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

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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

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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

Making Art Accessible: Galerie Q Launches New Exhibit

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Switching gears from the works of renown Royal Canadian Academy artists, Galerie Q Curator Kathryn Last launched a new exhibit this weekend offering Canadian paintings priced below $1000. With a self-explanatory title: Paintings Under $1000, the gallery has set up a group exhibition featuring over 100 artworks by a diverse … Continue reading

Legion Bikers Ride for their Wounded Comrades

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Under clear skies and warm breezes, 42 motorcyclists embarked on the third Annual Bike Event hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 402 last Saturday for a day of comradery that extended beyond the event’s immediate participants. They were riding in support of a very fitting cause, the Wounded Warriors … Continue reading

New Trail Link to Towerhill Subdivision to Proceed

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After our funding request for a trail linkage was rejected by the province, Council asked staff to investigate alternative ways to proceed with the project. At their last meeting, the Millbrook Valley Trails Committee offered their endorsement of the development of this trail link, noting a wide variety of benefits … Continue reading

Get Ready for Another Great Car Show from our Local Lions’ Club

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It will be hard to top last year’s Antique Car Show, but organizers at the Lions’ Club are giving it a try. Last year the weather brought out over 200 cars from 910 to 1990, filling the streets with colourful memories sparked by shiny vehicles. Coming from Belleville, Huntsville, Welland … 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

A Catch and Release Philosophy Means Millie Lives Another Day

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After years of evading the throngs of anglers hoping to snag her, Millie finally succumbed to the bait of eleven year old Janelle Jacobs, who was a new contestant to the event. Bragging rights were sufficient for Janelle, who graciously returned a grateful fish to the pond after the requisite … Continue reading

Bold Alternative Casino Development Proposal Presented to Council

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By Karen Graham Richard Taylor, a lawyer representing a group of investors, presented a dramatic vision for an alternative location for the Shorelines Casino within the boundaries of Cavan Monaghan Township at the May 2nd Council meeting. The proposal was released the same day to the City of Peterborough Council and … Continue reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day Visiting Local Artists on Rolling Hills Studio Tour

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By Karen Graham This year artists in and around Bethany are opening their doors again for Mother’s Day weekend. The artists work in a wide variety of media, creating works of beauty, purpose and often whimsy to express their creative vision in their unique settings. From quilts to photographs, beautiful … Continue reading

The Intelligence of Instinct

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By Glenn Spurrell The House Wren had just arrived back, and as predicted he started investigating the birdhouse in my backyard almost immediately. You might remember I reported that White-breasted Nuthatches had taken up residence in this house this year quite early in the season. I knew the wren would … Continue reading

4th Line Theatre Receives 2015 Annual Heritage Award from Peterborough Historical Society

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Last week, the Peterborough Historical Society announced the winners of its 2015 Heritage Awards on at its Annual Fundraising Dinner. Among the recipients was our own 4th Line Theatre, which was bestowed with the J. Hampton Burnham Award, established to recognize the completion of a major project that promotes awareness … Continue reading

Millbrook Dam: ORCA Identifies Possible Dredging Funding Source

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The Millbrook Dam EA Study was filed and approved by Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) in February 2016 and they are now drafting the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Design and Contract Administration for the new Dam. Team members overseeing the project from the Authority and Township met to … Continue reading

It’s More Than Just Rocks in Baxter Creek

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  By Alexandra Foxon Ecosystem Management Technology student, Fleming College A fascinating phenomenon is taking place every year in the Township of Cavan-Monaghan. Brook trout live in cold-water lakes and rivers throughout much of eastern North America. Incredibly, our very own Baxter Creek has the right food and physical conditions … Continue reading

It’s More Than Just Rocks in Baxter Creek

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  By Alexandra Foxon Ecosystem Management Technology student, Fleming College A fascinating phenomenon is taking place every year in the Township of Cavan-Monaghan. Brook trout live in cold-water lakes and rivers throughout much of eastern North America. Incredibly, our very own Baxter Creek has the right food and physical conditions … Continue reading