Inaugural Mount Pleasant Coffee House Event

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Andy Harjula “It was a dark and stormy night” ….. thus began the November 14th Mount Pleasant Coffee House program. Master of Ceremonies, Roy Best of Cavan started the evening with an open mic and was quickly followed by Doug Kennedy of Omemee and David Frank from the Stewart Line … Continue reading

Local Teacher Spearheads Mental Health Initiative at St. Peter’s

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Karen Graham When returning from a year-long medical leave from her teaching job and St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School, Julie Vallieres was on a mission.  Her absence was the result of a relapse into depression, a condition she has struggled with for over 20 years.  She has been eager to … Continue reading

16 Ways Children Benefit From A Visual Art Education

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  Something we do not often think about is that everything in this world that is people-made has been designed by a human being: tables, skyscrapers, rockets. Even nature is often the palette for our designs: magnificent gardens, diversion of rivers, farmer’s fields, are designed by the artistry of man … 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

New Retail Business in Cavan: Sisters’ Fine Gifts

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Karen Graham When Nicole Scott came into Bridget Anastasia’s with her mother in mid-October, owner Catherine Moore was in the back room sorting through the newly arrived Christmas merchandise, planning her seasonal displays. Two weeks later, she was retired and the displays and all her other responsibilities had been handed … Continue reading

One Year Later: Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

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Karen Graham Forty ratepayers joined Scott McFadden last Friday evening at Galerie Q for a town hall style meeting about the issues and activities the current council is addressing on behalf of residents. Mayor McFadden began by asking the audience to identify topics of concern, and thirteen items were identified. … Continue reading

Vera Peel Answered the Call for Women Volunteers to the Royal Canadian Air Force

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Karen Graham Perhaps sixteen year old Vera Peel was enticed by one of those recruiting posters (see below) seeking women to enlist in the Canadian Air Force. She admits she would have preferred to join the Navy, but they required candidates with a university education, so Vera settled on the … Continue reading