Local Business Offers Small Businesses Administrative Services

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Entrepreneurs are known to have a passion for their business, exhibiting creativity and commitment to pursuing their dreams and building their brand.  This passion rarely extends to bookkeeping and other administrative tasks, which can be the antithesis of exciting and creative, but are the key to a long term success. … Continue reading

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Opening in Millbrook

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  The transformation of the former garage is almost complete.  After months of renovations, Moody’s Bar and Grill will open its doors in a stylish venue mid-September, if all goes according to plan.  The current hold up is connecting the gas supply to the restaurant equipment, as the final health … Continue reading

New Massage Therapist Brings her Service to You!

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It’s a switch from her social work background, but Adrianne Colby is eager to start her new career as a Registered Massage Therapist.  She has just received her provincial certification after completing Trillium College’s twenty two month Massage Therapy program where she learned a variety of soft tissue manipulation techniques … Continue reading

Comment – Our Paper Strives to Serve Our Community

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  It’s not a big survey sample, but the comments I receive are pretty consistent in their message:  people are glad to have a local newspaper. New residents often express surprise that a community of this size can support its own paper, but the reason for this is clear – … Continue reading

A New Home for Nexicom Systems Inc.

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Nexicom is very pleased to announce the location of a new home for the Nexicom Systems Inc. wholesale telecommunications distribution business and warehouse! 747 Monaghan Road in Peterborough is a fully equipped, much larger facility that will effectively allow Nexicom Systems Inc. to warehouse increased volumes of inventory, and allow … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor re TD Bank Closing – What’s the answer?

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Dear Editor: The Township of Cavan Monaghan has made it public that they are searching for an alternative to the closing of the TD branch in Millbrook this August and have passed a resolution in support of postal banking.  Canada Post is asking our Federal Government to seriously examine postal … Continue reading

Save the Date: Ladies’ Night is August 3rd!

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You don’t need an excuse to take the evening off for a little girl time.   The Millbrook BIA’s Annual Ladies’ Night Event provides an opportunity to ladies (and gents) of all ages to enjoy an evening of indulgence strolling through the downtown where there will be sights, sounds and tastes … Continue reading

Could Canada Post Step into the Void Left by TD’s Departure?

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Conclusions on the Federal government’s postal review are expected shortly, and the rhetoric is heating up. There is a feeling that the committee charged with the review has not seriously considered adding banking services to the mandate of this Crown Corporation.  Proponents argue that many Canadians in remote parts of … Continue reading

Millbrook Valley Chocolates Bring Tasty Workshop to Millbrook Library

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The Fancy Nancy and Nick “Chocolate Edition” Tea Party took place Saturday May 27, 2017 at the Millbrook Branch, it was such a delight! We invited Millbrook Valley Chocolates to come and collaborate with the Library. It was a great fit, as the owners, Stephen and Jackie Flamminio have a … Continue reading

County Recognition Award Recipients Acknowledged

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Last week, County Recognition awards were handed out at the North Kawartha Community Centre in Apsley. Established in 1992, the County has annually recognized exceptional residents in a variety of categories, including acts of heroism, business leadership and entrepreneurial innovation, volunteer leadership, heritage preservation, environmental or sustainability leadership, sporting excellence … Continue reading

New Gallery coming to Millbrook

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Despite a missing exterior wall on the street side of the building, organizers of the new gallery in Millbrook hope their renovations will be completed in time to open their doors for Canada Day. Inside visitors will find a wealth of original works all with an accessible price below $1000. … Continue reading

Volunteers Wanted!

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You could say that the demand for volunteers exceeded the supply at last week’s Volunteer Fair hosted by the Cavan Monaghan Library staff. Participants hoped to secure new volunteers to help them through the upcoming season of special events and activities in the community. It’s never too late to offer … Continue reading

Turning a Passion into a Business in Bethany

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There is a calmness that surrounds Erica Flak of Sky Haven Stables, which must be comforting to her horses. She understands how to communicate with horses, and it begins by exhibiting poise and focus that puts the animals at ease. It has the same effect on her young riding students. … Continue reading

Welch Family: Three Generations of Barn Painters

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It’s a niche business, but for Terry Welch, it’s one he learned from his father in the United Kingdom. After working in Britain and Ireland, Welch brought family and his skills to Canada about a decade ago. He now operates his business with the help of his two sons, continuing … Continue reading

More Recognition for Alex Bushell’s Lab Improvement

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It has been a bit of a whirlwind for Lab Improvements founders Alex Bushell and Steve Wright. Having left their former employer after an international takeover in 2013, Bushell and Wright began working out of the Innovation Cluster’s incubator at Trent University, developing their CapTrack product, which is an innovative, … Continue reading

Downtown Revitalization to Proceed with Detailed Streetscape Plan

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After the cancellation of the Rural Economic Development Program (RED), plans for a detailed streetscape plan to guide the Downtown revitalization plan looked unlikely. The 2016 budget had $20,000 designated towards the development of the Community Improvement Plan which would have included this component, and the matching funds from the … Continue reading

Open Your Eyes with Lash Extensions

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One of the most popular beauty trends these days are lash extensions. These are not the exaggerated false eyelashes you may remember from the 1960’s sported by supermodels including Twiggy. You will have to go to YouTube for instructions to perfect that look. These days false eyelash products offer a … Continue reading