Michael Field’s Hair-Razing Adventure Leaves Local Charities $2000+ Richer

  Michael Field lost his hair last month, and he did it for a good cause.  The 13-year old South Cavan student decided to get sponsors to add an altruistic result to his summer ‘do.  With his father equipped with a camera and his mother equipped with a razor, Michael’s… Continue reading

Farmers’ Market to Open June 28 with COVID-19 Precautions

The Millbrook Farmers’ Market is set to open its 2020 season on Sunday, June 28.  It will be a different kind of market this year as we put in place all of the necessary COVID-19 safety measures required by Peterborough Public Health.   Our priority this season is to keep everyone… Continue reading

Local Group Spreading Some Virtual Dust and Authentic Good Cheer

Less than two weeks ago, Julie Brotherstone Hartwick was inspired to start a group to make surreptitious deliveries to local women in the community to brighten their days and embrace the joy of giving. She and her Facebook friends are sprinkling their neighbours with kindness they liken to fairy dust,… Continue reading

Local Decorator Helps Boost Homes Style and Appeal

After ten weeks of isolation staring at our four walls, most of us have discovered everything that bugs us about our current home. Despite this current dissatisfaction, few of us are prepared to part with them and start again, even when the real estate market allows us to do so. … Continue reading

Louise Bedford at The Valley Shoppe

With young children at home and no daycare available, Louise Bedford has developed an online presence that has allowed her to come to her shop on Saturdays only, when eager customers pick up their orders, hoping some fresh plants will brighten their homes. She hopes to open physically on Sundays… Continue reading

How are Downtown Merchants Faring during the Lockdown?

It took a few weeks for most businesses to absorb the impact of the province-wide shut down when it took hold mid-March.  Not surprisingly, some businesses have been able to adapt and find ways to keep some revenue flowing in even as the doors were closed. Restaurants were able to… Continue reading

Making Time to Spend Outside Means Making Lifelong Memories

When I think about most of my vivid childhood memories, they have one thing in common: those memories took place outside.  I remember running through the sprinkler in our backyard, going to pick strawberries with my sister and my Mom and then sitting on the porch hulling them so she… Continue reading