Cavan Monaghan Township Breaks Ground on New Community Centre

Cavan Monaghan Township Breaks Ground on New Community Centre
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Councillors for the Township of Cavan Monaghan were joined by representatives from the Towerhill Development, MacLennan, Jaunkaln, Miller Architects, and Aquicon Inc. and community volunteers from the CMCC fundraising committee last week to officially break ground on the construction of the new Cavan Monaghan Community Centre.  The ceremony marked the … Continue reading

Save the Date: Ladies’ Night is August 2nd

Save the Date: Ladies’ Night is August 2nd
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You don’t need an excuse to take the evening off for a little girl time.   The Millbrook BIA’s Annual Ladies’ Night Event provides an opportunity to ladies (and gents) of all ages to enjoy an evening of indulgence strolling through the downtown where there will be sights, sounds and tastes … Continue reading

Minor Hockey Kicks Off Fundraising Events for the Community Centre

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Millbrook and District Minor hockey has been hard at work for the month of June. While the ice has been out of the current rink for a few months now, we have been prepping for the upcoming hockey season. Summer isn’t “break time” for the MDMHA Board of Directors. There … Continue reading

Clement Poultry and Orchards Comes to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

Clement Poultry and Orchards Comes to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market
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While Clement Poultry and Orchards may be a recent addition to our local farmers’ market, they are not new to the business.  This family farm has been owned and operated in the Newcastle area by the Clement family since 1948.  The family also operates booths at the Friday Oshawa and … Continue reading

Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s Strawberry Supper

Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s Strawberry Supper
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Pictured is Mrs. Wilson a member of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute, serving a strawberry dish to Graciela and Galo Egas, visitors from Ecuador. The visitors were most impressed with the local community spirit and their fantastic ham and mashed potato meal. The Women’s Institute held a successful strawberry supper … Continue reading

Food Charters: Designing Our Own Local Food System

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There’s been a lot in the news lately about local food and farming and so last week’s celebrations for Ontario’s fifth annual Local Food Week seems perfectly timed to promote the good things that are grown, made and harvested right here in Peterborough and in Ontario.  I am hoping that … Continue reading

Historic Designation for St. Thomas Anglican’s 1889 Organ

Historic Designation for St. Thomas Anglican’s 1889 Organ
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The Historic Organ Committee of the Royal Canadian College of Organists has designated the St. Thomas’ 1889 Lye Tracker Organ as an historic ‘Classification A’ instrument. Only five other instruments in Canada share this honour.  Last week its attributes were skillfully demonstrated in a recital provided by Wayne Howson following … Continue reading

2018 Fair Results – Homecraft

2018 Fair Results – Homecraft
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Baking Date Nut Loaf- 1st-Gayle Martin  2nd-Judy Churcher Dinner Rolls – 1st-Lois Moffatt 2nd-Katherine Moniz Sticky Buns-1st-Katherine Moniz 2nd-Lois Moffatt Rhubarb Streusel  Muffins-1st-Judy Churcher 2nd-Lois Moffatt Carrot Pineapple Muffins- 1st-Lois Moffatt 2nd-Leilani Howard Scones-1st- Lois Moffatt Chocolate Brownies- 1st-Lois Moffatt Favorite Fudge- 1st-Lois Moffatt 2nd-Brain Injury Assoc 3rd-Gayle Martin Chocolate … Continue reading

Healthy Living – The Hunger Winter

Healthy Living – The Hunger Winter
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Scientific experiments typically start with a question.  Perhaps something like, “I wonder if intervention A will lead to effect B?” This initial conversation leads to brainstorming sessions on how to implement the intervention, and which methods to employ to capture the effect. However, there are many questions about human physiology … Continue reading

This Summer at Our Libraries

This Summer at Our Libraries
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The Cavan-Monaghan Libraries warmly welcomes our returning summer student, Camryn Neilson! Camryn has been busy planning a fun and educational kickoff party for the TD Summer Reads summer reading campaign. Tuesday July 3rd from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Camryn will be hosting a library scavenger hunt, a crafting station, … Continue reading

Extensive Repairs Complete at Millbrook Legion

Extensive Repairs Complete at Millbrook Legion
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The former armories building that houses the local Legion is more than 100 years old and has suffered wear and tear resulting in loose bricks and mortar on three sides of the building and particularly around the front door.  After months of fundraising, the brick repairs are now complete.  The … Continue reading

211 – Ontario’s Helpline for Community and Social Services

211 – Ontario’s Helpline for Community and Social Services
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The objective of this project is admirable:  to help Ontario residents navigate the complex network of health and human services 24/7, acting as a gateway to community, social, mental healthm and related government services.  Although it’s been available in Peterborough since 2009, it’s probably one of the least-known support systems … Continue reading

What is Special About Canada Day for You?

What is Special About Canada Day for You?
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My special needs granddaughter asked me if I was preaching at a church on Canada Day, which is also her birthday. When I answered yes, she asked, “Will you talk about Canada Day?” “Well, yes,” I answered. Then I asked, “What is special for you about Canada Day?” Without even … Continue reading