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  We’re a free monthly newspaper published on: 2018 issue dates: January – Jan. 4 February – Feb 1 March– Mar. 1 April – March 29 May – May 3 June – May 31 July – June 28 August – Aug. 2 September – Aug. 30 October – Sept 27 November – Nov. 1 December – Nov. 29 Pick up your free copy locally or subscribe … Continue reading

North Cavan Students Unveil their Quilt Block

North Cavan Students Unveil their Quilt Block
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It’s been a year since grade one and four students at North Cavan public School took pencils and paint to develop their quilt blocks relying on one of 12 traditional quilt patterns and a selected colour pallet developed by members of the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail group. The creative … Continue reading

Pedal for Hope

Pedal for Hope
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Local elementary schools outdid themselves this year in their fundraising efforts for pediatric cancer research with their donations to the local Pedal for Hope project.  This three-week, 1,000 kilometre cycling tour across central Ontario features local police service staff volunteers who visit 46 elementary schools delivering a message about cancer … Continue reading

Millbrook Dam Project Update

Millbrook Dam Project Update
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In his most recent report to Council, Dan Marinigh of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) advised that despite delays due to unseasonal April weather, the project continues to progress well and is expected to come in on budget.  The project is several weeks behind schedule, and because its scope … Continue reading

Comment – What will Ontario look like a year from now? 

Comment – What will Ontario look like a year from now? 
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Whoever takes the helm will certainly inherit a more polarized constituency.  Let’s hope the rhetoric that paints business as the enemy is dismissed.  Instead of assuming business owners are greedy and driven only by their self-interest, they should be considered valuable contributors to our communities, taking risks with their own … Continue reading

Free Parenting Seminar at North Cavan Public School

Free Parenting Seminar at North Cavan Public School
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Principal Martin Twiss is excited about the upcoming seminar entitled “Building Resilient Families” that his school is hosting on the evening of June 12th.  This free event will provide parents and caregivers with a wealth of information designed to answer some common questions and provide expert insight into some of … Continue reading

New Exhibit Opens at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery

New Exhibit Opens at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery
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This weekend is the launch of The Relative Project:  Zimbabwe at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery, featuring an exhibition of the work of well-known Peterborough photographer Wayne Eardley.  The images are part of his extensive collection of photographs he calls The Relative Project, which he describes it as ongoing exploration of … Continue reading

Millbrook Figure Skating Club Seeks Municipal Support

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At the May 7th meeting, Millbrook Figure Skating Club executives Kelly Hines and Melissa Blakely asked Council to consider a request for $2000 of support for their club.   Last year the club experienced a sharply lower enrolment which fell from 74 to 49 skaters, resulting in a break-even financial year … Continue reading

Valerie Kent Receives Leadership in Arts Award

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Although Valerie only moved to the community a few years ago, she has made quite an impact here, and was recognized at last week’s annual County Recognition Awards in the Art leadership category. Upon her arrival in 2015, she immediately began reaching out to the community with her love of … Continue reading

Millbrook Entrepreneur Launches Online Camping Website- Pitched

Millbrook Entrepreneur Launches Online Camping Website- Pitched
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Growing up in England, Olaf Dunn was an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast.  His family spent vacations touring all around Europe with a camper staying in a variety of locations including rural and remote private campgrounds as well as some ‘wild camping’ locations where permitted.  He moved to Canada in … Continue reading

Guilty Pleasure Patisserie Comes to the Millbrook Market

Guilty Pleasure Patisserie Comes to the Millbrook Market
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He’s known as the Doughnut Guy, and he’s okay with that.  Jeremy Riel is a new vendor at the monthly Millbrook Farmers’ Market, offering more than a dozen varieties of luscious, hand-made doughnuts and French pastries.  Equipped with training from Ottawa’s Cordon Bleu school, he has been selling his generous-sized … Continue reading