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

Grace Thom Celebrates 105th Birthday

Grace Thom, long-time resident of the Millbrook Manor, celebrated 105 years last month.  Compared to her 100th birthday when Grace took a tour around town on a motorcycle, this one was a subdued affair, with 20 well-wishers stopping by to extend their congratulations. The pandemic might have dampened the celebrations… Continue reading

Nancy Hannah Retires from the Millbrook Medical Centre

She has a reputation for making even the most threatening needle glide in painlessly, and her confidence, compassion and sense of humour were all on display behind the counter and in the examination room.  After 36 years supporting family doctors in the Millbrook Medical Centre, Nancy is calling it a… Continue reading

Vaccines Come to Millbrook

This week, Peterborough Public Health (PPH) held a vaccine clinic at the CMCC in Millbrook. Eligible vaccine recipients were able to book an appointment two weeks earlier through the provincial COVax system.  Drop in appointments are not available in the region.  Pop-up clinics are happening in “hot spots” primarily in… Continue reading