Life @ 35 – April 2024

This month I spoke with a busy mother of two pre-school children.  She and her family are relatively new to the community, having arrived here only two years ago from a small south-western Ontario city. A self-described homebody, our young mother made the unusual decision to delegate the task of… Continue reading

Joe the Barber Celebrates 80 Years

You know the shop is open well before you can see it because of the music. It’s his trademark, which has been known to ruffle a few feathers but for the most part is a much appreciated ingredient to the atmosphere in the village.  Joe’s musical tastes are eclectic, running… Continue reading

Former Millbrook Teacher and Playwright Seeks Youth Adult Volunteer Actors

For the last nine years of his teaching career, Ed Schroeter taught kindergarten at Millbrook South Cavan Public School, retiring from a 30-year career in 2021.  He describes his time in Millbrook as his happiest teaching experience.  There he found enthusiastic and supportive teaching partners with whom he developed collaborative… Continue reading

Firefighter Awards Night

The annual Firefighter Awards night acknowledges the achievements of members of our Firefighters in training and service, providing the opportunity to congratulate all award recipients for their work on behalf of the community. At the most recent event, Tom Armstrong was recognized for his 40 years of outstanding service to… Continue reading

A Message of Thanks to Peter Mills

December 31, 2023 was a date which definitely left the church family of St. John’s Ida and the Parish of Ida and Omemee with a bittersweet feeling. As we celebrated the retirement of Rev. Peter Mills, and gratefully recognized the wonderful 16 1/2 year ministry of Peter, along with his… Continue reading

Bill Slavin Takes us Beyond the Secrets of Jarrow

“It’s as good as it gets right now.” Bill Slavin might like to contemplate life in the middle ages or during the Napoleonic era, but he certainly doesn’t want to be transported back to that time. The Historical Society was treated to conversation, tea, and cookies by Bill Slavin and… Continue reading

County Recognition Award Nomination Period Open

Peterborough County hosts this annual celebration of the contributions of local groups and individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to their communities. The categories are broad, ranging from acts of heroism, entrepreneurial initiatives, and leadership in areas including agriculture, volunteering, sports, culture and environmental protection. Nominees may not have received… Continue reading