Save the Date! The Toronto Univox Choir is coming to Millbrook!

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Univox Choir is a 70-person mixed voice community choir for young adults, with relationship — building, social responsibility and musical excellence at its core.  It serves the City of Toronto by offering spirited performances of choral music, both old and new. Performed works are primarily a cappella and span a … Continue reading

Local Connections to Hero of Windsor’s Memorial Cup Win

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The Windsor Spitfires made tournament history doing the unthinkable: they earned a place in the Memorial Cup tournament because they were the host, not because of their league playoff performance. Against the odds, the team overcame a formidable opponent in the Erie Otters, who had set a Canadian Hockey League … Continue reading

Plan B: Township Staff to Seek Alternative Routes to Secure Serviced Industrial Land

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Last month, Council rejected an appeal made by Peterborough Chief Administrative Officer Alan Seabrooke that the township accept an alternative payment schedule in compensation for a successful boundary change transferring 4140 acres of residential and industrial lands to the city for future development. Since that meeting, there have been no … Continue reading

Millbrook Valley Trails Work Day Volunteers needed!

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This year’s Annual Millbrook Valley Trails Work Day will take place Saturday May 6 at 9 am starting at the Distillery Street trailhead beside the pond. In case of rain the rain date will be Saturday May 13. Please bring gloves, a rake and a shovel if possible, wear suitable … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – Annexation – What a mess!

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So, here we go again, the City of Peterborough is after more land and they only want it on their terms or at least that is how it looks. After 25 years of trying to make a deal with Cavan-Monaghan they can’t accept a deal that their own staff agreed … Continue reading

Downtown Revitalization to Proceed with Detailed Streetscape Plan

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After the cancellation of the Rural Economic Development Program (RED), plans for a detailed streetscape plan to guide the Downtown revitalization plan looked unlikely. The 2016 budget had $20,000 designated towards the development of the Community Improvement Plan which would have included this component, and the matching funds from the … Continue reading

Open Your Eyes with Lash Extensions

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One of the most popular beauty trends these days are lash extensions. These are not the exaggerated false eyelashes you may remember from the 1960’s sported by supermodels including Twiggy. You will have to go to YouTube for instructions to perfect that look. These days false eyelash products offer a … Continue reading

Easter Eggstravaganza!

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The storm that arrived on Good Friday had organizers worrying about the practicalities of an Easter egg hunt in snowbanks, but by Sunday afternoon, the sun was shining and the ground had dried up enough to allow the event to proceed with a large, eager crowd. This year the local … Continue reading

“There’s No Place like Home” by the Millbrook Community Choir

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Once again the Millbrook Community Choir will wrap up their season with a concert. This year the group will be celebrating Canada’s 150th with a concert called “There’s No Place like Home”, which takes place on May 28th at 2pm. Under the direction of Mark Hiscox and accompanied by his … Continue reading

Common Ground – Forsythia is Pure Joy

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“Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness….in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh It is a toss-up this year as to what has been more spectacular: the daffodils or forsythia. I was afraid that the forsythia would be damaged by the … Continue reading

Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights Stops in Millbrook

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The congregation at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Millbrook is one of the 21 stops along the journey of a non-denominational group of roughly 50 registered walkers who are conducting a three week pilgrimage in support of Indigenous Rights from April 23rd to May 14th. The Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights … Continue reading

Historical Society Audience Grows

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Close to 50 were on hand last Thursday for Robert Ross’ investigation into the mysterious circumstances of the death of Joseph Scriven, along with an introduction to Millbrook’s Foster Meharry Russell who spent the final years of his very productive life tracking the tangled web of accounts and events that … Continue reading

Another Escape for the Elusive Millie

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  The cooler weather and the threat of rain showers couldn’t keep parents and their children away from the annual Millbrook and District Children’s Fishing Derby held this past week-end at the Mill Pond. Parents, caregivers and children came early and lasted until prizes of a trophy, a fishing rod … Continue reading

Suspension of Funeral Director Patrick Benson

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The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) administers the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (the FBCSA) for the protection of the public interest. On March 14, 2017, the Registrar, FBCSA issued a Notice of Proposal to Revoke and an Order to Suspend the Funeral Director – Class 1 licence … Continue reading

Get Your Lines and Hooks Ready for the Fishing Derby

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Calling all fisherpersons! The annual Millbrook and District Lions Club Fishing Derby will take place at the Millpond in Millbrook on Saturday April 29 from 7:00am to 1:00pm. The fishing derby is open to those 16 and under with a registration fee of $2.00. More than 100 competitors joined the … Continue reading

Doors Open at Compass Child Care Services in Millbrook

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After months of construction and a few missed deadlines, the much anticipated early learning centre housed in the new addition of the Millbrook South Cavan School will open for business on April 3rd. It features full time capacity for ten infants aged six weeks to 18 months, 15 toddlers and … Continue reading

Community Expresses Concern over Proposed Nina Court Subdivision Extension

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A dozen local residents attended the Public Meeting portion of the March 20th Council meeting to express their concerns over certain aspects of the proposed Nina Court subdivision extension proposed by the Veltri Group. The proposal covers a 28 unit block, and requests approval for the development of five detached … Continue reading