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Blues guitarist  Coco Montoya performs at Showplace on November 7 (photo: Bengt Nyman)

musicNOW - November 2014by Josh Fewings

Featuring Doug Paisley, Coco Montoya, Victor Wainwright, Harry Manx, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Sam Roberts Band, & more.

Blues guitarist  Coco Montoya performs at Showplace on November 7 (photo: Bengt Nyman)

Bending the strings and pounding the ivoriesby Jeannine Taylor

Blues musicians Coco Montoya and Victor Wainwright perform at Showplace Performance Centre on November 7.

Gone Girl opened in theatres on October 3. As the news ticker on the the movie poster suggests, the film is not only a whodunnit but also a commentary on the media age.

Men Who Hate Women - A review of Gone Girlby Elliott Burton

Anti-date movie is a supremely pertinent discourse on gender roles in the total media age.

The next "Dinner & Improv with Linda Kash & Friends" takes place on October 16th at The Venue in Peterborough

Second City veterans bringing big-city improv to Peterboroughby Sam Tweedle

Monthly dinnertainment at The Venue featuring Linda Kash and friends

Italian-Style Lentil Soup (photo: President's Choice)

kawarthaCHOW - Keep healthy with nutrient-rich foodsby Elaine McCarthy

Register for "Superfoods for the Season" cooking class on October 23 and try this recipe for lentil soup.

Reese Witherspoon plays Cheryl Strayed in the film adaption of Strayed's bestselling memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Wild at Heart - A review of the upcoming film Wildby Elliott Burton

Jean-Marc Vallée's latest film, based on Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir, opens in theatres in December.

Local writer and historian Patrick Conway (photo: Sam Tweedle)

Peterborianaby Sam Tweedle

Local historian Patrick Conway is telling the stories of Peterborough's history -- one year per week

Interference (book jacket: ECW Press)

Interferenceby Michelle Berry

An excerpt from the latest novel by Peterborough writer Michelle Berry.

Feature Stories
Historic lantern-lit tours of Lang Pioneer Village take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings during the month of October

Experience life in the past at Lang Pioneer Village this fall by Sam Tweedle

Lantern-lit historic walks are one of several unique events at Keene's "living museum".

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Blues guitarist  Coco Montoya performs at Showplace on November 7 (photo: Bengt Nyman)

Bending the strings and pounding the ivoriesby Jeannine Taylor

Blues musicians Coco Montoya and Victor Wainwright perform at Showplace Performance Centre on November 7.

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According to Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report, the common loon may disappear from its traditional territory by the end of this century as a result of global warming (photo: Kirk Doughty)

Would it still be cottage country without the loon? by Terry Rees

An open letter from Terry Rees, Executive Director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations.

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Maggie has been a part of the Grady family for about seven weeks, and the adjustment has been a big one for the entire family

Maggie's storyby Nicole Grady

Patience and perseverance with a shelter dog pays off for the Grady family.

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The 2014/15 board of directors of Women's Business Network (WBN) of Peterborough poses at the Water St. railway bridge (photo: WBN)

It was my first time at Women's Business Network and I was a bundle of nervesby Jeanne Pengelly

Peterborough's business networking group for women kicked off its 2014/15 season on September 3.

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Local writer and historian Patrick Conway (photo: Sam Tweedle)

Peterborianaby Sam Tweedle

Local historian Patrick Conway is telling the stories of Peterborough's history -- one year per week

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Trent University's Symon Campus on the banks of the Otonabee River in Peterborough

50 years of Trent Universityby Jeannine Taylor

Canada's unique university looks to the future as it celebrates its past.

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Community News & Profiles
Bees and other pollinators are disappearing at an alarming rate. Providing bee-friendly habitat in your own backyard is just one of many ways you can help reverse their decline.

Saturday is Pollinator Day in Peterboroughby Matt Higgs

Learn how to help bees and other pollinators at full-day workshop on November 1.

Donna Clarke scans the crowd as husband Henry speaks to an interested voter at Electionfest, held on October 22 at the Envinrude Centre (photo: Sam Tweedle)

And So It Goes ...by Donna Clarke

A Councillor's wife reminisces on Peterborough's 2014 election campaign.

Instead of bagging leaves this year, try mulching them instead. Leaves give a nutrient boost to lawns and gardens, getting them off to a good start in the spring. (Photo: Peterborough GreenUP)

Make the most of fallen leavesby Matt Higgs

Mulch them, compost them, or bag them and donate to GreenUp Ecology Park.

Historic lantern-lit tours of Lang Pioneer Village take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings during the month of October

Experience life in the past at Lang Pioneer Village this fall by Sam Tweedle

Lantern-lit historic walks are one of several unique events at Keene's "living museum".

Black-capped chickadees are one of the most common birds spotted at local bird feeders. Counting numbers of this species and others helps scientists to learn more about winter bird populations and movements across North America. (Photo: Errol Taskin/Project FeederWatch).

Helping birds with Project FeederWatch by Matt Higgs

Turn your bird-feeding hobby into research for bird conservation.

Kids learn the basics of composting at GreenUP Ecology Park as part of hands-on programs offered to local schools (photo: Peterborough GreenUP)

Composting through the fallby Matt Higgs

There's no better time to turn leaves and yard waste into black gold for the coming spring,

Amy Tenbult and Wesley Day of the Love Your Lake Program have been busy on Kasshabog Lake surveying shoreline properties in an effort to learn more about the current state of the lake's shoreline.   Information from the survey is then used to prepare an individualized stewardship information reports for each property surveyed.  (Photo: Terry Rees)

Loving our lakes by Matt Higgs

Program finds almost all Lake Kasshabog property owners want to protect water quality.

According to Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report, the common loon may disappear from its traditional territory by the end of this century as a result of global warming (photo: Kirk Doughty)

Would it still be cottage country without the loon? by Terry Rees

An open letter from Terry Rees, Executive Director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations.

The Home Assistance Program can help you save money on your utility bill by identifying areas in your home which require attention and providing energy-efficient upgrades like insulation, at no cost to eligible homeowners and tenants.

Stay warm and save money with the Home Assistance Program by Matt Higgs

Free energy-efficient upgrades for income-qualified participants.

Maggie has been a part of the Grady family for about seven weeks, and the adjustment has been a big one for the entire family

Maggie's storyby Nicole Grady

Patience and perseverance with a shelter dog pays off for the Grady family.

It's clear that water is one of our most important natural resources and we must do whatever we can to preserve, conserve and protect it.  Making a few simple changes in the way we consume water will not only help our environment, but also save us money at the same time. (Photo: Peterborough GreenUP)

Save money by living water smartby Matt Higgs

Tips for reducing water consumption both indoors and outdoors.

What's On Now - Events in The Kawarthas
Pubs & Clubs
One of our most popular columns! Find out who's playing where this weekend, from Bobcaygeon to Burleigh to Peterborough.
Publisher's Picks
Major, interesting and unusual events that our editors have deemed to be worthy of our endorsement and promotion across The Kawarthas.
Art, Performance & Culture
Gallery openings, exhibitions, theatre, performance art, dance and more! Celebrate local talent and the venues that attract great talent.
Business Events
From networking meetings to conferences to Chambers of Commerce, we are the only online source for business events anywhere in the Kawarthas.
Concerts & Live Music
Concerts: indoor, outdoor, series, folk, blues, jazz, classical and rock kawarthaNOW.com has them all listed! Promote your concert event here for free!
Cinemas & Drive-Ins
Movie listings from cinemas and drive-ins across the Kawarthas. We're the only local site to compile this information in one place for your convenience.
Showplace Performance Centre
Concerts, plays, performances, and community events coming to the main stage and to The Nexicom Lounge at Peterborough's downtown centre for the performing arts.
Films & Repertory Cinemas
Film festivals, theatres, and organizations screening classic, independent, and foreign language films (and some first-run movies too).
Community Events
kawarthaNOW.com covers regional ongoing events! Is your event listed? Post it for free!
Children's Events
Events designed just for Kawartha kids. Great things to do indoors and out! Be sure to watch this column during school holidays for special events.
Youth Events
These events are designed for the tweens and teenagers - kids or "youth" that are about age 12 and up! Events listed are throughout The Kawarthas.
Seniors' Events
Rewire your thinking about aging with our events for seniors. Many events are happening throughout the entire area - check out our column for all of them!
Outdoor Events
The Kawarthas are a year round playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Our outdoors column is your first stop for weekend and outdoor planning.
Fundraising Events
From men wearing red shoes to pink paddles, we promote worthy fundraising events in the Kawarthas. Help the community and join in! Post your event for free.
Sports & Recreation
Individual and team sports competitions, games, and fitness and recreational activities throughout the Kawarthas.
The Business Beat
By Stu Harrison.
One of our most visited columns, and we also have archives dating back to 2004!
Business Beat Archives
We"ve got them all dating back to 2004! The Business Beat archives by Stu Harrison.
Venues Listing
We have 1385 venues, businesses and organizations listed on our website. Each listing includes an address, contact information, map, and a link to events at the venue.
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Seasonal Events in The Kawarthas
Flu Clinics
It's flu season again! Immunization helps strengthen your body's natural immune response against the flu. You can get a flu shot at a local pharmacy or at one of the regional clinics we have listed in our column.
2014 Municipal Election
Municipal elections in Ontario take place on Monday, October 27, 2014. See our list of political events, including debates and other election-related activities, throughout the Kawarthas.
Hallowe'en Events
It's a scary, scary time in the Kawarthas. From ghost walks to scary villages and even Hallowe'en concerts, we've got the listings!
MUSE International Film Series
Presented by the Peterborough Museum and Archives and the Toronto International Film Festival Group, MUSE has been bringing Canadian and international films to Peterborough since 1998.
Westben: Concerts at the Barn
Westben's magnificent 400-seat timber-frame barn hosts an incredible array of renowned Canadian and international artists every summer.
Trent University 50th Anniversary
Peterborough's Trent University marks its 50th anniversary in 2014-15 with events and celebrations both on and off campus starting in August 2014.
Lang Pioneer Village
Established in 1967 to celebrate and preserve the rural history of the area, Lang Pioneer Village features over 20 restored and furnished buildings built between 1820 and 1899 and a working Grist Mill built in 1846.
Environment, Ecology & Gardening
Events related to the environment and ecology, as well as workshops of interest to gardeners.
Regional Farmers' Markets
From Spring to mid Fall the Kawarthas are rich with bounty and outdoor markets. Check out our guide and send us your favourites.
Trails Guide
One of the best things about The Kawarthas is that there is always a trail nearby! Check out our guide to regional trails!
Provincial Parks Guide
We're always within driving distance to a Provincial Park. Here is our guide to local day and overnight parks.
Riverview Park & Zoo
The Zoo is always a popular spot! Check out our summary of their current events.
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Unofficial Results: Mayors' Races in the Kawarthas
Mayors' Races in the Kawarthas

We have the unofficial results for 19 mayoral races in the Kawarthas and surrounding regions.

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