150th Anniversary of Barnardo’s Work

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  Memorial Group Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Barnardo’s Work Barnardo – Hazelbrae Memorial Group are planning a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Barnardo organization in England, whose efforts to house and care for destitute children in London began when he opened up a home in … Continue reading

Heroes in the Home: Nominate a Special Volunteer

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  The Central East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) recognizes and celebrates special caregivers who give so much of their time, energy and commitment to help others in our communities. Caregivers like Kameron Cross. Kameron is not your average 14 year old boy. Like most other young boys, he attends … Continue reading

Historical Society Member Peter Ramsay Restored Cabinet

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Photo: Celia Hunter – The cabinet originally displayed men’s haberdashery at Fowler’s Men’s Wear in downtown Millbrook. In the 1960s (presumably when the shop closed), Clare Williams, wife of Harry, mother of Jill, bought it to display her collection of rocks and minerals. It was later used at the Heritage … Continue reading

Marion and George Corfe Donation to Organizations

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The Corfe’s were busy handling out donations to local organizations from their earnings this year running the canteen in the Millbrook Arena. Each appreciative recipient received a cheque for $500, including Millbrook Minor Hockey, Millbrook Community Care, Millbrook & District FoodShare, and Millbrook Cavan Firefighters Association to assist in their … Continue reading

County Recognizes Exceptional Citizens of All Stripes

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On Friday, May 27th, the County held its annual Recognition awards in Havelock for citizens making significant contributions to their communities. Among the winners for Cavan Monaghan Township were John and Susan French, who were recognized for their agricultural leadership. For the past 38 years, they have raised beef cattle … Continue reading

Legion Bikers Ride for their Wounded Comrades

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Under clear skies and warm breezes, 42 motorcyclists embarked on the third Annual Bike Event hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 402 last Saturday for a day of comradery that extended beyond the event’s immediate participants. They were riding in support of a very fitting cause, the Wounded Warriors … Continue reading

Pedal for Hope Brings Record Donations

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The Cops for Cancer events arrived at the local schools on May 13th, bringing their usual combination of entertainment laced with education to North Cavan and Millbrook South Cavan public schools. With a movie theme, bright lights, costumes and skits, students participated in the event with enthusiasm. At the main … Continue reading

Millbrook & District Lions Purina Walk for Dog Guides Raises $3,839

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By Linda Hughes On Sunday, May 29th, the Millbrook & District Lions group hosted their 7th annual Purina Walk for Dog Guides, raising $3,839.00 to support the Lions Foundation of Canada. This brings the total raised in these events to $28,609. The Millbrook & District Lions are so proud of … Continue reading

Local Volunteers Recognized

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  The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization The award is presented at a special ceremony held at the Trentwinds International Centre Peterborough. Recipients are presented with a service pin acknowledging their years of service. Recipients also receive … Continue reading

Volunteers Needed! Annual Cleaning & Grooming of Trails

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By Celia Hunter Volunteers are sought to assist in the annual cleaning and grooming of the trails for Spring/Summer/Fall seasons in a Volunteer Work Day for the Millbrook Valley Trails. The Volunteer Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a rain date … Continue reading

National Volunteer Appreciation at Community Care Millbrook

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By Karen Morton “Where would we be without volunteers?” More than 40 volunteers, several board members, took part in a volunteer appreciation dessert party at the St. Thomas Anglican Church. Where would we be in Millbrook without our volunteers? They have such an impact not only on the organization, but … Continue reading

The Harvest

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Lorraine Hughes “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 The summer is winding down, the nights are starting to get chilly and we gardeners are busy harvesting, preserving and canning … Continue reading