The Boy Stepped Outside, and He Did Not Die

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Sarah Sobanski If I Fall, If I Die is Michael Christie’s first novel – you can tell in the careful precision of each sentence, attention to detail, and the beat of enthusiasm that keeps you moving through his home-hitting story. The novel examines the fundamental relationship between a mother and … Continue reading

Safety Theme at Millbrook BIA Dinner

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Karen Graham Tuesday evening’s annual BIA dinner featured a number of speakers addressing the audience on the topic of safety. First on the agenda was Fire Prevention Officer Eydie Vandenberg who opened her talk with a short video illustrating the importance of early detection in a fire event. After a … Continue reading

A Store for Kids of All Ages- Driveonics Comes to Millbrook

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Karen Graham Since the paper came off the windows of the new electronics store on King Street, the fingerprints have been collecting as youngsters peer in to check out the merchandise. It’s like nothing the town has ever seen before, and that makes owners Justin Ward and Nichole Nydan very … Continue reading

Inaugural Mount Pleasant Coffee House Event

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Andy Harjula “It was a dark and stormy night” ….. thus began the November 14th Mount Pleasant Coffee House program. Master of Ceremonies, Roy Best of Cavan started the evening with an open mic and was quickly followed by Doug Kennedy of Omemee and David Frank from the Stewart Line … Continue reading

Local Teacher Spearheads Mental Health Initiative at St. Peter’s

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Karen Graham When returning from a year-long medical leave from her teaching job and St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School, Julie Vallieres was on a mission.  Her absence was the result of a relapse into depression, a condition she has struggled with for over 20 years.  She has been eager to … Continue reading