Blocks and Blooms 2018

Blocks and Blooms 2018
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Last Saturday the rain held off for a wonderful community event hosted by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society.  Travelling on foot or on a complimentary ride on a stylish horse-drawn wagon, visitors were treated to an array of creative displays of local gardening and quilting talents in twenty venues … Continue reading

Former Funeral Home Owner Patrick Benson Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Fraud

Former Funeral Home Owner Patrick Benson Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Fraud
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A definitive conclusion in the allegations of fraud and breach of trust against former funeral director Patrick Benson arrived on June 5th when he appeared in court to plead guilty on eight charges of fraud.  The charges stem from activities occurring from 2008 to 2015 at the Benson Funeral Home … Continue reading

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires
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She may be sitting in her office in the photo, but that is not where Millbrook/South Cavan principal Sheryl Hunter spends her workday.   She can be found in the schoolyard during recess, in the halls speaking to students or filling in on Tupper Street for an absent crossing guard.  Students … Continue reading

Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s Strawberry Supper

Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s Strawberry Supper
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Pictured is Mrs. Wilson a member of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute, serving a strawberry dish to Graciela and Galo Egas, visitors from Ecuador. The visitors were most impressed with the local community spirit and their fantastic ham and mashed potato meal. The Women’s Institute held a successful strawberry supper … Continue reading

New United Church Minister: Community is key for Rev. Cathy Underhill

New United Church Minister: Community is key for Rev. Cathy Underhill
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On July 1, the community gains a new, very active member in the person of Cathy Underhill. More correctly, the Reverend Cathy Underhill, commissioned in May as a United Church diaconal minister, will be entering into a one year contractual agreement with the local United Church known as Harmony Pastoral … Continue reading

New Exhibit Opens at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery

New Exhibit Opens at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery
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This weekend is the launch of The Relative Project:  Zimbabwe at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery, featuring an exhibition of the work of well-known Peterborough photographer Wayne Eardley.  The images are part of his extensive collection of photographs he calls The Relative Project, which he describes it as ongoing exploration of … Continue reading

Valerie Kent Receives Leadership in Arts Award

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Although Valerie only moved to the community a few years ago, she has made quite an impact here, and was recognized at last week’s annual County Recognition Awards in the Art leadership category. Upon her arrival in 2015, she immediately began reaching out to the community with her love of … Continue reading

Millbrook Entrepreneur Launches Online Camping Website- Pitched

Millbrook Entrepreneur Launches Online Camping Website- Pitched
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Growing up in England, Olaf Dunn was an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast.  His family spent vacations touring all around Europe with a camper staying in a variety of locations including rural and remote private campgrounds as well as some ‘wild camping’ locations where permitted.  He moved to Canada in … Continue reading

Julie Vallieres Takes on an Ultra Run in Support of Local Mental Health

Julie Vallieres Takes on an Ultra Run in Support of Local Mental Health
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On June 16th, local French teacher Julie Vallieres will hit the pavement in a gruelling 100 km run in Niagara.  Runners set off at 6:30 am from Niagara-on-the –Lake hoping to make it back before dark when the race, which has a 14 hour time limit, wraps up.   They travel … Continue reading

Concession Booth Contract for George and Marion Corfe Extended Another Year

Concession Booth Contract for George and Marion Corfe Extended Another Year
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Council approved the extension of the Corfe’s contract for the operation of the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre concession booth in the arena for another year after their current contract expired in March.  Awarding the operating licensing for the canteen in the new community centre will follow the normal process.  Rather … Continue reading

Walton Wood Products Make You Feel Good Inside and Out

Walton Wood Products Make You Feel Good Inside and Out
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  Walton Wood Farm founder Leslie Scott has something to prove and she’s not done yet.  When she pitched her firm on the 11th season of the Dragon’s Den series, she received more offers than the program aired.  One dragon offered to buy her out completely, but Leslie wasn’t interested … Continue reading