Improving Local Landscapes One Tree at a Time

Improving Local Landscapes One Tree at a Time
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  Shawn Bloom operates Ethic Tree Creations operating out of his home in Edgewood Park.  It is a full service arboriculture and forestry service company serving the Peterborough, Kawartha and Haliburton areas that he started the firm almost 20 years ago.  The firm has expanded and now has four arborists, … Continue reading

Casting Call for 4th Line Theatre’s 2018 Summer Season

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4th Line Theatre is auditioning for professional roles for the 2018 Summer Season. Auditions are by appointment only.  Deadline for submissions is Monday, December 15, 2017. 4th Line is looking for both Union and Non-Union performers. Details are below. Millbrook Auditions: Sunday, January 14th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. … Continue reading

Donor Impact at Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Donor Impact at Peterborough Regional Health Centre
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  As the year winds up, many people take time to consider their charitable givings.  There are plenty of organizations clamouring for charitable contributions, with a vast array of worthy issues stemming from social, environmental and religious causes, specific diseases or calamities, with equally varied reputations regarding the effectiveness of … Continue reading

Military Memorial of Edwin Retallick added Millbrook Legion Wall of Honour

Military Memorial of Edwin Retallick added Millbrook Legion Wall of Honour
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  Last month, a new display was unveiled in the Memorabilia room of the Millbrook Legion.  A shadow box containing a military jacket and two military caps owned by the late Edwin Reid Retallick of Millbrook is now mounted in the display room. Born in 1923, Retallick grew up in … Continue reading

Where are they now?  Julie Olsen-Horton’s Great Slave Lake Adventure

Where are they now?  Julie Olsen-Horton’s Great Slave Lake Adventure
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Growing up on Tapley ¼ Line, Julie always loved the outdoors, and was never squeamish about the creatures inhabiting their generous property.  After high school, she decided to develop her interests in a two year Ecosystems Management Technologist program at the Lindsay campus of Fleming College.  After some contract positions … Continue reading

A New Generation of Farmers Investing in the Future at Alona Farms

A New Generation of Farmers Investing in the Future at Alona Farms
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  A few years ago, Cathy and Rick Carl moved from Cathy’s parents’ home farm on Zion Line to allow their daughter Melissa, her husband Mike Harrigan and their growing family to take their turn in the home that has been in Cathy’s family for generations.  Originally owned by her … Continue reading

Community Centre Fundraising Committee Launched

Community Centre Fundraising Committee Launched
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They’re off!  After several meetings, the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre Fundraising Committee is getting ready to kick off their fundraising efforts for the new community centre.   This committee is a collection of volunteers from parts of the community who have taken on the responsibility for raising the $1 million dollars … Continue reading

Lots at Stake at Kawartha Downs

Lots at Stake at Kawartha Downs
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Behind last week’s theatrics at Queen’s Park between MPPs Jeff Leal and Laurie Scott over the number of races permitted for Kawartha Downs in 2018 lie serious questions about the future of this location.  Last May, Skip Ambrose, who owns the corporation that controls the property, watched his firm be … Continue reading

Peterborough Regional Health Centre charts its course for the future

Peterborough Regional Health Centre charts its course for the future
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  In early October, Peterborough Regional Health Centre President (PRHC) and Chief Executive Officer Peter McLaughlin presented the organization’s strategic plan for the next three years.  Having been awarded Exemplary Standing in the provincial accreditation process in April, the plan represented more of a tweaking than a complete overhaul.  In … Continue reading