Millbrook Dam Reconstruction Moves Ahead, But at a Higher Cost

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  Council was dismayed to learn that before shovels were in the ground for the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam, the project costs have already risen by more than $500K.  At the time the project was approved, the original forecast was for a total project cost of $3.3 million dollars, … Continue reading

This Month at Your Libraries – Congratulations! 25 years!

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December 2017 marks a momentous occasion at the Millbrook Branch – Judi Obey celebrates 25 years of service with the Millbrook Library. She started in the fall of 1992 on a project to computerise the library catalogue and has never left.  The Library Board and staff value her impeccable work … Continue reading

Christmas Comes to the Village on December 7th

Christmas Comes to the Village on December 7th
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Get your flashlights ready, because this year you can really make an entrance.  Come to the Millbrook South Cavan School parking lot ready for a 5:45 p.m. departure as you follow a horse-drawn wagon and join Community Choir members as they form a musical procession down Tupper and King streets … Continue reading

Peterborough County Extends Public Consultation Period over Signage Restrictions

Peterborough County Extends Public Consultation Period over Signage Restrictions
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County Council has extended the public consultation period for review of the Sign By-Law and seek public input into the new sign by-law for the County. The intent is to address the proliferation of signs along County roadsides, particularly in Bush Country areas in the Municipality of Trent Lakes, Township … Continue reading

Preliminary Budget Proposes a 3.5% Municipal Rate Hike

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Budget deliberations began a month earlier this year in part to facilitate early tendering for capital projects including road work which has proven to reduce costs.  Council began their review of the township’s financial in November, where Director of Finance Kimberley Pope presented a preliminary draft of current budget to … Continue reading

Peterborough Social Services Opens Outreach Program in Millbrook

Peterborough Social Services Opens Outreach Program in Millbrook
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Paula Fitzgerald is there to help.  A Case Manager from Peterborough’s Social Services, she can help clients navigate the vast array of programs designed to help people get back on their feet or to help them through a transition.  Since 2016, she has been providing support to clients in the … Continue reading

Millbrook Community Choir Brings Us the Music of the Season

Millbrook Community Choir Brings Us the Music of the Season
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You won’t have to wait until their December 10th concert to hear some of the Christmas repertoire the Millbrook Community Choir is preparing this season.  Members of the choir will lead a parade of participants to the events of Christmas in the Village on December 7th, following one of the … Continue reading

Local Talent Shoots Music Video in Mount Pleasant

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Having grown up in the area, these boys appreciated the venue’s potential, and as luck would have it, chose one of those balmy October days when the sky was clear and the leaves were colourful.  It was a sign that the shoot would go well, and it did.  The views … Continue reading

A Year in the Village – Millbrook Valley Chocolates Celebrates

A Year in the Village – Millbrook Valley Chocolates Celebrates
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  This time, the filming of the second season of the television series “Anne”, was a more welcome experience.  Last year, Millbrook Valley Chocolate owners Stephen and Jackie Flamminio had just taken possession of the former pizza shop location and were rushing to complete their renovations to open their doors … Continue reading

Local Nursing Student Delivers Maternal Health Program in Honduras

Local Nursing Student Delivers Maternal Health Program in Honduras
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During her five years as a Personal Service Worker, Sarah Rodosky was never short of work.  There is always a demand for employees to fill these positions, and there’s a good reason for that- it’s very hard work. At the bottom of the health care service career path, the abundance … Continue reading

Local Performers set to Rock the House at Upcoming Mount Pleasant WI Coffee Shop

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The next coffee house hosted by the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute takes place on December 2nd, beginning with an open stage at 7:30 with the main act starting at 8 pm.  Featured this month is the Mayhemingways, a duo featuring Benj Rowland as lead singer and playing the accordion, banjo, … Continue reading