Volunteer Fundraising Committee Getting to Work

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Last month the first volunteers for the Community Centre Fundraising Committee joined township staff to discuss the progress of the project.  Manager of Parks and Facilities Gerry Baker provided a status report.  He explained that the preliminary estimates of the revised plan incorporating changes requested by community members came in … Continue reading

Local Legion Seeking Help to Keep the Walls from Tumbling Down

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The Royal Canadian Legion #402 has been housed in the former armories building at 9 King Street East in Millbrook since 1970.  Serving veterans, current and former members of the Canadian Forces and their families, the not-for-profit organization is also a significant contributor to the community, and not just on … Continue reading

Celebrating 150 years at St. John’s, Ida

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  St. John’s Anglican Church in Ida quietly recognized the 150th anniversary of the old church building on Sunday, July 2nd. On this day the congregation offered prayers of thanksgiving and serving a special birthday cake to attendees. Although the present church building was completed in the fall of 1866, … Continue reading

International Trails Day Festival Events

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Otonabee Conservation and its community partners in the 6th Annual International Trails Day Festival – June 1st to 3rd – are helping host events to celebrate trails in the area. The festival is the result of the collaboration of municipalities, community groups and recreational clubs which have provided a variety … Continue reading

County Recognition Award Recipients Acknowledged

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Last week, County Recognition awards were handed out at the North Kawartha Community Centre in Apsley. Established in 1992, the County has annually recognized exceptional residents in a variety of categories, including acts of heroism, business leadership and entrepreneurial innovation, volunteer leadership, heritage preservation, environmental or sustainability leadership, sporting excellence … Continue reading

Local School are Last Stop on Cops for Cancer Cycling Tour

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The Cops for Cancer events arrived at the local schools on May 12th, bringing their usual combination of entertainment and education to North Cavan and Millbrook South Cavan public schools. Launched in 2005, the Peterborough Chapter of the Cops for Cancer began their cycling team, which now travels 1,000 km … Continue reading

Centerville Presbyterian Church Hosts 9th Annual Country Mile Charity Walk/Run

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Parents, grandparents, children, teachers, principals and friends joined together early on May 13th to walk or run along Zion line in Cavan Monaghan for a short stroll or a 10K run in support of a local organizations. Conditions were cool with some drizzle, just enough to keep participants comfortable as … Continue reading

Canada 150 Awards to Recognize Outstanding Individuals and Organizations

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Last month local MP Jamie Schmale announced plans to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to communities across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock to coincide with Canada`s 150th birthday. “I want to recognize the individuals and organizations in our communities that have made our riding what it is today,” said Schmale. … 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

Township Libraries Receive CIBC Donation

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Cavan Millbrook Libraries owe Fiona Maarhuis’s a double dose of gratitude. This dedicated volunteer has provided more than 90 hours of service to the organization and has served as a Board member for the last __ years. Prior to that, she also volunteered …. Last month, Fiona found another way … 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

Helping Taylor Get on Her Feet

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Watching the video of six-year-old Taylor Welch of Pontypool, her wheelchair almost becomes irrelevant. This young lady is all about ability, and her mischievous, fun-loving nature come across very clearly in her ear-to-ear grin. Some would wonder what Taylor has to smile about. Born 12 weeks premature in August of … Continue reading