Music Teacher Fills Cavan Monaghan Libraries with Giddy Musicians

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Sarah Sobanski Story time had a musical twist last week at Cavan Monaghan libraries. First at the Bruce Johnston Library on Thursday, and then at the Millbrook Library on Friday, Music for Young Children’s Erica Hernandez visited to dance to the beat and sing along with our preschoolers. Bearing a … Continue reading

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Karen Graham Based on a staff recommendation, Council directed staff to apply for the funding grant currently offered by the provincial government through the Ontario Green Investment Fund’s one-time, Electric Vehicle Charger Grant program to establish one Level 2 Vehicle Charging station for the downtown area and if eligible, apply … Continue reading

Barn Quilt Trail Project Seeking Artistic, Fabrication and Financial Support

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Karen Graham At this week’s Council meeting, Lenka Petric of the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail Project presented an overview of the status of this impressive community project. With a current target of 30 barn quilts on the table, Petric outlined the vision of the group, which includes a wide … Continue reading

‘Like Chess on Ice’

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  Sarah Sobanski It’s 7 p.m Tuesday night, and the ice pad at the Omemee Curling Club [OCC] is filled to capacity. Players of all ages, beginners to experts, all of different fitness levels, return regularly for league night. The atmosphere is light and full of camaraderie. The oldest member … Continue reading

Local Explorers’ Group Try Their Hands at Fencing

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Karen Graham Last week the local explorer group tried a new sport with some pretty unusual equipment. They met with two instructors at the Peterborough Fencing Club who were happy to demonstrate their skills to this group of eager participants who were looking to expand their horizons by trying new … Continue reading

4th Line Theatre Announces 25th Season

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Last week, 4th Line Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell announced the new season for this iconic local theatre company. The season will open with the world premiere of Maja Ardal’s The Hero of Hunter Street. In August, 4th Line will remount Alex Poch-Goldin’s wildly popular The Bad Luck Bank … Continue reading

Historic Opportunity is Built With Quilting Blocks

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Sarah Sobanski There’s a project set to make history in our township and everyone is invited to participate. The Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail is coming to a neighbourhood near you, but it’s not what you might think – there won’t be a stitch of material in sight. Barn quilts … Continue reading

Last Farmers’ Market this Sunday

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Leni Rautiainen You have one final chance to get to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market this year. The last market of the season will be held this Sunday, October 25th from 10:00am to 1:30pm at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street. As we get ready to wrap up for another … Continue reading

A Little Gem in the Countryside

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Valerie Kent Okay, so maybe your first thought when you are driving around in the countryside is not to go and visit a very top notch art gallery hidden somewhere at the four corners of Cavan, Ontario.  But Galerie Q is just such a destination. First of all, it is located … 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

Community Care Introduces New Fitness Classes

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Karen Graham With ten free fitness classes hosted by Millbrook Community Care, there is no excuse to sit around watching your waistline expand.  They offer five different types of classes, so there is something for everyone.  With the exception of the Gentle Exercise classes at the Millbrook Manor, all classes … Continue reading

The End of an Era?

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Karen Graham Saturday was a beautiful but difficult day for Shirley Challice.  After recently losing her husbandof many years, Shirley was parting with some of her personal belongings in an auction on the farm she and Roger where they had raised their family, paring down in preparation for a new … Continue reading

The World’s Largest Treasure Hunt

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Sarah Sobanski The time of free festivals, free concerts and free sun-tans is wrapping up for another year, but there is one more free activity that can get the family out and about before the snow settles in. With over 2 million caches worldwide, geocaching is an opportunity to participate … Continue reading

Council Approves Back up Plan to Preserve Mill

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Karen Graham Despite media reports to the contrary, at the last Council Meeting our municipal representatives took a step to protect the grist mill building, not destroy it.  A letter from ORCA CAO Dan Marinigh had been received that day, seeking financial support for a last ditch effort to avoid … 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

The Key to 4th Line Theatre’s Continued Success? Stick with the Plan!

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Karen Graham For the past 24 years, Robert Winslow has had a plan, and boy, is it working!  Never interested in performing off-the shelf summer theatre productions, since the 4th Line Theatre`s inception its creator has used it as a vehicle to educate and entertain, by developing and presenting original … Continue reading