Thank you to all the Volunteers in Millbrook

Thank you to all the Volunteers in Millbrook
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  Friday April 20, 2018 was National Volunteer Appreciation Day. Community Care Millbrook celebrated the event in style at Baxter Creek Golf Club. In recognition of the Millbrook volunteers and also in support of our local community a beautiful dinner was provided by the Larmer family.  Community Care certainly appreciates … Continue reading

Compass “Come Walk with Us Night” on Medd Mountain

Compass “Come Walk with Us Night” on Medd Mountain
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  Compass Early Learning and Care and Millbrook Valley Trails hosted an evening walk for preschoolers, their families, and educators on April 24, 2018. Compass educator Norma Curtis rallied 36 eager walkers from childcare campuses in 3 adjoining counties. For many it was their first visit to Millbrook. And for … Continue reading

Township to Host Harvest Dinner in September

Township to Host Harvest Dinner in September
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Last month, Council agreed to host a harvest dinner event to celebrate the township’s rural heritage and local agricultural producers. The event will also be a fundraising opportunity in support of the Community Centre project.  It is scheduled to take place on September 22nd, on Kings Street.   Organizers Councilors Belch, … Continue reading

Early Years Programming to be Offered Five Days per Week in Millbrook

Early Years Programming to be Offered Five Days per Week in Millbrook
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The Old Millbrook School Family Centre (OMSFC) has been buzzing with excitement for the last several months, since learning that we have secured funding under the new EarlyON programming. This funding, that is redirected to us through the City of Peterborough, has put our Family Centre in a position of … Continue reading

Long Term Funding Proposal Doesn’t Work for Kawartha Downs

Long Term Funding Proposal Doesn’t Work for Kawartha Downs
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It sounded like good news for the grassroots horseracing industry when the Ministry of Finance announced approval of a long-term funding agreement to provide stability to the struggling industry last month.  Included in the proposal was $4 million in purse enhancements, a $6 million pool for capital improvements and a … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – In Praise of Intimate Settings

Letter to the Editor – In Praise of Intimate Settings
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Lately I have had the pleasure of hearing great live music by Canadian musicians in a small venue. There is an intimacy with the music, the musicians and the audience. That informality is a privilege made possible by the architecture of the setting, and the camaraderie of a small crowd. … Continue reading

Bring your Rakes and Shovels to Help with the Millbrook Valley Trails Cleanup

Bring your Rakes and Shovels to Help with the Millbrook Valley Trails Cleanup
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The Millbrook Valley Trails Committee is inviting anyone who wants to volunteer to assist with the annual cleaning and grooming of our trail network taking place this Saturday May 5 from 9am to 12 noon.  If we have poor weather, the alternate rain date will be Saturday May 12. Everyone … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Emergency Staff Equipped with Naloxone

Cavan Monaghan Emergency Staff Equipped with Naloxone
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At the April 3rd Council meeting, Fire Chief Bill Balfour requested approval to secure emergency kits of Naloxone used to treat opioid overdoses.  The request was prompted by a letter from the office of the Fire Marshal which outlined the expansion of the Ontario Naloxone Program to police and fire … Continue reading

Check in on Your Mental Health

Check in on Your Mental Health
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This May 7-13 is the 67th Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) week. Since 1951, CMHA Mental Health Week has been raising awareness to end stigma associated with mental illness by making this a “mental illness awareness week.”   It provides an opportunity to take a closer look at ways to maintain … Continue reading

Fraudsters Continue to Scam our Area

Fraudsters Continue to Scam our Area
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The Peterborough Police Service warns residents that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam continues to circulate in our area and becoming more sophisticated. On Monday April 23, 2018 an officer at our ARU (Alternative Response Unit) desk received approximately 36 calls from residents reporting they had been contacted by income … Continue reading

Fundraising Concert Features Award-Winning Country Music Artist

Fundraising Concert Features Award-Winning Country Music Artist
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On June 2nd, Jade Eagleson will be on stage again at the Golden Wheel restaurant in Springville in support of a mission by the youth group from Centreville Presbyterian Church. Next February, a group of twelve young people will head to the Dominican Republic to join members of the Samaritan … Continue reading