Local Woodworker Featured in Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

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Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a rich diversity of arts and crafts, including painting, encaustic, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal, wood, and ceramics. This is a self-drive tour and admission is free to … Continue reading

Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime

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A journey that began for several young Millbrook boys at age four culminated last month in a northern Ontario adventure with their Millbrook Explorer group. The small contingent of Millbrook youth headed out on August 6th for an adventure to northern Ontario. The Four Millbrook Traditional Explorers accompanied by four … Continue reading

New Stops on the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail

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  Momentum is picking up for the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail Committee.  Since the first Barn Quilt installation at Home Hardware last November, the group has added seven more block quilts and has another nine blocks in progress. The objective of the group is to build a trail of … Continue reading

Another Printing as Geoff Taylor’s Novel Takes Off

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  It’s not like the story has never been told, so Millbrook’s Geoff Taylor knew he had to tell the story of the death of Tom Thomson in a unique way.  He knew it wouldn’t be easy, a fact confirmed by a heckler at his first reading challenging him on … Continue reading

Another Milestone for Jade Eagleson

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  This has been quite a year for Jade Eagleson, and the recognition keeps on coming. Last fall, he took second place in the 28th Aurora Magna Hoedown Showdown country music competition, during the winter months he took his band to Bethany’s Next Country Music Star contest at the Ranch … Continue reading

A Taste of African Culture

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For 18 years, Fran Fearnley of ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery has travelled across Zimbabwe to purchase stone sculptures from local artists. Inspired by outdoor studio displays of Zimbabwean sculpture, she opened her generous rural property in 2000 for its first annual outdoor exhibition of hand-carved Zimbabwean stone sculptures. Stone sculpture … Continue reading

Thank you, Kimberley Payne

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For many years, Kim Payne has written a column offering practical, common sense advice to help readers keep fit and motivated to pursue a healthy lifestyle. As a member of the Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship, she combines her commitment to physical fitness with a desire to improve spiritual health through … Continue reading

This Play is Personal

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After mulling the story over for more than 20 years, Robert Winslow is pleased to have this very personal story go public in the 4th Line’s August play entitled “The History of Drinking in Cavan”. Research began in earnest in 2011 with a “Reminiscence” event he hosted at the Millbrook … Continue reading

Local Artist Featured in Italian Art World

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Local artist, teacher, writer and entrepreneur Valerie Kent is featured in an Italian art magazine this month in an article discussing her Marketplace series of paintings. In 2012, Kent travelled the world, visiting local markets in order to capture the vibrant character of each location, which included urban and rural … Continue reading

Thank you, 4th Line Theatre

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After 26 years in business, it’s safe to say that the community is very familiar with the plays performed at the 4th Line Theatre.  Located in an idyllic, rural, and quintessentially Canadian setting, this theatre company presents original Canadian plays featuring small towns like ours as well as plays about … Continue reading

Galerie Q Presents: Canada 150 at Galerie Q

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Spend the Canada Day long weekend with us at Galerie Q. All admission is free, Coffee, tea & sweets will be served daily. On Friday June 30th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, get your creative juices flowing on a Community Mural Painting. Join us at Galerie Q for a … Continue reading

Peter Graham Launches Debut EP

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Peter Graham is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Millbrook.  After a decade of songwriting, including training at Bishop’s and the Royal Conservatory, Peter has released his debut EP entitled Nowhere in Tacoma.  Peter’s music blends traditional country instrumentation and the narrative verse of folk, with an emphasis on concise and honest … Continue reading

Unique Paper Craft Vendor Joins Millbrook Market

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Maybe it’s because she works at the library that Judi felt compelled to give old books a second lease on life. Applying folding techniques associated with origami, she takes discarded books headed for oblivion and uses them to create elaborate paper sculptures, often keeping the majority of the book components … Continue reading

New Gallery coming to Millbrook

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Despite a missing exterior wall on the street side of the building, organizers of the new gallery in Millbrook hope their renovations will be completed in time to open their doors for Canada Day. Inside visitors will find a wealth of original works all with an accessible price below $1000. … Continue reading

Jade Eagleson Takes on the Country Music World

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It has been a whirlwind year for Jade Eagleson, and he’s just getting started. Last fall, he took second place in the 28th Aurora Magna Hoedown Showdown country music competition. During the winter he participated in the Next Country Music Star contest at the Ranch in Bethany, where the judges … Continue reading

Save the Date! The Toronto Univox Choir is coming to Millbrook!

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Univox Choir is a 70-person mixed voice community choir for young adults, with relationship — building, social responsibility and musical excellence at its core.  It serves the City of Toronto by offering spirited performances of choral music, both old and new. Performed works are primarily a cappella and span a … Continue reading

Take Your Mother on a Studio Tour for Mother’s Day

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Celebrate your mother by showing her some beautiful countryside and introducing her to local artists in their own studios during the Mother’s Day weekend. The Rolling Hills Studio Tour covers local venues featuring 12 artists in the Bethany area which will open their doors from 10 am to 5 pm … Continue reading

“There’s No Place like Home” by the Millbrook Community Choir

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Once again the Millbrook Community Choir will wrap up their season with a concert. This year the group will be celebrating Canada’s 150th with a concert called “There’s No Place like Home”, which takes place on May 28th at 2pm. Under the direction of Mark Hiscox and accompanied by his … Continue reading