The Intelligence of Instinct

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By Glenn Spurrell The House Wren had just arrived back, and as predicted he started investigating the birdhouse in my backyard almost immediately. You might remember I reported that White-breasted Nuthatches had taken up residence in this house this year quite early in the season. I knew the wren would … Continue reading

Local Volunteers Helping in Belize

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  The year 2016 marks the fifth year for local volunteers to travel to Belize. As a result of the generosity of local donors who support the annual dinner/auction, donating cash, soccer equipment, school supplies and Wayne Blaby whose organization is collecting used laptops and refurbishing them, the Belize project … Continue reading

Country Kids in the City for the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Convention

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  In my role as Senior Millbrook Fair Ambassador, I represented our Agricultural Society last week in Toronto at the 2016 Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) which was held at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto. It was a gorgeous hotel, and it felt like the country … Continue reading

Why aren’t more young people farming?

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  It’s the perennial question. Last month this paper ran a profile on the young family at Puddle Duck Farm, an organic operation in Millbrook producing honey, maple syrup, vegetables, cut flowers and more. While stories like theirs aren’t popping up in the same abundance as dandelions in spring, younger … Continue reading

Millbrook Stars Tyke Team Comes to Play

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This weekend, the Millbrook Tyke team coached by Josh Gardner participated in the Tyke Hockey Showdown tournament in Peterborough where 32 teams joined up to show their stuff and compete for a full-size model of the Stanley Cup trophy.  Knowing the Millbrook squad had won the tournament the previous year, … Continue reading

Centennial Place Residents celebrating over 100 years of life!

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Cara Tetroe “Just be happy and sing!” This is 103 year old Carroll Davidson’s secret to longevity. Carroll was one of seven special residents celebrating a century of life, last Thursday, January 21st at Centennial Place in Millbrook.   Photos: Karen Graham. Centennial Place residents Frances Caird, Caroll Davidson and Donald … Continue reading

Valerie Kent leads Art Classes at Local Elementary Schools

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Patrick Stephen The class rooms were full of excitement and creativity on Wednesday at North Cavan Public school as Senior Kindergarten students took part in a special art class. After all, what could be more exciting than pallets of paint, paintbrushes, blank pages, a healthy amount of soap and endless … Continue reading