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

Local Business Offers Small Businesses Administrative Services

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Entrepreneurs are known to have a passion for their business, exhibiting creativity and commitment to pursuing their dreams and building their brand.  This passion rarely extends to bookkeeping and other administrative tasks, which can be the antithesis of exciting and creative, but are the key to a long term success. … Continue reading

Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime

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A journey that began for several young Millbrook boys at age four culminated last month in a northern Ontario adventure with their Millbrook Explorer group. The small contingent of Millbrook youth headed out on August 6th for an adventure to northern Ontario. The Four Millbrook Traditional Explorers accompanied by four … Continue reading

Another Printing as Geoff Taylor’s Novel Takes Off

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  It’s not like the story has never been told, so Millbrook’s Geoff Taylor knew he had to tell the story of the death of Tom Thomson in a unique way.  He knew it wouldn’t be easy, a fact confirmed by a heckler at his first reading challenging him on … Continue reading

New Massage Therapist Brings her Service to You!

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It’s a switch from her social work background, but Adrianne Colby is eager to start her new career as a Registered Massage Therapist.  She has just received her provincial certification after completing Trillium College’s twenty two month Massage Therapy program where she learned a variety of soft tissue manipulation techniques … Continue reading

Another Milestone for Jade Eagleson

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  This has been quite a year for Jade Eagleson, and the recognition keeps on coming. Last fall, he took second place in the 28th Aurora Magna Hoedown Showdown country music competition, during the winter months he took his band to Bethany’s Next Country Music Star contest at the Ranch … Continue reading

Look and Feel Younger with the Right Yoga Moves

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Attempts to look younger usually focus on skin tone, wrinkles and obvious evidence of aging above the neck, and perhaps the sight of sagging skin under the arms.  But no matter how good we look in the mirror, once we start to move, our secret is out, because the most … Continue reading

Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime

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A journey that began for several young Millbrook boys at age four culminated last month in a northern Ontario adventure with their Millbrook Explorer group. The small contingent of Millbrook youth headed out on August 6th for an adventure to northern Ontario. The Four Millbrook Traditional Explorers accompanied by four … Continue reading

Municipal Council Grant Program Resurrected

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Several years ago, Council shut down the popular Community Funding Grant program, where the municipality provided financial support for one-time funding requests to local organizations providing a benefit to the community in a social, recreational, cultural or humanitarian aspect. In early February, Council renamed the program which is now called … Continue reading

A Taste of African Culture

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For 18 years, Fran Fearnley of ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery has travelled across Zimbabwe to purchase stone sculptures from local artists. Inspired by outdoor studio displays of Zimbabwean sculpture, she opened her generous rural property in 2000 for its first annual outdoor exhibition of hand-carved Zimbabwean stone sculptures. Stone sculpture … Continue reading

Cavan’s Dan McHattie Takes the Win at Peterborough Speedway

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This experienced father of two is well known in car racing circles, with multiple championships wins under his belt. He was at it again as Peterborough Speedway kicked off the unofficial second half of its 50th anniversary season with the Mid-Summer Bash presented by Country 105 on Saturday July 22nd. … Continue reading

Comment – Our Paper Strives to Serve Our Community

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  It’s not a big survey sample, but the comments I receive are pretty consistent in their message:  people are glad to have a local newspaper. New residents often express surprise that a community of this size can support its own paper, but the reason for this is clear – … Continue reading

150th Annual Zucchini Festival

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Amidst the hubbub surrounding Canada’s sesquicentennial, it would be easy to forget that 2017 also marks the 150th anniversary of the first Millbrook Zucchini Festival. This year’s festival, which will take place on September 10, 2017 along the sunny shores of Baxter Creek, commemorates that momentous occasion, 150 years ago, … Continue reading

Ontario Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Award to Millbrook Resident

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Amanda Nichols of Millbrook was the recipient of the 2017 Program of the Year award at this year’s Ontario Fire and Life Safety Educators conference for the program she created on behalf of the Peterborough Fire Services. This prestigious award is given to the fire department which creates a new … Continue reading

Thank you, Kimberley Payne

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For many years, Kim Payne has written a column offering practical, common sense advice to help readers keep fit and motivated to pursue a healthy lifestyle. As a member of the Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship, she combines her commitment to physical fitness with a desire to improve spiritual health through … Continue reading

Celebrating 150 years at St. John’s, Ida

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  St. John’s Anglican Church in Ida quietly recognized the 150th anniversary of the old church building on Sunday, July 2nd. On this day the congregation offered prayers of thanksgiving and serving a special birthday cake to attendees. Although the present church building was completed in the fall of 1866, … Continue reading