Peterborough Business Hall of Fame Recognizes Local Entrepreneurs

The Winslow and Gerolamy families will be recognized next month in the Peterborough Business Hall of Fame, along with Bob and Jill Staples of Staples Maple Syrup of Cavan. All of these local families have a proud history of building family business that have stood the test of time for… Continue reading

Grow Your Own Produce at the Community Garden

Finally spring weather is here and we can start work in the Millbrook community garden. The garden is located next to the Old Millbrook School (where the library is) with a beautiful center flower garden looked after beautifully by some local volunteers. There are 12 individual plots that can be… Continue reading

Take It Easy on the Road

On Tuesday afternoon the sun was shining, and many kids had taken to the streets- on bikes, rollerblades and scoot- ers. Shrieks of laughter from a nearby playground filled the air as children came out to get reacquainted with the pleasures of playing outdoors in their shirt sleeves. They aren’t… Continue reading

Life @ 35 – April 2024

This month I spoke with a busy mother of two pre-school children.  She and her family are relatively new to the community, having arrived here only two years ago from a small south-western Ontario city. A self-described homebody, our young mother made the unusual decision to delegate the task of… Continue reading

Plan Your Local Maple Syrup Tour April 6th and 7th

Visitors are invited to take a tour at our local sugar bushes in celebration of maple syrup production to see how that clear, thin sap is transformed into that thick, rich, sweet confection. Producers will share their secrets, some samples, grading techniques and, weather permitting, a walk through their sugar… Continue reading

Do you know where your beef comes from? 

In Peterborough, the Cleary name might be associated with home building but before the family began that business, they were among the first famers in the Keene area. Two years ago, Chris Cleary left a career in the restaurant business, having risen to the position of Chef de Cuisine at… Continue reading

Millbrook Agricultural Society Recognizes Mark Brackenridge

At this week’s Annual General Meeting, Mark Brackenridge was awarded the society’s Lifetime Member award for his contributions to the organization and the Fair over the years.  As he tells it, his brother Steve “volunteered” him for the position of Treasurer in 1997.  At the time, the organization’s books were… Continue reading

Remembering Dave Brackenridge

Another month and another blow to the community as we mark the passing of another local hero.  On Thursday Sept 28th, David Brackenridge passed away suddenly at the age of 79. After graduating from the University of Guelph in 1966 with a B.Sc. in Agriculture from Guelph  he began his… Continue reading