Get Involved in Your Local School

  Pictured is Millbrook/South Cavan (MSC) School Council President Ann-Marie-Kelleher at last week’s Open House.  At last count, the school body is now 580 students, so it’s no surprise that the school could use some volunteer support.  One way to get involved is through the School Council.  You don’t have… Continue reading

Canine Volunteers Deliver Affection and Stress Relief at Centennial Place

Does your dog love pats from anyone, or is it discriminating about whose hand strokes its head? Affectionate canine therapists from East Central Therapy Dogs have been visiting hospital wards, long term care homes and VON Day Centres in Peterborough, Lakefield and Millbrook since 2002.  The 48 (human) volunteers in… Continue reading

Lions and Township Sign Two-Year Extension for Lions’ Den Lease

In 1996, a 25-year lease for the property that is now knows as the Lions’ Den was signed. Since its expiry in 2021, township staff and members of this local service organization have been working together to establish a new agreement.  At Monday’s Council meeting, a new, two-year deal was… Continue reading

St. John’s Ida Cemetery Board Recognizes Allen McCamus

Over forty people, family and friends, including members of St. John’s Church in Ida, joined in celebrations on July 31, to recognize the retirement of Allen McCamus from the Cemetery Board and as a happy coincidence, the birthday of Allen’s wife Waunita. Allen had faithfully served this entire community for… Continue reading

Masonic Lodge Hosts Drive for Kawartha Food Share

In July, members of the Masonic Lodge in Millbrook joined forces with members of their Peterborough association to run a fundraising drive on behalf of Kawartha Food Share, which supports the Millbrook Food Share. Collecting donations in fishing nets along King Street on the morning of July 22nd, organizers received… Continue reading

Millbrook Cavan Firefighters Donate to Friendship Force

In June a story about a new social program for adults with different abilities called Friendship Force described a new weekly program at the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre that was launched by three local women. rogram participants are on the Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is a developmental disability that… Continue reading