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Twelve businesses operating in the Millbrook Business Improvement area for more than 20 years were celebrated at this year’s annual BIA dinner.
Representing over 400 years of combined experience, these business owners demonstrate the ability to adapt and succeed over the long haul, and a
dedication to their businesses from which we can all learn. From left to right are Tony and Angela Lloyd of Millbrook Farm Supply, Glenn Fallis of Voyageur
Canoe, Barber Joe Longo, David Tong of Millbrook Pharmacy, Scott Gray of Bulger and Gray Insurance, Dr. Van Loon and wife Claire, Didi Calhoun of
Foodland, garage owner Dan Woodward, Lynn Woodward of Daisy Mart, John Downs of Nexicom and Bill Clarke of Clarke’s Service Centre.
At this year’s annual BIA dinner, organizers took a different tack, inviting a dozen BIA business owners who have each operated in town for more than 20 years, to celebrate their common experience. Together they represent more than 400 years of experience serving our community, demonstrating an ability to adapt […]

BIA Celebrates Local Business Owners with Sticking Power


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Millbrook Valley Chocolate owners, Jackie and Stephen Flamminio.
It was clear this was a special store coming to King Street when above the paper covering the windows all that could be seen was a brass chandelier. Millbrook Valley Chocolates owners Stephen and Jackie Flamminio took possession of the former location of Hussey’s Pizza a few short weeks ago, […]

Specialty Chocolate Shop Arrives In Time for the Holidays



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Home Hardware Manager, David Britton, with the new block quilt.
After more than a year since it began, the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail (CMBQT) celebrated the installation of their first Barn Quilt on Tuesday, November 22nd outside the Millbrook Home Hardware store. This business was selected for the first of three barn quilts sponsored by the Millbrook Business Improvement […]

Inaugural Barn Quilt Installed


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This time of year, driving conditions can change dramatically and seasonal risks surface that affect visibility and road conditions. The Peterborough Police would like to remind drivers to be aware of the changing conditions and adapt their driving habits accordingly. One of the main threats to drivers this time of […]

Driving Tips for Avoiding Wildlife Collisions


The Township of Cavan Monaghan owns the municipal water treatment and waste water process plant facilities that service the village of Millbrook. It is their job to ensure that it operates efficiently, complies with regulations and develops the infrastructure required to ensure it meets the needs of the community. Rather […]

Municipal Water Management Contract Awarded to Peterborough Utilities Services



The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding landowners with private water wells to check the water quality of their well water this fall. Along with changing the battery in your fire and carbon monoxide alarm, having your well water tested prior to winter is a great idea. In addition, […]

Remember to Check Your Well with the Changing of Seasons


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I spent a few hours last night receiving Gingerbread houses from young creative types in our neighbourhood who accepted the challenge of this year’s contest. Didi Calhoun generously donates the kits that make this contest possible each year, and in four short days all 100 kits were gone. Of those, […]

December COMMENT


Late last week local not-for-profit Galerie Q posted a notice on its website that it would be closing its doors at the end of the year. Referring to red tape and “unwelcome policies” directed at small business from the township, the organization expressed regret with the decision. Requests for further […]

Galerie Q Announces its Demise



Talk with experts during “Managing Your Well During Drought” workshop As many people continue to struggle with the drought conditions that have impacted the Kawartha Conservation watershed, homeowners, residents and business owners will have an opportunity to hear from and talk with experts during a FREE Water Well Workshop December […]

Free Water Well Workshop December 5 in Blackstock


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4th Line Theatre is auditioning for professional roles for the 2017 Summer Season. Auditions are by appointment only and the deadline for submissions is Monday, December 5, 2016. Millbrook Auditions will take place on Tuesday, December 13th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. To apply, send an electronic copy of your headshot […]

Auditions for 4th Line Theatre’s Summer Season


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The streets of Millbrook were converted to an earlier period of time on Prince Edward Island with red sand covering the pavement, old-fashioned store fronts and unusual traffic patterns during the shooting of the television series, “Anne.”      

Film crew arrives in Millbrook for new series, “Anne”



At their October 18th meeting, Council passed a by-law confirming that in the next municipal election, votes may only be cast on the telephone or the internet, a process that will be managed by Simply Voting Inc., who coordinated the 2014 election. There will be no paper ballot alternative. The […]

No More Paper Ballots: Council Confirms Telephone and Internet ...


At their November 21st meeting, Council agreed to investigate the option of using ranked ballots in the selection of municipal candidates in 2018. Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act introduced this option for the selection of municipal candidates but not for School Board Trustees. Ranked ballots allow a voter to […]

Cavan Monaghan To Explore Use of Ranked Ballots for 2018 ...


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A resident speaks with Mayor McFadden at the end of the Town Hall meeting at Galerie Q.
At the halfway point in the municipal term, Mayor McFadden felt it was time for another check in with township residents to hear their concerns and receive feedback on current issues on the minds of ratepayers. McFadden collected topics from the 25 residents who joined him at Galerie Q on […]

Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting



I had the unique opportunity to attend the conference, “Energy Now and into the Future”, held by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). With the turn of colder weather comes higher heating bills and energy prices are on many of our minds. With little comfort, energy prices will continue […]

December Council Column


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Community Engagement & Development Coordinator Peter Williams of the Peterborough Police Service is actively involved in the new mediation program in which trained mediators help residents resolve disputes in a neutral setting.
Conflict is a natural part of life. The trick is to be prepared to deal with it effectively. That was the message from Community Engagement & Development Coordinator Peter Williams of the Peterborough Police Service as he introduced Cavan Monaghan Council members to a new mediation program launched last month […]

Mediation Program Launched in Peterborough County


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I never used to think about angels, despite living in Millbrook’s former St. Andrew’s United Church. But that changed a few Christmases ago, one night as I was closing up shop in the little breastfeeding clothing boutique that I kept in downtown Millbrook, where the Quilter’s Bolt is today. It […]

She Says You Have Angels



Local health leaders from Peterborough Public Health and Peterborough Family Health Team say Minister Hoskins’ recent announcement that the Ontario government is funding free shingles vaccine for those aged 65-70 is great news for our community. “With such a high proportion of seniors in the Peterborough area, we expect to […]

Free Shingles Vaccine Good News for Local Seniors


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Rhonda Barnet, VP Finance at Steelworks Design pictured centre, was selected as the Chair of the National Board of Directors of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME).  She is pictured with Matthew Wilson - Senior Vice President of CME (left),  and the Honorable Navdeep Singh Bains - Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (right).
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) announced that Rhonda Barnet, VP Finance at Steelworks Design Inc., would become the new chair of their national board of directors, effective immediately. As she assumes the role, Rhonda also sets a milestone for the organization as the first ever […]

Local Business Owner Named Chair of Cdn Manufacturers’ & Exporters’ ...


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Each month we will feature a profile of a business member of the Millbrook and District Chamber of Commerce. We start with local dance studio, Yogage, operated by Lindsay Storms. This fall, Lindsay Storms opened a dance studio operating out of the Old Millbrook School offering classes two evenings per […]

Chamber Column – Yogage



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Grandma's Café Owner, John Patrick
The newest food provider on King Street is also new to the food industry. Owner John Patrick and wife — have many years of business experience in the cleaning industry, but were looking for a change of pace and regular hours to allow them to spend more time with their […]

Grandma’s Café Serves up Food with Nostalgia


Lindsay Molloy, Coordinator of Community Outreach Programming and Partnerships Cavan Monaghan Libraries December 3 2016, Millbrook Branch is also hosting our Annual Christmas Party from 11a.m.-12:30p.m. There will be crockpots full of hot chocolate and apple cider, as well as a few Holiday crafts for children. Please stop in and […]

Christmas Comes to our Libraries


Me to We was gladly stocking the shelves for Millbrook’s Food share on Halloween night! The members of Me to We went door to door on Halloween night and collected non-perishable food items while in their Halloween costumes. Talk about scaring hunger! Our school successfully brought in approximately 562 cans […]

We Scare Hunger!



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The Kim family joined together at the Millbrook Remembrance Day Service to pay their respects.
The Reserve Force is a large, fully-integrated branch of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) whose members are mostly part-time staff who have civilian jobs, with some on full time employment contracts. The Reserve Force supports the regular armed forces in both international and domestic operations. There are currently 22,800 members […]

Reservists Answer the Call


Here at Millbrook South Cavan Public School, on Friday the 4th, we had a special guest visit us by the name of Jimmy Chapman. Over the past few years, Mr. Chapman has been collecting items that have belonged to war veterans that have fought in World War l, and in […]

War Memorabilia Display at Millbrook South Cavan Public School


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A crowd of 200 joined service members at this year's Remembrance Day service.
This year’s Remembrance Day Service at the Millbrook Cenotaph drew a crowd of approximately 200 people, including students from three local schools, residents, shop owners, current and retired service men and women in uniform, as well as two WWII veterans, who came to mark the sombre occasion. Beginning with the […]

Remembrance Day Service Draws People of all Ages



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During the Millbrook Remembrance Day Service, Reverend Lynda Hodgins shared the story of the WW II experience of one of our long time Cavan residents, Clarence Munroe. Clarence would prefer that his story be seen for what it is: not one of valour and patriotic flag waving, but a real […]

Lest We Forget: The Experiences of WWII Veteran Clarence ...



Susan Tung is eager to work with her parents, Mei and Patrick, as they bring back their popular restaurant and re-establish their venue as a place for live local music. 4
Mei Tung and husband Patrick ran a popular Chinese Restaurant in Springville for many years, providing dine in and take out options to a regular clientele. In 2014 the couple sold the business and relocated to Toronto, planning to have a more tranquil life. Besides, their daughter Susan had graduated […]

Original Golden Wheel Owners Return to Springville



This year marks the bi-centennial of the arrival of the man known as Cavan Township’s first settler, John Deyell. He had a long and remarkable life, one well worth celebrating, and he left his mark. Born in Drum, County Monaghan in Ireland in 1775, John Deyell’s first experience of Canada […]

John Deyell – Marking a Bicentennial


Parents Encouraged to Vaccinate Their Kids at School Clinics As new research reveals increasing rates of cancers caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), Peterborough Public Health is pleased to offer the HPV vaccine to both Grade 7 boys and girls thanks to Ontario’s newly expanded student immunization program. “In a new […]

With HPV-caused Mouth and Throat Cancers Rising


Canada has been without a federal housing strategy since 1993 and we have all witnessed the hardship that has ensued. Currently in Peterborough, over 60 individuals are sheltered each night, the mere tip of a homeless iceberg. Wait lists continuing to grow for affordable housing, with almost 600 seniors on […]

Creating Homes for All Creates Health for All



For those who are striving for a healthier lifestyle and watching their weight, the Christmas season can sure through a wrench into the best of plans. However, I have learned a few simple tips to enjoy the season without gaining those dreaded holiday pounds. If you’re given a box of […]

Survive the Holidays


Photo Karen Graham Dr. Robin Whale and Library Outreach Coordinator Lindsay Molloy with the exercise ball recommended for daily stretch routines.
The professionals practising at Whale Chiropractic in Millbrook came to the library in November to lead two public sessions providing information about managing your health. Dr. Robin Whale came to speak to an adult audience about vitality. His presentation was based on the teachings of Dr. James Chestnut, a world […]

Community Outreach Sessions Provided by Local Chiropractors


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Join the Millbrook Garden Club on Wednesday, December 7th at the St. Thomas Church Hall, 16 Centre Street at 7:30 p.m. Elyn Saar-Green grew up in Toronto and studied at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. She has co-owned Greenhouse on the River just south of Lakefield with her husband Peter […]

Learn About Winter Flower Arrangements with Local Expert