‘Don’t Be Sheepish About Coming In’ Williams Design Studio

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Sarah Sobanski The Williams didn’t find art, so much as art found them. “If [art] is in you, you have to do it,” according to Paul Williams of Williams Design Studio, explaining regardless of the passion, the artist will end up using a creative outlet somehow. Paul and Beverly Williams … Continue reading

Valerie Kent leads Art Classes at Local Elementary Schools

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Patrick Stephen The class rooms were full of excitement and creativity on Wednesday at North Cavan Public school as Senior Kindergarten students took part in a special art class. After all, what could be more exciting than pallets of paint, paintbrushes, blank pages, a healthy amount of soap and endless … Continue reading

Dams Won’t Be Enough Against Climate Change Related Flooding

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Sarah Sobanski “Climate change isn’t a religion,” says Associate Professor Blair Feltmate of the University of Waterloo’s Department of the Environment. In his view, climate change isn’t a matter of belief anymore, it’s a matter of facts – and the facts say we need to start preparing for circumstances, specifically … Continue reading

Barn Quilt Trail Project Seeking Artistic, Fabrication and Financial Support

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Karen Graham At this week’s Council meeting, Lenka Petric of the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail Project presented an overview of the status of this impressive community project. With a current target of 30 barn quilts on the table, Petric outlined the vision of the group, which includes a wide … Continue reading

Animal Surgical Patients Need Blood Transfusions, Too

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Karen Graham Business in the emergency practise of local veterinary clinic, Cavan Hills, has picked up significantly over the past few years. Dr. Audrey Chouinard believes pet owners are taking more dramatic (and expensive) steps to heal their pets when faced with serious illness and traumatic injury.   No longer does … Continue reading

Buck or Two Plus Re-Opens February 1st

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Karen Graham Our local dollar store is getting new management and new inventory as Bill Clarke assumes responsibility for the fledgling retail outlet. The store will be managed by his daughter Julie, along with Assistant Manager C.J. Tobin who has been working at the store under the previous management, so … Continue reading

Local Organic Farm Expands Produce Line

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Maryann Caldwell Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock are the owners and operators of the 100 year old farm known as Puddle Duck Farm which they purchased in 2012. Since then, they have been busy with: house and barn improvements,caring for the animals (lots of cows and chickens, three Indian running ducks, a goat … Continue reading

Jordan Landry and Tim Belch Host Town Hall Meeting

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Karen Graham With school cancelled because of blowing snow, hosts Landry and Belch were uncertain if many would turn out for their Town Hall meeting Monday evening to discuss their concerns about issues facing our municipal government. With fifteen attendees, many came with something specific on their minds. The meeting … Continue reading

The City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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The City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team celebrated its fifth year during which they have brought new health care professionals and health programs for patients in our area including nurse practitioners, family health nurses, medical receptionists, clinical social workers, a psychologist, pharmacist, registered dietitian, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist and … Continue reading

Three Millbrook Teams Compete in the largest Atom tournament in North America

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Karen Graham What began as a typical one day, 8 team tournament in 1958 has blossomed into a five day event as this year’s Peterborough Liftlock Atom Hockey tournament includes 116 teams, up more than 20 from last year. With divisions from all levels of play from all-star to house … Continue reading

Greg Ret Joins Local ReMax Office

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Karen Graham In his previous career as an Operations Executive for a major international retailer, Greg Ret racked up lots of travel points, taking 60 flights per year visiting stores for his employer. With a growing family, the stress of being away from home began to weigh heavy on him, … Continue reading

Mr. October: Norm Lamothe of Woodleigh Farms

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Karen Graham It’s not a position Norm ever expected to be in- the face of October on a glossy calendar. But there he is, selected to represent Ontario Grain farm operators who are finding ways to incorporate traditional farming approaches with modern sensitivities and techniques. Published by Farm & Food … Continue reading

Hard Working Youth Establishes Successful Business

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  Maryann Caldwell Many of the most successful people in business started out as teenage entrepreneurs. If that is true, then Josh Roberts, of Josh’s Property Maintenance is well on his way. At the age of 9, Josh started mowing lawns and shoveling snow for his neighbours. Josh is now … Continue reading

Another Professional Service Coming to Town

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Karen Graham A Peterborough native, Robert Hiseler has spent most of his life in Peterborough but has spent time in several parts of Canada to complete his education. After completing an undergraduate degree at Queen’s, he headed east to the University of New Brunswick for a law degree to spend … Continue reading