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

Save Needler’s Mill Campaign Celebrates Success

Save Needler’s Mill Campaign Celebrates Success
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On Thursday, February 23, Needler’s Mill will officially become the property of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society as representatives from Otonabee Conservation and the Historical Society sign the final paperwork at a public gathering in the Legion Hall, 5-7pm. This occasion is our chance to thank all those who … Continue reading

ORCA Presents New Design for Millbrook Dam

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

Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society Launches Reprint of Historic Local Booklet

Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society Launches Reprint of Historic Local Booklet
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The local Historical Society is reprinting the 1937 booklet entitled “A Brief History of Cavan Township and Millbrook Village from 1816 to 1937”, written by Mary Sloane Eakins. The author is the great-granddaughter of John Deyell, one of the township’s first settlers and is credited with the development of the … Continue reading

Moving Forward with Needler’s Mill

Moving Forward with Needler’s Mill
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It is almost a year since an agreement was reached to enable the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society to purchase Needler’s Mill in Millbrook from the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, and the end is finally in sight. Last Thursday, July 21, David Hobson, representing the Historical Society, had an opportunity … Continue reading

Progress on the Millbrook Dam Project

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At their meeting last week, ORCA’s Board of Directors approved a recommendation to award Hatch engineering firm a contract for the design and the procurement of construction services for the reconstruction of the Millbrook dam. Hatch has been involved with the project since last fall when the firm was retained … Continue reading

Progress on the Millbrook Dam Project

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At their meeting last week, ORCA’s Board of Directors approved a recommendation to award Hatch engineering firm a contract for the design and the procurement of construction services for the reconstruction of the Millbrook dam. Hatch has been involved with the project since last fall when the firm was retained … Continue reading

Local High School Student Taylor Luecke Contributes Time and Talent to the Mill Effort

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Karen Graham Taylor Luecke is a Crestwood student with a part-time job at the Buck-or-Two store. When the Mill campaign was going, Taylor felt moved to help out, and did so in her own, unique way. She explains she was moved to act because the pond and trails have played … Continue reading

Proceeds of Millworks Art Show and Sale Tops $10,000!

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Bill Slavin The Millworks art show and sale in support of Needlers’ Mill exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations. More than $10,000 was raised through the sale of artwork with a further $2000 collected in cash donations at the seven hour event held on Saturday, October 24. Organizers report that the vast … Continue reading

ORCA Unveils Preferred Dam Design

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Karen Graham At the Information session hosted by ORCA on Tuesday, host Marinigh and Senior Project Manager Alfred Breland of consulting firm Hatch Ltd. outlined some of the issues that will be addressed in the Addendum to the Environmental Study to bring the Millbrook Dam Reconstruction project in line with … Continue reading

Nexicom Steps Up with $5,000 Donation to Save the Mill

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Nexicom’s legacy is rooted in its local community involvement and dedication in helping people. That dedication stems from the owners, John and Paul Downs, who exemplify the importance of family and community. Both brothers have recognized the ongoing efforts put forth by The Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society to raise … Continue reading