Blocks and Blooms 2018

Blocks and Blooms 2018
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Last Saturday the rain held off for a wonderful community event hosted by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society.  Travelling on foot or on a complimentary ride on a stylish horse-drawn wagon, visitors were treated to an array of creative displays of local gardening and quilting talents in twenty venues … Continue reading

Former Funeral Home Owner Patrick Benson Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Fraud

Former Funeral Home Owner Patrick Benson Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Fraud
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A definitive conclusion in the allegations of fraud and breach of trust against former funeral director Patrick Benson arrived on June 5th when he appeared in court to plead guilty on eight charges of fraud.  The charges stem from activities occurring from 2008 to 2015 at the Benson Funeral Home … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – July

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Last month, at the end of one of our church services, a serious medical emergency occurred.  We called 911, and within a few minutes Chief Balfour and his colleagues from the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department arrived and took control of the situation.  As we waited for the EMS to arrive … Continue reading

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires
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She may be sitting in her office in the photo, but that is not where Millbrook/South Cavan principal Sheryl Hunter spends her workday.   She can be found in the schoolyard during recess, in the halls speaking to students or filling in on Tupper Street for an absent crossing guard.  Students … Continue reading

Groundwater Monitoring Continues

Groundwater Monitoring Continues
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Last month Council received the first annual update on the groundwater monitoring program conducted by Cambium Inc. who has been retained to watch water in and around the Municipal supply wells.  Among other things, they are quantifying the impact of water withdrawals on the surrounding groundwater and surface water systems. … Continue reading

Gender Equality Comes to the Hair Salon

Gender Equality Comes to the Hair Salon
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When you call to book a hair appointment these days, you may be surprised by the questions you are asked.  It’s no longer just selecting a cut, colour or wash and style; salons are now booking services based on hair length and time required to deliver the service.  This might … Continue reading

Motorcycles Lined King Street

Motorcycles Lined King Street
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Motorcycles lined King Street on June 2nd preparing for the Legion’s annual Bike Ride.  Forty seven riders travelled to Bancroft for lunch at the Bancroft Legion and returned to a hot dinner prepared and donated by the Millbrook Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary.  With a small top up from the coffers of … Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market July 22

Next Farmers’ Market July 22
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If you haven’t yet been to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market, here are a few reasons to whet your appetite. The produce at the market is fresh – often picked that very morning.  It is at or very near its peak of ripeness.  If you haven’t eaten farm fresh produce before, … Continue reading

Crow Hill Play Offers a Nod to Nexicom’s Past

Crow Hill Play Offers a Nod to Nexicom’s Past
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Many local residents still remember some unusual features in their local telephone service as recently as the 1980’s. Calling neighbours only required dialing the last four digits of their telephone number, and some residents still had “party lines” where a special ring indicated the intended recipient of the incoming call. … Continue reading

Save the Date: Ladies’ Night is August 2nd

Save the Date: Ladies’ Night is August 2nd
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You don’t need an excuse to take the evening off for a little girl time.   The Millbrook BIA’s Annual Ladies’ Night Event provides an opportunity to ladies (and gents) of all ages to enjoy an evening of indulgence strolling through the downtown where there will be sights, sounds and tastes … Continue reading

Minor Hockey Kicks Off Fundraising Events for the Community Centre

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Millbrook and District Minor hockey has been hard at work for the month of June. While the ice has been out of the current rink for a few months now, we have been prepping for the upcoming hockey season. Summer isn’t “break time” for the MDMHA Board of Directors. There … Continue reading

Historic Designation for St. Thomas Anglican’s 1889 Organ

Historic Designation for St. Thomas Anglican’s 1889 Organ
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The Historic Organ Committee of the Royal Canadian College of Organists has designated the St. Thomas’ 1889 Lye Tracker Organ as an historic ‘Classification A’ instrument. Only five other instruments in Canada share this honour.  Last week its attributes were skillfully demonstrated in a recital provided by Wayne Howson following … Continue reading