Local Filmmaker Entertains at Bailieboro Women’s Institute’s Spring Luncheon

Local Filmmaker Entertains at Bailieboro Women’s Institute’s Spring Luncheon
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More than 70 people attended the annual spring luncheon at Centreville Presbyterian Church hosted by the Bailieboro Women’s Institute.  After a hearty lunch prepared by members of the group, local radio host and filmmaker Megan Murphy took centre stage and regaled the crowd with a light-hearted and touching story about … Continue reading

For Colonic Cleansing, it’s Buyer Beware

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In Thunder Bay, my public health colleagues have warned customers of two colonic cleansing locations to get tested for hepatitis B and C – infections that can be transmitted when instruments are not disinfected properly. But this warning, and the media investigations into this practice of instilling large quantities of … Continue reading

April Fool’s Day, an Interesting Day for Easter Sunday

April Fool’s Day, an Interesting Day for Easter Sunday
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  St. Paul talks about being fools for Christ. Believing in the resurrection of Jesus is certainly considered foolish by some people. Even more foolish I suppose is my belief that Jesus still lives today. I don’t mind being foolish. I do believe that God calls us to be the … Continue reading

Artistic Fun Continues at Bailieboro Library on April 7th

Artistic Fun Continues at Bailieboro Library on April 7th
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Looking for something to do locally? Any budding artists in your family? Join us for a Family Fun Day of Art at the Bailieboro Library on Saturday Apr 7th. As well, the ‘Art in the Library, Phase II’ shows continue at both the Bailieboro and the Gayle Nelson Keene Libraries … Continue reading

Another Page in the History of Needler’s Mill

Another Page in the History of Needler’s Mill
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They did it! Last week, the papers were signed, officially transferring ownership of Needler’s Mill to the hands of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society from the Otonabee Regional Conservation Authority which had assumed responsibility for the landmark in 1967. As the building fell further into a state of disrepair … Continue reading

Is No News Good News for Kawartha Downs?

Is No News Good News for Kawartha Downs?
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Walking into Kawartha Downs last week for a much anticipated press conference, it was clear the news would not be good.  The crowd eagerly awaiting news from the facility’s General Manager Orazio Valente consisted of horse owners and the press- no smiling politicians ready to bail out the facility with … Continue reading

Millbrook Manor’s Wait List Underlines Local Need for Affordable Housing

Millbrook Manor’s Wait List Underlines Local Need for Affordable Housing
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Ideally located within walking distance to Foodland and the downtown, Millbrook Manor has been a popular destination for seniors seeking affordable rental housing in town when they are no longer interested in maintaining a home and want to remain in the community.  But geography is not the only or perhaps … Continue reading

Fundraising Efforts for New Community Centre

Fundraising Efforts for New Community Centre
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Members of the Millbrook & District  Chamber of Commerce hosted a drop-in event at the end of January to showcase the goods and services provided by their members and to support the fundraising efforts for the new Community Centre. The crowds came out to learn more, tempted by food and … Continue reading

Comment – The Political Season is Upon Us – Who Deserves Our Support?

Comment – The Political Season is Upon Us – Who Deserves Our Support?
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These days our politicians belong in the entertainment section of the news.  The continuing saga of Patrick Brown’s leadership resignation/bid/withdrawal will surely make an interesting film someday.  Lie detectors, Facebook and Twitter outbursts, death threats, backstabbing, and anonymous sexual misconduct allegations – it sounds like a terrible script, but who … Continue reading

Daylight Savings Starts March 11th

Daylight Savings Starts March 11th
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The Cavan Monaghan Fire Department reminds you to: Test your alarms once a month and replace the batteries every year. Replace alarms that are more than ten years old. A working smoke alarm must be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, … Continue reading