Thank you to all the Volunteers in Millbrook

Thank you to all the Volunteers in Millbrook
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  Friday April 20, 2018 was National Volunteer Appreciation Day. Community Care Millbrook celebrated the event in style at Baxter Creek Golf Club. In recognition of the Millbrook volunteers and also in support of our local community a beautiful dinner was provided by the Larmer family.  Community Care certainly appreciates … Continue reading

Bring your Rakes and Shovels to Help with the Millbrook Valley Trails Cleanup

Bring your Rakes and Shovels to Help with the Millbrook Valley Trails Cleanup
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The Millbrook Valley Trails Committee is inviting anyone who wants to volunteer to assist with the annual cleaning and grooming of our trail network taking place this Saturday May 5 from 9am to 12 noon.  If we have poor weather, the alternate rain date will be Saturday May 12. Everyone … Continue reading

Local Lions’ Club Breakfast Program Winds up Another Successful Season

Local Lions’ Club Breakfast Program Winds up Another Successful Season
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The Millbrook and District Lions Club turned 70 in January of 2018.  On behalf of the District Governor, Lion Andy Stevenson presented President Lion Bill Hughes with a charter certificate to mark the occasion. Your Lions’ Club has had another busy breakfast season concluding with the pancake breakfast on April … Continue reading

Walk Your Dogs for a Good Cause with the Local Lions’ Club

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The Millbrook & District Lions Club is hosting their PetValu Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 27, 2018.  The Walk coincides with the National Walk with more than 200 different communities participating to mark the 32nd Anniversary of the Walk for Dog Guides.  Last year was their 8th event, … 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

2018 Winter Works in Belize

2018 Winter Works in Belize
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  The 2018 Belize Project involves three separate trips. The first trip; Andy Harjula travelled alone, because he had an opportunity to send 1500 pounds of donated clothing and soccer equipment to Belize by piggy-backing onto a Belize bound shipping container sent by Pastor Binda from Mississauga. The second trip … Continue reading

Fundraising Efforts for New Community Centre

Fundraising Efforts for New Community Centre
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Members of the Millbrook & District  Chamber of Commerce hosted a drop-in event at the end of January to showcase the goods and services provided by their members and to support the fundraising efforts for the new Community Centre. The crowds came out to learn more, tempted by food and … Continue reading

Second Annual First Responders’ Cup Puts Participants to the Ultimate Fitness Test

Second Annual First Responders’ Cup Puts Participants to the Ultimate Fitness Test
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Teams of emergency responders will battle it out in the ultimate fitness challenge for the First Responders’ Cup taking place on Saturday, April 14 at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. This ultimate fitness competition features eight challenges, including a mix of fire, police, paramedic and customs border services physical … Continue reading

Computer Solutions donated five laptops to Belize Project!

Computer Solutions donated five laptops to Belize Project!
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Computer Solutions “Plus” donated five laptop computers to the Belize Project. Pictured are Mike VanDrunen, Wayne Blaby and Reverend Peter Mills. Rev. Mills, from St. John’s Anglican Church in Ida, accepted the five laptops from Computer Solutions “Plus”. These laptops were donated to Wayne Blaby by his customers, when they … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – The Day the Music Died

Letter to the Editor – The Day the Music Died
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UPDATE: February 5, 2018 The situation will be resolved today with a change to the noise by-law to allow for Joe’s music to continue. Thanks to everyone for their overwhelming response and concern! KG When we came to this area in 1975, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the … Continue reading

Generous Donations by St Thomas More Parishioners

Generous Donations by St Thomas More Parishioners
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Just in time for Christmas – St. Thomas More Catholic Church parishioners donated $500 each to Millbrook Community Care and to the Millbrook and District Food Share as a Christmas gift to these community organizations. Pictured from left to right are Fr. Craig Cruikshank, Claire van Loon, and Pat Schier … Continue reading