Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras- What’s it all About?

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Pancake Day is a tradition at St. Thomas Anglican Church. It falls on the day before Ash Wednesday on the Christian calendar. Because the actual date is determined by that of Easter, for which the date varies each year, you have to watch for it. The name “Shrove Tuesday” comes … Continue reading

Community Care Medical Alert Units

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Pictured is Community Care Volunteer Pat Schier who is responsible for performing tests each month for all Personal Distress Alarm clients. Ours is the only Community Care Office offering these medical alert units that allow older adults and people with disabilities to call for assistance using a help button linked … Continue reading

Being a Lion

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Do you want to improve your social life? Make new friends? Feel better about yourself, all the while helping out in your community, making a difference? It is easier than you might think. For 100 years, millions of citizens have done just that, by becoming members of Lion’s Club International. … Continue reading

Nominate Someone Inspirational: County Recognition Award Nominations Open

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It’s that time of year again where we identify local groups and individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to our community. The categories are broad, ranging from acts of heroism, entrepreneurial initiatives, and leadership in areas including agriculture, volunteering, sports, culture and environmental protection. Established in 1992, the County has … Continue reading

Legion Hosts Annual Public Speaking Contest

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On Sunday, February 19th, the Royal Canadian Legion in Millbrook hosted the annual Youth Education Public Speaking Contest. Participants were invited from all local elementary schools, and six entrants joined the youngest age group in grades 1 to 3, with three contestants competing in the grades 4 to 6 category. … Continue reading

Our Community Care

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Community Care Peterborough provides a variety of essential services to seniors and adults with physical challenges, empowering them to live at home. The organization offers a wide range of non-medical supports including meals and transportation, in-home services, transition home after hospital stays as well as social and wellness activities.  Clients … Continue reading

Sharing Stories Draws Large Crowd

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On February 25, Centennial Place’s Fireside Lounge was filled with an enthusiastic crowd who came from as far away as Port Hope and Peterborough to share memories of Millbrook’s downtown in days gone by. People also came to make connections, meet up with former friends and neighbours, and uncover some … Continue reading

Centennial Place Welcomes a New Kind of Resident

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  A few weeks ago, Centennial Place introduced six new “residents” to their community. The four cats and two dogs are called Companion pets, and came not from a breeder but from the Hasbro toy manufacturer. Much to the delight of the residents, these “pets” look and feel like real … Continue reading

Neither Rain nor Snow will keep these Dart Players Away

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Neither Rain nor Snow Will Keep these Dart Players Away It was a snowy day on February 12th when the Legion hosted the annual Darts for Hearts tournament, which had a significant impact on the participation level which was down by half over last year’s contestants. Undeterred, the fourteen participants … Continue reading

Another Successful Belize Project Concludes

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The 2017 Belize Project was a resounding success because of the generous donations received from Cavan Monaghan residents and supporters elsewhere. Donors raised a smidgen over $5000 dollars. Every cent of the donations was used in Belize to assist the children and a few adults. All participants in the Belize … Continue reading

Hospice Peterborough Palliative Care Volunteer Training Sessions

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Are you interested in working directly with Hospice clients and their families? Hospice Peterborough is offering an introductory orientation session in March to learn more about this unique opportunity to volunteer. Call to register to attend on Wednesday, March 8. Following an interview process, you may then be invited to … Continue reading

Centreville Presbyterian Church Plan Youth Mission Trip to Guatemala

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Carolyn and Dave Brackenridge have been running the youth group at Centreville Presbyterian Church for five years now, and all but two of the original members are now in post-secondary school.  Two years ago, a woman came to Squirrel Creek Farm with Easter Eggs she was selling on behalf of … Continue reading

MS Stem Cell Treatment Making a Difference for Local Mom

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In the November edition we shared the story of a local mother suffering from an aggressive version of MS. After draining her bank account and accepting the generosity of the community which arrived through a variety of means including a bottle drive, a hockey pool and direct donations funneled through … Continue reading

Historical Society Ramps Up

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It is the busiest time of the year for the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society as preparations for our gala fundraiser in March move into high gear and final steps are taken to secure Needler’s Mill.  At the same time, our regular monthly programming continues. In late January each year, … Continue reading

Consultants Confirm Fundraising Feasibility for Community Centre

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At the December 5th Council meeting, George Stanois of the Goldie Company, who was hired to conduct a fundraising feasibility study presented the study’s findings. The firm conducted personal interviews with the 40 respondents to the 65 requests for interviews, allowing participants to discuss their perceptions of the project, the … Continue reading

Parent Council Treats North Cavan Students to Turkey Lunch

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On December 16th, the North Cavan Parent Council hosted their annual Turkey Lunch in the gym. Over 170 diners enjoyed hot turkey, stuffing, vegetables, gravy and cookies in long tables occupied by students, staff, bus drivers, volunteers and invited guests in a communal meal prepared by the women of St. … Continue reading