Bumble Bee Count Calls for Volunteer Census-takers

Bumble Bee Count Calls for Volunteer Census-takers
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In response to global concerns about declines in pollinator biodiversity, Friends of the Earth is launching its second “Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count” and offering downloadable “Census Cards” to help identify the bees. The campaign asks people to look for and take photos of bumble bees and to upload the … Continue reading

Come Celebrate 150 Years of Floating Zucchinis Down Baxter Creek

Come Celebrate 150 Years of Floating Zucchinis Down Baxter Creek
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Excitement is building for the 150th Annual Zucchini Festival, to be held Sunday, September 10 in downtown Millbrook, next to the mill on the sunny shores of Baxter Creek. Festivities begin at 12:30 and run until 4:00 p.m., or until the last zucchini has been launched from the Giant Zucchini … Continue reading

Local Business Offers Small Businesses Administrative Services

Local Business Offers Small Businesses Administrative Services
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Entrepreneurs are known to have a passion for their business, exhibiting creativity and commitment to pursuing their dreams and building their brand.  This passion rarely extends to bookkeeping and other administrative tasks, which can be the antithesis of exciting and creative, but are the key to a long term success. … Continue reading

Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime

Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime
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A journey that began for several young Millbrook boys at age four culminated last month in a northern Ontario adventure with their Millbrook Explorer group. The small contingent of Millbrook youth headed out on August 6th for an adventure to northern Ontario. The Four Millbrook Traditional Explorers accompanied by four … Continue reading

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Opening in Millbrook

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Opening in Millbrook
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  The transformation of the former garage is almost complete.  After months of renovations, Moody’s Bar and Grill will open its doors in a stylish venue mid-September, if all goes according to plan.  The current hold up is connecting the gas supply to the restaurant equipment, as the final health … Continue reading

New Stops on the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail

New Stops on the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail
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  Momentum is picking up for the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail Committee.  Since the first Barn Quilt installation at Home Hardware last November, the group has added seven more block quilts and has another nine blocks in progress. The objective of the group is to build a trail of … Continue reading

Another Printing as Geoff Taylor’s Novel Takes Off

Another Printing as Geoff Taylor’s Novel Takes Off
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  It’s not like the story has never been told, so Millbrook’s Geoff Taylor knew he had to tell the story of the death of Tom Thomson in a unique way.  He knew it wouldn’t be easy, a fact confirmed by a heckler at his first reading challenging him on … Continue reading

Two Farmers’ Markets in September

Two Farmers’ Markets in September
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  To celebrate and enjoy this year’s harvest, we are once again running two farmers’ markets in September.  Look for more delicious, fresh local produce on Sunday, September 10th and Sunday, September 24th. In addition to freshly picked vegetables, we have a full selection of locally raised and prepared foods … Continue reading

Celebrate Millbrook Garden Club’s 25 Anniversary With Special Guest Lecturer Paul Zammit

Celebrate Millbrook Garden Club’s 25 Anniversary With Special Guest Lecturer Paul Zammit
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You are invited to share a special night on Wednesday September 6th, 2017 at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 16 Centre Street in Millbrook . Those who have heard Paul Zammit speak know how enthusiastic and passionate he is and he will be presenting one of his favourite talks: “Feeding the Garden … Continue reading

Frenchs’ Beef

Frenchs’ Beef
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This June, Susan and John French celebrated their 39th year operating their farm on the 4th Line.  They produced milk with their 70 head of Holstein cattle, keeping bull calves for beef.  Raised on a farm in Cookstown, John knew what he was getting into when they purchased the farm, … Continue reading

New Vegetarian Festival Takes Root in Our Region This Fall

New Vegetarian Festival Takes Root in Our Region This Fall
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I am delighted and grateful to be part of a group of local volunteers who, for the past few months, have been working very hard planning the first vegetarian festival for our region! Peterborough VegFest will be an opportunity for people in Peterborough and the Kawarthas to sample and learn … Continue reading

Family Centre Provides Free Programs for Young Children

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Incorporated in 2001, the Old Millbrook School Family Centre is a community based, non-profit agency dedicated to the care, nurturing, and well-being of local children and their families. From Stay ‘n’ Play programs for youngsters and their caregivers, to drop in gym and music programs, the organization provides a variety … Continue reading

Place Your Native Plant Orders Before September 4

Place Your Native Plant Orders Before September 4
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Have you been thinking about adding native plants and pollinators to your property? The Kawartha Conservation 2017 Native Plant Distribution Program is a great way to purchase low-cost native plants for a variety of landscape, garden and shoreline projects within the Kawartha watershed. “Native plants are a beautiful addition to … Continue reading