Is a Heritage Conservation District right for downtown Millbrook? 

This is the question that the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society (MCHS) will be asking at their Community Forum on Thursday, May 25 at the Millbrook Legion Hall. Your input is needed, but first you’ll want to know what’s involved. To answer all the questions, MCHS is putting together a… Continue reading

EarlyON Centre Seeks Help to Create Shade Structure

At the May 1st Council meeting, EarlyON Centre’s Managing Director Nancy Hurley explained the role of this critical family resource in our community.  Its mandate is to support early learning and development, engage parents and caregivers and help them make connections in the community.   It takes a community-directed approach, providing… Continue reading

Ticks Are Back – and so is the Risk of Lyme Disease

  Taking a hike is good for both physical and mental health, but along with that feeling of well-being might come a microscopic predator that could turn that effort into something that threatens rather than boosts your health. In woodlands, tall grasses and hiking trails across Ontario lie Black-legged ticks. … Continue reading

Preschooler Play to Discover at the Millbrook EarlyON Family Centre

This spring, The Old Millbrook School is offering a unique program. This program will be open to children turning 4 this calendar year, 4 year olds and 5 year olds and their parent or caregiver. Preschoolers are invited to join us on Friday mornings from 9:30am – 11:00am for our… Continue reading

Otonabee Conservation releases its 2023 Watershed Report Card

The latest set of Conservation Authority Watershed Report Cards were released across the province on March 22nd to coincide with World Water Day. Every five years, Conservation Authorities report on four resource categories: surface water quality, forest conditions, groundwater quality, and wetland cover. The 2023 Otonabee Conservation Report indicates that… Continue reading

Bill Slavin Launches New Graphic Novel Series

This month marks a new beginning for our local award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, Bill Slavin.  On Sunday he attended the Toronto Comic Arts Festival for the launch of his new graphic novel, “Secrets of Jarrow”.  It is the first in a trilogy featuring a young hero, Mordecai Crow. … Continue reading

Purity Hemp Products Provide Locally-Sourced Nutrition Boost

The farm on Mount Pleasant Road has been in the family since 1966.  When JoAnne Kennedy was growing up here, her family raised beef cattle. Like many young people, JoAnne’s future plans took her away from the farm and she trained and began to work in Toronto as a cartographer. … Continue reading