St. Thomas More Hosts Local World Day of Prayer

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Mabuhay!  This will be the greeting you hear when you come to the local World Day of Prayer Event hosted this year by St. Thomas More Catholic Church.   It is a Philippine greeting inviting participants to come and tell their stories.  Each year the women of the featured country prepare … Continue reading

Historical Society Ramps Up

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It is the busiest time of the year for the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society as preparations for our gala fundraiser in March move into high gear and final steps are taken to secure Needler’s Mill.  At the same time, our regular monthly programming continues. In late January each year, … Continue reading

At the Lions’ Den

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December 5th saw the Millbrook Lions, friends and spouses gather at the Lions’ Den for a traditional Christmas dinner catered by Lisa’s Catering of Bewdley. A great meal was enjoyed. President Lynda Allair gave a warm welcome to our special guests, who included David Brackenridge of the Millbrook Food Share,Karen … Continue reading

Parent Council Treats North Cavan Students to Turkey Lunch

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On December 16th, the North Cavan Parent Council hosted their annual Turkey Lunch in the gym. Over 170 diners enjoyed hot turkey, stuffing, vegetables, gravy and cookies in long tables occupied by students, staff, bus drivers, volunteers and invited guests in a communal meal prepared by the women of St. … Continue reading

Christmas in the Village Wrapped Up

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There was something for everyone, young and old, at this year’s Christmas in the Village weekend. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this happen, and here’s to the beginning of another exciting year. Over 200 visitors cast their ballots on Thursday evening during the Christmas in … Continue reading

Free Water Well Workshop December 5 in Blackstock

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Talk with experts during “Managing Your Well During Drought” workshop As many people continue to struggle with the drought conditions that have impacted the Kawartha Conservation watershed, homeowners, residents and business owners will have an opportunity to hear from and talk with experts during a FREE Water Well Workshop December … Continue reading

Auditions for 4th Line Theatre’s Summer Season

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4th Line Theatre is auditioning for professional roles for the 2017 Summer Season. Auditions are by appointment only and the deadline for submissions is Monday, December 5, 2016. Millbrook Auditions will take place on Tuesday, December 13th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. To apply, send an electronic copy of your headshot … 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

Remembrance Day Service Draws People of all Ages

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This year’s Remembrance Day Service at the Millbrook Cenotaph drew a crowd of approximately 200 people, including students from three local schools, residents, shop owners, current and retired service men and women in uniform, as well as two WWII veterans, who came to mark the sombre occasion. Beginning with the … Continue reading

Historical Society Event

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Guest speaker George Parker captivated a full house at the October 27 gathering of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society with his presentation on how Cavan Township and the surrounding area was originally surveyed in the early 19th century. He illustrated his talk with a number of maps, charts and … Continue reading

Local Firefighters’ Association Donates Trailer to Cavan Monaghan Fire Department

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After months of fundraising activities including a baseball tournament and a “boot drive” at the Millbrook Fair, the local Firefighters’ Association unveiled the new trailer purchased on behalf of the township on October 2nd at the municipal office. This significant purchase was made possible by a number of organizations and … Continue reading

Community Runs for St. John’s Anglican Church

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The 12th Cavan Hills Country Run, organized and executed by the St. John’s Anglican Outreach Committee, took place with favourable weather for running featuring sunny skies and seasonal temperatures last Saturday. The event kicked off at the McCamus farm on Stewart Line with 152 registered participants who had signed up … Continue reading

Appreciation from Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation

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Letter to the Editor On behalf of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Millbrook Needlers for their beautiful donated quilts, pillowcases and knitted clothing. The children who receive these items are currently being assisted by the Kawartha -Haliburton Children’s Aid Society. Sometimes … Continue reading

New Programs at Your Local Library

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Storytime 2.0 has three weeks of programming under its belt! The feedback has been constructive and positive. This more inclusive programming structure supports infants and children attending Storytime. We haven’t done away with the actual story reading and sing-a-longs, and still plan to do crafts at popular times of the … Continue reading

Centennial Place Hosts Video Outlining WWII Wartime Service of Resident Wilf Smith

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Last week, a different kind of movie was shown at the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place. Residents, staff, friends and family were gathered to watch a 45-minute documentary outlining the experiences of Royal Canadian Air Force member Wilf Smith during his service as a bomber pilot in World War II. … Continue reading

Jazz Festival Held on Stewart Line

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Century Barn Weddings and Events developed and operated by Dave and Susan Stewart, recently sponsored a jazz festival in their barn which has been lovingly transformed into a spectacular venue for weddings and other special events. The free jazz festival was hosted for invited neighbours and vendors as a way … Continue reading