New Community Futures Funding Program Supports Economic Growth

Last month, Community Futures Peterborough introduced a new program aimed at boosting the local economy, called the Community Advancement Program (CAP), with $50,000 earmarked for local projects.  The program offers maximum grants of up to $5,000 per applicant, and aims to help attract business investment, retention and employment.  Projects must… Continue reading

Vertical Systems Offers Full Service to Specialized Equipment Market

Dan Shaw began his career right out of high school in 1979 in the Oshawa area, working on equipment that lifts things and people higher: hoists and scissor lifts. In 2007 he decided to branch out on his own and created Vertical Systems, which is currently located at 805 Highway… Continue reading

Local Syrup Producer Takes Visitors into the Woods to Tap for Syrup

Jeremy Poulin of Red Mill Maple Syrup, is offering to give visitors an experience at their farm at 1232 Deyell Line south of Millbrook this month. February is usually the month when temperatures climb to the levels that allow for the collection of pure maple sap, and Jeremy is inviting… 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 Farm and Pet Supply Bottle Drive Results

Thanks to the generosity of the community, bottle donation receipts for 2023 collected at Millbrook Farm and Pet Supply surpassed $14,000.  These funds were paid forward to a variety of local organizations including the Millbrook and District Foodshare, Millbrook Community Care, the Millbrook Lions’ Club, the Hospital for Sick Children… Continue reading

BIA Bucks to Boost Local Spending

The Millbrook BIA is launching a new program where customers can purchase gift certificates in denominations of $25 to be redeemed at any participating restaurant or retailer in town.  The certificates are available at Exit 38 and the Millbrook Wine Shoppe and can be used for purchases at any location… Continue reading

New Owners Take the Reins at Millbrook Valley Chocolates

The Mitchel family hopes to build on the success of former Millbrook Valley Chocolates shop owners Steve and Jackie, but let’s face it: that’s a hard act to follow. Since the shop opened in December 2016, it has been a destination for chocolate lovers from the community and beyond, acquiring… Continue reading

Christmas Comes to the Village on December 7th

This much-anticipated event hosted by the Millbrook BIA is returning to the village, offering the community an early taste of the season.  It runs from 5 to 9pm in downtown Millbrook and features food, shopping, and a few favourite traditions. The popular horse-drawn wagon rides provided by Earle Cochrane and… Continue reading

New Owners for Pastry Peddler

Millbrook residents Wendy and Mark Bannerman will take ownership of the beloved restaurant on November 27thwith current owners Colin Hall and Deanna Bell helping with a transition until Christmas.  The Bannermans are experienced retailers with businesses in Peterborough and Toronto.  They look forward to having a new business closer to… Continue reading