A New Generation of Farmers Investing in the Future at Alona Farms

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  A few years ago, Cathy and Rick Carl moved from Cathy’s parents’ home farm on Zion Line to allow their daughter Melissa, her husband Mike Harrigan and their growing family to take their turn in the home that has been in Cathy’s family for generations.  Originally owned by her … Continue reading

Community Centre Fundraising Committee Launched

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They’re off!  After several meetings, the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre Fundraising Committee is getting ready to kick off their fundraising efforts for the new community centre.   This committee is a collection of volunteers from parts of the community who have taken on the responsibility for raising the $1 million dollars … Continue reading

New Store to Offer Stylish Home Décor

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Keeping up with the Jones’ will become easier later this month when a new store called The Joneses opens its doors on King Street in Millbrook.  The brain child of three partners, it is an extension of a happy working relationship in real estate.  Realtor Shirley Turner, photographer Charlotte Clements … Continue reading

Comment – It’s All About Attitude

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Retired Millbrook South Cavan Grade 8 teacher Rhonda Fallis had it right; it’s all about attitude.  As she was prepared her grade eight students for high school life, she made the point that the attitude students bring to the table is the most important factor in determining their success.   She … Continue reading

Nexicom’s New Owner has Big Plans for Increased Connectivity

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  Very early on, Clayton Zekelman knew he was headed for a career in telecommunications.  He liked to tinker with phone equipment, taking it apart and then reassembling it.  The process was fun because when he was finished the item still worked and there were no parts left over. At … Continue reading

WWII Vet Travelled with Bomb in his Pocket

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In 1940, Ab Sinyard was approaching eighteen years of age in his home town of Deere Lake just outside Cornerbrook, Nfld.  His mother ran the local hotel and times were tight, so as soon as he was eligible, he enlisted with the Royal Air Force.  At the time, Newfoundland was … Continue reading

Spontaneous Decision Prompted Bellinger’s Enlistment in WWII

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For the late Cavan veteran Clarence Munro, joining the Armed Forces in Halifax in 1939 was the best option available.  At sixteen years of age, he had lost his parents and was supporting himself with the occasional casual work paying $1 for a ten-hour shift.  The Canadian Armed Forces were … Continue reading

From the Sock Drawer to the Shelves of Chapters: Catherine Cerveny Writes

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It takes a lifetime to write your first book and six months to write the second, so the story goes.  For Catherine Cerveny, that will also be true for her third. A self-professed nerd, Catherine has been writing all her life, and has a sock drawer full of unfinished stories … Continue reading

Kim Turney Introduces Trendy Handbag Style to Peterborough Area

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It’s not like Kim had nothing else to do.  A real estate agent in the Cavan Monaghan area is not sitting around in this real estate market.  Her daughter Carla introduced Kim to this sassy young Canadian company founded by Natalie Dusome, a young mother looking to build a business … Continue reading

Marie Stevens Opens Your Eyes with Makeup Techniques

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Marie has always had style.  Tall and striking, she can slip her hair into a pony tail, don a pair of big sunglasses and a sun hat and look like she belongs on a fashion cover.  Now she is building a home business using her skills to make others look … Continue reading

Millbrook & Area Garden Club’s October Meeting

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With the copious spring and summer’s rains all kinds of interesting fungi have appeared in area gardens and woodlands. Come and learn more about this often overlooked fantastic world from Irka Dyczok who is passionate and knowledgeable on this subject on Wednesday October 6th, 2017 at St. Thomas Anglican Church, … Continue reading

Patrick Benson Facing Fraud and Criminal Breach of Trust Charges

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Further to a joint investigation between the Peterborough Police and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO), Benson was arrested and faces fraud, criminal breach of trust and forgery charges stemming from his previous position as owner/operator of Benson Funeral Home in Millbrook. In June of 2017 the Peterborough Police Service’s … Continue reading

Building a Different Kind of Bank for the Future

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  You might call it an occupational hazard, but these days everywhere she looks, Melissa Spearing sees seeds.  The obsession has been known to have her stop at the side of the road to take samples or photographs.  Her interests don’t stop at seeds, either.  She has even stopped at … Continue reading