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

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

VON Provides Support to Aging Adults and Their Caregivers

The Victorian Order of Nurses has a long history of offering home care and public nursing, but these days not all of their services involve nurses.  The type of services provided vary by community, but the organization’s mission is to deliver caring support to help people live in their homes. … Continue reading

Peterborough Pacers Track and Field Club

On Friday evenings during the winter months, the walking track at the CMCC is unavailable for an hour as the Peterborough Pacers Track and Field Club have it booked for practice. Formerly known as the Peterborough Legion Track Club, this group has been around for almost 30 years, offering recreational… Continue reading

REVIVE Aesthetics & Health Coming to Millbrook

Jodi Rae and Jodie Lynn have many things in common.  They are both full-time Registered Nurses practising for 15 years most currently on the Labour and Delivery floor of the hospital in Durham. Working together at a Medi Spa in 2013, they developed a passion for Medical Aesthetics and decided… Continue reading

Millbrook Dental Centre Offers Day of Free Dental Care

Pictured in the back row from left to right are Millbrook Dental staff Chantelle, Stacey, Alex, Brianna and Melissa with Dr. Lee, Carrie and Heather in front.  Last month the clinic hosted their first annual free dental care day to give back to the community.  Participants were grateful for the… Continue reading

Dyslexia is a Gift, not a Disability

So says Ron Davis, Founder of the Davis Dyslexia Association International in his book called The Gift of Dyslexia. Dyslexia is a term associated with learning disabilities, and often causes difficulties in developing basic academic skills including reading, writing and math.  There is a perception that it is linked to… Continue reading

Local Drive for Personal Hygiene Products

About a year ago, a close friend was telling me about her daughter’s upcoming volunteer project; she was collecting donations of period products at their community church over the span of two weekends. This was called “A Period Purse Drive,” with the goal of fighting period poverty in her community…. Continue reading