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

Thomas Anglican Pancakes Supper

Last month the congregation of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Millbrook brought back their popular Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper which has not been done since COVID. Approximately 120 came to enjoy pancakes, sausages, peameal, fruit salad and dessert. The event raised just over $1000 which was added to the church’s… Continue reading

New Farmers’ Market for Springville

Springville Tap ‘n’  Grill is hosting a new farmer’s market in the area which organizers are calling “From Our Hands to Yours”. Scheduled to open on Mother’s Day, there are twelve planned dates for this market, all of them on Fridays and Sundays.  The dates have been carefully selected to… Continue reading

Change of Venue for Sandwich Sisters

For the past four years, a growing group of residents in Bethany and Millbrook have been preparing sandwiches and snacks for delivery to the community shelter in Peterborough under the energetic leadership of Bethany resident Jane Berlin. The group is part of a nation-wide collection of sandwich-making volunteers called Sandwich… Continue reading

Lions’ Breakfast a Popular Monthly Ritual

Whether it’s before church or a hockey game or after a leisurely start to Sunday morning, many residents fuel up at the monthly breakfast event where they catch up with their neighbours while enjoying a hot breakfast while supporting a respected community organization. To learn more about the Millbrook Lions’… Continue reading