Why Our Kids Need Healthy School Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With September around the corner, schools are gearing up to reopen after COVID-19 shut downs. This pandemic has taught us not only about physical health, but also the importance of healthy eating, mental health, social connection, and learning for our kids. So, what is one ingredient needed for all of these,… Continue reading

What Are Your Stories?

When I was the minister at Pontypool and Bethany United Churches, each summer I conducted “Decoration Day” services at the local cemeteries. Local and returning families gathered at the cemetery to “pay their respects” at the graves of their loved ones. During the week prior, or that Sunday, they would… Continue reading

Belize Stops COVID at the Border

The Belizeans have been much more successful than Canada or the US in fighting the COVID invasion. Belize began their program in early February.  Arriving in Belize on February 6th and completely unaware of the pending disaster, I was met by four medical staff who asked the questions we are asked when we… Continue reading

Handsome Jack’s Local Garlic

New Millbrook Market Vendor, Tammy Wood, of Handsome Jack’s Farm bears a calm demeanor is remarkable given the age of this venture. Tammy and her partner Dave purchased their farm just last September, after a long search for a place to grow their crop of choice: garlic.  The soil on… Continue reading

Millbrook Mercantile

Congratulations to Millbrook Mercantile owners Bernadette and Lance Nachoff for placing among the finalists in the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Excellence Awards in the Commercial Development ore Renovation category. Congratulations also to Susan Tung whose new restaurant, Hanoi House, is also a finalist in the Hospitality category. … Continue reading

Get Out! – September 2020

It’s unmistakable! The heavier dews, the flowers now in bloom, the angle of the sun and the shortening days are all telling us that summer is coming to an end. Last month’s excellent column by Dennis Vanderspek dealt with heavenly things, this month’s brings us down to earth again. My… Continue reading