Kawartha Credit Union to Investigate Interest in Mobile Branch Service in Cavan-Monaghan

Early in December, representatives from Kawartha Credit Union (KCU) made a presentation to Council following up on an earlier expression of interest in delivering banking services to the community through its Mobile Solutions Unit.  Think of this unit as a branch on wheels in which in-person banking services are provided… Continue reading

Bethany Welcomes New Retail Outlet: Kawartha Fireplace & More

The former TD Bank building in Bethany has received a tasteful transformation into a new retail outlet.  Located at 1475 Highway 7A beside the general store, Kawartha Fireplace & More will open its doors in early February assuming health regulations allow, but if you can’t wait, a preview is available… Continue reading

Christmas 2020!

The Millbrook Agricultural Society hosted a Santa Claus parade in the fairgrounds in mid-December. Rain did not deter visitors eager for some Christmas cheer. The event drew 285 cars whose occupants were treated to colourful light displays including this one featuring Eagleson Construction equipment and the Guest of Honour, himself.

Millbrook Retailers Take Top Awards in Annual Peterborough Competition

While the main retail section of King Street in Millbrook may be in a period of transition, three of our relatively new businesses have caught the attention of shoppers in the Peterborough region.  Three of them were awarded prizes in their shopping categories through the annual on-line voting conducted by… Continue reading

Some Traditions Weather the COVID Storm

The family-owned and operated Dawson Tree Farm on Zion Line opened for the season last weekend with as many as 100 happy customers taking home trees to decorate.   Apparently they should expect a good season, as reports indicate consumers are choosing real trees rather than artificial ones this year. Pictured… Continue reading

Update #2 Nexicom Fibre Overbuild in Millbrook

Phase 1 of Nexicom’s fibre overbuild in the village of Millbrook was completed last month. This phase involves the construction of the “backbone” of their main transportation route throughout the village, which required locating all applicable hydro electrical and gas lines currently underground and tunneling for the fibre optic cable… Continue reading

Pandemic Allows Local Couple Time to Launch New Business

Amy Howley has always had a creative bent and her husband Dean loves working with wood. Amy would find inspiration on Pinterest, and ask her husband – can you make this?  Of course he could, so he did. One of their first joint creations was a headboard.  While shopping for… Continue reading

Clarke’s Café Continues the Family Tradition

The reprieve provided by the pandemic crystallized Jule’s Kitchen owner/operator Julie’s desire to move on from the restaurant she operated for – years in the family-owned building that houses Clarke’s Service Centre, the gas station, the car wash and laundromat.  After mulling it over, Mike and Heather Clarke decided to… Continue reading