Community Centre Fundraising Committee Launched

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They’re off!  After several meetings, the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre Fundraising Committee is getting ready to kick off their fundraising efforts for the new community centre.   This committee is a collection of volunteers from parts of the community who have taken on the responsibility for raising the $1 million dollars … Continue reading

Comment – It’s All About Attitude

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Retired Millbrook South Cavan Grade 8 teacher Rhonda Fallis had it right; it’s all about attitude.  As she was prepared her grade eight students for high school life, she made the point that the attitude students bring to the table is the most important factor in determining their success.   She … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – November

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Millbrook Community Garden It is with regret that I have to write this letter, but it has to be addressed. Our great volunteers have worked diligently for years to provide fresh produce for our Food Share, rolling up sod by hand, tilling the garden, building fences and sowing seeds into … Continue reading

Council Column – November

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  Last Saturday, we attended the Millbrook BIA’s Millbrook, the Valley of Volunteers Cocktail Party. It was a great evening with friends old and new brought together by their recognition that it is up to all of us to make our community thrive. Whether we do it grudgingly or with … Continue reading

WWII Vet Travelled with Bomb in his Pocket

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In 1940, Ab Sinyard was approaching eighteen years of age in his home town of Deere Lake just outside Cornerbrook, Nfld.  His mother ran the local hotel and times were tight, so as soon as he was eligible, he enlisted with the Royal Air Force.  At the time, Newfoundland was … Continue reading

Remembrance Day Events

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Remembrance Day Banquet at the Legion on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 6 pm Bethany Cenotaph Service on Sunday, November 5th in Bethany at 1:30 pm Millbrook Cenotaph Service on Saturday, November 11th in Millbrook at 10:45 am Remembrance Day Service on Saturday, November 11th at Centennial Place at 1:30 pm

Poppy Financial Report

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 402 POPPY FINANCIAL REPORT   Opening Balance Oct. 1, 2016 $1,606.22 Income from all sources 9,844.75 Subtotal (available balance) $11,450.97                                          Campaign Expenses Poppies and Wreath purchases $3,990.23 Youth education 450.00 Total Expenses $4,440.23   Disbursements Handicapped Door Opener $1,679.00   Homeless Veteran Fund Ontario … Continue reading

Our Debt of Gratitude to our Armed Forces Members

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The next time you are stopped behind a high school bus, take a look at the students getting off- wearing earphones, joking with friends, or off in a world of their own.  Now imagine them in an armed forces uniform.  Young men like the late Clarence Munroe, Bailieboro resident Bill … Continue reading

Kawartha High School Bass Masters Earn Top Awards in Inaugural Year

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Last year Crestwood students were introduced to a new club thanks to the efforts of Educational Assistant Curtis Cronkwright.  An avid fisherman, Cronkwright started a local youth extension of the Ontario Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society Nation, (Ontario BASS Nation) which is a grass-roots organization with 24 clubs across Ontario designed … Continue reading

The Community piles on for Food Share

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Food Share Chair David Brackenridge is no longer surprised by the depth and breadth of support from our generous community when it comes to reaching out to those in need.  Donations to our local food bank come from all generations and community groups, and some of the most eager participants … Continue reading

Call for Volunteers – Telecare

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Telecare Peterborough celebrates 40 years of service and calls out for new volunteers. Telecare Peterborough volunteers have experienced the rewards of listening for 40 years. Training for new volunteers begins October 30th.  Late registration accepted until November 4th. Telecare Peterborough took its first call October 17, 1977.  Since then volunteers … Continue reading

The Community Runs for St. John’s Anglican Church

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A few records were made last Saturday at the 13th Cavan Hills Country Run, organized and executed by the St. John’s Anglican Outreach Committee.  The best record set was the amount raised- $6,738.85.  The less desirable record was the temperature, at 31C.  The event has been held under a wide … Continue reading

Long Wait Lists and New Services at Centennial Place

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  Centennial Place is a privately owned Long Term Care Home operated by AON of Peterborough, and part of a local family-owned company that builds, owns and operates a variety of residential and commercial properties. Their buildings include a family of residences for seniors, with four long term seniors’ residences … Continue reading