Local Author Pens Historical Novel Series

Tony Parks is working on his fifth book now.  He writes his stories long-hand, and his very patient wife Patty transcribes his stories.  She jokes that it makes for interesting Friday evenings, but she admits it has been a wonderful pastime over the past 40 years.  Patient, indeed. Tony began… Continue reading

Some Traditions Weather the COVID Storm

The family-owned and operated Dawson Tree Farm on Zion Line opened for the season last weekend with as many as 100 happy customers taking home trees to decorate.   Apparently they should expect a good season, as reports indicate consumers are choosing real trees rather than artificial ones this year. Pictured… Continue reading

A Glimpse into Towerhill 2.0

After years in the works, a revised plan of subdivision application for Phase 2 of the Towerhill Subdivision was published last week, providing a look at the developer’s vision for the next phase of the Highlands of Millbrook, in planning documents referred to as Towerhill North. The proposal is now… Continue reading

Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act

  The reactions on both sides of the proposed changes to Ontario’s conservation legislation are loud and impassioned.  Environmental groups claim the revisions remove or severely restrict the Conservation Authorities’ role in regulating development, permit and planning application appeal process and appealing municipal planning applications.  Some sources equate it to… Continue reading

Local Quilt Donations Headed to Kawartha Children’s Aid and Millbrook Community Care

Although they have not met in 8 months, the Millbrook Needlers’ Quilt Guild members are still sewing for charity.  Here is a photo of some of their creations prior to their donation to the Kawartha Children’s Aid Society on November 23rd.  Ten more quilts were donated by a customer of… Continue reading

Decorating Committee Brings Christmas Cheer to the Village

Pictured are members of the decorating committee during the early days of November as they updated the streetscape with winter décor.  The beautiful boughs were purchased locally from Puddleduck Farm. The Community Garden gave permission to cut dogwood that surrounds the garden, while sedum and hydrangea were donated by Maya… Continue reading

Help Needed to Solve a Mystery

The Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society recently received this photograph as part of a donation, and we are intrigued!  Can you help us out?  There are clues:  the photo is of men and children only – a special banquet of sorts?  The picture hanging on the back wall is of… Continue reading