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!

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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