Strange Outbreak Hits Local Zucchini Patch

Strange Outbreak Hits Local Zucchini Patch
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Gordon Nomekuz has been farming in this area for over 40 years but this season has presented him with a unique challenge. And it isn’t the drought. “Darnedest thing I ever saw,” Gord says, as we walk through 67 acres of beans, peppers, tomatoes and other vegetables. “I planted them … Continue reading

Calling all Artists: Outdoor Painting Festival Coming October 1st

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Valerie Kent of Cavan Art Academy and Gallery is launching the first “Plein Air” (outdoor) painting festival in the Township of Cavan Monaghan to coincide with Canada Culture Days on the weekend of October 1st. It is a painting competition of sorts, with $3,000 of prize money donated by Galerie … Continue reading

Keith Monk Continues the Long Tradition of Auctioneering

Keith Monk Continues the Long Tradition of Auctioneering
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Last Saturday, Keith Monk was demonstrating his skills in a major farm and household auction east of Bailieboro, and it was clear he was in his element. With a microphone in one hand and a cane in the other, more for emphasis than for health reasons, Monk skillfully walked the … Continue reading

Galerie Q Fine Art Events

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  Galerie Q is gearing up for a busy fall. First, they are wrapping up an exhibit featuring artist Ginet Leblond entitled “Quebec’s Past Retold” which continues until Sunday September 4th. Leblond’s work has featured prominently in the gallery, which is the first one outside the province of Quebec to … Continue reading

Local Maple Syrup Producers Host Summer Tour

Local Maple Syrup Producers Host Summer Tour
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This year the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association (OMSPA) celebrated 50 years in business at their Annual General Meeting held at Trent University on the weekend of July 15th.   During the three-day event, producers took time to visit some local “sugar shacks” to see how it’s done around here. After … Continue reading

Behind the Stage at the 4th Line Theatre

Behind the Stage at the 4th Line Theatre
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What you see on stage is just the tip of the iceberg, and two young men are flexing their creative and administrative muscle behind the scenes to help make magic in the barnyard. Artistic Administrative Kelsey Powell counts his lucky stars. He and wife Lindy (General Manager) could be referred … Continue reading

Historical Society Member Peter Ramsay Restored Cabinet

Historical Society Member Peter Ramsay Restored Cabinet
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Photo: Celia Hunter – The cabinet originally displayed men’s haberdashery at Fowler’s Men’s Wear in downtown Millbrook. In the 1960s (presumably when the shop closed), Clare Williams, wife of Harry, mother of Jill, bought it to display her collection of rocks and minerals. It was later used at the Heritage … Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate with Ladies’ Night in Millbrook

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As women, we can think of a number of reasons to celebrate our existence. All humbleness aside, quite simply, it is because we are awesome!! We are also practical, analytical, sometimes, a little reluctant to indulge in ourselves and we definitely feel the need to justify our actions. The Millbrook … Continue reading

Harvest Market Celebrations Sunday August 28

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I can’t believe that there are only three more markets left this season. How can that be? I was only just anticipating the start of another great season of eating local, courtesy of the wonderful makers, bakers and growers who are the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. My anticipation though continues to … Continue reading

Young Entrepreneur Comes to Millbrook Market

Young Entrepreneur Comes to Millbrook Market
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Kollene Drummond began her urban kitchen garden in suburban Peterborough as a way to extend her access to a variety of organic produce. She is very careful to secure local, sustainably produced ingredients to produce her original vegetarian offerings at local farmers’ markets and through her catering efforts. In her … Continue reading

Magic Makers Behind the Scenes at the 4th Line Theatre

Magic Makers Behind the Scenes at the 4th Line Theatre
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Not all the magic of theatre happens on the stage. In fact, much of the creative work to make the story come alive happens on a very practical level behind the scenes. Fiona Jones is the Stage Manager for 4th Line this year, which means she acts like an orchestra … Continue reading

Exciting Events at 4th Line Theatre This Summer!

Exciting Events at 4th Line Theatre This Summer!
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What better way to celebrate Canada’s 149th Birthday than enjoying an evening of true Canadian history brought to life on the outdoor stage at 4th Line Theatre? 4th Line Theatre invites you to join them on Friday, July 1st and celebrate Canada Day in 4th Line fashion. Enjoy an evening … Continue reading

Car Show Will Bring Different Mode of Travel to Millbrook

Car Show Will Bring Different Mode of Travel to Millbrook
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The Annual Car show coming this Saturday will have a special attraction this year, weather permitting. REMAX has arranged to bring its hot air balloon to the parking lot of the Millbrook Library to help make a senior’s wish come true through the Wish of a Lifetime organization, whose mission … Continue reading

Rollies Brings Asian Inspired Flair to the Millbrook Market Offerings

Rollies Brings Asian Inspired Flair to the Millbrook Market Offerings
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With an extensive list of menu options, Rollies brings fresh, original dishes to the Millbrook Market, and the owners set their menu according to the weather conditions expected for market day.   Last week, with temperatures soaring to 30 degrees, owners Katie Tompkins and Soeung Nhem kept the items to a … Continue reading

Wutai Shan Temple Opens Its Doors For Annual Open House

Wutai Shan Temple Opens Its Doors For Annual Open House
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The annual Open House at the Wutai Shan Buddhist Temple held last Saturday saw almost 2000 visitors come to witness the progress at this impressive project, much more than the anticipated crowd of 650 organizers expected, and twice number who came last year. Facing heat, humidity and dusty roads, many … Continue reading

Peterborough Children’s Water Festival Returns for 15th year

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