Christmas Calm Reflects on Absence and Healing

In the excitement and anticipation surrounding Christmas preparations, it is hard to find a time and place where it is safe to let longing and loss settle. A ‘Christmas Calm’ service is just such a setting. This evening service will be held at Centreville Presbyterian Church on Thursday, December 12,… Continue reading

Pumpkin Fest 2019 🎃

The crowds poured into the Veggie Patch to get a taste of country last month at the Pumpkin Fest which featured gator rides and a petting zoo where Daphne the Alpaca enjoyed the attention. Cody and Kelsie were thrilled with the turnout and would like to extend a massive thank-you… Continue reading

Registration for Christmas Hamper Program Begins

Millbrook and District Food Share volunteers are getting organized for this year’s Christmas Hamper program.  Each year this organization prepares and distributes approximately 80 Christmas Hampers for local families.  These customized boxes of goodies are prepared for registered recipients only, with contents based on the size and composition of the… Continue reading

Zucchini Festival Boat Decorating Contest

These young artists are focused on creating masterpieces, thanks to a handful of volunteers who used their own creativity to build a popular community event celebrating an underappreciated vegetable.  There are plenty of opportunities for young and old to show their stuff in this township, whether it means swirling around… Continue reading

Zucchini Festival Returns!

After a year’s hiatus due to the dam reconstruction, the popular Zucchini Festival returned to Millpond last month, bringing out the creative as well as the competing spirit in participants. Zucchini specimens were transformed into colourful boats with wine corks secured to their sides to provide buoyancy required for the… Continue reading

Volunteers Plant Trees along Millpond Through TD Tree Days Program

On the morning if Saturday, September 14th, while many were attending the Grand Opening celebrations at the new Cavan Monaghan Community Centre, a group of more than fifty volunteers were down the hill participating with Otonabee Conservation Regional Authority (ORCA) staff planting native trees and shrubs as part of the… 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

Self-Regulation and Young Children Presentation

Millbrook EarlyON Child and Family Centre staff is very excited to welcome Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant to the centre for an informative evening. Dr. Smith-Chant is the Director of Research for the Self-Regulation Institute as well as an Associate Professor of the Psychology Department of Trent University. Prior to becoming a… Continue reading

Kids Clothing Swap Fundraiser for the Old Millbrook School Family Centre

As the season changes, so do the wardrobes.  Do you have gently used clothing that will no longer be useful next year?  Are you looking to beef up your children’s closet with some new-to-them items?   If so, you may be able to help the local family centre while you address… Continue reading