Millbrook & District Lions Purina Walk for Dog Guides Raises $3,839

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By Linda Hughes On Sunday, May 29th, the Millbrook & District Lions group hosted their 7th annual Purina Walk for Dog Guides, raising $3,839.00 to support the Lions Foundation of Canada. This brings the total raised in these events to $28,609. The Millbrook & District Lions are so proud of … Continue reading

Local Volunteers Recognized

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  The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization The award is presented at a special ceremony held at the Trentwinds International Centre Peterborough. Recipients are presented with a service pin acknowledging their years of service. Recipients also receive … Continue reading

Junior Durham Golf Qualifier at Baxter Creek

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The weekend of the Junior Durham Golf qualifier offered challenges beyond nerves, as the weather was more like winter than spring. On Saturday, wind was the culprit, blowing balls around, and Sunday brought a sprinkling of snow. As a nod to the weather, toques were passed out instead of ball … Continue reading

A Catch and Release Philosophy Means Millie Lives Another Day

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After years of evading the throngs of anglers hoping to snag her, Millie finally succumbed to the bait of eleven year old Janelle Jacobs, who was a new contestant to the event. Bragging rights were sufficient for Janelle, who graciously returned a grateful fish to the pond after the requisite … Continue reading

Bold Alternative Casino Development Proposal Presented to Council

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By Karen Graham Richard Taylor, a lawyer representing a group of investors, presented a dramatic vision for an alternative location for the Shorelines Casino within the boundaries of Cavan Monaghan Township at the May 2nd Council meeting. The proposal was released the same day to the City of Peterborough Council and … Continue reading

ORCA Hosts Local Tree Planting Project with Scouts

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By Karen Graham Under clear skies with rain in the forecast for the following day, the conditions were ideal on Saturday for the Otonabee Regional Conservation Authorities’ tree planting event. Approximately 300 members of local scout organizations filed in at twenty minute intervals to take their spots along pre-cut lines … Continue reading

Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness Week

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Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness Week Last week Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale announced May 1st begins Canada’s 21st annual Emergency Preparedness Week, with the theme “Plan. Prepare. Be Aware.” This is a collaborative government initiative where provincial, territorial and federal emergency management organizations to … Continue reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day Visiting Local Artists on Rolling Hills Studio Tour

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By Karen Graham This year artists in and around Bethany are opening their doors again for Mother’s Day weekend. The artists work in a wide variety of media, creating works of beauty, purpose and often whimsy to express their creative vision in their unique settings. From quilts to photographs, beautiful … Continue reading

The Intelligence of Instinct

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By Glenn Spurrell The House Wren had just arrived back, and as predicted he started investigating the birdhouse in my backyard almost immediately. You might remember I reported that White-breasted Nuthatches had taken up residence in this house this year quite early in the season. I knew the wren would … Continue reading

Barn Quilt Trail Project Begins with Students at Millbrook South Cavan School

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By Karen Graham On Monday, six volunteers from the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail Project joined Mrs. Sturgeon’s Grade 4 class to introduce them to the local project. The volunteers, many of whom are former teachers, were there to help students design their own block which might eventually be incorporated … Continue reading

Music & Movement with Erica Hernandez

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Erica Hernandez is a “Music for Young Children” Teacher, specializing in children ages 0-4, returned to the library last week to offer some music and moves for the weekly Children’s time at the Millbrook branch. A private piano teacher and primary choir director for over 10 years, she joined the … Continue reading

Aunt Laura’s Tea Room

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By Karen Graham A traditional red brick Ontario farm house on the south side of Highway 7A in Bethany has housed a bustling business since 1983. The home has been in the Morton family since 1868, when the great grandfather of current owner Kathleen Morton purchased the property and built … Continue reading

Applications Welcome for Conservation Scholarship

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The Otonabee Conservation Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 “Conservation Foundation McCulloch Scholarship” from graduating high school students pursuing post-secondary education in an environmental field. The $500.00 cash award is presented to a graduating student having demonstrated leadership in conservation or environmental projects and planning to pursue post-secondary … Continue reading

Township Council Seeks Input on Proposed Community Centre

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The Township of Cavan Monaghan is seeking public input from their residents on a proposed new Community Centre for the municipality. Recently, Council and Staff hosted two public meetings at the Township Office to hear from its residents. The Township continues to encourage residents to come and present their thoughts … Continue reading

International Clematis Expert to Share his Expertise with Garden Club

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Peter Keeping is clematis enthusiast and an internationally renowned expert on Clematis.   Along with his wife Sheila, Peter operates Peter and Sheila’s Country Garden in Bowmanville, Ontario. He was introduced to the species in 1982 when he received two plants for his birthday, and soon joined the International Clematis Society … Continue reading