The Return of the Zucchini Festival

After a two-year hiatus, organizers decided at the last minute to bring back the wildly popular Zucchini Festival in early September.  Participants showed their creative sides decorating the many zucchinis that were donated by local farmers.  Zucchini boats were launched from the bridge, and some even arrived upright at the… Continue reading

St. John’s, Ida, Welcomes the Season with Fall Festival

St. John’s Church, Ida had a wonderful “Fall Welcoming Festival” on Sunday, September 11th. Our worship time included many familiar, uplifting hymns and choruses, as well as scripture readings, prayers and a message to encourage us in our life of following Jesus. After church, both old and young moved outdoors… Continue reading

Ground Breaking to Start Soon for New Fire Hall

The long-awaited project will break ground soon, now that the tender for the construction of the new fire hall has been approved. The new facility will replace the existing Fire Hall on King Street east in Millbrook which has been serving the community since the 1960’s.  The current hall has… Continue reading

Frequency of Dramatic Storms Expected to Rise This Summer

It’s not the vocabulary lesson we were seeking, but now most have learned the word “derecho”, which describes the weather phenomenon that occurred across the area on Saturday afternoon.  With a wind speed recorded at a tornado- like pace, this weather event affects a broad area, delivering a widespread straight-line… Continue reading


After a two-year hiatus, the Millbrook Fair is back in town from June 9th to 12th.    This will be the 171st version of events, each hosted by the Millbrook Agricultural Society.  Events kick off on Thursday with educational exhibits running from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm throughout the fairgrounds located… Continue reading

They’re Off!   Horse Racing Celebrates 50 Years at Kawartha Downs

  They pulled out all the stops for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of harness racing at Kawartha Downs last Saturday, with a full schedule from morning until dark.  The event drew so many that several police officers were required to control traffic on County Rd. 28 to maintain… Continue reading