This Month at Our Libraries – December 2019

The Holidays are almost here and the library has lots of festive cheer! With the rush of the holidays, it can sometimes feel like there is less time to read. We have a solution for you…audiobooks and e-books. Audiobooks are great for travelling over the holidays, or to add some… Continue reading

North Cavan Students Hear Stories from Their Author

Award-winning children’s author Philip Roy spent a day at North Cavan Public School where he entertained several groups of students with his thoughtful, friendly presentation.  He clearly understands his audience, tailoring his presentation to each age group he met. His “props” caught the students’ interest immediately.  Three original pieces accompanied… Continue reading

Taking DIY Craft Workshops to a Whole New Level

Yolanda Aubut has standards, and so will you when you attend one of her workshops where participants create custom wooden signs, pillows, holiday urns and other décor items.  No cringe-creating items leave her place of business. This cottage business was launched after a disappointing result at a painting workshop where… Continue reading

Next Generation Grain Operators Invest in their Future

It’s been another challenging harvest season for local farmers, as weather has been an unusually persistent obstacle to getting corn and soybean crops to market.  Congestion at the grain handler operation adds expense and frustration as trucks wait in line to offload their loads. After renting storage facilities in the… Continue reading

Common Ground – December 2019

“…after summer evermore succeeds Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold…”  Shakespeare It was definitely feeling very barren winter here in the valley in November. Like many people I was caught out by the early snow and cold. I managed to plant garlic and the last of the bulbs before… Continue reading

Lions Get a Sweet Lesson at Hunnabees Honey & Company

Last month, members of the Millbrook Lions’ Club were invited to Hunnabees Apiary, a local honey producing business located on the 4th Line of Cavan-Monaghan Township.  Our hosts were Keri and Dave Nicolaou, a young and talented duo who in a few short years have created an impressive, state-of-the-art honey… Continue reading