‘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