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Newark Neighbours thrift store reopens
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Bargain shoppers can once again score deals at Newark Neighbours, which will reopen its thrift store with new restrictions this Monday.

Resuming on Sept. 14, the thrift store at 310 John St. will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To maintain physical distancing requirements in the small retail location, no more than three shoppers will be allowed in the store at a time and masks must be worn while shopping.

The local organization will again be accepting donation drop-offs of clothing and small, clean household items from Mondays to Fridays. Drop-off boxes will be locked on the weekend.

In an effort to support the organization, a group of Niagara-on-the-Lake residents have stepped up to host two food drives for Newark Neighbours. The first will be held in the parking lot of Phil’s Valu-Mart in Virgil on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The second, deemed Newark Neighbours Day, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Cornerstone Community Church at 1570 Niagara Stone Rd. in Virgil from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The organization is currently collecting items for its Thanksgiving food baskets and general food bank supplies. Go to  for a full list of items in need.

The Newark Neighbours food bank will continue to operate on its existing schedule with pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clients are asked to call 905-468-3519 to schedule pickup visits.