The History of Bethany Illuminated in New Book

“Reflections of Bethany” is the title Kathy Morton’s latest book which was launched at Bethany United Church on November 30th.   The author is recognized as the unofficial spokesperson and expert on the area.  In her role as the President of the Manvers Township Historical Society she has organized many events… Continue reading

Grand Opening of the Millbrook Dam

Dave Brackenridge addressed the audience for the official grand opening of the Millbrook Dam in November of 2019. The finishing touch will be the installation of permanent panels describing the role the pond and mill have had in the area. Temporary versions of the panels designed and written by local… Continue reading

Trout Unlimited Members Ready to Get Their Feet Wet

Last month, Millbrook resident Jim Slavin introduced Council to the goals and intentions of the newest local environmental organization, the Millbrook chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC). The branch is the newest member of this registered Canadian not for profit organization whose mission is the conservation, protection and restoration of… Continue reading

St. Paul’s Cemetery 200th Anniversary

More than 100 visitors came to the 200th anniversary of St. Paul;s Cemetery last month in an event to honour the land and the contributions of those who have been faithful caretakers of the property for more 200 years. The tree planting linked to the past, present and future, and… Continue reading

Children Play Games from 1819 at St. John’s Ida Event

Participating in a sack race on Sunday, September 8th, this was one of the many children who participated in races that were popular 200 years ago. The purpose of the children’s race day was to celebrate the 200 years St. John’s Anglican congregation has worshiped on top of the hill. … Continue reading

The Deyell Monument

Millbrook is very lucky in having, and having retained, so many lovely buildings. The historically interesting buildings that immediately spring to mind are the Old School, several former hotels, and the former town hall, along with many other businesses and houses. Sadly, however, few people would think of the attractive… Continue reading

St. John’s Ida Community Appreciation Day

On Monday August 5th, the St John’s Anglican congregation invited the entire community to join them in celebrating their 200th year of devotion on the hill in Ida. Neighbours and church members enjoyed free hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream and drinks; after they jumped around in the Bouncy Castle. In addition,… Continue reading

St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida

Pictured is local MP, Jamie Schmale, with St. John’s Anglican Church, Ida, Rev. Peter Mills, at last month’s Community Appreciation event which brought out approximately 100 guests to acknowledge and celebrate the organization’s two centuries of service to the community. Another 200th anniversary will be celebrated this month by St…. Continue reading

It Takes More than Resolve to Maintain Rural Cemeteries

  On a wintery day last February, snow and ice on County Road 10 resulted in the sudden launch of a vehicle which landed within the confines of Shield’s Cemetery on Hayes’ Line.  The extent of damage to the site was not established until this spring, but in the interim,… Continue reading