New Community Futures Funding Program Supports Economic Growth

Last month, Community Futures Peterborough introduced a new program aimed at boosting the local economy, called the Community Advancement Program (CAP), with $50,000 earmarked for local projects.  The program offers maximum grants of up to $5,000 per applicant, and aims to help attract business investment, retention and employment.  Projects must… Continue reading

Vertical Systems Offers Full Service to Specialized Equipment Market

Dan Shaw began his career right out of high school in 1979 in the Oshawa area, working on equipment that lifts things and people higher: hoists and scissor lifts. In 2007 he decided to branch out on his own and created Vertical Systems, which is currently located at 805 Highway… Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Supports Blankets for People

Last month, Peterborough County-City Paramedics (PCCP), in partnership with Peterborough County, the City of Peterborough, One City Peterborough and Windsor’s Dry Cleaning Centre, launched their second annual ‘Blankets for People’ campaign.   This supplies blankets and sleeping bags to those in need during the winter season.  Residents and businesses across the greater Peterborough area… Continue reading

Today’s Faith – February 2024

February brings thoughts of Valentine’s Day and love. The Bible compares love to a rope, strongest and healthiest with three strands. Jesus identified those three strands as love for God, love for one another and love for one’s self. Each person makes their own choice about love of God. Let’s… Continue reading

With Gratitude for our Educators Past, Present and Future

It has been almost six years since I began my journey with The Old Millbrook School Family Centre. In those years I have had the chance to work with about a half dozen amazing Registered Early Childhood Educators.  Our programs have been made so much better because of our amazing… Continue reading

Local Syrup Producer Takes Visitors into the Woods to Tap for Syrup

Jeremy Poulin of Red Mill Maple Syrup, is offering to give visitors an experience at their farm at 1232 Deyell Line south of Millbrook this month. February is usually the month when temperatures climb to the levels that allow for the collection of pure maple sap, and Jeremy is inviting… Continue reading

Local Lions Club Continue a Legacy of Community Service

Are you looking for a way to meet your neighbours and make a contribution to your community?  The Lions club is a good place to start. This paper often includes photos of members of the Millbrook and District Lions Club doing good things for our community. In this edition they… Continue reading

Bill Slavin Takes us Beyond the Secrets of Jarrow

“It’s as good as it gets right now.” Bill Slavin might like to contemplate life in the middle ages or during the Napoleonic era, but he certainly doesn’t want to be transported back to that time. The Historical Society was treated to conversation, tea, and cookies by Bill Slavin and… Continue reading