Galerie Q Reopens with New Exhibits

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Galerie Q is back in business with curator Kathryn at last back on duty. New and family works on display and the gallery is preparing new exhibitions to welcome spring and celebrate Canada’s special upcoming birthday. Beginning in April, Galerie Q will feature a group show featuring Quebec artists who explore … Continue reading

Patrick Benson Moves on after Transition Period

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Patrick Benson Moves on after Transition Period for New Owners of Benson Shields Funeral Homes This December, Bill Shields and Gwen Hogg celebrated their first year as owners of Benson Shields Funeral Homes. During this transition, former owner Patrick Benson has provided ongoing support as funeral director and introduced Bill … Continue reading

Local Guitar Craftsman Has International Reputation

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Five kilometers west of Cavan you will see a sign with a large guitar on it on the south side of 7A.  There is the home and workshop of Roger Stuckless (Roger Stuckless Custom Guitars), Cavan’s resident luthier. Since 1992, Roger has been hand crafting beautiful and unique guitars.  His … Continue reading

Programs to Build the Local Economy One Entrepreneur at a Time

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Small businesses are the key to the Canadian economy.   At the end of 2015, they employed over 8.2 million Canadians, representing more than 70 percent of the total private labour force and contributed roughly 30% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. They also account for 27 % of all research … Continue reading

Sustainable Forestry in My Woodlot

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After years of learning about sustainable forestry with the help of the Kawartha Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association, I decided to have trees marked for selective cutting on my property. It was a huge decision for me to make since no significant cutting had been done here since the … Continue reading

The Death of the Traditional Funeral Business?

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While we all know that death and taxes are inevitable, the business surrounding this final life event is changing. In small towns, funeral homes are still mostly small, family-owned businesses, but the industry has undergone considerable consolidation with large corporations dominating urban markets. Succession planning for this type of family … Continue reading

BIA Celebrates Local Business Owners with Sticking Power

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At this year’s annual BIA dinner, organizers took a different tack, inviting a dozen BIA business owners who have each operated in town for more than 20 years, to celebrate their common experience. Together they represent more than 400 years of experience serving our community, demonstrating an ability to adapt … Continue reading

Specialty Chocolate Shop Arrives In Time for the Holidays

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It was clear this was a special store coming to King Street when above the paper covering the windows all that could be seen was a brass chandelier. Millbrook Valley Chocolates owners Stephen and Jackie Flamminio took possession of the former location of Hussey’s Pizza a few short weeks ago, … Continue reading

Inaugural Barn Quilt Installed

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After more than a year since it began, the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail (CMBQT) celebrated the installation of their first Barn Quilt on Tuesday, November 22nd outside the Millbrook Home Hardware store. This business was selected for the first of three barn quilts sponsored by the Millbrook Business Improvement … Continue reading

Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

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At the halfway point in the municipal term, Mayor McFadden felt it was time for another check in with township residents to hear their concerns and receive feedback on current issues on the minds of ratepayers. McFadden collected topics from the 25 residents who joined him at Galerie Q on … Continue reading

Local Business Owner Named Chair of Cdn Manufacturers’ & Exporters’ Board

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On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) announced that Rhonda Barnet, VP Finance at Steelworks Design Inc., would become the new chair of their national board of directors, effective immediately. As she assumes the role, Rhonda also sets a milestone for the organization as the first ever … Continue reading

Original Golden Wheel Owners Return to Springville

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Mei Tung and husband Patrick ran a popular Chinese Restaurant in Springville for many years, providing dine in and take out options to a regular clientele. In 2014 the couple sold the business and relocated to Toronto, planning to have a more tranquil life. Besides, their daughter Susan had graduated … Continue reading

Community Outreach Sessions Provided by Local Chiropractors

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The professionals practising at Whale Chiropractic in Millbrook came to the library in November to lead two public sessions providing information about managing your health. Dr. Robin Whale came to speak to an adult audience about vitality. His presentation was based on the teachings of Dr. James Chestnut, a world … Continue reading