Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy

Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy
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Toddlers and caregivers returned to the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place on November 20th for the start of the 4th year of Music and Movement.  This intergenerational outreach program is operated by volunteers with the Old Millbrook School Family Centre. Retired school teacher Nancy Robinson brought her bag of tricks … Continue reading

Character-Building Assembly for North Cavan Students

Character-Building Assembly for North Cavan Students
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Last month, North Cavan students were told they could all be champions in an entertaining presentation called the NED show.  This character education program is delivered to elementary students and centers around a cardboard cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your … Continue reading

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer
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What do Ken Dryden and Gordon Stringer have in common? They both want action to help prevent concussion injuries in all Canadians who engage in sports. As Ken Dryden puts it, they want a “game change.” Both are moved by tragedies – in the case of Ken Dryden, his recently … Continue reading

Boosting Veggies and Fruit with Kids – Doing it Together!

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Are you and your family getting enough veggies and fruit? Does the thought of encouraging kids to eat vegetables and fruit make your heart rate go up? Meal and snack times can sometimes feel stressful for parents and caregivers. Healthy Kids Community Challenge Peterborough has tips and tricks for you, … Continue reading

Millbrook Stars Bantam Green Wins Silver Stick Tournament

Millbrook Stars Bantam Green Wins Silver Stick Tournament
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On Friday November 17th, the Millbrook Stars Bantam Green travelled to Lambton Shores to compete in the International Silver Stick Regional tournament.  We played our first game against Strathroy Rockets Blue and pulled off a 4 – 0 victory giving our Goalie his 1st tournament shutout. Our second game of … Continue reading

Through Lace Curtains, Presenting Esperanca Melo

Through Lace Curtains, Presenting Esperanca Melo
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  Esperança Melo has lived in the village of Millbrook for 27 years.  She works as an artist and exhibits her work locally at the Cavan Art Gallery.  She is also a widely sought after, successful illustrator of children’s books.  She was born in the Azores, then moved to Toronto, … Continue reading

In Her Second Career, Janet Stobie Writes

In Her Second Career, Janet Stobie Writes
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In her previous career, Janet Stobie was a United Church Minister, caring for congregations across Ontario.  Seven years ago she decided to serve in a different way; one where she could stay put and enjoy a new phase in her life with more time for her own family.  With each … Continue reading

Exercise, Cancer, and Psychological Well-Being

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Last year, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine published a study investigating the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and the incidence of 26 different types of common cancers. This study included 1.44 million people and observed that high leisure-time physical activity was associated with a reduced risk … Continue reading

Buckle your seat belt – I’m Putting the Pedal to the Metal

Buckle your seat belt – I’m Putting the Pedal to the Metal
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Everything in space is moving. The planets, their moons, the stars and galaxies are constantly on the move. So how fast are they zooming along? Let’s start right here at home – on Earth. If you are at the equator reading this article, you are zipping around at 1,670 kph … Continue reading

Improving Local Landscapes One Tree at a Time

Improving Local Landscapes One Tree at a Time
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  Shawn Bloom operates Ethic Tree Creations operating out of his home in Edgewood Park.  It is a full service arboriculture and forestry service company serving the Peterborough, Kawartha and Haliburton areas that he started the firm almost 20 years ago.  The firm has expanded and now has four arborists, … Continue reading

Casting Call for 4th Line Theatre’s 2018 Summer Season

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4th Line Theatre is auditioning for professional roles for the 2018 Summer Season. Auditions are by appointment only.  Deadline for submissions is Monday, December 15, 2017. 4th Line is looking for both Union and Non-Union performers. Details are below. Millbrook Auditions: Sunday, January 14th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. … Continue reading

Donor Impact at Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Donor Impact at Peterborough Regional Health Centre
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  As the year winds up, many people take time to consider their charitable givings.  There are plenty of organizations clamouring for charitable contributions, with a vast array of worthy issues stemming from social, environmental and religious causes, specific diseases or calamities, with equally varied reputations regarding the effectiveness of … Continue reading