Common Ground – March 2024

“In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward.” J. Hersey Winter, it seems to me, has held back quite a lot this year. We haven’t had much extreme cold and periodic thaws have prevented any significant snow accumulation. There has been enough snow to protect perennials and… Continue reading

Volunteer at Your Library

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and give back to your community. CM Libraries is eager to offer a wide variety of programs to patrons of all ages.  Volunteers make it possible to expand services and deliver programs in a cost-effective way in a welcoming environment.  There… Continue reading

Lions Donate to Sherri Crawford

Pictured is Lion Scott McFadden and Millbrook Farm Store owner Angela Lloyd presenting the proceeds of the January bottle drive to Sherri Crawford (middle). The Crawford family lost their home in a fire in November. Scott is holding an original painting Sherri created as a gesture of thanks, which will… Continue reading

Seniors Community Grant & the March Break!

March is Women’s History Month. We are acknowledging this important month with book displays and a specially-themed Storytime and Craft on Saturday, March 9th at 11:00am as part of our Indoor Play programming (Millbrook Branch). We had a busy February with our Seniors Community Grant! We welcomed back Adelle Purdham… Continue reading

Former Millbrook Teacher and Playwright Seeks Youth Adult Volunteer Actors

For the last nine years of his teaching career, Ed Schroeter taught kindergarten at Millbrook South Cavan Public School, retiring from a 30-year career in 2021.  He describes his time in Millbrook as his happiest teaching experience.  There he found enthusiastic and supportive teaching partners with whom he developed collaborative… Continue reading

Minor Ball Hockey League Ready to Launch Another Season

As the end of the local ice hockey season approaches, minor hockey players can find solace in the knowledge that its warm-weather equivalent will be starting soon on home “ice” to fill the void. Players can switch their hockey skates for sneakers for a warmer hockey experience in the Cavan… Continue reading

Construction on the New Fire Hall Moving Forward with Fall Occupancy Target

Above is a photo of the New Fire Hall project taken last month as concrete foundations were being installed. The foundations are now complete, and the structural components are expected to arrive in early February. The project faced delays in the early stage due to several disagreements between the builder… Continue reading

Round Two for the 2024 Municipal Budget

The second draft budget was reviewed by Council at Special Budget meeting at 1pm on January 25th.  This updated version of the 2024 municipal budget presented at that meeting reflected a 3.9% tax increase, down from the first draft projected increase of 7.9%. The 2nd draft budget projection reflected a… Continue reading