Walton Wood Products Make You Feel Good Inside and Out

Walton Wood Products Make You Feel Good Inside and Out
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  Walton Wood Farm founder Leslie Scott has something to prove and she’s not done yet.  When she pitched her firm on the 11th season of the Dragon’s Den series, she received more offers than the program aired.  One dragon offered to buy her out completely, but Leslie wasn’t interested … Continue reading

Bethany TD Bank Retains Its Customer Service

Bethany TD Bank Retains Its Customer Service
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Pictured are long time Bethany TD Staff members Evelyn Carlson and Carol Shea in front of the bank vault.  The branch began its 100th year of operations on April 16th.   The building was built in 1919 for TD, and prior to that year its customers were served at the Millbrook … Continue reading

Community Improvement Plan Moves Forward

Community Improvement Plan Moves Forward
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  It’s a tool that has worked in hundreds of communities across Ontario, and soon Millbrook will have its own Community Improvement Plan designed to help drive economic growth in the downtown area.  Regulated under the Planning Act, these plans encourage the revitalization of an area by offering financial incentives … Continue reading

Turmoil in Township Over Proposed Commercial Development on Fallis Line

Turmoil in Township Over Proposed Commercial Development on Fallis Line
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There was a wake-up call to the community as word spread about a proposal for a new commercial development on the south west corner of the intersection of Fallis Line and County Rd. 10 submitted by the Towerhill developer.  After the initial public meeting in January drew little interest, a … Continue reading

Millbrook BIA Contributes $10K to Community Improvement Plan Development

Millbrook BIA Contributes $10K to Community Improvement Plan Development
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Representatives from the Millbrook Business Improvement Area (MBIA) were on hand Monday March 5th, 2018 at the Township of Cavan Monaghan’s Regular Council Meeting to present the Township with a cheque for $10,000 for the development of the Community Improvement Plan. The Township of Cavan Monaghan, in partnership with the … Continue reading

Development Charges Update

Development Charges Update
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  The most recent Council meeting included a Public Meeting to review a report authored by Gary Scandlan of Watson and Associates outlining an update to the development charges levied by the township on new development or lands subject to redevelopment.  Scandlan provides assistance to the municipality for development policies … Continue reading

Community Centre Project Tenders Offer Budget Challenge

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It’s the kind of surprise that is unwelcome but common in construction projects – cost over runs.  Despite cost-cutting reports and what the architect describes as “bare bones” building features, tenders for the construction of the new Community Centre all came in above the budget. The firm of MacLennan Jaunkalns … Continue reading

Let Patefacio Design Inspire Your Next Dream Kitchen

Let Patefacio Design Inspire Your Next Dream Kitchen
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Bonnie Moore is one busy lady, and she seems to like it that way.  A few years ago she launched her home-based business – Patefacio Design.  From the Latin term meaning to construct or bring to light, this name is a reflection of the process she was going through as … Continue reading

Students – Make Your Own Summer Job!

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Applications are now being accepted from aspiring student entrepreneurs by the Peterborough and Kawartha Business Advisory Centre for the 2018 Summer Company program.  Summer Company is the Government of Ontario’s flagship youth entrepreneurship program that connects students ages 15-29 with training, mentorship and funding to start a summer business. This … Continue reading

Farm Show

Farm Show
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In addition to the shiny equipment encouraging dreams of better yields and more comfortable rides, there was also plenty of advice available regarding crops, farm finances, fertilizers, cattle breeds, maple syrup production and government support programs at the annual event.  For most attendees, the show also provided a welcome opportunity … Continue reading

The Township of Cavan Monaghan is Developing a Community Improvement Plan

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The Township of Cavan Monaghan in partnership with the Millbrook Business Improvement Area and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is moving forward with a plan to stimulate economic growth and aid in the physical environment in Downtown Millbrook with the launch of a Community Improvement … Continue reading

Your Vision, Executed with Care at Canadiana Cabinets

Your Vision, Executed with Care at Canadiana Cabinets
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  By Karen Graham The inventory in the back rooms of Canadiana Cabinets on Brown Line consists of long boards of solid wood and veneers and hardware- there are no pre- built cabinet boxes.  That is because every kitchen cabinet, vanity and office cabinetry they sell is custom made from … Continue reading

Local Residents not Smiling for the Surveillance Cameras on King Street

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  There is a growing frustration among business owners and their customers in Millbrook’s downtown core over the installation of several surveillance cameras on the former Daisy Mart location at the intersection of King and Tupper streets.  While acknowledging cameras can play an important role in crime deterrence, residents are … Continue reading

Living in Millbrook Can Be a Blast

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Early in December of 1975, after I had moved our earthly belongings from Toronto to our nearly finished studio-home on the 4th Line, I came down into the village via Tupper St. for some eggs and milk. Long before Millbrook had become a desirable movie location, I found myself in … Continue reading

New Owners for Mister Convenience

New Owners for Mister Convenience
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After thirty-three years in the convenience store business, Min Kim and his family are stepping away from the counter.  For the past twenty-two years, customers at Millbrook’s Mr. Convenience have been greeted by members of Kim’s family, or their long-time staff member Alex, as they dropped in to pick up … Continue reading