New Retail Business in Cavan: Sisters’ Fine Gifts

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Karen Graham When Nicole Scott came into Bridget Anastasia’s with her mother in mid-October, owner Catherine Moore was in the back room sorting through the newly arrived Christmas merchandise, planning her seasonal displays. Two weeks later, she was retired and the displays and all her other responsibilities had been handed … Continue reading

One Year Later: Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

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Karen Graham Forty ratepayers joined Scott McFadden last Friday evening at Galerie Q for a town hall style meeting about the issues and activities the current council is addressing on behalf of residents. Mayor McFadden began by asking the audience to identify topics of concern, and thirteen items were identified. … Continue reading

Vera Peel Answered the Call for Women Volunteers to the Royal Canadian Air Force

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Karen Graham Perhaps sixteen year old Vera Peel was enticed by one of those recruiting posters (see below) seeking women to enlist in the Canadian Air Force. She admits she would have preferred to join the Navy, but they required candidates with a university education, so Vera settled on the … Continue reading

Country Spa Offers Private and Personal Experiences

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Sarah Sobanski Walking into Lotus Spa and Esthetics is as comfortable as stepping downstairs in your own home. It’s an atmosphere owner and esthetician Terri Carmichael has cultivated intentionally, rating client comfort as her number one business objective followed closely by providing the best products and services. It all started … Continue reading

4th Line Theatre Announces 25th Season

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Last week, 4th Line Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell announced the new season for this iconic local theatre company. The season will open with the world premiere of Maja Ardal’s The Hero of Hunter Street. In August, 4th Line will remount Alex Poch-Goldin’s wildly popular The Bad Luck Bank … Continue reading

Local High School Student Taylor Luecke Contributes Time and Talent to the Mill Effort

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Karen Graham Taylor Luecke is a Crestwood student with a part-time job at the Buck-or-Two store. When the Mill campaign was going, Taylor felt moved to help out, and did so in her own, unique way. She explains she was moved to act because the pond and trails have played … Continue reading

Proceeds of Millworks Art Show and Sale Tops $10,000!

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Bill Slavin The Millworks art show and sale in support of Needlers’ Mill exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations. More than $10,000 was raised through the sale of artwork with a further $2000 collected in cash donations at the seven hour event held on Saturday, October 24. Organizers report that the vast … Continue reading

Historic Opportunity is Built With Quilting Blocks

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Sarah Sobanski There’s a project set to make history in our township and everyone is invited to participate. The Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail is coming to a neighbourhood near you, but it’s not what you might think – there won’t be a stitch of material in sight. Barn quilts … Continue reading

Council Column Returns

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Following a long standing tradition, we are bringing back the monthly Council Column, which will give the opportunity to Council Members to communicate directly with our readers about the issues they are facing on our behalf. We kick off this feature with an update from Mayor Scott McFadden, who provides … Continue reading

Dunmore Farms Goes to the Royal Winter Fair

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Karen Graham For Gregg Frederick, going to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto this week is old hat- been there, done that. He has even walked away with some top awards, having won Bull Calf Champion in 2011. That has not dampened his enthusiasm for this annual ritual which requires … Continue reading

Second-Lieutenant Andrew Kim Heads to Winnipeg

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Karen Graham This summer, Millbrook resident Andrew Kim completed his degree at the Royal Military College as well as his military training and was formally received as an Officer into the Canadian Armed Forces in his Comissioning Ceremony held at the College which is located in Kingston, Ontario. Andrew is … Continue reading