Grand Opening of the Millbrook Dam

Dave Brackenridge addressed the audience for the official grand opening of the Millbrook Dam in November of 2019. The finishing touch will be the installation of permanent panels describing the role the pond and mill have had in the area. Temporary versions of the panels designed and written by local… Continue reading

Dam Construction Nears Completion with Dredging Levels Falling Short

In his report to Council on December 17th,  ORCA CAO Dan Marinigh reported on the progress of this significant capital project. The good news is the project is on budget and the construction activities are nearing completion for the year.  Due to unusual November weather, the final stages of the… Continue reading

Millbrook Dam Project Update

In his most recent report to Council, Dan Marinigh of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) advised that despite delays due to unseasonal April weather, the project continues to progress well and is expected to come in on budget.  The project is several weeks behind schedule, and because its scope… Continue reading

A Different Kind of Catch and Release at Millbrook Dam

While we miss the traditional catch and release action that is part of the Annual Fishing Derby that is cancelled this year, early in March the millpond was the location of a different and wildly successful catch and release activity. As progress continues on the Millbrook Dam reconstruction project, the… Continue reading

Another Page in the History of Needler’s Mill

They did it! Last week, the papers were signed, officially transferring ownership of Needler’s Mill to the hands of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society from the Otonabee Regional Conservation Authority which had assumed responsibility for the landmark in 1967. As the building fell further into a state of disrepair… Continue reading

Save Needler’s Mill Campaign Celebrates Success

On Thursday, February 23, Needler’s Mill will officially become the property of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society as representatives from Otonabee Conservation and the Historical Society sign the final paperwork at a public gathering in the Legion Hall, 5-7pm. This occasion is our chance to thank all those who… Continue reading