Thanks for 50 Years of Service

This month marks 50 years since Dr. Dave VanLoon and his wife, Claire, moved to Millbrook, as Dave began his career as a family doctor. He assumed the practice of Dr. Hobbs and, at first, his medical practice continued to operate out of the retired doctor’s home. Soon, the new… Continue reading

Experienced Long Term Care Nurse Launches Mobile Foot Care Service

After working for more than a decade in long term care settings, Registered Practical Nurse Beth Steinbeck was ready for a change.  Among the residents in her care, foot issues were common, and as the song goes, your ankle bone’s connect to your leg bone… In other words, healthy feet… Continue reading

New Massage Clinic Opens in Bailieboro

Christa Packman moved to the Bailieboro area in search of a quieter life.  A small town girl at heart, Christa grew up in Brooklin when the main attraction was a pizza place and a convenience store, but after training she set up shop in Durham and has provided an extensive… Continue reading

Variety in Sport Experience Builds Better Athletes

Why do parents focus on putting their kids on an intense one-sport-only track? Do they think it will help them reach professional sports levels sooner? Will it give them a better chance by sacrificing other sports? The answer might surprise you. Sport specialization – an intense focus on one sport… Continue reading

A Fond Farewell for Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rosana Salvaterra

Last week the community bade farewell to Dr. Rosana Salvaterra who leaves her position as  Medical Officer of Health for the Peterborough area which she has held since 2008.  In the last year and a half, Dr. Salvaterra has been the face of the community’s battle against the spread of… Continue reading

Acknowledging the Donation that Made the Outdoor Fitness Area Possible

The equipment has been in place since last fall, but it took almost a year to find conditions that allowed a celebration and acknowledgement of the generous legacy gift.  Last month, a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the outdoor facility and thank the organization that made it… Continue reading

Pop-Up Clinic Coming to Millbrook

Vaccines will be offered at the Cavan-Monaghan Community Centre on Tuesday, August 17th from 9 am, and will offer both first and second doses of mRNA vaccines for residents who are aged 18 and up – no appointment necessary. Individuals become eligible for their second dose of the vaccine 28… Continue reading

It’s Okay to Say You’re Not Fine These Days

My Dad and sister are coming to visit today.  It will be the first time in seven months that I have seen my Dad.  This morning, I finally allowed myself to be excited because I knew it was really happening.  All week long I had felt irritable and I could… Continue reading