Cham Shan Temple Open House

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The date for the Open House for the Buddhist Temple has been changed to June 19th. It’s time for another peek at the progress at the Buddhist Associations’ major project known as Wutai Shan Temple located on Ski Hill Road outside Bethany. This year the doors open at 10 am … Continue reading

Our Publication Dates

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  We’re a free monthly newspaper published on: 2017 Issue Dates January:  January 5 February:  February 2 March:  March 2 April:  March 30 May:  May 4 June:  June 1 July:  June 29 August:  August 3 September:  August 31 October:  September 28 November:  November 2 December:  November 30 Pick up your … Continue reading

Come to the Millbrook Agricultural Fair June 8th to 11th!

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Children’s Day at the 168th Millbrook Fair comes early this year thanks to a Friday PA day, so doors open at 9:30 on Thursday June 8th for students in grades 1 through 3 who will be ushered through a series of stations featuring lessons about agriculture.  Gates open for general … Continue reading

Proposed Changes to OMB Format will Empower Local Decision-making

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In the coming weeks, legislation will be introduced to create the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will, if passed, replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). After a six-month consultation process, changes unveiled by Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro last month are expected to limit appeals of official plans, allow density … Continue reading

Millbrook Valley Chocolates Bring Tasty Workshop to Millbrook Library

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The Fancy Nancy and Nick “Chocolate Edition” Tea Party took place Saturday May 27, 2017 at the Millbrook Branch, it was such a delight! We invited Millbrook Valley Chocolates to come and collaborate with the Library. It was a great fit, as the owners, Stephen and Jackie Flamminio have a … Continue reading

Lions’ Walk for Dogs

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On Sunday, 21 runners and walkers supported the local Lions’ organization’s eighth walk to raise funds for their Dog guides foundation and raised $5,090 in the event. Since 1983, the national foundation has raised funds to support to Canadians with disabilities, such as the blind or visually impaired; deaf or … Continue reading

Council Column – June

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Currently the most questions and comments that I receive concern the potential annexation of some of the North Monaghan Ward’s land by the City of Peterborough. Cavan Monaghan Council’s position is clear as is the County Council’s position. Both have followed the process outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, receiving … Continue reading

International Trails Day Festival Events

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Otonabee Conservation and its community partners in the 6th Annual International Trails Day Festival – June 1st to 3rd – are helping host events to celebrate trails in the area. The festival is the result of the collaboration of municipalities, community groups and recreational clubs which have provided a variety … Continue reading

County Recognition Award Recipients Acknowledged

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Last week, County Recognition awards were handed out at the North Kawartha Community Centre in Apsley. Established in 1992, the County has annually recognized exceptional residents in a variety of categories, including acts of heroism, business leadership and entrepreneurial innovation, volunteer leadership, heritage preservation, environmental or sustainability leadership, sporting excellence … Continue reading

Unique Paper Craft Vendor Joins Millbrook Market

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Maybe it’s because she works at the library that Judi felt compelled to give old books a second lease on life. Applying folding techniques associated with origami, she takes discarded books headed for oblivion and uses them to create elaborate paper sculptures, often keeping the majority of the book components … Continue reading

New Gallery coming to Millbrook

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Despite a missing exterior wall on the street side of the building, organizers of the new gallery in Millbrook hope their renovations will be completed in time to open their doors for Canada Day. Inside visitors will find a wealth of original works all with an accessible price below $1000. … Continue reading

Volunteers Wanted!

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You could say that the demand for volunteers exceeded the supply at last week’s Volunteer Fair hosted by the Cavan Monaghan Library staff. Participants hoped to secure new volunteers to help them through the upcoming season of special events and activities in the community. It’s never too late to offer … Continue reading

Jade Eagleson Takes on the Country Music World

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It has been a whirlwind year for Jade Eagleson, and he’s just getting started. Last fall, he took second place in the 28th Aurora Magna Hoedown Showdown country music competition. During the winter he participated in the Next Country Music Star contest at the Ranch in Bethany, where the judges … Continue reading

Turning a Passion into a Business in Bethany

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There is a calmness that surrounds Erica Flak of Sky Haven Stables, which must be comforting to her horses. She understands how to communicate with horses, and it begins by exhibiting poise and focus that puts the animals at ease. It has the same effect on her young riding students. … Continue reading

Welch Family: Three Generations of Barn Painters

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It’s a niche business, but for Terry Welch, it’s one he learned from his father in the United Kingdom. After working in Britain and Ireland, Welch brought family and his skills to Canada about a decade ago. He now operates his business with the help of his two sons, continuing … Continue reading

Paying it Forward a Fitting Way to Remember

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The tone of the message was ideally targeted to the audience of St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School students last Friday morning. Dressed in a tee shirt and ball cap, the thirty-something speaker told a personal story of loss and recovery using the students’ own language, sprinkled with a healthy dose … Continue reading

Be Prepared So the Pandemic Flu Virus Doesn’t Become Your Worst Nightmare

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A quick scan of the planet today reveals at least six novel influenza strains infecting humans at the moment, as well as an outbreak in Saudi Arabia of “MERS-CoV”, a relative of the SARS coronavirus. Wherever there is life, there are mutating viruses, often starting their journeys in animals and … Continue reading

Healthy Living – Bad News for Two Fad Diets

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The past two months saw an evidence-based takedown of two popular fad diets. The first was intermittent fasting, or IF. IF has been proclaimed to be an easy way to cut calories and train your body to burn more fat and reduce weight. The basic premise of this diet is … Continue reading

Local School are Last Stop on Cops for Cancer Cycling Tour

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The Cops for Cancer events arrived at the local schools on May 12th, bringing their usual combination of entertainment and education to North Cavan and Millbrook South Cavan public schools. Launched in 2005, the Peterborough Chapter of the Cops for Cancer began their cycling team, which now travels 1,000 km … Continue reading

Getting Started

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Do you hear the songbirds calling you to come and play outside? Maybe you’re thinking that you’d love to get into the garden, but your knees and hips are feeling stiff. Not to mention your sore back. However, the more sedentary your lifestyle, the stiffer your joints will become. Regular … Continue reading

Centerville Presbyterian Church Hosts 9th Annual Country Mile Charity Walk/Run

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Parents, grandparents, children, teachers, principals and friends joined together early on May 13th to walk or run along Zion line in Cavan Monaghan for a short stroll or a 10K run in support of a local organizations. Conditions were cool with some drizzle, just enough to keep participants comfortable as … Continue reading

Advantage Charity Classic Golf Tournament for Community Care June 3rd

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Chris Schier of Advantage House Painters Inc. is organizing his third Advantage Charity Classic Golf Tournament which takes place this Saturday, June 3rd in support of Millbrook Community Care. The tournament is a four-man best ball format, with a shotgun start at 9am. The entry fee of $100 per golfer … Continue reading

Save the Date! The Toronto Univox Choir is coming to Millbrook!

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Univox Choir is a 70-person mixed voice community choir for young adults, with relationship — building, social responsibility and musical excellence at its core.  It serves the City of Toronto by offering spirited performances of choral music, both old and new. Performed works are primarily a cappella and span a … Continue reading

Today’s Faith: A Tip for Lasting Energy

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Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place,  where he prayed. (Matthew 1:35) As we tear around every day caring for others, fulfilling our responsibilities, we often forget to nurture our own souls. In her book, “Glimpses of Grace,” Madeline … Continue reading

Local Connections to Hero of Windsor’s Memorial Cup Win

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The Windsor Spitfires made tournament history doing the unthinkable: they earned a place in the Memorial Cup tournament because they were the host, not because of their league playoff performance. Against the odds, the team overcame a formidable opponent in the Erie Otters, who had set a Canadian Hockey League … Continue reading

Next Market Sunday June 25

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  Do you know where your food comes from? One of our national newspapers reported last weekend that two Leamington-based food suppliers were fined millions of dollars for selling counterfeit produce.  The firms in question were repackaging and relabeling large quantities of peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers primarily from Mexico and … Continue reading