Appreciation from Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation

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Letter to the Editor On behalf of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Millbrook Needlers for their beautiful donated quilts, pillowcases and knitted clothing. The children who receive these items are currently being assisted by the Kawartha -Haliburton Children’s Aid Society. Sometimes … Continue reading

Schedule of Events for Outdoor Painting Festival This Weekend

Schedule of Events for Outdoor Painting Festival This Weekend
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With over 55 artists from across Ontario competing for $3000 in prizes, expect to see a lot of painting going on in and around the township this weekend. You can participate by nominating your favourite piece in the People’s Choice Award. The actual painting begins on Saturday at 10 am … Continue reading

Last Farmers’ Market Sunday, October 23

Last Farmers’ Market Sunday, October 23
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We had a gorgeous fall day for our September market last Sunday. People were strolling about taking in the day’s warmth and sunshine. In spite of this season’s draught, our vendors had a beautiful selection of fresh, colourful produce. Tables were also full of all kinds of jarred preserves, baked … Continue reading

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