International Competition Experience Inspires Local Youth

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Karen Graham In case you missed it, Cody Caldwell’s Wheelchair Rugby Team took the gold medal in last month’s Para Pan Games, beating out the rival US team in a tight game. The team started slow and was behind half way through the event, but brought a strong finish, edging … Continue reading

September is National Yoga Awareness Month

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 Sarah Sobanski It may be time to hang up that swim suit as summer comes to a close, but don’t let a lack of incentive steer you away from the benefits of regular exercise. Keep the routine from getting repetitive with a new class – fresh faces and finding muscles … Continue reading

Local Action Taken to Protect Our Roots

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Melodie Seto The Canadian landscape has undergone many transformations over the past centuries, but how many people can still remember what our land ofheritage used to look like? Tallgrass prairies in particular may be one of the less distinguished types of grasslands that made up the eastern part of our … Continue reading

Young Millbrook Entrepreneur Continues to Face Forward After a Successful Summer Start

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Melodie Seto 16 year old Brigh Findlay-Shields is not your average summer job-seeking high school student. Unlike most teenagers her age, she decided to become an entrepreneur during her summer holiday. As the proud founder of Darling Equine, an onlinebridle charm boutique, she is one of 13 youth participants in … Continue reading

Where are They Now? Doug Howson of Cavan Places 3rd in Canadian Death Race

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Karen Graham Growing up on Syer Line, Doug was an active, fun-loving child.  He played House League hockey, but was never a star athlete.  That changed soon after his wife Allison introduced him to long distance running. After finishing high school at Crestwood, Doug completed a Heavy Equipment program at … Continue reading

Metal Artist Amanda Fillmore turns Trash into Treasure

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Karen Graham Amanda Fillmore is a metal artist whose work is sold at local retail outlet Anchor and Company.  She was first introduced to metal work in high school at Adam Scott Collegiate when her father suggested she consider welding for her Co-op semester.  Her creative side was already well … Continue reading

On a Mission to Break the Silence of Depression

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Melodie Seto It is often said that life experiences help make us who we are. Julie Vallieresis no stranger to this concept as she presses forward in her journey to redefine herself. Now a married 42 year old mother of three, she reflects on her20+ year battle with depression and … Continue reading

Be Ready for Your ‘Close-Up’ this Ladies’ Night

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Sarah Sobanski Cavan-Monaghan’s Kristine Hannah will help you capture a moment with local firefighters and officers tonight (Aug. 6) at Ladies’ Night. Last years attendees may recognize her from her representation in the Millbrook and District Chamber of Commerce booth as their Vice President, but this time around Hannah, also … Continue reading

Wheelchair Rugby Athlete Cody Caldwell is Readyfor the Para Pan Am Games

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Karen Graham Last Saturday, Canada’s Wheelchair Rugby team reunited again in London, Ontario for the final preparations for the first ever Wheelchair Rugby competition in the Para Pan Am Games.  Local team member Cody Caldwell, who was profiled in November 2013 when he earned a spot on the team, is … Continue reading

Where Does Your Trout Come From?

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Melodie Seto Linwood Acres Trout Farm was first established in Campbellcroft about 45 years ago and is open to the public all year round. Located on approximately 15 acres with 3 sets of springs running through the land, it is the ideal place to raise trout. With 15 ponds and … Continue reading

The Key to 4th Line Theatre’s Continued Success? Stick with the Plan!

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Karen Graham For the past 24 years, Robert Winslow has had a plan, and boy, is it working!  Never interested in performing off-the shelf summer theatre productions, since the 4th Line Theatre`s inception its creator has used it as a vehicle to educate and entertain, by developing and presenting original … Continue reading

Local Craftsman Enjoys Applying Traditional Techniques to Unique Projects

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Karen Graham Tom is the son of Barb and Barry Staples, long time Cavan residents who operate an organic farm on Morton Line.  After finishing high school at Crestwood, Tom studied digital photography at Georgian College in Barrie, having tinkered with film as a teenager with classmate Ben Knechtel.  Summer … Continue reading