Commemorative Plaques Coming to Needler’s Mill

There are plaques coming to adorn this post that has been installed beside the Mill, which will provide details about the history of the mill and pond.  Some of the details are outlined below. In 1820, John Deyell first financed the construction of a mill and dam at this location,… Continue reading

Lost Rescue Dog from Millbrook Has Been Seen Across the Country

A Millbrook family is still looking for a rescue dog that ran off as it was being brought to their home for the first time three weeks ago. While there have been sightings, reports have come in that the dog is moving fast and over a large distance. The dog… Continue reading

Message from the Millbrook Fair Senior Ambassador

  My name is Shyana Post, I am the Millbrook Fair Senior Ambassador for the 2021/2022 year.  I am 19 years old and currently studying Business Marketing at Georgian College, online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.   I have been attending the Millbrook Fair for as long as I can remember. … Continue reading

Millbrook Agricultural Society Announces Cancellation of 2021 Fair

Out of abundance of caution regarding the current COVID 19 Pandemic, the decision was made to cancel the Millbrook Fair for the second year in a row. Along with many other fairs in Ontario this decision was difficult to make, however we feel it is best to keep our community,… Continue reading

Local Business Makes Anniversary Meaningful With Charitable Donations

March 31, 2021 marked the sixth anniversary of the day Kate Deklerck opened the doors of The Quilter’s Bolt at 30 King St in Downtown Millbrook. Last fall, the store began to operate “virtually” out of her home, so this anniversary was different.  When the shop operated with bricks and… Continue reading

A Sacrament On The Collection Plate

Excerpt #2 from John Sloan’s Memoir- My Out of Pulpit Experiences At some point during most church services on Sunday mornings, collection plates are passed around.  Sometimes, people pass along notes to the clergy along with the donation. The topics in these messages are generally complaints: the minister is too… Continue reading

Otonabee Conservation Warns of Possible Spring Drought

It is spring, and unlike most years, the 2021 freshet that occurs when warmer temperatures trigger snow and ice cover melt creating significant meltwater run-off into area waterbodies, has already passed us by. “This spring’s freshet, which was about one month earlier than normal, prompted a Flood Watch on March… Continue reading

Trout Fishing Begins Season in Southern Ontario

Last Saturday was the official start of the Trout fishing season in southern Ontario.  Normally that would mean the Millbrook pond would be inundated with hordes of young anglers, seeking the perfect perch from which to snag the elusive Millie and her friends which are installed by members of the… Continue reading