Millworks Art Sale in Support of Mill

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Bill Slavin Local and regional artists have rallied around Millbrook’s mill! A request for artists to donate their work in support of the current fund-raising campaign to save Needlers’ Mill from destruction has met with overwhelming success. Thirty artists have stepped up to the plate with donated work for the … Continue reading

Work Begins at the Mill

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With the fundraising campaign in full swing, work has begun on the project to move Needler’s Mill onto a new, stable foundation.  Last week, soil sampling took place in preparation for the engineer’s design of the new foundation. This foundation will be located right next to where the mill currently … Continue reading

Save the Dam group Saves The Mill

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At their regular meeting on August 20,  the Board of Otonabee Conservation (ORCA) voted to accept the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society’s Offer to Purchase Needler’s Mill in Millbrook. Historical Society president Celia Hunter and Angie McLean from the Save the Dam Mill Pond Group presented the offer to the Board, with … Continue reading

Council Approves Back up Plan to Preserve Mill

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Karen Graham Despite media reports to the contrary, at the last Council Meeting our municipal representatives took a step to protect the grist mill building, not destroy it.  A letter from ORCA CAO Dan Marinigh had been received that day, seeking financial support for a last ditch effort to avoid … Continue reading

Historical Society steps up with an offer for Mill

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On Thursday, July 23, an Offer to Purchase Needler’s Mill was delivered by hand to the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) from the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society.  The Save the Dam Mill Pond Group is a component of the Historical Society, and has worked closely with the Historical Society Board of Directors to … Continue reading

Lively discussion leads to Somber Second Thoughts about Mill Purchase

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By Karen Graham A brief presentation by Alex Bushell from Save the Dam Millpond (SDMP) group about the viability of hydro power generation at the Dam location using micro-turbines was quickly overshadowed by discussions about the future of the Needler’s Dam buildings. After a pointed presentation from Save the Dam Millpond Committee … Continue reading