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

Educating a New Generation of Beekeepers

The Kawartha Junior Beekeepers Program was established in 2017 and is a hands-on program for children aged 9 to 14 years who are interested in learning about beekeeping. The program follows the beekeepers’ year – from equipment preparation to honey harvesting.  Each month, from February to October, the students learn… Continue reading

This Month at our Libraries – New Year, New You

Self-development can start at the library. We offer a variety of programs that help you build new skills, connections, and resources.  The CMLibraries has a wonderful selection of non-fiction books that cover everything from mindfulness to budgeting and everything in between, we even have amazing fitness DVDs (Pilates, yoga, Tae… Continue reading

Parents Make Impassioned Plea to Delay Millbrook Student Move to Crestwood

Reaction to the October 10th announcement by the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board proposal to establish an intermediate program for grade seven and eight students at Crestwood next fall continues as parents grapple with its implications.  The proposal stems from the pressure from new housing developments in the Millbrook… Continue reading

COMMENT – January 2020 – Let’s Get Real

There is a tendency to judge historical people and events through a modern lens.  Not surprisingly, the results are often harsh and one-sided.  We have more information, more experience and a different perspective which we use to evaluate historical behaviour.  Is it possible that these people were doing what they… Continue reading

Winter Road Maintenance Information Coming to the Township Website

At the last Council meeting, a split decision approved the allocation of $11,300 from the 2020 operating budget to be used to track road works.  Existing GPS systems available in public works vehicles and some investment in software development will allow the township to provide public works information to the… Continue reading

Secret Shoppers Give Cavan Monaghan Community a big Thumbs UP!

Last fall, Economic Development Coordinator Brigid Ayotte teamed up with volunteers from Tweed to participate in a Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs program called First Impressions Community Exchange. The FICE program engages volunteers who visit a community to assess its strengths and weaknesses in the services, transportation, tourist… Continue reading

St. Thomas Anglican Donations

St. Thomas Anglican Church presented cheques for $000 each to Cavan Monaghan Libraries, the Old Millbrook School Family Centre, and the Canadian Foodgrain Bank at their last spaghetti dinner of the year in November, 2019. At their annual turkey dinner in December, additional donations of $1000 each were donated to:… Continue reading