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

Local Artist Featured in Italian Art World

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Local artist, teacher, writer and entrepreneur Valerie Kent is featured in an Italian art magazine this month in an article discussing her Marketplace series of paintings. In 2012, Kent travelled the world, visiting local markets in order to capture the vibrant character of each location, which included urban and rural … Continue reading

Thank you, 4th Line Theatre

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After 26 years in business, it’s safe to say that the community is very familiar with the plays performed at the 4th Line Theatre.  Located in an idyllic, rural, and quintessentially Canadian setting, this theatre company presents original Canadian plays featuring small towns like ours as well as plays about … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor re TD Bank Closing – What’s the answer?

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Dear Editor: The Township of Cavan Monaghan has made it public that they are searching for an alternative to the closing of the TD branch in Millbrook this August and have passed a resolution in support of postal banking.  Canada Post is asking our Federal Government to seriously examine postal … Continue reading

Millbrook & Area Garden Club Outing

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Join Garden Club members on Wednesday, July 5th at 6;30 pm as they visit MJ Pilgrim’s garden located at 2034 Selwyn Rd., near the intersection of Selwyn Road and Buckhorn Road.  Travel from Millbrook to Bridgenorth and proceed past the causeway.  After exiting the town, turn left at County Road … Continue reading

East Central Therapy Dogs

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There is something very soothing about interacting with a gentle, friendly pet.   Scientific evidence has demonstrated both physical benefits as well as emotional ones from animal interaction which can provide comfort and reduce anxiety. East Central Therapy Dogs volunteers take their approachable and affectionate dogs to institutions around the community … Continue reading

Josh and Joey Penello earn Cavan Monaghan Youth Recognition Award

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Brothers Joey and Josh Penello have been playing soccer since they were 4 and 6 years old, starting in the house league program at the Maple Leaf Cavan soccer organization that was still in its infancy.   At the age of ten and eleven, they headed to Peterborough to play in … Continue reading

Peter Graham Launches Debut EP

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Peter Graham is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Millbrook.  After a decade of songwriting, including training at Bishop’s and the Royal Conservatory, Peter has released his debut EP entitled Nowhere in Tacoma.  Peter’s music blends traditional country instrumentation and the narrative verse of folk, with an emphasis on concise and honest … Continue reading

New Child Care Centre and Millbrook/South Cavan Addition Officially Open

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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board held an official opening of the new child care centre and five classroom addition at Millbrook/South Cavan Public School last month. The new child care centre, operated by Compass Early Learning and Care, provides 49 new licensed child care spaces for the community, … Continue reading

Gillian Webster Selected for Ontario Field Lacrosse

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  Millbrook resident Gillian Webster has been selected for the U19 Team Ontario Field Lacrosse team this season.  This is not the first time this impressive young lady has made a provincial Lacrosse team.  In 2015, Gilliam was one of the youngest members of the U18 team and travelled to … Continue reading

Lions’ Walk for Dogs

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On Sunday, 21 runners and walkers supported the local Lions’ organization’s eighth walk to raise funds for their Dog guides foundation and raised $5,090 in the event. Since 1983, the national foundation has raised funds to support to Canadians with disabilities, such as the blind or visually impaired; deaf or … Continue reading

County Recognition Award Recipients Acknowledged

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Last week, County Recognition awards were handed out at the North Kawartha Community Centre in Apsley. Established in 1992, the County has annually recognized exceptional residents in a variety of categories, including acts of heroism, business leadership and entrepreneurial innovation, volunteer leadership, heritage preservation, environmental or sustainability leadership, sporting excellence … Continue reading

Unique Paper Craft Vendor Joins Millbrook Market

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Maybe it’s because she works at the library that Judi felt compelled to give old books a second lease on life. Applying folding techniques associated with origami, she takes discarded books headed for oblivion and uses them to create elaborate paper sculptures, often keeping the majority of the book components … Continue reading

Volunteers Wanted!

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You could say that the demand for volunteers exceeded the supply at last week’s Volunteer Fair hosted by the Cavan Monaghan Library staff. Participants hoped to secure new volunteers to help them through the upcoming season of special events and activities in the community. It’s never too late to offer … Continue reading