Blocks and Blooms Shines a Spotlight on our Beautiful Community

Blocks and Blooms provided a welcome excuse to wander through the community and explore its beauty. It was a really feel-good day for everyone; the visitors, the hosts, downtown businesses, and the whole community, featuring an air of hospitality and celebration.  The weather was perfect and based on the smiles,… Continue reading

Miriam Davidson Secures Seed Grant for New Rice Lake Arts Venture

Zim Art fans will be happy to learn that the five acre property which has been home to the gallery featuring stone carvings from Zimbabwe for more than 20 years will continue to be an arts centre. .Miriam Davidson is the new owner of the property where she will operate… Continue reading

Harness Racing Season Opens May 17th

This year, the weekly harness races at Kawartha Downs take place on Friday nights instead of Saturdays, and as always, admission is free. The season includes 18 race dates, wrapping up on September 13th. ‍Horse racing is an exciting sport, dynamic business and a major contributor to the agricultural economy in… Continue reading

Millie Evades Capture but Reacher is Not So Lucky

The Millbrook Fishing Derby was a resounding success, with over 250 young anglers casting their lines into the Millbrook Pond. Anglers were rewarded for their efforts as well, with reports of more 100 fish caught throughout the morning. The rain held off for a while but there was a chill in… Continue reading

Plan Your Local Maple Syrup Tour April 6th and 7th

Visitors are invited to take a tour at our local sugar bushes in celebration of maple syrup production to see how that clear, thin sap is transformed into that thick, rich, sweet confection. Producers will share their secrets, some samples, grading techniques and, weather permitting, a walk through their sugar… Continue reading

Community Euchre Draws Casual as well as Dedicated Players

On Wednesday afternoons, the Millbrook Legion hosts Bid Euchre games which are enjoyed by many seniors. Each week, more than 40 players show up to share cards, conversation and some friendly competition.  While some players are local, many participants are dedicated card players, coming from Peterborough, Port Hope and beyond. … Continue reading