New Hair Salon Coming to Millbrook

With the province allowing salons to open this week, Chloe Dewhurst’s timing is good. After working in salons in Peterborough and Bowmanville, Chloe chose to bring her hair styling and colour skills closer to home.  She and her family moved into the new subdivision last year and after a whole… Continue reading

It’s Okay to Say You’re Not Fine These Days

My Dad and sister are coming to visit today.  It will be the first time in seven months that I have seen my Dad.  This morning, I finally allowed myself to be excited because I knew it was really happening.  All week long I had felt irritable and I could… Continue reading

Infrastructure Funding Approvals Just One Part of the Puzzle

In 2019, a new grant program called Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program was announced. Eager to secure funding for some local projects, an application was made under the Community Culture and Recreation stream, where 73.33% of project funding requirements are covered by the Federal and Provincial governments.  When these grant… Continue reading

New Parkland Comes to Towerhill Development

At the May 17th Council meeting, Recreation Coordinator Melissa Als presented a report outlining the plans for the installation of the playground design that was included in the subdivision agreement in the Towerhill South subdivision. The features of the plan are extensive, and include children’s play structures, adult exercise equipment,… Continue reading

COMMENT: A Vision for Arena Repurposing

I was interested to learn that the municipality is securing Green Infrastructure funds for the renovation of the old Millbrook Arena. As much as I applaud the township for not simply off-loading the building to the private sector, I do wonder why we need yet another “multipurpose community hub”, most… Continue reading

Grace Thom Celebrates 105th Birthday

Grace Thom, long-time resident of the Millbrook Manor, celebrated 105 years last month.  Compared to her 100th birthday when Grace took a tour around town on a motorcycle, this one was a subdued affair, with 20 well-wishers stopping by to extend their congratulations. The pandemic might have dampened the celebrations… Continue reading

Nancy Hannah Retires from the Millbrook Medical Centre

She has a reputation for making even the most threatening needle glide in painlessly, and her confidence, compassion and sense of humour were all on display behind the counter and in the examination room.  After 36 years supporting family doctors in the Millbrook Medical Centre, Nancy is calling it a… Continue reading