Thank you to all the Volunteers in Millbrook

Thank you to all the Volunteers in Millbrook
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  Friday April 20, 2018 was National Volunteer Appreciation Day. Community Care Millbrook celebrated the event in style at Baxter Creek Golf Club. In recognition of the Millbrook volunteers and also in support of our local community a beautiful dinner was provided by the Larmer family.  Community Care certainly appreciates … Continue reading

Township to Host Harvest Dinner in September

Township to Host Harvest Dinner in September
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Last month, Council agreed to host a harvest dinner event to celebrate the township’s rural heritage and local agricultural producers. The event will also be a fundraising opportunity in support of the Community Centre project.  It is scheduled to take place on September 22nd, on Kings Street.   Organizers Councilors Belch, … Continue reading

Long Term Funding Proposal Doesn’t Work for Kawartha Downs

Long Term Funding Proposal Doesn’t Work for Kawartha Downs
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It sounded like good news for the grassroots horseracing industry when the Ministry of Finance announced approval of a long-term funding agreement to provide stability to the struggling industry last month.  Included in the proposal was $4 million in purse enhancements, a $6 million pool for capital improvements and a … Continue reading

Check in on Your Mental Health

Check in on Your Mental Health
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This May 7-13 is the 67th Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) week. Since 1951, CMHA Mental Health Week has been raising awareness to end stigma associated with mental illness by making this a “mental illness awareness week.”   It provides an opportunity to take a closer look at ways to maintain … Continue reading

Fraudsters Continue to Scam our Area

Fraudsters Continue to Scam our Area
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The Peterborough Police Service warns residents that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam continues to circulate in our area and becoming more sophisticated. On Monday April 23, 2018 an officer at our ARU (Alternative Response Unit) desk received approximately 36 calls from residents reporting they had been contacted by income … Continue reading

Fundraising Concert Features Award-Winning Country Music Artist

Fundraising Concert Features Award-Winning Country Music Artist
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On June 2nd, Jade Eagleson will be on stage again at the Golden Wheel restaurant in Springville in support of a mission by the youth group from Centreville Presbyterian Church. Next February, a group of twelve young people will head to the Dominican Republic to join members of the Samaritan … Continue reading

Stiff Competition at North Cavan Spelling Bee

Stiff Competition at North Cavan Spelling Bee
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Seventeen students in grades four through six lined up in the North Cavan Public School gymnasium last week to show off their spelling skills to all of the staff and students at the school.  These students had prepared for the challenge, working on word lists with a teacher the previous … Continue reading

Take Your Mother on an Artistic Tour Through the Rolling Hills of the Bethany Area

Take Your Mother on an Artistic Tour Through the Rolling Hills of the Bethany Area
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  Celebrate Mother’s Day by taking her on a tour of the rolling countryside around Bethany and introduce her to local artists in their own studios during the annual Rolling Hills Studio tour.  It runs on Saturday and Sunday of the Mother’s Day weekend from 10 am to 5 pm, … Continue reading

Vulnerable Person Registry Will Help Emergency Responders

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  The Peterborough Police Service offers a Vulnerable Person Registry for families and caregivers of vulnerable persons. The information provided is entered into a secure database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis situation. To use the registry the vulnerable person must live in … Continue reading

OLG Makes 4th-Quarter Payment to Cavan Monaghan

OLG Makes 4th-Quarter Payment to Cavan Monaghan
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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation issued a fourth-quarter (January to March, 2018) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $679,173 to the Township of Cavan Monaghan for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Since November 1999, Cavan Monaghan has received more than $58.4 million in non-tax gaming revenue.   This is the final … Continue reading

Walk Your Dogs for a Good Cause with the Local Lions’ Club

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The Millbrook & District Lions Club is hosting their PetValu Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 27, 2018.  The Walk coincides with the National Walk with more than 200 different communities participating to mark the 32nd Anniversary of the Walk for Dog Guides.  Last year was their 8th event, … Continue reading

Turmoil in Township Over Proposed Commercial Development on Fallis Line

Turmoil in Township Over Proposed Commercial Development on Fallis Line
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There was a wake-up call to the community as word spread about a proposal for a new commercial development on the south west corner of the intersection of Fallis Line and County Rd. 10 submitted by the Towerhill developer.  After the initial public meeting in January drew little interest, a … Continue reading

MADD Speak to Local Elementary Students

MADD Speak to Local Elementary Students
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Last week, representatives of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) came to Millbrook South Cavan Public School with a somber message for grade seven and eight students.  The organization hosted a screening of their film entitled “The Pledge”.  It is this year’s message that will be shared with elementary students across … Continue reading