When In Maitland
When In Maitland by Wayne Garden
When Deneen Newpot and her husband Scott Fraser, moved to Maitland in 2007, they were astounded with the sheer beauty of the place. The village had catured the hearts of a couple who would later become amongst its biggest promoters. After hosting the Good Brothers in a concert at the Maitland Fire Hall, the couple hoped to promote other Maitland groups and events. The result was a Facebook page titled: When in Maitland.
Deneen and Scott have teamed up with an editor for the page, Janice Lockkyer. They have been working diligently as a trio, to ensure that information about events, current and past, are given free publicity.
The page has become popular among Maitland residents and those who call Maitland home, despite having left the area for various reasons. It’s like receiving a postcard from home, regularly!
Today Deneen no longer lives in Maitland, however she spends a short time each day updating the page with news from local businesses, individuals and groups. She also includes municipal and provincial posts, all relative to the residents of Maitland. Admittedly Deneen claims that the nature of the posts is often random, but still favourites of the Maitland Community.
Deneed brightened by the response to When In Maitland, does not forsee any reason to stop posting to the FB page. Deneen claims that “Maitland makes an impression and people haave a real connection to the area for so many individual reasons.” On a personal note, since she no longer lives in the area, the page allows her to keep connected with the community she fell in love with.
Check out When in Maitland’s Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/wheninmaitland