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