Manvers Historical Society Hosts Ceremony to Introduce Veteran Banners

On October 16th, sixteen banners were unveiled at the Ponytpool Community Centre at a ceremony commemorating veterans from the former Manvers Township.  The Historical Society led by Kathy Morton and Teresa Jordan, have completed the launch of a Veteran Banner program in their area.  These banners, sponsored by family members,… Continue reading

Local Student Wins National Remembrance Essay Contest

  The Canadian Legion offers a variety of youth programs designed to instil leadership, teamwork, duty and remembrance into young people across the country.  The remembrance activities are designed to educate youth about the high cost of our freedom; that it cost many young lives like their own.  One of… Continue reading

Millbrook Legion Announces Launch of Local Veteran Banner Program

As Remembrance Day nears, numerous communities across Canada have adopted and will proudly display Honour Our Veterans banner programs similar to the one in Uxbridge, Ontario, pictured above. This program engages the community in honouring and remembering local veterans to ensure continued recognition and respect throughout future generations. The program… Continue reading

Historical Society Invites You to Social Hour and AGM

It has been too long! (And coming from a group that likes to linger in times-gone-by, that’s saying something!)  The purpose of the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society is to bring people together, to share interests in all the various historical aspects of Cavan Monaghan.  We hope those who share… Continue reading

St Thomas’ Anglican Church sponsors event on Climate Change

Journeys, the outreach and social justice working group of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, Millbrook, is sponsoring a day-long seminar dealing with the reality of rapid climate change.   Entitled “Climate Change:  What Can I Do?”  the event will take place on Saturday, November 5th, at the Anglican Parish Hall, 16 Centre… Continue reading

New Children’s Book Celebrates Differences

Janet Stobie has just launched a new children’s book entitled Rajah Finds His Wisdom. In it, a young elephant learns to appreciate his differences and use them in special ways. Janet found her Rajah prototype a few years ago on a safari in Africa.  Larger by half than its Asian… Continue reading

Plans Begin for Local Christmas Hamper Program

Millbrook and District Food Share volunteers are getting organized for this year’s Christmas Hamper program which distributes hampers each year to local families. Hampers are prepared for registered recipients and includes non-perishable food items, fresh local produce, a grocery voucher from Foodland and Walmart vouchers for each child in the… Continue reading

Common Ground – November 2022

“November glooms are barren.” William Ernest Henley It turns out that I spoke too soon about the ladybug swarming. Here in the valley we had at least four days of it. It was moderate level ladybug swarming this year. In past years there was usually one day of overwhelming prisoner… Continue reading

Will Someone Please Be Our Leader? We Will Gladly Help!!!!

In today’s world finding volunteers is difficult, especially for leadership positions. Groups are closing down because no one will agree to be president or chair or whatever leader is needed. I’ve had people come to me in tears. “I’ve served as President of our group for twelve years. I’ve learned… Continue reading