Kelsie Armstrong Selected Grand Champion

Don’t let her diminutive size and quiet voice fool you.  Kelsie Armstrong is a seasoned entrepreneur.  We’ve watched her grow up, starting a vegetable business twelve years ago with her brother Cody when she was in grade two.  The pair grew ten acres of sweet corn, five acres of pumpkins… Continue reading

Coding is for Girls (and Boys)

Flashback to 2004, when Lauren Sisson arrived in her chemistry class to begin studies as an engineering major at UOIT in Oshawa to find only 5 of the 150 students were female.  Maybe it was a sign, as the following year she switched to the female-dominated nursing program, eventually working… Continue reading

Local Photographer Receives Starter Company Grant

Jessica Blair was one of twelve entrepreneurs who completed Peterborough and the Kawartha’s Economic Development business training program in June, and earned a $5000 grant based on the strength of her business plan.   It was a huge step towards turning her passion into a business. The business is called Follow… Continue reading

Ru Huntley Scores Silver at the National Beach Volleyball Competition

Ru Huntley first played volleyball in grade seven at Crestwood.  Well, he sort of played- he says he spent most of the time on the bench.  His interest in the sport was encouraged by his friend Hannah Shad, who played with the competitive volleyball with the Peterborough Thunder. Last summer,… Continue reading

Meet Millbrook South Cavan Green Team!

  In November, the township launched a pilot Organic Waste Program for Millbrook area residents to divert organic materials from the Bensfort landfill to help extend its dwindling life expectancy. Students at Millbrook South/Cavan Public School have embraced the program with spectacular results.  There are ten green bins in the… Continue reading

First Novel Secures Award for Author from Millbrook

Julie Joyce (nee Doner) began writing during her school days growing up on Zion Line south of town.  She became particularly enthralled by the popular TV series, The Gilmore Girls, but sometimes found the plot lines less than satisfactory.  With few friends sharing her interest in the show, she discovered… Continue reading

New Math Tutor Offers Help to Math- Challenged Students

There’s no doubt math is a challenging subject for many students.  The school board knows it, too.  In 2017, the Kawartha Pine Ridge School District launched a revised math strategy, prompted by falling math scores in provincial tests despite a focus on instruction in this subject.  Then Director of Education… Continue reading

Meet Joshua Helms, Foodland Millbrook’s new Store Owner/Operator

Foodland Millbrook has been a fixture in Millbrook for over 40 years, and its new owner, Josh Helms, is bringing a fresh approach and brand-new store renovation to customers in the community. Josh grew up in Mt. Albert, Ontario and started in the grocery business when he was 16 as… Continue reading

Meet the New Principal at Millbrook South Cavan Public School

Once again, Millbrook South Cavan begins the school year with a new principal.  Jeff White arrives from Norwood, replacing Janice Mackenzie who retired last year. Jeff grew up in Lakefield, and loves rural schools.  He studied at Trent and spent his student teaching time in the area as well.  In… Continue reading