Digging Down into History – Friday, April 19, 2024

After a great Trivia Night held in late March, the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society will be digging a little deeper into our history with guest speaker Tom Mohr on Friday, April 19.  As an archeologist and professor at the University of Toronto, Tom will be hitting fertile ground.  Not… Continue reading

Community Care Events – April 2024

Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic: Wednesday April 17th, Clinic # 1 10am – Millbrook Manor, Clinic # 2 12:30pm – Millbrook Royal Canadian Legion. April Luncheon: Thursday, April 18th at noon at the Millbrook Legion.  Fish and Chip Dinner- $20.  Speaker: Rob Hiseler of Passageway Law. Tai Chi: Mondays at 10:… Continue reading

Royal Canadian Legion Events – April 2024

Pancake Breakfast:  Saturday, April 6th from 9 to 11:30 am, featuring pancakes, sausages, orange juice, coffee and tea.  Adults $12, children’s portion $5, family of 2 adults and t children, $25. Veterans Banners – Anyone interested in having a Veterans Banner this year. Must apply by June 1, 2024. Applications… Continue reading

Regular Activities – Children & Youth Events – April 2024

EarlyON Family Centre Programs:  offered at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin St., Millbrook Mondays: Music and Movement from 10 am to 11 am on the 2nd floor offering songs, dances and instruments to get youngsters moving. 11:30 am Indoor Stroller walk at the CMCC. Tuesdays and Thursdays : Stay… Continue reading

Millbrook Figure Skating Carnival Signals the End of the Season

As the community grows, so do the enrolment at popular youth programs like our Figure Skating Club.  It has grown from a registration of 40 members before the pandemic to almost 160 participants this season. Most of them start in the learn-to-skate program called CanSkate, which is designed for beginners… Continue reading

Peterborough Opens the Door to Cross-Border Servicing

At the March 4th meeting, Council was asked to comment on a proposed amendment to Peterborough’s Official Plan The clause in question prohibited the extension of municipal services such as water, sewer and utilities beyond its borders except to service city-owned facilities such as the Peterborough Airport.  The proposed amendment… Continue reading

Peterborough Business Hall of Fame Recognizes Local Entrepreneurs

The Winslow and Gerolamy families will be recognized next month in the Peterborough Business Hall of Fame, along with Bob and Jill Staples of Staples Maple Syrup of Cavan. All of these local families have a proud history of building family business that have stood the test of time for… Continue reading

Grow Your Own Produce at the Community Garden

Finally spring weather is here and we can start work in the Millbrook community garden. The garden is located next to the Old Millbrook School (where the library is) with a beautiful center flower garden looked after beautifully by some local volunteers. There are 12 individual plots that can be… Continue reading

Take It Easy on the Road

On Tuesday afternoon the sun was shining, and many kids had taken to the streets- on bikes, rollerblades and scoot- ers. Shrieks of laughter from a nearby playground filled the air as children came out to get reacquainted with the pleasures of playing outdoors in their shirt sleeves. They aren’t… Continue reading

Life @ 35 – April 2024

This month I spoke with a busy mother of two pre-school children.  She and her family are relatively new to the community, having arrived here only two years ago from a small south-western Ontario city. A self-described homebody, our young mother made the unusual decision to delegate the task of… Continue reading

Iron Equipment’s Storage Building – Application Period for CIP Incentive Program Closes April 26th

Any business within the Township is eligible to apply for a grant under the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) this year. This program provides financial incentives for eligible projects that are expected to stimulate economic growth in the area.  Eligible projects in this year’s iteration of the program include façade and… Continue reading

VON Provides Support to Aging Adults and Their Caregivers

The Victorian Order of Nurses has a long history of offering home care and public nursing, but these days not all of their services involve nurses.  The type of services provided vary by community, but the organization’s mission is to deliver caring support to help people live in their homes. … Continue reading