Millbrook BIA Contributes $10K to Community Improvement Plan Development

Millbrook BIA Contributes $10K to Community Improvement Plan Development
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Representatives from the Millbrook Business Improvement Area (MBIA) were on hand Monday March 5th, 2018 at the Township of Cavan Monaghan’s Regular Council Meeting to present the Township with a cheque for $10,000 for the development of the Community Improvement Plan. The Township of Cavan Monaghan, in partnership with the … Continue reading

Community Centre Project Tenders Offer Budget Challenge

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It’s the kind of surprise that is unwelcome but common in construction projects – cost over runs.  Despite cost-cutting reports and what the architect describes as “bare bones” building features, tenders for the construction of the new Community Centre all came in above the budget. The firm of MacLennan Jaunkalns … Continue reading

New Seniors Dance Program Delivered by National Ballet School

New Seniors Dance Program Delivered by National Ballet School
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Sharing Dance with Seniors is a sixty minute dance class for seniors designed with accessibility in mind.  Participants of varying levels of physical ability will find many ways to join these stimulating classes taught by members of the National Ballet School in Toronto and delivered to local communities each week … Continue reading

Township Committee Recognizes Heritage Contributions

Township Committee Recognizes Heritage Contributions
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In 1985, the Provincial Government designated the third week in February as Ontario Heritage Week and representatives from the Municipal Revitalization and Heritage Advisory (MRHA) Committee marked this year’s celebration with the launch of their inaugural Heritage Recognition Awards.   Representatives from the MRHA Committee were on hand at the March … Continue reading

New Spinning Star Block Quilt Welcomes Visitors Entering the Village

New Spinning Star Block Quilt Welcomes Visitors Entering the Village
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Another block quilt telling the story of the area has been installed at the home of Ray and Fran Lowery on County Rd 21 West.    This traditional quilt pattern is the oddly named “Spinning Star”; and its origins are unclear.  However, with only a little imagination the rays of the … Continue reading

Handcrafted Quilt and Stained Glass Image Pay Homage to Blocks and Blooms Event

Handcrafted Quilt and Stained Glass Image Pay Homage to Blocks and Blooms Event
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These unique panels have been crafted by Anne and Peter Ramsay for the Blocks and Blooms event being held Saturday, June 23, 10 am to 4 pm in Millbrook.  The event is organized by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society, with generous support from the Millbrook Downtown BIA and Nexicom, … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Catch and Release at Millbrook Dam

A Different Kind of Catch and Release at Millbrook Dam
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While we miss the traditional catch and release action that is part of the Annual Fishing Derby that is cancelled this year, early in March the millpond was the location of a different and wildly successful catch and release activity. As progress continues on the Millbrook Dam reconstruction project, the … Continue reading

Another Page in the History of Needler’s Mill

Another Page in the History of Needler’s Mill
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They did it! Last week, the papers were signed, officially transferring ownership of Needler’s Mill to the hands of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society from the Otonabee Regional Conservation Authority which had assumed responsibility for the landmark in 1967. As the building fell further into a state of disrepair … Continue reading

Millbrook Manor’s Wait List Underlines Local Need for Affordable Housing

Millbrook Manor’s Wait List Underlines Local Need for Affordable Housing
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Ideally located within walking distance to Foodland and the downtown, Millbrook Manor has been a popular destination for seniors seeking affordable rental housing in town when they are no longer interested in maintaining a home and want to remain in the community.  But geography is not the only or perhaps … Continue reading

Fundraising Efforts for New Community Centre

Fundraising Efforts for New Community Centre
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Members of the Millbrook & District  Chamber of Commerce hosted a drop-in event at the end of January to showcase the goods and services provided by their members and to support the fundraising efforts for the new Community Centre. The crowds came out to learn more, tempted by food and … Continue reading