Correction: Christmas Tree Credit

Just a note to give credit where credit is due.  On December 5th, our local Firefighters Association and their families undertook the task of acquiring and decorating the Millbrook Christmas tree.  They did a great job.  Not only did the tree bring smiles to many faces but the firefighters collected… Continue reading

Towerhill North Information Meeting Draws Little Interest

Only ten members of the public participated in the virtual meeting hosted on behalf of the Towerhill North developer by members of Innovative Planning Solutions (IPS) and other advisors.  The event was an unusual gesture on behalf of the developer to hear the community’s concerns and suggestions in the early… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – January 2021

My husband and I came here so we could raise our family in the country.  We are from Scarborough, Ontario. Alas it was only a matter of time before the city followed us here.  Although they call it progress, some things are better not touched. I’ve been reading a lot… Continue reading

Decorating Committee Brings Christmas Cheer to the Village

Pictured are members of the decorating committee during the early days of November as they updated the streetscape with winter décor.  The beautiful boughs were purchased locally from Puddleduck Farm. The Community Garden gave permission to cut dogwood that surrounds the garden, while sedum and hydrangea were donated by Maya… 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

Pony Club on Hallowe-en – 2020

The Kawartha Pony Club enthralled youngsters in the afternoon on Hallowe-en strolling through the Highlands subdivision with costumes and treats. The community gave right back during the evening festivities with enthusiastic displays of lights, aliens, graveyards, dinosaurs, and more. It was hard to tell who was having more fun –… Continue reading

BIA Shopping Passports Encourage Shoppers to Spend Locally This Season

The first Passport draw winner was Kathy Powers.  Congratulations, now get shopping, everyone! BIA Christmas in the Village committee members Charlotte, Deanna, Kate, and Louise looked for another way to encourage local shopping and promote local businesses when it became clear that Christmas in the Village was not a go…. Continue reading

Orange Lodge Legacy Gift Expands Outdoor Fitness Options

Orange Lodge Legacy Gift Expands Outdoor Fitness Options The Adult Outdoor Equipment area has been installed and is ready for action beside the children’s playground at the Cavan-Monaghan Community Centre.  Now adults and children can get fit together.  It was funded by a generous gift from the Millbrook Orange Lodge,… Continue reading