Local Art on Display in Open Studio Event

This weekend, ceramic artist Jane Wilson opens the doors to her private studio at her home at 700 Carmel Line for an Open Studio event showcasing the work of six local artists. Among the exhibits are paintings by JoEllen Brydon and Esperanca Melo, drawings by Grace Glass, wood items from… Continue reading

Serena Ryder Shares her Story in Virtual Spirit of Hope Event

Serena is taking her story to a new venue as the keynote speaker for this annual mental health event hosted by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation in Hamilton on October 7th.  In this free, virtual event, the pride of Millbrook will share her personal mental health journey in song and word… 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

Another Local Summer Company Entrepreneurship Program

The Summer Company Program is the Government of Ontario’s flagship youth entrepreneurship program which helps youth aged 15-29 try their hand at business ownership by connecting them with up to $3000 in start-up funding, one-on-one guidance from BAC staff, advice and mentorship from local business leaders, access to business workshops,… Continue reading

New Galerie Q Location in Millbrook

This weekend the doors opened to the new Millbrook location of Galerie Q at 44 King St. East.   Currently featured are works from Raynald Leclerc of Saint Michel de Bellechase in Quebec whose work features heavy oil paint applied with a spatula creating an unusual, deep texture bursting with light. … Continue reading


Last month Millbrook’s downtown area was invaded by another film crew.  On Friday, July 23rd, scenes for an episode of Netflix series called “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.” The series features a collection of spooky, hour-long episodes under the direction of Academy award-winning Hollywood Director Guillermo del Toro.  Pictured… Continue reading

Local Writer Secures Award for New Novel

Dennis Vanderspek of Millbrook has won the 2021 Kenneth Patchen Award for the Innovative Novel for his wonderful novel A Is for Everyone!  From among the many dozens of delightful books submitted for the contest, Vanderspek’s novel eventually rose to the top. In his encomium for the novel, contest judge… Continue reading

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