A New Generation of Farmers Investing in the Future at Alona Farms

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  A few years ago, Cathy and Rick Carl moved from Cathy’s parents’ home farm on Zion Line to allow their daughter Melissa, her husband Mike Harrigan and their growing family to take their turn in the home that has been in Cathy’s family for generations.  Originally owned by her … Continue reading

Community Centre Fundraising Committee Launched

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They’re off!  After several meetings, the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre Fundraising Committee is getting ready to kick off their fundraising efforts for the new community centre.   This committee is a collection of volunteers from parts of the community who have taken on the responsibility for raising the $1 million dollars … Continue reading

Lots at Stake at Kawartha Downs

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Behind last week’s theatrics at Queen’s Park between MPPs Jeff Leal and Laurie Scott over the number of races permitted for Kawartha Downs in 2018 lie serious questions about the future of this location.  Last May, Skip Ambrose, who owns the corporation that controls the property, watched his firm be … Continue reading

Peterborough Regional Health Centre charts its course for the future

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  In early October, Peterborough Regional Health Centre President (PRHC) and Chief Executive Officer Peter McLaughlin presented the organization’s strategic plan for the next three years.  Having been awarded Exemplary Standing in the provincial accreditation process in April, the plan represented more of a tweaking than a complete overhaul.  In … Continue reading

This Month at Your Libraries

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Storytime continues at 10 am on Thursdays at the Bruce Johnson branch and on Fridays at the Millbrook branch with Margaret Nielson-Roberts filling in for Lindsay Molloy for the next two months.   Whether your child can sit for 30 seconds or 30 minutes, everyone is welcome! On Tuesday, November 7th … Continue reading

New Store to Offer Stylish Home Décor

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Keeping up with the Jones’ will become easier later this month when a new store called The Joneses opens its doors on King Street in Millbrook.  The brain child of three partners, it is an extension of a happy working relationship in real estate.  Realtor Shirley Turner, photographer Charlotte Clements … Continue reading

Comment – It’s All About Attitude

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Retired Millbrook South Cavan Grade 8 teacher Rhonda Fallis had it right; it’s all about attitude.  As she was prepared her grade eight students for high school life, she made the point that the attitude students bring to the table is the most important factor in determining their success.   She … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – November

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Millbrook Community Garden It is with regret that I have to write this letter, but it has to be addressed. Our great volunteers have worked diligently for years to provide fresh produce for our Food Share, rolling up sod by hand, tilling the garden, building fences and sowing seeds into … Continue reading

Council Column – November

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  Last Saturday, we attended the Millbrook BIA’s Millbrook, the Valley of Volunteers Cocktail Party. It was a great evening with friends old and new brought together by their recognition that it is up to all of us to make our community thrive. Whether we do it grudgingly or with … Continue reading

Power to the People: Mount Pleasant Residents Get 4-Way Stop

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A delegation of residents attended the Peterborough County Council last month to make their case for the installation of a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of County Rd. 10 and County Rd. 9, also known as Mount Pleasant Rd.  Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute member JoEllen Brydon made an impassioned … Continue reading

Nexicom’s New Owner has Big Plans for Increased Connectivity

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  Very early on, Clayton Zekelman knew he was headed for a career in telecommunications.  He liked to tinker with phone equipment, taking it apart and then reassembling it.  The process was fun because when he was finished the item still worked and there were no parts left over. At … Continue reading

Ontario Math Strategy 2.0

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  At the end of the summer, Ontario’s public school system received its own report card reflecting the results of students’ performance in the provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) tests administered earlier this year.  Since 1996, these standardized tests have been administered to Ontario students in Grades 3, … Continue reading

WWII Vet Travelled with Bomb in his Pocket

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In 1940, Ab Sinyard was approaching eighteen years of age in his home town of Deere Lake just outside Cornerbrook, Nfld.  His mother ran the local hotel and times were tight, so as soon as he was eligible, he enlisted with the Royal Air Force.  At the time, Newfoundland was … Continue reading

Remembrance Day Events

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Remembrance Day Banquet at the Legion on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 6 pm Bethany Cenotaph Service on Sunday, November 5th in Bethany at 1:30 pm Millbrook Cenotaph Service on Saturday, November 11th in Millbrook at 10:45 am Remembrance Day Service on Saturday, November 11th at Centennial Place at 1:30 pm