Digesting Canada’s New Food Guide

Digesting Canada’s New Food Guide
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Canada’s new Food Guide is a welcome update. Gone are the recommendations around serving sizes and portions. Instead, a simple picture of what a healthy meal looks like is provided. The new guide touts a more plant-based diet with a focus on three components, fruits and vegetables (50%), protein (25%),… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – February 2019

Letter to the Editor – February 2019
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Letter to the Editor On behalf of the Millbrook and Area Garden Club, thank you for your article in the last edition (Find Local Expertise at the Millbrook Garden Club, January 2019). Your help in getting our name out to the gardening public is much appreciated. One correction though: our… Continue reading

Family’s Pizza Making Tradition Continues in Norwood

Family’s Pizza Making Tradition Continues in Norwood
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Three generations of Donna’s Pizza owner/operators celebrated the newest incarnation of the popular pizza restaurant at its official opening on January 13th in Norwood. The date is significant, marking 31 years to the day of the opening of the original Donna’s Pizza in Millbrook in 1988.  The family’s pizza making… Continue reading

Encouraging a New Generation of Beekeepers

Encouraging a New Generation of Beekeepers
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The Kawartha Junior Beekeepers Program was established in 2017 and is a hands-on program for children aged 8 to 12 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

Starting with Food – Everyone has a story to tell

Starting with Food – Everyone has a story to tell
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Food.  Glorious Food!  That’s the theme for the annual afternoon get-together at the Millbrook Manor this January, hosted jointly by the Manor and the Historical Society.  The focus, as always, is on stories – memories and anecdotes shared over coffee, tea and goodies in the Manor Common Room.  The stories… Continue reading

Food Grain Bank Donors

Food Grain Bank Donors
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Pictured are members of the Robson family with Dave Brackenridge during the Barbeque lunch held by the youth group of Centreville Presbyterian Church.  More than $400 was raised at the event, which will be matched fivefold by the federal government, bringing the total donation to the organization to $2000.  Pictured… Continue reading