Hard Working Youth Establishes Successful Business

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  Maryann Caldwell Many of the most successful people in business started out as teenage entrepreneurs. If that is true, then Josh Roberts, of Josh’s Property Maintenance is well on his way. At the age of 9, Josh started mowing lawns and shoveling snow for his neighbours. Josh is now … Continue reading

Another Professional Service Coming to Town

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Karen Graham A Peterborough native, Robert Hiseler has spent most of his life in Peterborough but has spent time in several parts of Canada to complete his education. After completing an undergraduate degree at Queen’s, he headed east to the University of New Brunswick for a law degree to spend … Continue reading

So You Want to be a Golf Pro? It’s Not What you Think

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Karen Graham Baxter Creek’s Kevin Gunter’s interest in golf began at a young, but not at age three like some professionals. His skills also paid off early, as he was proficient enough to earn a full golf scholarship in Tennessee, where he earned a BA. Returning home, he began his … Continue reading

Community Generosity Arrives from all Ages and Stages

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Karen Graham After Thanksgiving, the Food Share cupboard is usually pretty bare. Not to worry, says David Brackenridge- ours is a giving community and they always come through to help those less fortunate in time for the holiday season. Last week we announced an upcoming Turkey Dinner hosted by staff … Continue reading

Message in a Bottle- Lions Launch Medical Emergency Program

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Karen Graham The Millbrook and District Lions’ Club has devised a new program to help residents and particularly seniors in times of medical emergency. Called “Message in a Bottle”, it involves the distribution of a kit consisting of a plastic vial, stickers and an information page to help Emergency First … Continue reading

A Store for Kids of All Ages- Driveonics Comes to Millbrook

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Karen Graham Since the paper came off the windows of the new electronics store on King Street, the fingerprints have been collecting as youngsters peer in to check out the merchandise. It’s like nothing the town has ever seen before, and that makes owners Justin Ward and Nichole Nydan very … Continue reading

Local Teacher Spearheads Mental Health Initiative at St. Peter’s

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Karen Graham When returning from a year-long medical leave from her teaching job and St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School, Julie Vallieres was on a mission.  Her absence was the result of a relapse into depression, a condition she has struggled with for over 20 years.  She has been eager to … Continue reading

New Retail Business in Cavan: Sisters’ Fine Gifts

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Karen Graham When Nicole Scott came into Bridget Anastasia’s with her mother in mid-October, owner Catherine Moore was in the back room sorting through the newly arrived Christmas merchandise, planning her seasonal displays. Two weeks later, she was retired and the displays and all her other responsibilities had been handed … Continue reading

Vera Peel Answered the Call for Women Volunteers to the Royal Canadian Air Force

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Karen Graham Perhaps sixteen year old Vera Peel was enticed by one of those recruiting posters (see below) seeking women to enlist in the Canadian Air Force. She admits she would have preferred to join the Navy, but they required candidates with a university education, so Vera settled on the … Continue reading

Country Spa Offers Private and Personal Experiences

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Sarah Sobanski Walking into Lotus Spa and Esthetics is as comfortable as stepping downstairs in your own home. It’s an atmosphere owner and esthetician Terri Carmichael has cultivated intentionally, rating client comfort as her number one business objective followed closely by providing the best products and services. It all started … Continue reading

Local High School Student Taylor Luecke Contributes Time and Talent to the Mill Effort

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Karen Graham Taylor Luecke is a Crestwood student with a part-time job at the Buck-or-Two store. When the Mill campaign was going, Taylor felt moved to help out, and did so in her own, unique way. She explains she was moved to act because the pond and trails have played … Continue reading

Proceeds of Millworks Art Show and Sale Tops $10,000!

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Bill Slavin The Millworks art show and sale in support of Needlers’ Mill exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations. More than $10,000 was raised through the sale of artwork with a further $2000 collected in cash donations at the seven hour event held on Saturday, October 24. Organizers report that the vast … Continue reading

Historic Opportunity is Built With Quilting Blocks

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Sarah Sobanski There’s a project set to make history in our township and everyone is invited to participate. The Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail is coming to a neighbourhood near you, but it’s not what you might think – there won’t be a stitch of material in sight. Barn quilts … Continue reading

Dunmore Farms Goes to the Royal Winter Fair

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Karen Graham For Gregg Frederick, going to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto this week is old hat- been there, done that. He has even walked away with some top awards, having won Bull Calf Champion in 2011. That has not dampened his enthusiasm for this annual ritual which requires … Continue reading

Second-Lieutenant Andrew Kim Heads to Winnipeg

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Karen Graham This summer, Millbrook resident Andrew Kim completed his degree at the Royal Military College as well as his military training and was formally received as an Officer into the Canadian Armed Forces in his Comissioning Ceremony held at the College which is located in Kingston, Ontario. Andrew is … Continue reading

New Curator for Galerie Q Comes Home

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Valerie Kent It is true that many small towns lose their younger members when they go off to schools and to work in larger centres. It is always exciting when someone returns from a positive experience away from their home town to another new adventure back home again. Dorothea Hines … Continue reading