‘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

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

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

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

Music Teacher Fills Cavan Monaghan Libraries with Giddy Musicians

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Sarah Sobanski Story time had a musical twist last week at Cavan Monaghan libraries. First at the Bruce Johnston Library on Thursday, and then at the Millbrook Library on Friday, Music for Young Children’s Erica Hernandez visited to dance to the beat and sing along with our preschoolers. Bearing a … Continue reading

‘Don’t Be Sheepish About Coming In’ Williams Design Studio

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Sarah Sobanski The Williams didn’t find art, so much as art found them. “If [art] is in you, you have to do it,” according to Paul Williams of Williams Design Studio, explaining regardless of the passion, the artist will end up using a creative outlet somehow. Paul and Beverly Williams … Continue reading

Dams Won’t Be Enough Against Climate Change Related Flooding

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Sarah Sobanski “Climate change isn’t a religion,” says Associate Professor Blair Feltmate of the University of Waterloo’s Department of the Environment. In his view, climate change isn’t a matter of belief anymore, it’s a matter of facts – and the facts say we need to start preparing for circumstances, specifically … Continue reading

‘Like Chess on Ice’

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  Sarah Sobanski It’s 7 p.m Tuesday night, and the ice pad at the Omemee Curling Club [OCC] is filled to capacity. Players of all ages, beginners to experts, all of different fitness levels, return regularly for league night. The atmosphere is light and full of camaraderie. The oldest member … Continue reading

Wish Health And Happiness to Others, And Have it Yourself This Holiday Season

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Sarah Sobanski With seasons greetings come seasonal waistlines, and while Christmas calorie counting isn’t something we want to think about until resolution-time, nutrition shouldn’t go out the window for that second helping of Grandma’s famous triple-chocolate cake. Whether you’re skipping meals to fit into your holiday dress wear, or poking … Continue reading

The Boy Stepped Outside, and He Did Not Die

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Sarah Sobanski If I Fall, If I Die is Michael Christie’s first novel – you can tell in the careful precision of each sentence, attention to detail, and the beat of enthusiasm that keeps you moving through his home-hitting story. The novel examines the fundamental relationship between a mother and … Continue reading

‘Heard a little, seen a little’ Cavan Monaghan Ghost Stories

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  Sarah Sobanski It’s no surprise that our historic township has had its fair share of hauntings – next year will mark 200 years since John Deyell built Millbrook’s first mill, the first structure of Millbrook – and 4th Line Theatre wants them on record. Hosting a Halloween themed reminiscence … Continue reading

Country Spa Offers Private and Personal Experiences

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Sarah Sobanski Walking into Lotus Spa and Esthetics is as comfortable as stepping downstairs in your own home. It’s an atmosphere owner and esthetician Terri Carmichael has cultivated intentionally, rating client comfort as her number one business objective followed closely by providing the best products and services. It all started … Continue reading

Historic Opportunity is Built With Quilting Blocks

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Sarah Sobanski There’s a project set to make history in our township and everyone is invited to participate. The Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail is coming to a neighbourhood near you, but it’s not what you might think – there won’t be a stitch of material in sight. Barn quilts … Continue reading

Apple-Fever is Setting In

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Sarah Sobanski Chances are that as October gets underway, you’ve been apple picking, or like many drooling Canadians, you’ve been patient for fresh locally grown apples to appear in bushels at grocery stores across the province. Apples are a long standing favourite dating back to prehistoric times, originally cultivated as … Continue reading

Chilling Reading for Chilly October

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Sarah Sobanski Reader’s Release is a monthly column where members of Cavan-Monaghan Libraries review a book from the library’s new monthly releases to keep you updated on the hottest reads available to you locally.  If you’re feeling dissent in the looming shadow of Halloween just around the corner, Rene Denfeld’s … Continue reading

The Old Millbrook School Family Centre

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Sarah Sobanski On Thursday mornings at 10:30, the Old Millbrook School Family Centre’s Stay n’ Play program is in full swing.  bringing babies as old as five weeks, playful toddlers, and caregivers together in a supportive and interactive environment during school hours. “It’s an opportunity for the children, but for … Continue reading

Ganaraska Mountain-Biker Inspires Cyclists 20 Years Later

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Sarah Sobanski Paul’s Dirty Enduro raised a mountainous $40,000 at their 20th anniversary race held in Ganaraska Park. This brings the total funds raised to $200,000, since the annual mountain-bike festival began which is donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kawartha, Halliburton and Pine Ridge area. The … Continue reading