is displayed.

February 15, 2007
I have just added two new photos to the "Our Neighboring Communities" photo gallery. I would like to thank Rev. Bob Mercer for the photos. If you have any photos of Landmarks of neighboring communities and would like to have them displayed in this gallery please contact me.

February 7, 2007
I have just added a third "Photo Gallery" to this website. This Gallery has been setup to display current photos of Our Neighboring Communities. I hope to add more photos in the coming month's. If you have a photo(s) that can be added please email me a copy. I would like to thank Ed Vincent for sending me some of the photos to use in this section.

January 24, 2007
Their is a Horwood High Caribbean Cruise Reunion planned for April 2008. For more information please visit our Reunion Page.

December 9, 2006
I have updated page on the History of the Trans Atlantic Cable Station in Clarenville.

November 15, 2006
A new story has been added by local author
Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe 'The Church in the Wildwood' to the Story Section of the Website. This story is about Holy Trinity Church in Terra Nova that has two altars, one on either end of the Church.

October 5, 2006
I have started a page on the History of the Trans Atlantic Cable Station in Clarenville. If you have some information or Photos to help me complete this page and you please contact me

October 4, 2006
I have started a page on the History of the Newfoundland Hardwoods Plant in Clarenville. If you have some information or Photos to help me complete this page and you please contact me.

September 17, 2006
A new story just in time for Back to School has been added by local author
Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe 'Facing the challenge of letting them go' to the Story Section of the Website.

August 22, 2006
I am currently cleaning up the site for visitors who are using Firefox to view the site, I have fixed the Alumni Listing page & have started to work on the header. If you every have a problem viewing any page on this site please let me know. I never new I had a problem with Firefox users until I downloaded a copy two days ago.

August 19, 2006
The Class List for 1994 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site. I would like to thank Krista Muller (nee: Leyden) for providing me with the Class list.

July 31, 2006
The Class List for 1993 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site. I am still looking for year books for Pre 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005 & 2006. If you can either enter in one of the above class list or can at least provide me with the list of students please contact me.

July 14, 2006
I have modify the way I display Alumni Listings in the Alumni area of the site. If the email address is available for the student will be displayed after the student's name.

June 18, 2006
A page for both Milton and George's Brook has been added to Our Neighbors Area of the History Section of this website. If you are able to provide me with more information and older Photos for the pages please contact me.

June 2, 2006
1935 Census for Clarenville & 1945 Census Shoal Harbour has been added to the Stats area of this site.

June 1, 2006
Community Profiles for Clarenville, Milton, George's Brook, Harcourt, Monroe, Waterville, Gin Cove and Burgoyne's Cove has been created in the Present Section of this site.

May 31, 2006
I have created a page that shows the work of The Clarenville Heritage Society on keeping the Railway History Alive in the Clarenville area.

May 31, 2006
A new story just in time for Father's Day has been added by local author
Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe 'A MELODY OF MEMORIES' to the Story Section of the Website.

May 23, 2006
I am still converting the site. Please take note that the People Section of this site is now part of the Story Section of the website.

May 22, 2006
I am starting to convert this site with a new look and feel. I have wanted to give the site a more professional look and feel. I contracted Mr. Shannon Oake
of Shoal to come up with the new design and I believe he did a great job. Over the next few weeks I will be converting the site page by page. If you notice any problems with the site and/or photo's missing please send me an email with the pages URL in question.

May 6, 2006
I have just created two new pages for the site that deals with our Community minded Groups that work very hard to build a great community. One page in located in our
"Present Section" of the site that will provided a listing of Community Groups. The other page is located in our "History Section" that will provide the local history of these groups on how they first got setup in Clarenville & Shoal Hr. I will need a lot of help collecting this information for our local groups so if you can help me with this project please contact me.  

April 21, 2006
More information has been added to the
"Clarenville UFO Sighting in 1978", A report by Mr. Lee Tizzard - UFO researcher / Filmmaker has been acted to the page.

April 19, 2006
I have just added some photos provided to me from
Mr. Shaun Butler Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. who worked at the Refinery 1973 & 74. These Photos are located in "Stores" & "General Collection"

April 9, 2006
I have just added a second
"Photo Gallery" to this website. This Gallery has been setup to display current photos of Retail and other Business/Buildings that call the Clarenville home. I have had a lot of requests from visitors who have not been home in a while to see what Clarenville looks like today. I hope to add more photos in the coming month's. If you have a photo(s) that can be added please email me a copy.

March 30, 2006
I would like to thank Mr. Mike Stacey who provided me with detailed information on the History of the railway in Clarenville. Please visit this great piece of history in our
"History" Section.

March 25, 2006
The Class List for 1997 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site. I would like to thank the person who entered this list. This brings the total number of Clarenville High Schools Alumni listed on this site to be 3141 students.

March 21, 2006
A new page
"Santa Claus Parade" from the past has been created in the History Section of the website. I have several photos from both 1969 and 1975.
I also have other photos taken from around 1975 of another Parade in Clarenville. If someone could contact me to say if it is another Santa Claus Parade, Clarenville Days Parade or another occasion.

March 21, 2006
A new Story "
Salt Water Roses" has been submitted by author Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe of Shoal Harbour.

March 12, 2006
I have just added 12 new Photos of both Clarenville & Shoal Harbour taken by Shannon Oake of Shoal Harbour. To have a look at Shannon great photos please visit the
"Photo Gallery" area of this website.

March 10, 2006
I have started to work on creating a section on
"Clarenville Days" before the 1990's if you have any photos our information you can share please contact me.

February 8, 2006
A new Story by author Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe of Shoal Harbour,  
"The Day the Little Town Stood Still" has been added. This story is of the August 12th, 1944 Derailment of Newfoundland Railway Branch Line Train of Railway Engine 195.

February 6, 2006
I have just added a
"Photo Gallery" to this website. This Gallery has been setup to display current photos of the Clarenville area. I have had a lot of requests from visitors who have not been home in a while to see what Clarenville looks like today. I hope to add more photos in the coming month's. If you have a photo to suggest please email me a copy of your photo.

February 5, 2005
I have created a free
"E-Card Section" in my main Newfoundland.ws Website. In this this area I have created a Clarenville Category which will allow you to send an E-Card with a Photo's of Clarenville & Shoal Harbour.

January 26, 2006
I have just added two
"Photos from Lower Shoal Harbour in 1959", Courtesy of Lindbergh Feltham. I would like to thank Mr. Lindbergh Feltham & Darlene Feltham for providing the photos.

January 20, 2006
I have just added a new section to the History area of this site, it is about
the "First Communications Construction Squadron in Newfoundland 1952 to 1954". They were in Newfoundland as they did construction and maintenance for communications for all of Northeast Air Command which included Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador. In the summer of 1953 they were stationed at Shoal Harbour gravel pit. I have been communicating with a Mr. Merritt B. Scharnweber who operates the website "First Communications Construction Squadron" who has provided my with the photos and information to put this together. I have learned a lot over the last few days while working on this project. I hope you enjoy the section as much as I did putting it together. I would like to thank Mr.  Scharnweber for all of his help with the project.

January 20, 2006
A photo of the "old Clarenville United Church" taken in 1953 has been added to the Photo Section. Also a photo of "Group of Local Boys" during a ball game taken in early summer in Clarenville 1953 has been added as well. I would like to thank Mr. Merritt B. Scharnweber who was a member of the First Communications Construction Squadron in Newfoundland 1952 to 1954 for providing me the photos.

January 18, 2006
A new Story by Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe
"POPPY LOWE’S MASTERPIECE" has been added.  Thank you Bonnie for your continued support of this site.

January 17, 2006
The Class List for 1992 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site

January 16, 2006
The Class List for 1987 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site

January 12, 2006
I would like to thank both Geneva Cholock and her son Chick Cholock for giving me permission to post two photos of the All Grade School in Clarenville from about 1935. As well a better photo of the Salvation Army School taken in 1954. You can have a look at these photo in
"Old School Building Photos" area of the site.

January 9, 2006
In October of 1978 their were several UFO Sighting in the Clarenville area, on a couple of occasions they were viewed by multiple witnesses each time. I have update the Page/Story "Our 1978 Visitors" with some new information and photo that was submitted to me by Cst. Jim Blackwood, who was with the RCMP Detachment in Clarenville at the time.

January 7, 2006
The Stats Canada links for 2001 have be updated.

~ 2005 ~

December 29, 2005
I have made some minor changes to the Alumni area of this website. We currently have over 2,821 students listed. I have included a table above stating the years that still needed to be added. Why not update your Alumni Listing with a current email address so that old friends can contact you.

December 16, 2005
I have added an old Salvation Army School photo of the combined
1967 Kindergartens and Grade 1 Class. I would like to thank Wendy Bailey & Judy L Wiseman for getting me the photo. If you have an old Kindergarten or Grade 1 class photos from Clarenville or Shoal Harbour that I could include on this website please contact me.

November 23, 2005
For the 2nd year in a row we have been nominated for a Downhomer Web Award, if you want to give us a vote please
click here.

November 22, 2005
A new Story by Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe
"Where is the Fighting Newfoundland Spirit?" has been added. I would like to thank Bonnie for her continued support & submissions to this site.

October 28, 2005
- I have added some
"Photos" of Ron Tilley's house on Tilley's Road being destroyed a few years back. I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for the photos.
- I have been asked by a several visitors from away to put up some current photos of Clarenville & Shoal Harbour Area. If anyone would like to send me 2 or 3 photos of the area I would try to include them on the website in the coming weeks.

October 19, 2005
The Class List for 1984 have been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information. We are still looking for the Graduating list for the following years: 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969 & 1997. If you have access to either one of these years books please contact me.

September 29, 2005
The Class List for 2002 & 2003 have been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information.

September 28, 2005
-The Class List for 1991, 1998 & 2001 have been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information.
- I have update the
"Council Section" to include the newly elected Council.

September 19, 2005
The Class List for 1975 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information.

September 16, 2005
A new Story by Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe
‘THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES", 'A visit to the 1953 crash site of an American Convair B-36, Nut Cove, NL’  has been added to the Story Area. Bonnie has also submitted some very nice photos from the crash site including photo's of the American Memorial . This is a page you must visit.

September 15, 2005
- The Class List for 1972, 73 & 74 have been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information.
- I am currently working on improving the time it takes to display the Alumni Class List. I have made my first change today and hope to improve the format in the coming weeks.

September 10, 2005
I have added
"The Balsom Family" to the Old Photos section of this website. I would like to thank Denise Miles for providing this information.

September 8, 2005
The Class List for 1968 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information.

September 5, 2005
Cemetery Records links in the
"Statistics" sections have been updated to point to the new pages from Newfoundland's Grand Banks Website.

September 4, 2005
I have finely finish moving this site to a new hosting company. I hope the move and cost will improve the reliability of this site. If you see any errors, photos in the wrong places, etc can you please email me with the details. During the move something may go in the wrong places and other thing may not work right. I think I have all the bugs work out but you never know.

September 2, 2005
I am in the process of moving this site to a new hosting company. I will take me a few day to work the bug's out.

September 1, 2005
The Class List for 1981 has been updated in the
"Alumni" area of this site, I have updated the list to include the students first name. This was the first class I entered in the Alumni area of this site.

August 31, 2005
The Class List for 1965 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information.

August 25, 2005
The Class List for 1963 has been added to the
"Alumni" area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information.

August 25, 2005
Over the last week and still on going I have been having problems with the company who I pay to Host this website. They moved this site to a new server last week and caused a two day outage and I am still finding problems with the site from time to time. I hope they have the problems worked out soon.

15 August 2005:
The Class List for 1996 has been added to the Alumni area of this site, I would like to thank Krista Percy for entering this information....

5 August 2005:
The Class List for 1977 has now been added to the Alumni area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information. We now have over 1,400 Students listed in our
"Alumni" area of this website.

29 July 2005:
The Class List for 1976 & 1979 has been added to the Alumni area of this site, I would like to thank Judy Lynn Wiseman (Reid) for entering this information.

25 July 2005:
I have added
"Ephraim C. Balsom" to the people section of this website.

23 July 2005:
The Class List for 1990 has been added to the Alumni area of this site, I would like to thank Robin McCarthy who graduated in 1990 for entering this information. Robin has also been responsible for entering class of 1988 & 1989.

15 July 2005:
Problem with Alumni Class list has been fixed.

9 July 2005:
I have received permission from Newfoundland UFO Research Website to post their information about the many
"1978 UFO Sighting" in the Clarenville area.

7 July 2005:
I have updated the profile of
"Mrs. Elizabeth Swan". I have received permission from Mr. Darcy MacRae a Reporter with the The Independent Newspaper to include his profile of Mrs. Swan on my website.

26 June 2005:
I have added
"Harold Lowe" to the people section of this website. Mr. Lowe who was born and raised in Shoal Harbour remembers when General Italo Balbo and his armada of ‘flying boats’ landed in Random Sound, the shores of his hometown of Shoal Harbour. 

22 June 2005:
The Class List for 1988 & 1989 has been added to the Alumni area of this site, I would like to thank Robin McCarthy who graduated in 1990 for entering this information.

10 June 2005:
While surfing the Internet looking for information on the History of Clarenville I came across a website operated by Mr. Ted Gleichmann, of Florham Park, New Jersey. Mr. Gleichmann's father Theodore F. Gleichmann, Sr. spent time in Clarenville working on the first transatlantic submarine telephone cable on several occasions between 1955 and 1959. During his stay he took several
Photos of the Old Railway Station & well he reported on the Trans Atlantic Cable Break on Saturday February 21, 1959. I hope you enjoy the information & Photos as much as I do.

7 June 2005:
A Very nice Story by Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe
‘The Old Lilac Tree by the Sea’ has been added to the Story Area. 
Bonnie has been very good to me over the last year with providing Stories, Photos and promoting the site. Thank you Bonnie.........

30 May 2005:
New Links pages have been setup.

28 May 2005:
Did you know I have a whole section on this site that deals with Statistics for Clarenville & Shoal Harbour that go back to 1800?, I had it so well hidden in the History Section that most visitors missed it all together, so I have give
"Statistics" its very own section on the menu. I have made some further changes to the look of the Website including replacing the menu. I also plan on updating the Clarenville Links Page in the near future. 

26 May 2005:
I have added
"Terrance Balsom" to the people section of this website.

22 May 2005:
I have added
"Robert J Horwood" to the people section of this website.

27 April 2005:
We have just been notification from the Downhomer that this site has been officially nominated for the 2006 Top Site Web Award. 

25 April 2005:
I have removed the old Menu System. Also I have added a new page
"Religion", listed under the section Present.

24 March 2005:
I have given the site a complete makeover, hope you enjoy the new look. I have also include a new menu to help you go through out the site. Please let me know if you would prefer the New menu or the old. I have left both menu systems on the site for now (planning to remove older menu in a few weeks)

The Class of 96 are planning on holding a 10 Reunion in July 2006. Please visit their website for more information. (Click Here)

10 March 2005:
- A new
article by Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe ‘PUT ON YOUR BOBBY SOX BABY’ which is dedicated to the upcoming Horwood High Reunion

I have added two new pages in the History Section of this Site:  Clarenville Volunteer Fire Department  & Forest Fire of 1961

More New Photos added to our Photo area.

Horwood Reunion 2006 On July 21, 22 and 23, 2006 there will be a Reunion for all former students, not just graduates, who attended Horwood at anytime during the first 10 years, 1957 through 1966. Please visit Alumni Area for this Website for more information. 

I have added two new pages in the History Section of this Site:  Clarenville Council's & Shoal Harbour Council's