Comment – Our Paper Strives to Serve Our Community

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  It’s not a big survey sample, but the comments I receive are pretty consistent in their message:  people are glad to have a local newspaper. New residents often express surprise that a community of this size can support its own paper, but the reason for this is clear – … Continue reading

A New Home for Nexicom Systems Inc.

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Nexicom is very pleased to announce the location of a new home for the Nexicom Systems Inc. wholesale telecommunications distribution business and warehouse! 747 Monaghan Road in Peterborough is a fully equipped, much larger facility that will effectively allow Nexicom Systems Inc. to warehouse increased volumes of inventory, and allow … Continue reading

Two Farmers’ Markets in August

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It’s harvest time!  This season’s crop of fresh, delicious produce is ready for the picking.  Fresh greens, new potatoes, sweet corn, juicy ripe tomatoes, sun-kissed berries,  succulent squash – you’ll it all and much more at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. This year, we are running two markets each during the … Continue reading

Golden Meadows Honey Comes to Zion Line

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Helen and David Nicolaou have been in the honey business for many years. They began with a single hive which arrived at their Scugog Island home as an uninvited swarm, which they quickly welcomed to their home. They now manage 100 hives and space was so limited they have established … Continue reading

The Millbrook Lions’ Classic Show ‘N Shine 2017

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  On Saturday July 8, 2017 classic car enthusiasts gathered in Millbrook to display and enjoy over 100 beautifully restored cars of yesteryear. From Model T Fords to late 80’s pick-up trucks, there was a wide range of interesting vehicles on display. Public fascination in these cars and trucks is … Continue reading

Thank you, Kimberley Payne

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For many years, Kim Payne has written a column offering practical, common sense advice to help readers keep fit and motivated to pursue a healthy lifestyle. As a member of the Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship, she combines her commitment to physical fitness with a desire to improve spiritual health through … Continue reading

New Minor Ball Hockey League in Millbrook Scores Big

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There was hockey action this summer at the Millbrook arena despite the lack of ice.  Guye Vondette of Peterborough took the plunge and started a Peterborough Minor Ball Hockey league.  The program ran for 12 weeks this summer on Wednesday evenings at the Millbrook Arena, leaving summer weekends free for … Continue reading

Architects for Community Centre Project Receive Public Input

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On June 6, 2017, a Public Information Centre meeting was held at the Township offices that included a presentation from Community Centre Architects MacLennan Jaunkaln Miller Architects (MJMA).  After the presentation, residents could review the project specifics as illustrated on design boards on display, and engage in direct discussion with … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor re TD Bank Closing – What’s the answer?

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Dear Editor: The Township of Cavan Monaghan has made it public that they are searching for an alternative to the closing of the TD branch in Millbrook this August and have passed a resolution in support of postal banking.  Canada Post is asking our Federal Government to seriously examine postal … Continue reading

Streetscape and Design Guidelines for Downtown Millbrook

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Having invested heavily in the infrastructure of the downtown area last fall, Council continued its push to improve the appearance and appeal of the downtown area early this year by directing staff to develop a detailed streetscape and design plan for Millbrook’s downtown core. The objective of the plan is … Continue reading

ORCA Presents New Design for Millbrook Dam

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At a public consultation conducted last January, Otonabee Conservation shared a design for the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam spillway that incorporated a 26 metre wide weir, with a multi-level spillway where water that spilled constantly flowed over the lower, eastern side of the spillway and during times of high … Continue reading

A Modern Take on a Traditional Product

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  Susan Waldon and daughter Rachel have been offering their home made preserves at local markets for more than five years, but for Susan, preserving has been a way of life.  Growing up on a farm surrounded by the agricultural bounty of Port Dover, Susan learned to preserve almost anything … Continue reading

Save the Date: Ladies’ Night is August 3rd!

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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

Peter Graham Launches Debut EP

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Peter Graham is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Millbrook.  After a decade of songwriting, including training at Bishop’s and the Royal Conservatory, Peter has released his debut EP entitled Nowhere in Tacoma.  Peter’s music blends traditional country instrumentation and the narrative verse of folk, with an emphasis on concise and honest … Continue reading

Two Farmers’ Markets in July – 9th and 23rd

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Market shoppers have often requested that we increase the frequency of our monthly farmers’ markets.  So during the prime harvest months of July, August and September, the Millbrook Farmers’ Market is doubling up and hosting two markets per month. In July, the dates to circle on your calendar are Sunday, … Continue reading

Come to the Millbrook Agricultural Fair June 8th to 11th!

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Children’s Day at the 168th Millbrook Fair comes early this year thanks to a Friday PA day, so doors open at 9:30 on Thursday June 8th for students in grades 1 through 3 who will be ushered through a series of stations featuring lessons about agriculture.  Gates open for general … Continue reading