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

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

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

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

Letter to the Editor – Retired Women Teachers of Ont

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  On behalf of the Peterborough Branch of the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (RWTO/OERO), I would like to thank Bonnie at ‘Bear Essentials’, the BIA and all of Millbrook for the incredible opportunity to have a booth at your annual Ladies’ Night. We were pleased to introduce the milk … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – Millbrook BIA Ladies’ Night

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  I have to say if you missed Millbrook BIA Ladies’ Night August 4, 2016 in beautiful downtown Millbrook, you missed the best Ladies’ Night ever. Bonnie McQuarrie, of Bethany Hills Interiors and Bear Essentials, as part of the Ladies Night Committee, most years chairing this committee, has proven to … Continue reading

Strange Outbreak Hits Local Zucchini Patch

Strange Outbreak Hits Local Zucchini Patch
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Gordon Nomekuz has been farming in this area for over 40 years but this season has presented him with a unique challenge. And it isn’t the drought. “Darnedest thing I ever saw,” Gord says, as we walk through 67 acres of beans, peppers, tomatoes and other vegetables. “I planted them … Continue reading

Calling all Artists: Outdoor Painting Festival Coming October 1st

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Valerie Kent of Cavan Art Academy and Gallery is launching the first “Plein Air” (outdoor) painting festival in the Township of Cavan Monaghan to coincide with Canada Culture Days on the weekend of October 1st. It is a painting competition of sorts, with $3,000 of prize money donated by Galerie … Continue reading

Visitors to Pontypool Touched by Local Connection

Visitors to Pontypool Touched by Local Connection
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Visitors to Pontypool Touched by Local Connection to Dutch Rescuers during WWII   There was scarcely a dry eye in Pontypool’s Community Centre on Sunday August 14th as Sylvia Amesbury described the brave actions of her parents in Holland during the Second World War. Sylvia and her husband John spent … Continue reading

Police Launch CRA Fraud Prevention Campaign

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  Using postcards with the message “You are their next target”, the Peterborough Police Service has launched a postcard campaign aimed at getting a crucial fraud prevention message directly into people’s homes. “Our Service has done a lot of messaging and education around the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam yet … Continue reading

Galerie Q Fine Art Events

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  Galerie Q is gearing up for a busy fall. First, they are wrapping up an exhibit featuring artist Ginet Leblond entitled “Quebec’s Past Retold” which continues until Sunday September 4th. Leblond’s work has featured prominently in the gallery, which is the first one outside the province of Quebec to … Continue reading