Cody & Kelsie’s Veggy Patch

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These young siblings started their entreprise at a young age. Kelsie was in Mrs. Fallis’ grade 2 class when her teacher arrived to purchase some produce and found her young student manning the market stall in front of the family home. As would any good teacher, Mrs. Fallis recognized a … Continue reading

Local Mental Health Challenges Continue

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  Despite a growing awareness about mental health thanks to high profile media programs and a wide variety of educational programs offered in schools, corporations and to the public at large, the problem seems to be growing.  The recently released Vital Signs report on the Greater Peterborough area reports that … Continue reading

From Summer to …Fall?

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  Ah, fall: crisp days, cool nights, leaves changing colour, birds heading south; taking sweaters out of storage, shaking out warm blankets in preparation for chilly slumbers. Occasional early morning frost on shady rooftops, maybe even a few drifting flakes of snow toward the end of the month. Wait—what? If … Continue reading

Marie Stevens Opens Your Eyes with Makeup Techniques

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Marie has always had style.  Tall and striking, she can slip her hair into a pony tail, don a pair of big sunglasses and a sun hat and look like she belongs on a fashion cover.  Now she is building a home business using her skills to make others look … Continue reading

Slightly smaller Ontario apple crop volume this year, but quality will be excellent

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Ontario’s apple crop volume will be slightly lower this year compared to last, but the fruit will be larger, juicier, and more colourful. That’s what Ontario’s apple growers are seeing as they prepare to harvest the 2017 crop along the shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Georgian … Continue reading

Long Wait Lists and New Services at Centennial Place

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  Centennial Place is a privately owned Long Term Care Home operated by AON of Peterborough, and part of a local family-owned company that builds, owns and operates a variety of residential and commercial properties. Their buildings include a family of residences for seniors, with four long term seniors’ residences … Continue reading

One Look at Saturn and I was Hooked for Life

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As we read a column each month, we learn a little bit about the writer.  Sometimes we would like to learn more, so this is the first of a series about the people who generously share their ideas and knowledge with us every month.  We start with John Crossen, Astronomy … Continue reading

Millbrook & Area Garden Club’s October Meeting

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With the copious spring and summer’s rains all kinds of interesting fungi have appeared in area gardens and woodlands. Come and learn more about this often overlooked fantastic world from Irka Dyczok who is passionate and knowledgeable on this subject on Wednesday October 6th, 2017 at St. Thomas Anglican Church, … Continue reading

A Peek Inside Mother Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

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Fall is, traditionally, the best season for hiking (although this year has been stifling!). Nonetheless, getting out to enjoy the fall colours will no doubt be a focus for many in the coming months. While out enjoying the vibrant flora and diversity of nature, consider that approximately 80% of medications … Continue reading

NASA may build a magnetic shield for colonizing Mars

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Mars lies at an average distance from Earth of 225 million kilometers. But the latest idea for making the Red Planet habitable for humankind seems even further out. The problems that must be surmounted are that Mars has no rotating molten iron core to produce an electromagnetic shield and it … Continue reading

Is Screen Time Safe for Young Children?

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This summer brought a house full of young grandchildren and the discovery that the television was magical in keeping little ones quiet while others still slept. However, each time I reached for the remote, tiny pangs of guilt stirred in my chest: how safe is screen time for young children? … Continue reading

Paul Zammit Informs and Entertains at the Garden Club’s 25th Anniversary

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The Millbrook and District Garden Club celebrated their 25th anniversary with a celebrity speaker who offered an informative and entertaining presentation based on his philosophy of healthy garden dynamics.  Zammit is the enthusiastic director of the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) who makes regular appearances on television, radio and at garden … Continue reading

Montessori Principals Can Restore Dignity to Dementia Patients

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Centennial Place has a high concentration of residents suffering from various stages of dementia.  An umbrella term, dementia includes a number of different types of diseases that affect the brain, each with its own set of memory impairment symptoms, including Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia or Frontotemporal disease.  These … Continue reading