Seven Downtown Properties to Receive Funding Boost for Beautification Projects

The first round of grants totalling $60,106 has been approved for projects under the township’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP) established last year.   Fifteen applications were received, with approvals in the amounts of $25,000 each for projects dedicated to façade and signage improvement and for building and site improvement, with the… Continue reading

St. Thomas More Catholic Church hosts Annual Fun Day/BBQ for Parishioners and Millbrook Community

On Sunday June 3rd, St. Thomas More Catholic Church hosted its 2nd Annual Parish and Community Fun Day/BBQ.  The event which included games for children, face painting, the very popular dunk tank, plus free hamburgers, hotdogs and beverages was well attended. Many thanks to all the volunteers from St. Thomas… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday July 28

A perfect summer day greeted shoppers last Sunday at our third market of the season.  People were clearly enjoying themselves, wandering the stalls, sampling some of the local products and picking up fresh produce.  While the late arrival of warmer, dryer weather delayed strawberry season for many local growers, we… Continue reading

Blocks and Blooms 2018

Last Saturday the rain held off for a wonderful community event hosted by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society.  Travelling on foot or on a complimentary ride on a stylish horse-drawn wagon, visitors were treated to an array of creative displays of local gardening and quilting talents in twenty venues… Continue reading

Former Funeral Home Owner Patrick Benson Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Fraud

A definitive conclusion in the allegations of fraud and breach of trust against former funeral director Patrick Benson arrived on June 5th when he appeared in court to plead guilty on eight charges of fraud.  The charges stem from activities occurring from 2008 to 2015 at the Benson Funeral Home… Continue reading

Comment – Canada: A Country of Collaborators

Justin Trudeau’s Canada is a more popular destination for those wanting a quick exit from the US than it was under his father Pierre when our country took in 40,000 draft dodgers eager to avoid another unpopular political position.  Communities including Toronto are beginning to push for more help to… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – July

Last month, at the end of one of our church services, a serious medical emergency occurred.  We called 911, and within a few minutes Chief Balfour and his colleagues from the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department arrived and took control of the situation.  As we waited for the EMS to arrive… Continue reading

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires

She may be sitting in her office in the photo, but that is not where Millbrook/South Cavan principal Sheryl Hunter spends her workday.   She can be found in the schoolyard during recess, in the halls speaking to students or filling in on Tupper Street for an absent crossing guard.  Students… Continue reading