Lions’ Breakfasts are Back!

Pictured from left to right are Lions Gary Robinson, David Goode and Steve Paul recovering from the Lions’ first breakfast event of the season.  On Sunday 155 people dropped in for a meal and some fellowship.  The next one is scheduled for November 26th, from 8:30 to noon at the… Continue reading

Investing with Pride in a Heritage Home

Millbrook experienced a boost in its heritage value and a fresh injection of pride this past month when the owners of 37 King Street East, Art and Vera Tarasuk, celebrated two achievements. The first might be described as “the crowning glory” of this beautifully maintained residence known as the Robert… Continue reading

Memorial Tree Recognizes Courageous Hockey Mom

In 2022 Joshua Palewandrem joined the Millbrook Stars U15 hockey team, while his Mom Brenda was in the midst of fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Brenda never missed coming to a game and cheering on the team. Once while travelling a great distance to a tournament, she became stuck… Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Tamara Maxwell Shares Her Solo Camping Experience on a Dedicated YouTube Channel

To say that Tamara Maxwell loves the outdoors would be a massive understatement. Perhaps her thirst for solitude stems in part from growing up in a home on Syer Line surrounded by six siblings.  Her quiet, independent nature continues to drive her life in a unique direction as she carves… Continue reading

Local Drive for Personal Hygiene Products

About a year ago, a close friend was telling me about her daughter’s upcoming volunteer project; she was collecting donations of period products at their community church over the span of two weekends. This was called “A Period Purse Drive,” with the goal of fighting period poverty in her community…. Continue reading

New Owners for Pastry Peddler

Millbrook residents Wendy and Mark Bannerman will take ownership of the beloved restaurant on November 27thwith current owners Colin Hall and Deanna Bell helping with a transition until Christmas.  The Bannermans are experienced retailers with businesses in Peterborough and Toronto.  They look forward to having a new business closer to… Continue reading

Common Ground – November 2023

“The gardener’s year is circular; November and December are the months that close the circle.” Bob Thomson, The New Victory Garden Haven’t we had the most wonderful fall ever? The leaves were particularly colourful this year and they seemed to last for weeks. It has also been a particularly warm… Continue reading

Christmas Hampers and Stockings Bring Holiday Cheer at Millbrook and District Food Share

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 include non-perishable food items, fresh local produce and a protein voucher for Foodland. Please note that vouchers for children will… Continue reading

Construction on New Fire Hall Set to Resume

For months the Fire Hall construction site has been conspicuously quiet, but that is about to change. The project has been delayed in part by contract changes and constructional delays related to material deliveries which have been a source of much frustration. The Pre-Engineered building has been ordered and foundation… Continue reading