Cavan Monaghan Fire Department helps Millbrook South Cavan Students Get to the Pool

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By Karen Graham Two grade three classes from Millbrook South Cavan School were the beneficiaries of funding from the Lifesaving Society school grant designed to provide students with the minimum skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep water.  The program includes three in-class sessions on water safety and … Continue reading

Common Ground: Practical Gardening Tips from Jill Williams

Common Ground: Practical Gardening Tips from Jill Williams
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©Deborah Carew I often get asked to recommend gardening books that are practical and useful for gardeners in this community. At the top of my personal heap of useful books are all the Harrowsmith gardening books, and many of them are available in the Millbrook Library. I would particularly recommend … Continue reading

A Place Where Everybody Knows Their Names – George and Marion Corfe Serve up Smiles at the Millbrook Arena

A Place Where Everybody Knows Their Names – George and Marion Corfe Serve up Smiles at the Millbrook Arena
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By Lynn Osborne One of the consistent features of the Millbrook arena is the sight of George and/or wife Marion working behind the concession stand with a smile on their faces waiting to serve. For the past five years, this couple have operated that concession stand, putting in 70-80 hours … Continue reading

Local Singer-Songwriter Wins Songwriting Competition

Local Singer-Songwriter Wins Songwriting Competition
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After submitting his first original recording to an international songwriting competition on a whim, Peter Graham was shocked and delighted to learn last week that he had beat 2,000 contestants to win the Grand Prize in the 2016 Spring Song Contest organized by online radio station Radio Airplay. The accompanying … Continue reading

Spring Changes at the Pastry Peddler

Spring Changes at the Pastry Peddler
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With the arrival of spring, comes gardening, dining al fresco, Blue Jays’ games, soccer and….construction! At one of our local eateries, the Pastry Peddler, owners Deanna and Colin are ready to serve with their trademark dishes, exotic beverages and stylish environment. Open six days a week and offering freshly prepared … Continue reading

4th Line Theatre Receives 2015 Annual Heritage Award from Peterborough Historical Society

4th Line Theatre Receives 2015 Annual Heritage Award from Peterborough Historical Society
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Last week, the Peterborough Historical Society announced the winners of its 2015 Heritage Awards on at its Annual Fundraising Dinner. Among the recipients was our own 4th Line Theatre, which was bestowed with the J. Hampton Burnham Award, established to recognize the completion of a major project that promotes awareness … Continue reading

Tradition of Service and Quality Gives Roka TIM-BR MART a Competitive Edge

Tradition of Service and Quality Gives Roka TIM-BR MART a Competitive Edge
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By Karen Graham The Roka family has a long history in the business of selling wood.  In 1963, John’s father Rudy Roka began selling firewood on the side, bringing logs in from Bancroft and crown land locations in the surrounding area, eventually setting up a saw mill as well.  The … Continue reading