Blocks & Blooms Coming in June

Blocks & Blooms Coming in June
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  It’s that monochrome time of the year when we long to see some colour around us, which makes planning this June’s Blocks & Blooms event so much fun! It is refreshing and invigorating to visualize the variety of lush garden blooms, the green landscapes, and the splashes of quilted … Continue reading

Living in Millbrook Can Be a Blast

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Early in December of 1975, after I had moved our earthly belongings from Toronto to our nearly finished studio-home on the 4th Line, I came down into the village via Tupper St. for some eggs and milk. Long before Millbrook had become a desirable movie location, I found myself in … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – The Day the Music Died

Letter to the Editor – The Day the Music Died
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UPDATE: February 5, 2018 The situation will be resolved today with a change to the noise by-law to allow for Joe’s music to continue. Thanks to everyone for their overwhelming response and concern! KG When we came to this area in 1975, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the … Continue reading

Millbrook Resident Opens Inuit Art Gallery Linked to Unique History

Millbrook Resident Opens Inuit Art Gallery Linked to Unique History
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Leslie Boyd has spent a great deal of her life in the remote community of Cape Dorset located on the south west corner of Baffin Island. A city girl from Toronto, growing up she spent weekends and holidays at her parents’ recreational property in the area, first at a farm … Continue reading

Elvis Tribute Comes to Millbrook Legion

Elvis Tribute Comes to Millbrook Legion
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World renowned Elvis tribute artist Garry Wesley is passing through the area during an extensive tour later this month. Wesley’s impersonation of “The King” reflects the performer’s passion and charisma, and his performances are enhanced by his striking resemblance to the late artist.   Wesley sounds like Elvis, he looks like … Continue reading

Millbrook Community Choir Brings Us the Music of the Season

Millbrook Community Choir Brings Us the Music of the Season
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You won’t have to wait until their December 10th concert to hear some of the Christmas repertoire the Millbrook Community Choir is preparing this season.  Members of the choir will lead a parade of participants to the events of Christmas in the Village on December 7th, following one of the … Continue reading

Local Talent Shoots Music Video in Mount Pleasant

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Having grown up in the area, these boys appreciated the venue’s potential, and as luck would have it, chose one of those balmy October days when the sky was clear and the leaves were colourful.  It was a sign that the shoot would go well, and it did.  The views … Continue reading

Local Performers set to Rock the House at Upcoming Mount Pleasant WI Coffee Shop

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The next coffee house hosted by the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute takes place on December 2nd, beginning with an open stage at 7:30 with the main act starting at 8 pm.  Featured this month is the Mayhemingways, a duo featuring Benj Rowland as lead singer and playing the accordion, banjo, … Continue reading

Through Lace Curtains, Presenting Esperanca Melo

Through Lace Curtains, Presenting Esperanca Melo
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  Esperança Melo has lived in the village of Millbrook for 27 years.  She works as an artist and exhibits her work locally at the Cavan Art Gallery.  She is also a widely sought after, successful illustrator of children’s books.  She was born in the Azores, then moved to Toronto, … 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

Cold Wax and Oil Blend in Impressionistic Painting Demo at Galerie Q

Cold Wax and Oil Blend in Impressionistic Painting Demo at Galerie Q
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Last weekend, Galerie Q hosted an afternoon event about oil painting techniques delivered by Toronto-based artist, Linda Woolven.  During the two hour session, Linda demonstrated how to paint with cold wax medium and oil on board, guiding her guests through her painting process from start to finish. With quick brush … Continue reading

Cavan Art Gallery Reopens With Art for Everyone

Cavan Art Gallery Reopens With Art for Everyone
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After a hiatus to address some construction issues, Valerie Kent’s art gallery and school is back in business in Cavan.    An energetic artist, teacher and art journalist, Kent continues to apply her extensive experience across the township and beyond, offering art classes for children and adults, hosting painting evenings at … Continue reading

From the Sock Drawer to the Shelves of Chapters: Catherine Cerveny Writes

From the Sock Drawer to the Shelves of Chapters: Catherine Cerveny Writes
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It takes a lifetime to write your first book and six months to write the second, so the story goes.  For Catherine Cerveny, that will also be true for her third. A self-professed nerd, Catherine has been writing all her life, and has a sock drawer full of unfinished stories … Continue reading