Educating a New Generation of Beekeepers

The Kawartha Junior Beekeepers Program was established in 2017 and is a hands-on program for children aged 9 to 14 years who are interested in learning about beekeeping. The program follows the beekeepers’ year – from equipment preparation to honey harvesting.  Each month, from February to October, the students learn… Continue reading

Winter Road Maintenance Information Coming to the Township Website

At the last Council meeting, a split decision approved the allocation of $11,300 from the 2020 operating budget to be used to track road works.  Existing GPS systems available in public works vehicles and some investment in software development will allow the township to provide public works information to the… Continue reading

Secret Shoppers Give Cavan Monaghan Community a big Thumbs UP!

Last fall, Economic Development Coordinator Brigid Ayotte teamed up with volunteers from Tweed to participate in a Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs program called First Impressions Community Exchange. The FICE program engages volunteers who visit a community to assess its strengths and weaknesses in the services, transportation, tourist… Continue reading

The History of Bethany Illuminated in New Book

“Reflections of Bethany” is the title Kathy Morton’s latest book which was launched at Bethany United Church on November 30th.   The author is recognized as the unofficial spokesperson and expert on the area.  In her role as the President of the Manvers Township Historical Society she has organized many events… Continue reading

Twin Pines Alpacas

When Barb and Joe Muise purchased the small farm south of Millbrook on County Rd. 10 in 2010, they wanted to have animals.  A veterinarian who specializes in laparoscopic surgery, Joe came with a clear list of criteria for their potential livestock.   The animals must provide something useful, but not… Continue reading

Local Youth Running Club Calls CMCC Home

It doesn’t take long for word to spread about a fabulous facility like our Cavan Monaghan Community Centre.  On December 9th, a local running club began to use the indoor running track as its winter home base for training, bringing talented young athletes from around the area together to train,… Continue reading

Newspaper Club – January 2020

Christmas in the Village 2019 By Newspaper club member Maia McLean, Grade 7 On December 5th, we had our annual village Christmas get together in downtown Millbrook. There were sleigh rides, a gingerbread house competition, crafts, hot chocolate, popcorn, vendors, Santa Claus and a magic show! Lots of students from… Continue reading

Martial Arts Studio Teaches Discipline, Respect and Control

  You know the scenes in action movies where the hero takes out five attackers with bare hands and walks away with a few scratches? After meeting with Frank Hill, those situations seem a lot more plausible.  He runs a martial arts studio in Fraserville called the Mystic Mountain Dojo,… Continue reading