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Approximately 35 residents joined Mayor McFadden last Thursday evening as he hosted another town hall meeting at Galerie Q. Topics of discussion were selected by the crowd, with a time limit set so no single item dominated the evening. First on the list of topics was the return of wind […]

Informal Town Hall Meeting Provides Answers

Work has begun to prepare Needler's Mill for its next move scheduled for next week.
There are two serious subjects in discussions in the area these days, and they both touch on the issue of property rights. Property owners are defending their rights to enjoy the properties that they own or where they reside, and so they should. But what happens when their rights clash […]

Comment: With Rights Come Responsibilities

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My name is Everett Webster and I shaved my head to raise money for Pediatric Cancer Research. On Friday, May 13, the Pedal for Hope team arrived on their bikes ready to have some fun. It was a great day with lots of surprises and at the end the team […]

Photo: Angie McLean
There was action at last month’s Farmers’ Market as Maia demonstrates her hula hoop skills under Basia’ watchful eye.
Strawberry season is coming. And strawberries are coming to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market on Sunday, June 26th. We will be hosting a special strawberry tea to celebrate. As well as lots of fresh strawberries, our vendors will have all kinds of delicious strawberry treats for you, including a selection of […]

Strawberry Market June 26

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The Corfe’s were busy handling out donations to local organizations from their earnings this year running the canteen in the Millbrook Arena. Each appreciative recipient received a cheque for $500, including Millbrook Minor Hockey, Millbrook Community Care, Millbrook & District FoodShare, and Millbrook Cavan Firefighters Association to assist in their […]

Marion and George Corfe Donation to Organizations

On Friday, May 27th, the County held its annual Recognition awards in Havelock for citizens making significant contributions to their communities. Among the winners for Cavan Monaghan Township were John and Susan French, who were recognized for their agricultural leadership. For the past 38 years, they have raised beef cattle […]

County Recognizes Exceptional Citizens of All Stripes

Runners for the Country Mile Walk line up at the starting line to head down Zion Line.
Parents, grandparents, children, teachers, principals and friends joined together early on May 14th to walk or run along Zion line in Cavan Monaghan for a short stroll or a 10K run in support of a good cause. Despite the cold drizzle, participants cheerfully lined up along the starting line to […]

8th Annual Country Mile Charity Walk/Run

Grade three students at North Cavan headed to the Peterborough YMCA to receive swimming instruction which provides essential skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. The students and their teacher travelled to the pool for three one-hour, in-water lessons in addition to the delivery of three in-class […]

North Cavan Students Jump into the Deep End

Millbrook South Cavan Public School students Haiden and Josh of Mrs. Sturgeon's grade 4 class enjoy a moment at the 15th annual Peterborough Children's Water Festival on May 26th at the Riverview Park and Zoo.
The Peterborough Children’s Water Festival returned for its 15th year at the Riverview Park and Zoo on May 25th and 26th. Almost 1,400 students in grades 2 to 5 from 18 schools across Peterborough City and County and beyond attended the 2-day event, which featured 35 interactive learning centers. Four […]

Peterborough Children’s Water Festival Returns for 15th year

Photo: Valerie Kent
Kawartha Artists Gallery & Studio association of Plein Air artists visited the newly opened Cavan Art Gallery on June 2nd. The Gallery hosted 16 of the artists who enjoyed painting on the grounds and seeing all the many kinds of unique and original artworks, as well as also visiting Galerie Q for a Tea and Tour in the afternoon since they are only 4 doors away.
Renovations are finally finished at Valerie Kent’s Cavan Art studio. The walls of the main floor gallery are now covered with art including some remarkable work from a local photographer and some of her own work, all offered for sale at accessible prices. After spending time getting to know the […]

Art Abounds at the Four Corners of Cavan

A beautiful rain is falling as I sit writing this column, and I am joyful! All farmers and gardeners will be smiling. Before the heat and dryness came some of us wondered if the cold nights would ever give way to better growing conditions. But gardeners know how quickly the […]

Get Out! – Creatures Great and Small

Hello from our construction site in downtown Millbrook! We will have a beautiful street when completed. Life goes on at the Legion. We are always available for hall rentals. Come in and check us out. You might be surprised at what we look like inside. We have new chairs for […]

Legion News Update

Is that supposed to be some sort of artistic statement? What is that? This from my neighbour looking at a miscellany of terra cotta pots grouped in one of my flower beds. It actually was my vain attempt to save the last of my species tulips from the marauding chipmunks. […]

Misadventures in the Spring Garden

Could life exist in the ocean beneath Europa? On Earth ten-foot-long worms survive near 400º F volcanic towers where there is no light! We won’t know until we go. Artist’s mage is courtesy NASA/JPL.
In 1979 three scientists suggested that their might be oceans of water beneath Europa’s ice-cocooned surface. Since their article was published in Nature Magazine 37 years ago there have been numerous attempts to fund a mission to Europa, the second moon out from giant Jupiter. Now it looks like NASA […]

In 2022 Jupiter’s Moon Europa gets a Close-up Look

I don’t get it. The boy – my son – likes big box stores and, conversely, his father – me – is a nice person. Okay, the boy is a nice person, too. It’s just that his father can’t understand his affection for American-owned retail outlets that have all the […]

Big Box Blues

When I arrived shortly after two, the line-up stretched down the church aisle, out the door and down the steps. All of us had come to offer our love and support to the Wilson family. Their Joy, a lively and loving Mom and Nana had died quite suddenly. Joy was […]

Today’s Faith – Celebrating Joy

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  Cars lined County Rd. 10 and the crowd spilled into the gymnasium at Monday night’s Special Council Meeting to receive public input on the proposed by-law to limit the discharge of firearms in the community. Residents who oppose the by-law came with reinforcements from organizations such as the Federation […]

Firearms By-Law Discussion Draws Crowd

Wind Turbines at the Ganaraska project in Orono
Emboldened by success in Manvers township and encouraged by the provincial decision in March to procure more green energy, industrial wind companies are back in the area, approaching property owners along Carmel and Zion lines and in South Monaghan, seeking lease agreements to develop more euphemistically named wind “farms” in […]

Industrial Wind Turbine Companies Soliciting Township Property Owners Again

In pursuit of inspiration, Norman Brown has often toured coast to coast, with a particular emphasis on northern Ontario. His ability to capture light and vibrant colours, as well as varying moods within each painting, is exceptional.  He is pictured with his studio work done in oil entitled Native Spirit.
Switching gears from the works of renown Royal Canadian Academy artists, Galerie Q Curator Kathryn Last launched a new exhibit this weekend offering Canadian paintings priced below $1000. With a self-explanatory title: Paintings Under $1000, the gallery has set up a group exhibition featuring over 100 artworks by a diverse […]

Making Art Accessible: Galerie Q Launches New Exhibit

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Under clear skies and warm breezes, 42 motorcyclists embarked on the third Annual Bike Event hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 402 last Saturday for a day of comradery that extended beyond the event’s immediate participants. They were riding in support of a very fitting cause, the Wounded Warriors […]

Legion Bikers Ride for their Wounded Comrades

After our funding request for a trail linkage was rejected by the province, Council asked staff to investigate alternative ways to proceed with the project. At their last meeting, the Millbrook Valley Trails Committee offered their endorsement of the development of this trail link, noting a wide variety of benefits […]

New Trail Link to Towerhill Subdivision to Proceed

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What are Bubblegum, Snickerdoodle and Sweet Tarts? They are flavours for e-cigarettes, meant to entice youth to try this new device, which contains a power source and heating element designed to produce a vapour that can be inhaled by the user. The vapour may or may not contain nicotine, and […]

The High Public Health Stakes of E-cigarettes

The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines moderate drinking as no more than one drink per day for women (7 drinks per week) and two drinks per day for men (14 drinks per week). The first research report showing that moderate alcohol consumption increased lifespan was published in […]

Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption Healthy?

A 1942 Chevrolet on display at last year's car show
It will be hard to top last year’s Antique Car Show, but organizers at the Lions’ Club are giving it a try. Last year the weather brought out over 200 cars from 910 to 1990, filling the streets with colourful memories sparked by shiny vehicles. Coming from Belleville, Huntsville, Welland […]

Get Ready for Another Great Car Show from our Local ...

Pictured from left to right are host Galerie Q’s Kathryn Last, event organizer Peterborough Councillor Lesley Parnell and YES Executive Director Suzanne Galloway.
A private fundraising event organized by Peterborough City Councillor Pat Parnell and hosted by Galerie Q last month raised $8000 towards YES shelter for youth and family’s “Raise the Roof” campaign. The organization has set a $50,000 fundraising campaign target to allow them to replace the roof on their aging […]

Raise the Roof Event

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Most attendees wandered in with several books in hand, eager to have personal notes and an autograph from popular children’s book writer and illustrator Bill Slavin at the launch of his latest book on Saturday, his first solo picture book in more than twenty years. As participants settled into stools, […]

Bill Slavin Launches New Children’s Book at Bear Essentials

Pedal for Hope riders swoop into Millbrook South Cavan School
The Cops for Cancer events arrived at the local schools on May 13th, bringing their usual combination of entertainment laced with education to North Cavan and Millbrook South Cavan public schools. With a movie theme, bright lights, costumes and skits, students participated in the event with enthusiasm. At the main […]

Pedal for Hope Brings Record Donations

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Get ready to grow with the help of Jane and Peter Martell of Silver Creek Creations, who are joining the other vendors at our local monthly market. They established a nursery business on their property on Hutchison Drive four years ago, when they felt the grounds were safe from errant […]

Silver Creek Creations Joins the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

Some years ago, chronic fatigue haunted me every day. I’d go to sleep early but had difficulty getting out of bed twelve hours later. I would then have to nap later in the afternoon. Upon my husband’s insistence, I finally made a doctor’s appointment. My doctor ordered a series of […]

The Need to Pump Iron

By Linda Hughes On Sunday, May 29th, the Millbrook & District Lions group hosted their 7th annual Purina Walk for Dog Guides, raising $3,839.00 to support the Lions Foundation of Canada. This brings the total raised in these events to $28,609. The Millbrook & District Lions are so proud of […]

Millbrook & District Lions Purina Walk for Dog Guides Raises ...

Ontario Volunteer Awards- photo supplied
Pictured from left to right are volunteers Marion Guthrie (15 yrs.), Sondra Hoard (15 yrs.), 
Ruth Deyell (15yrs.) and Lyn Lepper (10yrs.)
  The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization The award is presented at a special ceremony held at the Trentwinds International Centre Peterborough. Recipients are presented with a service pin acknowledging their years of service. Recipients also receive […]

Local Volunteers Recognized

The weekend of the Junior Durham Golf qualifier offered challenges beyond nerves, as the weather was more like winter than spring. On Saturday, wind was the culprit, blowing balls around, and Sunday brought a sprinkling of snow. As a nod to the weather, toques were passed out instead of ball […]

Junior Durham Golf Qualifier at Baxter Creek