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

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

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

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

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

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