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

Wutai 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

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