New Retail Store Brings Unique Style to Millbrook

Cavan-Monaghan residents Phil Raby and Anna Rodrigues have opened a new shop in Millbrook, offering retro-inspired furnishings and gifts influenced by mid-20th century designs and aesthetics. Festoon is the second retail outlet for the partners.  The original Festoon based on the same concept was located in Toronto in the trendy… Continue reading

THEY’RE OFF: Four Candidates Competing in Local Federal Election Campaign

The riding of Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock includes the City of Kawartha Lakes, Cavan-Monaghan Township, Haliburton County and the Township of Brock. With a population of 113,956, Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock has a prominent number of seniors who make up nearly 26 per cent of the population, according to the latest census. The average… Continue reading

Corks and Boards Helps Hosts Create Tasty Celebrations

  Millbrook family business launched last October by the Greer family as they were contemplating their move to Millbrook.  Steve and his wife Avril were retiring, and their daughter Ashely was on maternity leave, so it seemed like a lot of free time was looming in their future.  How to… Continue reading

New Name, New Owners for Bethany Restaurant

Coaches Restaurant, located on the main street of Bethany, has recently changed ownership and rebranded themselves with the new name of Champions Restaurant. The business was launched by two principal partners Mittal Patel and Chirag Patel.  Both partners in the new business originate from India, but their restaurant experience was… Continue reading

August Farmers’ Market

Saskia Tompkins treated shoppers at the August Farmers’ Market to tunes from her unique instrument, a nyckelharpa.  This traditional Swedish instrument is one of many on which this talented musician is proficient.  She is best known for other stringed instruments, including the violin, fiddle and cello.  This classically trained British… Continue reading

Common Ground – September 2021

“Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify.” Thoreau I recently came across an idea that I intend to try next year that appears to make growing tomatoes simpler. A gardener in Maine got the brilliant idea (probably not original to her) to grow tomatoes around a vertical ring… Continue reading