Peterborough Children’s Water Festival Returns for 15th year

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The Peterborough Children’s Water Festival returned for its 15th year at the Riverview Park and Zoo on May 25th and 26th. Almost 1,400 students in grades 2 to 5 from 18 schools across Peterborough City and County and beyond attended the 2-day event, which featured 35 interactive learning centers. Four … Continue reading

Raise the Roof Event

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A private fundraising event organized by Peterborough City Councillor Pat Parnell and hosted by Galerie Q last month raised $8000 towards YES shelter for youth and family’s “Raise the Roof” campaign. The organization has set a $50,000 fundraising campaign target to allow them to replace the roof on their aging … Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Fire Department helps Millbrook South Cavan Students Get to the Pool

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By Karen Graham Two grade three classes from Millbrook South Cavan School were the beneficiaries of funding from the Lifesaving Society school grant designed to provide students with the minimum skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep water.  The program includes three in-class sessions on water safety and … Continue reading

Ganaraska Mountain-Biker Inspires Cyclists 20 Years Later

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Sarah Sobanski Paul’s Dirty Enduro raised a mountainous $40,000 at their 20th anniversary race held in Ganaraska Park. This brings the total funds raised to $200,000, since the annual mountain-bike festival began which is donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kawartha, Halliburton and Pine Ridge area. The … Continue reading

Revisiting Local Landmarks in Manvers

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Sarah Sobanski Last Sunday was Ontario Heritage Foundation’s second Doors Open tour in the township of Manvers and surrounding area. In partnership with Manvers Historical Society, the tour encouraged history buffs to discover the many historic sites in Bethany, Pontypool and surrounding area. One of the locations in the tour … Continue reading

A Fresh Historic Learning Opportunity for the Fall

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Sarah Sobanski ‘Miigwetch’ means ‘thank-you’ respectfully for the Michi Saagiig – something to remember if you happen by Anishinaabe storyteller Kiinamookmaan at Lang Pioneer Village’s Historic Literary Walks of Lang: Words from the Wilderness. He’ll be sharing the Ojibwe Creation Story at Lang’s authentic recreation of First Nations encampment, Aabnaabin, … Continue reading

No Duff- Mock Evacuation Exercise A Success

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Karen Graham Last Thursday, the Millbrook Arena was transformed into a temporary emergency shelter by The Canadian Red Cross assisted by local emergency personnel from the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department, the OPP, the Community Policing organization and the local Lion’s Club.  The objective was to run through a drill to … Continue reading

“Village of the Dam” Millbrook Zucchini Festival Sept. 13

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Bill Slavin Gas up the RV! Sharpen your carving tools! The Zucchini Apocalypse is about to sweep over Millbrook! On Sunday, September 13, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Millbrook once more hosts the annual Zucchini Festival. Held on the banks of Baxter Creek opposite the arena, the festival is a … Continue reading

Tractor Pulls Returning to Bethany

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Sarah Sobanski The roar of tractor engines will sound at the Bethany Park this Saturday (Aug. 15). Bethany’s Lawn Tractor Pulls are returning to the park for the first time since 2011, with a special twist – new entry classes for antique tractors. Big name sponsors like Molson Canadian and … Continue reading

Tractor Pulls Returning to Bethany

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Sarah Sobanski The roar of tractor engines will sound at the Bethany Park this Saturday (Aug. 15). Bethany’s Lawn Tractor Pulls are returning to the park for the first time since 2011, with a special twist – new entry classes for antique tractors. Big name sponsors like Molson Canadian and … Continue reading

Be Ready for Your ‘Close-Up’ this Ladies’ Night

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Sarah Sobanski Cavan-Monaghan’s Kristine Hannah will help you capture a moment with local firefighters and officers tonight (Aug. 6) at Ladies’ Night. Last years attendees may recognize her from her representation in the Millbrook and District Chamber of Commerce booth as their Vice President, but this time around Hannah, also … Continue reading

Three Summer Beaches to Try Before the Summer Ends

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Sarah Sobanski The first official month of summer has passed, but there’s still plenty of sun left to enjoy. As the heat settles in for the remainder of the summer, some of the best family adventures can be had cooling off at the beach, but it can be hard to … Continue reading