Local Firm Provides Mobile Fire Protection Services

These days, homeowners are focused on the dangers of water damage to their properties as record rains make flooding a regular news item.  Fraser McNevan of Cavan would like to remind property owners of another risk that can be mitigated with some proactive moves: the danger of fire. He operates… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday June 23

Thirty vendors filled the parking lot of the Old Millbrook School last Sunday at the May Farmers’ Market.  As sunny skies and warmer temperatures prevailed, exuberant shoppers scooped up a wide array of local products, including newly bottled maple syrup, preserves, Ontario cheeses, wine, fresh meats and, of course, baked… Continue reading

St. John’s Ida: The Middle Years, 1853 – 1986

As noted in our original article last month, St. John’s Church in Ida experienced great leadership from our two pioneer ministers, Rev. Joseph Thompson (1819-1833) and Rev. Samuel Armour (1833-1853).  After their 35 years of trail-blazing courage and missionary determination,   St. John’s was blessed in 1853 by the arrival of… Continue reading

Garden Club Speaker To Discuss the Role of Native Plants in the Garden

Gardening with Native Plants will be the subject of the Millbrook & Area Garden Club’s meeting on Wednesday June 5th when Paul LaPorte will speak on the topic “Building Biodiversity with Native Plants”. Paul will discuss the definitive role that native plants have in the life cycle of insects/pollinators and… Continue reading

Local Author and Columnist Janet Stobie Honoured by University of Toronto

At the Emmanuel College Alumni Day, local author, Janet Stobie received the Emmanuel College Alumni Service Award for her contribution to the United Church and the world, through her books and her inspirational speaking. Over the past fourteen years, Janet has written and published eight books, two novels, Fireweed and… Continue reading

Her Brown Eyes, Like Mine – a Daughter’s Story

She wanders aimlessly, sometimes alone, sometimes with a companion.  She just walks, she has no real destination.  She has a faraway look in her brown eyes.  She’ll stare, but doesn’t really see.  Her clothes may be mismatched, soiled, but of good quality.   Her sweater may be hers, or someone else’s. … Continue reading