Capture the ‘Special Glow’ of Loving Moments

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Photographing and capturing the precious moments in peoples’ lives is what local photographer Alicia Armstrong does – and it’s as fun as you might think. “I get to relive a bit of my wedding every time,” says Alicia of Armstrong Photography and Design. She says her best experiences come from … Continue reading

Refugee Children of Family #417 Don Skates at the Millbrook Arena

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  You may have seen the comprehensive article chronicling the circuitous path of Amal Alkhalaf and her three children from Syria to their new home in Peterborough in the January 26th edition of MacLean’s. Fourteen months after their flight from ISIS territory in Syria, they soon found their new Lebanon … Continue reading

Traditional Local Business Reinvents itself to Compete in International Projects

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Karen Graham You’ve probably seen the occasional elegant canoe sitting out front of Voyageur Canoe in downtown Millbrook. Established in 1969 by Glenn Fallis, it is a testament to his love of the paddling and a desire to create high quality canoes through a combination of traditional techniques using modern … Continue reading

Local Hockey Player to Represent Canada in Europe this Spring

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Maryann Caldwell Paige Coulter- Vansickle is a twelve year old grade 7 student at Millbrook South Cavan School in Millbrook. Unbeknownst to her and her family, Paige was being watched by hockey scouts this past October. As a result, she has been invited to play hockey on an International select … Continue reading

The Wartime Service of Centennial Resident Wilf Smith

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Karen Graham Travelling through the halls of Centennial Place, it’s sometimes difficult to image the lives led by their residents. This fall, Wilf and Georgina Smith moved into the home, and theirs is a very interesting story. During the last two years of WWII, Wilf was with the Royal Canadian … Continue reading

Centennial Place Residents celebrating over 100 years of life!

Centennial Place Residents celebrating over 100 years of life!
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Cara Tetroe “Just be happy and sing!” This is 103 year old Carroll Davidson’s secret to longevity. Carroll was one of seven special residents celebrating a century of life, last Thursday, January 21st at Centennial Place in Millbrook.   Photos: Karen Graham. Centennial Place residents Frances Caird, Caroll Davidson and Donald … Continue reading

‘Don’t Be Sheepish About Coming In’ Williams Design Studio

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Sarah Sobanski The Williams didn’t find art, so much as art found them. “If [art] is in you, you have to do it,” according to Paul Williams of Williams Design Studio, explaining regardless of the passion, the artist will end up using a creative outlet somehow. Paul and Beverly Williams … Continue reading

Valerie Kent leads Art Classes at Local Elementary Schools

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Patrick Stephen The class rooms were full of excitement and creativity on Wednesday at North Cavan Public school as Senior Kindergarten students took part in a special art class. After all, what could be more exciting than pallets of paint, paintbrushes, blank pages, a healthy amount of soap and endless … Continue reading

Barn Quilt Trail Project Seeking Artistic, Fabrication and Financial Support

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Karen Graham At this week’s Council meeting, Lenka Petric of the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail Project presented an overview of the status of this impressive community project. With a current target of 30 barn quilts on the table, Petric outlined the vision of the group, which includes a wide … Continue reading

Local Organic Farm Expands Produce Line

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Maryann Caldwell Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock are the owners and operators of the 100 year old farm known as Puddle Duck Farm which they purchased in 2012. Since then, they have been busy with: house and barn improvements,caring for the animals (lots of cows and chickens, three Indian running ducks, a goat … Continue reading

Mr. October: Norm Lamothe of Woodleigh Farms

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Karen Graham It’s not a position Norm ever expected to be in- the face of October on a glossy calendar. But there he is, selected to represent Ontario Grain farm operators who are finding ways to incorporate traditional farming approaches with modern sensitivities and techniques. Published by Farm & Food … Continue reading