A Catch and Release Philosophy Means Millie Lives Another Day

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Share

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

Volunteers Needed! Annual Cleaning & Grooming of Trails

Share

By Celia Hunter Volunteers are sought to assist in the annual cleaning and grooming of the trails for Spring/Summer/Fall seasons in a Volunteer Work Day for the Millbrook Valley Trails. The Volunteer Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a rain date … Continue reading

Millbrook Christian Assembly’s First Annual “Glam-ma Shabby Chic Tea Event!”

Share

By Cara Tetroe Whether you’re a woman who has just retired or a young child just starting kindergarten, women of all ages are welcome to join Millbrook Christian Assembly as they host their First Annual Glam-ma Shabby Chic Tea event. The church is expecting a great turnout from many women … Continue reading