Ride a Rottenworm in to See Funfolk’s The Princess and the Plumber!

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Everything is going according to plan for Funfolk’s rendition of The Princess and the Plumber, premiering March 13th at the Millbrook Legion. Costumes are ready – including a very creative worm sewn together around humps of foam and pool noodles – and lines have been memorized! Children from Lakefield, Peterborough … Continue reading

‘We’re Bringing Country to The Country!’

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  The Next Country Music Star is coming back to The Ranch Resort this March. Returning for it’s second year, the Ranch is pairing with the Havelock Country Jamboree (HCJ) for a 30 minute set on the same stage as some of country’s biggest stars. “Everyone wants to go to … Continue reading

Music Teacher Fills Cavan Monaghan Libraries with Giddy Musicians

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Sarah Sobanski Story time had a musical twist last week at Cavan Monaghan libraries. First at the Bruce Johnston Library on Thursday, and then at the Millbrook Library on Friday, Music for Young Children’s Erica Hernandez visited to dance to the beat and sing along with our preschoolers. Bearing a … Continue reading

Centennial Place Residents celebrating over 100 years of life!

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Cara Tetroe “Just be happy and sing!” This is 103 year old Carroll Davidson’s secret to longevity. Carroll was one of seven special residents celebrating a century of life, last Thursday, January 21st at Centennial Place in Millbrook.   Photos: Karen Graham. Centennial Place residents Frances Caird, Caroll Davidson and Donald … Continue reading

Valerie Kent leads Art Classes at Local Elementary Schools

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Patrick Stephen The class rooms were full of excitement and creativity on Wednesday at North Cavan Public school as Senior Kindergarten students took part in a special art class. After all, what could be more exciting than pallets of paint, paintbrushes, blank pages, a healthy amount of soap and endless … Continue reading

Dams Won’t Be Enough Against Climate Change Related Flooding

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Sarah Sobanski “Climate change isn’t a religion,” says Associate Professor Blair Feltmate of the University of Waterloo’s Department of the Environment. In his view, climate change isn’t a matter of belief anymore, it’s a matter of facts – and the facts say we need to start preparing for circumstances, specifically … Continue reading

Community Generosity Arrives from all Ages and Stages

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Karen Graham After Thanksgiving, the Food Share cupboard is usually pretty bare. Not to worry, says David Brackenridge- ours is a giving community and they always come through to help those less fortunate in time for the holiday season. Last week we announced an upcoming Turkey Dinner hosted by staff … Continue reading

Inaugural Mount Pleasant Coffee House Event

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Andy Harjula “It was a dark and stormy night” ….. thus began the November 14th Mount Pleasant Coffee House program. Master of Ceremonies, Roy Best of Cavan started the evening with an open mic and was quickly followed by Doug Kennedy of Omemee and David Frank from the Stewart Line … Continue reading

‘Heard a little, seen a little’ Cavan Monaghan Ghost Stories

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  Sarah Sobanski It’s no surprise that our historic township has had its fair share of hauntings – next year will mark 200 years since John Deyell built Millbrook’s first mill, the first structure of Millbrook – and 4th Line Theatre wants them on record. Hosting a Halloween themed reminiscence … Continue reading

Last Farmers’ Market this Sunday

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Leni Rautiainen You have one final chance to get to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market this year. The last market of the season will be held this Sunday, October 25th from 10:00am to 1:30pm at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street. As we get ready to wrap up for another … Continue reading

Edgewood Community Rallies Behind Shanna Timms

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Jennifer Oleniak On Saturday, October 3rd the Edgewood Park community worked magic when they came together to host the 3rd Edgewood Park Road Hockey Tournament. The Edgerton’s, the St.Thomas’ and the Day’s spearheaded the fundraiser for 4 year old Shanna Timms, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia 4 days … Continue reading

Millworks Art Sale in Support of Mill

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Bill Slavin Local and regional artists have rallied around Millbrook’s mill! A request for artists to donate their work in support of the current fund-raising campaign to save Needlers’ Mill from destruction has met with overwhelming success. Thirty artists have stepped up to the plate with donated work for the … Continue reading

Local Children’s Author Shan McFadden to Direct Next Fun Folk Production

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Karen Graham For this, the 8th anniversary of local children`s theatre group, Fun Folk Theatricals, the organization will operate under the leadership of local children`s author Shan McFadden who takes over from Pat Barr who has ably led the group for many years. They often perform original works, and this … Continue reading

A Little Gem in the Countryside

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Valerie Kent Okay, so maybe your first thought when you are driving around in the countryside is not to go and visit a very top notch art gallery hidden somewhere at the four corners of Cavan, Ontario.  But Galerie Q is just such a destination. First of all, it is located … Continue reading

Liberal Candidate Hosts Bethany BBQ

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Karen Graham It was a slim crowd who joined Liberal Candidate David Marquis and his campaign organizers last Saturday afternoon at the Bethany Athletic Club to take advantage of the opportunity to meet the candidate in an informal setting to learn more of his plans for Parliament.  It was the … Continue reading

Community Runs for St. John’s Anglican Church

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Andy Harjula The 11th Cavan Hills Country Run, organized and executed by the St. John’s Anglican Outreach Committee, took place on Saturday September 26th.  About 175 enthusiastic walkers and runners registered for the 2015 event, which provides an opportunity for neighbours to fill their lungs with the crisp fall air … Continue reading