Supporting Local Artisans and Craftspeople

As you can imagine, when you buy from big retailers, already wealthy shareholders and overpaid executives barely even notice. It is a very different experience for local artisans, a customer really does count and is cause for celebration because you are truly making a difference in real people’s lives. Not only are… Continue reading

The Perfect Pandemic Art Destination in Our Backyard

  Viewing art in the great outdoors was the theme of a recent Globe & Mail article and ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery made the list of 11 such destinations across Canada. This local gem, now celebrating year 22, is the perfect choice for art lovers in the time of COVID…. Continue reading

4th Line Theatre Pivots to New Format for August

After fifteen months of making, revising and pitching plans to host a show following the theatre’s normal format, management at the Winslow farm have decided to proceed with a slightly different format.  While the two plays originally scheduled for the 2021 season have been postponed until 2022, the theatre will… Continue reading

Rev. John Sloan Pens a Memoir

  Members of the United Church congregations in Millbrook and Cavan were served for seven years by Reverend John Sloan, an amiable, sports-loving minister who had “been around”.  He is still the Padre for the local legion, but has been retired for many years and now resides in Jackson Creek… Continue reading

Local Author Pens Historical Novel Series

Tony Parks is working on his fifth book now.  He writes his stories long-hand, and his very patient wife Patty transcribes his stories.  She jokes that it makes for interesting Friday evenings, but she admits it has been a wonderful pastime over the past 40 years.  Patient, indeed. Tony began… Continue reading

4th Line Theatre is Back on the Farm

There was an audible sigh of relief when the 4th Line Theatre decided to move forward with a fall production this year for staff, volunteers and patrons of this much-loved theatrical organization. The new production, Bedtime Stories and other Horrifying Tales is written by Kim Blackwell and Lindy Finlan and… Continue reading

A Virtual Book Launch for Janet Stobie’s New Book

Janet Stobie is launching a new book this month called Breakthrough Moments. It’s her second short story collection for adult readers and is divided into occasions- some religious and some secular, like Mother’s Day.  Each segment begins with a scripture passage, followed by a story designed to clarify and bring… Continue reading

Remembrance Day Poster – Millbrook Legion

This national award-winning poster created in 2013 by Kelaiah Guiel hangs in a place of honour inside the doors of the Millbrook Legion.  Every year, youngsters are invited to participate in the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poster and Literary contests.  While schools are no longer active participants in these events,… Continue reading