St Thomas’ Anglican Church sponsors event on Climate Change

Journeys, the outreach and social justice working group of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, Millbrook, is sponsoring a day-long seminar dealing with the reality of rapid climate change.   Entitled “Climate Change:  What Can I Do?”  the event will take place on Saturday, November 5th, at the Anglican Parish Hall, 16 Centre… Continue reading

Common Ground – November 2022

“November glooms are barren.” William Ernest Henley It turns out that I spoke too soon about the ladybug swarming. Here in the valley we had at least four days of it. It was moderate level ladybug swarming this year. In past years there was usually one day of overwhelming prisoner… Continue reading

Common Ground – October 2022

“Obstacles don’t block the path. They are the path.” Buddhist proverb The rituals of fall are well under way here in the valley. The chimney has been cleaned and the kitchen wood stove taken apart and cleaned. And my least favourite part of that process, putting the cleaned pipes back… Continue reading

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