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

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