Local Farmers Donate Hay to Counterparts in Need

With some local farmers harvesting a fourth crop of hay, it’s safe to say that hay is in abundance in our neighbourhood.  Not so in Northern Ontario, or out west. Extreme drought and heat conditions have left livestock farmers contemplating how to shrink their herds given the lack of feed… Continue reading

Christmas Hamper Preparations Begin

Millbrook and District Food Share volunteers are getting organized for this year’s Christmas Hamper program which distributes hampers each year to local families. Hampers are prepared for registered recipients and includes non-perishable food items, fresh local produce, a grocery voucher from Foodland and Walmart vouchers for each child in the… Continue reading

Schier Family’s Ongoing Support for Community Care

It is a family affair… 2016 Chris Schier held the first annual Advantage Charity Golf Tournament. The profits from the tournament were donated to a local organization. Community Care Millbrook was that lucky charity. Consistently each year Chris has put on the tournament    providing a sizable donation to the community…. Continue reading

“Journeys Outreach” Supports Young People

“Journeys” is the outreach and social advocacy group of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, Millbrook.   After a pause in activities during Covid-19 lockdowns, the outreach group began meeting again via Zoom in April.   Journeys has now completed two fundraisers, one of which was for Zippaport — a non-profit organization that creates… Continue reading

Blank Canvas Joins Sandwich Sisters in Supporting One-Roof Community Centre

  Since January, Jane Berlin and a group of volunteers out of Bethany have been preparing sandwiches and snacks once a week for visitors to One Roof Community Centre in Peterborough.  This shelter is open 365 days a year and provides free meals, professional training, life skills, access to primary… Continue reading

Acknowledging the Donation that Made the Outdoor Fitness Area Possible

The equipment has been in place since last fall, but it took almost a year to find conditions that allowed a celebration and acknowledgement of the generous legacy gift.  Last month, a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the outdoor facility and thank the organization that made it… Continue reading