Millbrook Resident Opens Inuit Art Gallery Linked to Unique History

Millbrook Resident Opens Inuit Art Gallery Linked to Unique History
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Leslie Boyd has spent a great deal of her life in the remote community of Cape Dorset located on the south west corner of Baffin Island. A city girl from Toronto, growing up she spent weekends and holidays at her parents’ recreational property in the area, first at a farm … Continue reading

Local Bull Earns Top Prize in US National Show

Local Bull Earns Top Prize in US National Show
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  Steve Burgomaster compares his prize bull’s latest achievement to winning the Super Bowl.  In January, his Charolais bull Double Vision from Sharodon Farm in Omemee won the 2018 US National Reserve Champion Bull title. The weekend event also included the national stock sale.  In the semen auction, Double Vision … Continue reading

Come Celebrate Family Day at the Millbrook Family Centre Feb. 19

Come Celebrate Family Day at the Millbrook Family Centre Feb. 19
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The Old Millbrook School Family Centre will be hosting Family Day celebrations this year on Monday, February 19 at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There will be lots of fun activities for everyone to participate in and enjoy both in the great outdoors, as … Continue reading

Now That’s Perseverance! Local Farms Celebrate 150 Years

Now That’s Perseverance! Local Farms Celebrate 150 Years
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  Two Cavan area farmers have recently received commemorative plaques acknowledging their family’s more than 150 years of dedication to farming in the township.  Recipients Allan Bigelow and Murray Foster who are both 4th generation farmers on original parcels purchased by their great- great- grandfathers. The award was launched in … Continue reading

Millbrook Figure Skating Club – Winter Session is Beginning

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The Millbrook Figure Skating Club has had a busy fall session. New and returning skaters have worked hard to develop their skills. Advanced CanSkate and Star Skaters dazzled the audience with solo performances during the Club’s Stars on Ice Show, December 1. The show was followed by the Club’s annual … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – What Does Privacy Mean in 2018? 

Letter to the Editor – What Does Privacy Mean in 2018? 
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This year, a new business owner to Millbrook saw the potential of our village and purchased a number of downtown business properties on King Street.  Investment in our community will create new opportunities and help to to draw visitors to our beautiful downtown.  Millbrook’s historic buildings are in need of … Continue reading

Generous Donations by St Thomas More Parishioners

Generous Donations by St Thomas More Parishioners
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Just in time for Christmas – St. Thomas More Catholic Church parishioners donated $500 each to Millbrook Community Care and to the Millbrook and District Food Share as a Christmas gift to these community organizations. Pictured from left to right are Fr. Craig Cruikshank, Claire van Loon, and Pat Schier … Continue reading

Local Kindergarten Teachers Bring Indigenous People Curriculum to Life

Local Kindergarten Teachers Bring Indigenous People Curriculum to Life
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The spirit of Truth and Reconciliation is taking root in our schools. After a few weeks of discussions around First Nations, Millbrook South Cavan Kindergarten teachers Tracy Parker and Andrea Read brought their curriculum to life at the end of November.  After fielding questions in this study unit, the educators … Continue reading

Christmas Comes to the Village on December 7th

Christmas Comes to the Village on December 7th
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Get your flashlights ready, because this year you can really make an entrance.  Come to the Millbrook South Cavan School parking lot ready for a 5:45 p.m. departure as you follow a horse-drawn wagon and join Community Choir members as they form a musical procession down Tupper and King streets … Continue reading

Peterborough Social Services Opens Outreach Program in Millbrook

Peterborough Social Services Opens Outreach Program in Millbrook
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Paula Fitzgerald is there to help.  A Case Manager from Peterborough’s Social Services, she can help clients navigate the vast array of programs designed to help people get back on their feet or to help them through a transition.  Since 2016, she has been providing support to clients in the … Continue reading

Local Nursing Student Delivers Maternal Health Program in Honduras

Local Nursing Student Delivers Maternal Health Program in Honduras
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During her five years as a Personal Service Worker, Sarah Rodosky was never short of work.  There is always a demand for employees to fill these positions, and there’s a good reason for that- it’s very hard work. At the bottom of the health care service career path, the abundance … Continue reading

Through Lace Curtains, Presenting Esperanca Melo

Through Lace Curtains, Presenting Esperanca Melo
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  Esperança Melo has lived in the village of Millbrook for 27 years.  She works as an artist and exhibits her work locally at the Cavan Art Gallery.  She is also a widely sought after, successful illustrator of children’s books.  She was born in the Azores, then moved to Toronto, … Continue reading

In Her Second Career, Janet Stobie Writes

In Her Second Career, Janet Stobie Writes
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In her previous career, Janet Stobie was a United Church Minister, caring for congregations across Ontario.  Seven years ago she decided to serve in a different way; one where she could stay put and enjoy a new phase in her life with more time for her own family.  With each … Continue reading