Compass “Come Walk with Us Night” on Medd Mountain

Compass “Come Walk with Us Night” on Medd Mountain
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  Compass Early Learning and Care and Millbrook Valley Trails hosted an evening walk for preschoolers, their families, and educators on April 24, 2018. Compass educator Norma Curtis rallied 36 eager walkers from childcare campuses in 3 adjoining counties. For many it was their first visit to Millbrook. And for … Continue reading

Early Years Programming to be Offered Five Days per Week in Millbrook

Early Years Programming to be Offered Five Days per Week in Millbrook
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The Old Millbrook School Family Centre (OMSFC) has been buzzing with excitement for the last several months, since learning that we have secured funding under the new EarlyON programming. This funding, that is redirected to us through the City of Peterborough, has put our Family Centre in a position of … Continue reading

Bring your Rakes and Shovels to Help with the Millbrook Valley Trails Cleanup

Bring your Rakes and Shovels to Help with the Millbrook Valley Trails Cleanup
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The Millbrook Valley Trails Committee is inviting anyone who wants to volunteer to assist with the annual cleaning and grooming of our trail network taking place this Saturday May 5 from 9am to 12 noon.  If we have poor weather, the alternate rain date will be Saturday May 12. Everyone … Continue reading

Check in on Your Mental Health

Check in on Your Mental Health
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This May 7-13 is the 67th Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) week. Since 1951, CMHA Mental Health Week has been raising awareness to end stigma associated with mental illness by making this a “mental illness awareness week.”   It provides an opportunity to take a closer look at ways to maintain … Continue reading

Plant a Forest, Help Clean the Air

Plant a Forest, Help Clean the Air
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Eleanor Reed is planting a forest on a private property south of Millbrook.  A licensed Forest Consultant and registered professional Forester, she helps property owners do their part in reducing their carbon footprint by transforming open, fallow fields into true forests, converting these spaces into carbon sponges for many years … Continue reading

Come Spring, Come Gardeners!

Come Spring, Come Gardeners!
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If this tenacious winter has you down and while you are waiting for the first robin to appear, you might want to get a preview of things to come around the Old School. “A Place to Sit” https://nourishproject.ca/place-sit – is a wonderful little video available on Youtube, featuring one of … Continue reading

Walton Wood Products Make You Feel Good Inside and Out

Walton Wood Products Make You Feel Good Inside and Out
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  Walton Wood Farm founder Leslie Scott has something to prove and she’s not done yet.  When she pitched her firm on the 11th season of the Dragon’s Den series, she received more offers than the program aired.  One dragon offered to buy her out completely, but Leslie wasn’t interested … Continue reading

Take Your Mother on an Artistic Tour Through the Rolling Hills of the Bethany Area

Take Your Mother on an Artistic Tour Through the Rolling Hills of the Bethany Area
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  Celebrate Mother’s Day by taking her on a tour of the rolling countryside around Bethany and introduce her to local artists in their own studios during the annual Rolling Hills Studio tour.  It runs on Saturday and Sunday of the Mother’s Day weekend from 10 am to 5 pm, … Continue reading

Thanking Moyra Seabright for Shaping the Lives of Our Youngest Residents

Thanking Moyra Seabright for Shaping the Lives of Our Youngest Residents
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For the past fifteen years, Moyra Seabright has been front and centre at the Old Millbrook School Family Centre (OMSFC) where her contribution to the organization and to the lives of local families cannot be overstated. She has helped shaped the early lives of countless numbers of our youngest community … Continue reading

Music Therapy Reaches Residents at a Fundamental Level

Music Therapy Reaches Residents at a Fundamental Level
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  Centennial Place residents are fortunate to receive regular visits from an enthusiastic young man delivering a special form of therapy.  Luke Lee Burton leads group and individual sessions of Music Therapy for residents every other week.  He brings with him extensive training as a musician and therapist, armed with … Continue reading

Bethany TD Bank Retains Its Customer Service

Bethany TD Bank Retains Its Customer Service
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Pictured are long time Bethany TD Staff members Evelyn Carlson and Carol Shea in front of the bank vault.  The branch began its 100th year of operations on April 16th.   The building was built in 1919 for TD, and prior to that year its customers were served at the Millbrook … Continue reading

Casting Announced for 4th Line Theatre’s 27th Season

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This season will showcase a returning favourite as well as a world premiere: Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow’s beloved play Crow Hill: The Telephone Play, directed by Deb Williams; and the highly anticipated world premiere of Who Killed Snow White?, written by renowned playwright Judith Thompson and directed by 4th … Continue reading

Community Improvement Plan Moves Forward

Community Improvement Plan Moves Forward
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  It’s a tool that has worked in hundreds of communities across Ontario, and soon Millbrook will have its own Community Improvement Plan designed to help drive economic growth in the downtown area.  Regulated under the Planning Act, these plans encourage the revitalization of an area by offering financial incentives … Continue reading

Community Choir Spring Concert Features Local Family Performance

Community Choir Spring Concert Features Local Family Performance
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This spring’s Community Choir concert features a musical family that will perform with our local singers.  Called Rhythm and Grace, the Duketow family of Lakefield loves to create and share music, ranging from Celtic, Classical, Gospel, and fun original folk/pop songs. Parents Miriam and Alex along with their 6 oldest … Continue reading

Blocks and Blooms Coming June 23rd

Blocks and Blooms Coming June 23rd
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It’s the Airing of the Quilts.  It’s a Garden Tour.  It’s a chance to see up close the heritage features of some of Millbrook’s beautifully preserved historic properties. Blocks and Blooms has it all! Tickets go on sale at Bear Essentials and The Quilter’s Bolt in Millbrook on May 15 … Continue reading

Turmoil in Township Over Proposed Commercial Development on Fallis Line

Turmoil in Township Over Proposed Commercial Development on Fallis Line
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There was a wake-up call to the community as word spread about a proposal for a new commercial development on the south west corner of the intersection of Fallis Line and County Rd. 10 submitted by the Towerhill developer.  After the initial public meeting in January drew little interest, a … Continue reading