Historic Farm Relies on Modern Farm Practices to Ensure Sustainable Future

Don’t let her understated booth fool you – Margaret Winslow is a seasoned pro when it comes to market gardening.  Margaret is a member of a multi-family, 6th generation farm on Sharpe Line.  The operation, known as Woodleigh Farms, was founded in 1902.   Despite its historical origins, it’s clear that… Continue reading

Trout Unlimited Tree Giveaway

A polite queue formed beside the bridge at the Mill Pond on Friday evening as members of the Millbrook Trout Unlimited organization handed out seedlings to eager residents.  There were four species available: Willow, Dogwood, Eastern white Cedar and Sugar Maple.  The four hundred saplings were purchased from Otonabee Conservation… Continue reading

Millbrook Food Share Seeks New Leadership

Twenty-five years ago, Millbrook/Cavan United Church Minister John Sloan spearheaded the packing of approximately twenty Christmas hampers in the basement of the Lions’ Den for distribution in the community. Clarke Mayhew was on hand, acting as a Christmas “elf”.  Some leftover food was stored in the town hall, but the… Continue reading

Common Ground – March 2022

I’d rather have the flowers Our simple fathers knew Than these new-fangled blossoms Of every shape and hue I’d rather have a skylark Than a parrot at the Zoo. ~ Reginald Arkell  –  Green Fingers ~ February, the supposedly short month, felt endless this year. A Wuthering Heights weekend of… Continue reading