‘We’re Bringing Country to The Country!’

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  The Next Country Music Star is coming back to The Ranch Resort this March. Returning for it’s second year, the Ranch is pairing with the Havelock Country Jamboree (HCJ) for a 30 minute set on the same stage as some of country’s biggest stars. “Everyone wants to go to … 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

Basketball Pro Visits South Cavan School

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  Peterborough’s basketball star Jesse Young visited South Cavan school last week to shoot hoops with students. Young played all day through student gym periods, often being prompted to show off his dunking skills, before coaching the boys and girls basket ball team for a joint practice after school. They … Continue reading

Easements to Accommodate Ontario Trails Strictly Voluntary under proposed Legislation

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Introduced in the Ontario legislature in May, Bill 100 entitled “Supporting Ontario Trails Act” has attracted attention from rural landowners whose properties border or converge on these public routes. According to Paul Wettlaufer, Director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), trail-related easements are entirely voluntary under the proposed legislation. … Continue reading

New Ownership for Sylvia’s Restaurant – Welcome Madison’s’!

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  For Black this will be something of a homecoming. Both he and Wuis grew up in the area and were high school sweethearts who drifted apart and eventually found other partners. Through Facebook, they reconnected and got married last summer. They have decided to test that bond by going … 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

County Eliminates Styrofoam Recycling

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The Township has been advised by Peterborough County that they will no longer accept Styrofoam products in the recycling stream. Residents are advised that these products, which include those pesky packaging peanuts and meat trays, should now be put into the garbage. One of few jurisdictions to ever recycle this … Continue reading

Capture the ‘Special Glow’ of Loving Moments

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Photographing and capturing the precious moments in peoples’ lives is what local photographer Alicia Armstrong does – and it’s as fun as you might think. “I get to relive a bit of my wedding every time,” says Alicia of Armstrong Photography and Design. She says her best experiences come from … Continue reading

Refugee Children of Family #417 Don Skates at the Millbrook Arena

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  You may have seen the comprehensive article chronicling the circuitous path of Amal Alkhalaf and her three children from Syria to their new home in Peterborough in the January 26th edition of MacLean’s. Fourteen months after their flight from ISIS territory in Syria, they soon found their new Lebanon … Continue reading

Centennial Celebrates Nursing Education by Welcoming Local Students

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Centennial Place is cultivating relationships between the young and old with their student programs that set the bar for practical education as high as clinical rotations, or placements, in hospitals. Tracey Roy, Director of Care at our local long-term care facility, says historically long-term care has suffered because it is … Continue reading

Understanding Your Municipal Tax Bill

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If you own property in Ontario, you’ve received statements from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) which indicates a value they have established for your property that is used to calculate your municipal tax bill. MPAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities, representing the largest assessment … Continue reading

Traditional Local Business Reinvents itself to Compete in International Projects

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Karen Graham You’ve probably seen the occasional elegant canoe sitting out front of Voyageur Canoe in downtown Millbrook. Established in 1969 by Glenn Fallis, it is a testament to his love of the paddling and a desire to create high quality canoes through a combination of traditional techniques using modern … Continue reading