OMHA Changing the Look of Minor Hockey Across the Province

OMHA Changing the Look of Minor Hockey Across the Province
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New programming through 2019-20 for novice and below will benefit learning skills The face of minor hockey in the province is changing, as the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), in partnership with Hockey Canada and the Ontario Hockey Federation, has formally announced a transformation in programming, which includes the implementation … Continue reading

New Spinning Star Block Quilt Welcomes Visitors Entering the Village

New Spinning Star Block Quilt Welcomes Visitors Entering the Village
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Another block quilt telling the story of the area has been installed at the home of Ray and Fran Lowery on County Rd 21 West.    This traditional quilt pattern is the oddly named “Spinning Star”; and its origins are unclear.  However, with only a little imagination the rays of the … Continue reading

Handcrafted Quilt and Stained Glass Image Pay Homage to Blocks and Blooms Event

Handcrafted Quilt and Stained Glass Image Pay Homage to Blocks and Blooms Event
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These unique panels have been crafted by Anne and Peter Ramsay for the Blocks and Blooms event being held Saturday, June 23, 10 am to 4 pm in Millbrook.  The event is organized by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society, with generous support from the Millbrook Downtown BIA and Nexicom, … Continue reading

Let Patefacio Design Inspire Your Next Dream Kitchen

Let Patefacio Design Inspire Your Next Dream Kitchen
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Bonnie Moore is one busy lady, and she seems to like it that way.  A few years ago she launched her home-based business – Patefacio Design.  From the Latin term meaning to construct or bring to light, this name is a reflection of the process she was going through as … Continue reading

Students – Make Your Own Summer Job!

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Applications are now being accepted from aspiring student entrepreneurs by the Peterborough and Kawartha Business Advisory Centre for the 2018 Summer Company program.  Summer Company is the Government of Ontario’s flagship youth entrepreneurship program that connects students ages 15-29 with training, mentorship and funding to start a summer business. This … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Catch and Release at Millbrook Dam

A Different Kind of Catch and Release at Millbrook Dam
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While we miss the traditional catch and release action that is part of the Annual Fishing Derby that is cancelled this year, early in March the millpond was the location of a different and wildly successful catch and release activity. As progress continues on the Millbrook Dam reconstruction project, the … Continue reading

Meet one of the New Vendors Coming to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

Meet one of the New Vendors Coming to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market
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With a background in grain crops, Jamie Ferguson transitioned his farming business into vegetables four years ago, and the Ferguson family is now firmly ensconced in the market gardening.  They have also taken over the seasonally operated Garden Hill Market which has been operating for more than 40 years. The … Continue reading

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Returns April 22

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The Millbrook Farmers’ Market is gearing up for another great season of delicious local fare brought to you by our wonderful ensemble of resident growers, bakers and artisan makers.   We are so fortunate to have access to such a great selection of locally grown and lovingly prepared foods. This season … Continue reading

Self-Management Workshops Help Patients and Caregivers Address Chronic Health Issues

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  The Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) which provides health care to our region, launched a series of six self-management workshops in 2016 designed by Stanford University to empower individuals with chronic health issues with the ability to take back a small measure of control over their physical … Continue reading

Farm Show

Farm Show
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In addition to the shiny equipment encouraging dreams of better yields and more comfortable rides, there was also plenty of advice available regarding crops, farm finances, fertilizers, cattle breeds, maple syrup production and government support programs at the annual event.  For most attendees, the show also provided a welcome opportunity … Continue reading

2018 Winter Works in Belize

2018 Winter Works in Belize
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  The 2018 Belize Project involves three separate trips. The first trip; Andy Harjula travelled alone, because he had an opportunity to send 1500 pounds of donated clothing and soccer equipment to Belize by piggy-backing onto a Belize bound shipping container sent by Pastor Binda from Mississauga. The second trip … Continue reading

50 Million Trees Project Helps Landowners Implement Large-Scale Tree Planting Projects

50 Million Trees Project Helps Landowners Implement Large-Scale Tree Planting Projects
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The Ontario government’s 50 Million Tree Program was inspired by global efforts to plant billions of trees worldwide each year, but has been designed with Ontario landowners in mind.  The objective is to plant 50 million trees by 2025, and so far more than 4,000 landowners have become involved in … Continue reading

It’s Time to Erase the Difference in Funding for Mental Health Care

It’s Time to Erase the Difference in Funding for Mental Health Care
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It seems that the message that mental health is a serious and pervasive issue across the country is beginning to be heard, and that is good news.  It’s hard to address a problem you don’t recognize.  We’ve heard the statistics that one in five in Ontario will experience a mental … Continue reading