Take a Hike: Millbrook Valley Trails is One of Our Original Outdoor Playgrounds

From its entrance at the Medd’s Mountain Park and the millpond in the village of Millbrook, the original loop of Millbrook Valley Trails (MVT) traverses a diversity of natural vegetative communities to the southern boundary of the Ministry of Natural Resource Provincial Fishing and Nature Areas, and follows Baxter Creek… Continue reading

Local Business Makes Anniversary Meaningful With Charitable Donations

March 31, 2021 marked the sixth anniversary of the day Kate Deklerck opened the doors of The Quilter’s Bolt at 30 King St in Downtown Millbrook. Last fall, the store began to operate “virtually” out of her home, so this anniversary was different.  When the shop operated with bricks and… Continue reading

Bottle Drive to Support Trout Unlimited’s Tree Giveaway Event

Trout Unlimited Millbrook is holding a bottle drive throughout the month of April at the Millbrook Farm & Pet Supply Store. We will also be partnering with the Lion’s club to host a bottle pickup at the Lion’s Den on April 24th from 10:00am-2:00pm to help the community celebrate Earth… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – March 2021

The Millbrook and District Food Share had another successful Christmas Hamper program, providing 39 hampers and vouchers to local families. The Food Share would like to thank the various local businesses that donated, including Millbrook Foodland, Millbrook BIA, Millbrook Masonic Lodge, Millbrook Community Care, Nexicom,  Millbrook Legion- Branch 402, Millbrook… Continue reading

March for Meals – Showcasing Meals on Wheels in the Millbrook Area

  Food is a basic need, a life necessity. What we eat or don’t eat affects our mental, emotional and physical well-being.  Did you know that the Meals on Wheels program is also available to adults who are recovering from surgery or illness? One of the misconceptions of Community Care’s… Continue reading

Community Events

Telecare Peterborough spring training of new volunteers will be on-line Telecare Peterborough is a 24-hour distress line, listening to isolated, worried, lonely and overwhelmed people in our community. 50-hour training will be on-line from March through April. In person (on-line) sessions will be held Tuesday evenings, beginning March 16th. Cost… Continue reading

Sandwich Sisters Demonstrate How We Can Truly Be in this Together

Jane Berlin and her husband recently moved from Toronto to their farm in Bethany to live on a full-time basis. It has been difficult to integrate into their new community because of Covid restrictions, but Jane found inspiration from a volunteer group that began in Toronto that call themselves the… Continue reading

Local Firm Comes to the Rescue of Women’s Institute

This year, the local Women’s Institute was the beneficiary of some generosity from a local firm which stepped in to clean up an unusual mess.  Early this winter, a fire extinguisher fell off the wall in the kitchen of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s kitchen.  It literally exploded, blasting yellow fire… Continue reading