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The Netflix-produced 2015 documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? is one of Elliott's top picks

The Best of the Restby Elliott Burton

Overlooked and underrated offerings on Netflix.

After performing locally for years, singer-songwriter Chelsey Bennett is releasing her debut EP in September (photo: Bryan Reid Photography)

Chelsey Bennett sings neo-soulby Sam Tweedle

Local singer-songwriter and performer is releasing her debut EP in September.

The Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Market will be handing out freshly boiled cobs of local corn on September 2

September events at the Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Marketby kawarthaNOW

Featuring Corn Fest, Iron Chef Challenge, and Guest Chef Brad Watt.

Real-life married couples Dave Pearce (left) and Jennine Profeta (right) and Sarah Quick and James Barrett perform in Making a Move, an interactive romantic comedy that takes a similar approach to "choose your own adventure" books.  The play runs until September 5 at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon (photo: Sam Tweedle / kawarthaNOW)

Choose your own play - a review of Making a Moveby Sam Tweedle

Globus Theatre's final show of the summer season runs until September 5 at Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon

While the theatre at Peterborough's Showplace Performance Centre remains empty over the summer, staff are hard at work behind the scenes preparing for the fall season, which begins on September 11 with blues musician Dewey Via in the Nexicom Studio (photo: Emily Martin)

The calm before the stormby Kait Dueck

A tranquil off-season at Showplace quickly builds to a feverish pitch, thanks to dedicated staff

Robert Winslow stars as Reverend Bobby Angel in Gimme That Prime Time Religion, on now until August 22 at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook (photo: Miranda Hume / Miranda Studios)

Blind faith revival - a review of Gimme That Prime Time Religionby Sam Tweedle

Restaging of Robert Winslow's religious satire at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook until August 29.

This detail is a perfect example of Peer Christensen's classical technique for building transparent layers to create a gorgeous effect of natural light

Art in the Street - August 2015by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Christensen Fine Art, Walter Mariga at ZimArt, Bridge Street Art Gallery, and Gwyneth Fischer at Gallery in the Attic.

Originally from Peterborough and now based in Newfoundland, The Burning Hell is one of many bands performing at Hootenanny on Hunter Street in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, August 8 (photo: Angus Rowe MacPherson)

musicNOW - August 2015by Josh Fewings

Featuring Peter Robinson Festival, Hootenanny on Hunter Street, Havelock Country Jamboree, Kruger Brothers, Peterborough Folk Festival, and more.

Juno award-winning "nuevo flamenco" guitarist and composer Jesse Cook comes to Showplace on Saturday, December 20 (photo: Allen Clark)

Tickets available now for fall shows at Showplace in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Lineup includes musicians like Jesse Cooke, along with comedy, magic, children's shows, and more.

Cally's Way by Jane Bow

Cally's Wayby Jane Bow

An excerpt from the history-based novel by Peterborough author Jane Bow.

Hunter Street between George and Aylmer in downtown Peterborough was closed on Saturday, August 8 for the fifth annual Hootenanny on Hunter Street (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Photos from Hootenanny on Hunter Streetby kawarthaNOW

Annual street festival took place on August 8 in downtown Peterborough.

Angel in a Dog Suit, by Kawarthas authors Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark, is the true story of puppy mill survivor Ruby. The heart-warming children's book has been endorsed by both the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and will be introduced to Ontario elementary schools in September 2015.

Angel in a Dog Suitby Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark

Illustrations from the children's book by Kawarthas authors Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark

Amy Winehouse, pictured here in performance in at the Eurockéennes Music Festival in 2007, died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27 (photo: Wikimedia)

Addicted to Love - a review of Amyby Elliott Burton

Documentary doesn't do justice to the genius of late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Jerome Ackhurst, owner of The Only Cafe in downtown Peterborough, with staff members Lyne Dwyer (left) and Stephanie Wood (right)

Twenty-five years of breaking all of the rules at The Only Cafeby Sam Tweedle

An interview with Jerome Ackhurst, owner of Peterborough's most eclectic drinkery and eatery.

Written by and starring comedian Amy Schumer, Trainwreck opened in theatres on July 17, 2015

Train in Vain - a review of Trainwreckby Elliott Burton

Amy Schumer reverses gender role stereotypes in entertaining and thoughtful film.

Stinking Rich by Rob Brunet

Stinking Richby Rob Brunet

An excerpt from the debut novel by Kawarthas author Rob Brunet

Feature Stories
While the theatre at Peterborough's Showplace Performance Centre remains empty over the summer, staff are hard at work behind the scenes preparing for the fall season, which begins on September 11 with blues musician Dewey Via in the Nexicom Studio (photo: Emily Martin)

The calm before the stormby Kait Dueck

A tranquil off-season at Showplace quickly builds to a feverish pitch, thanks to dedicated staff

Read more ...

Students Alex Kaczmarek (left), Cassie Peeters (middle), and Nick Goffredo work on a simulated patient in the lab of the Specialist High Skills Major in Health and Wellness program at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Lindsay

Taking the guesswork out of career planning for high school studentsby Jeanne Pengelly

Students benefit from Specialist High Skills Major programs offered by PVNC Catholic District School Board.

Read more ...

Robert Winslow stars as Reverend Bobby Angel in Gimme That Prime Time Religion, on now until August 22 at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook (photo: Miranda Hume / Miranda Studios)

Blind faith revival - a review of Gimme That Prime Time Religionby Sam Tweedle

Restaging of Robert Winslow's religious satire at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook until August 29.

Read more ...

The iconic monarch butterfly has been in sharp decline in recent years. You can learn more about the life cycle and habitat of the monarch butterfly at a workshop hosted by Peterborough GreenUp later this month. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Will our children remember the monarch?by Matt Higgs

Learn more about the troubled butterfly at a Peterborough GreenUp workshop on August 22.

Read more ...

Hunter Street between George and Aylmer in downtown Peterborough was closed on Saturday, August 8 for the fifth annual Hootenanny on Hunter Street (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Photos from Hootenanny on Hunter Streetby kawarthaNOW

Annual street festival took place on August 8 in downtown Peterborough.

Read more ...

The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce has digitized an old 16-mm documentary that describes the building of the Centennial fountain, seen here being towed to its final location in Little Lake

A fascinating look back at Peterborough's iconic fountain in Little Lakeby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough Chamber of Commerce uncovers documentary on fountain's construction in 1967

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Jerome Ackhurst, owner of The Only Cafe in downtown Peterborough, with staff members Lyne Dwyer (left) and Stephanie Wood (right)

Twenty-five years of breaking all of the rules at The Only Cafeby Sam Tweedle

An interview with Jerome Ackhurst, owner of Peterborough's most eclectic drinkery and eatery.

Read more ...

Storm water runoff carries pollutants commonly found on streets and other paved surfaces like pet waste, motor oil, cleaners and other chemicals directly into waterways. Using rain barrels, picking up after your pet, and reducing paved surfaces are all ways we can reduce storm water runoff and keep our waterways cleaner. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Six ways you can reduce storm water runoff and keep water cleanby Matt Higgs

A healthy watershed starts in our own backyards

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Wild parsnip, which looks similar to Queen Anne's Lace but with yellowish flowers, has toxic sap that reacts with ultraviolet light on skin to cause burns on the skin (photo: Wikipedia)

Don't let this plant turn you into a “vampire”by Jeanne Pengelly

The toxic sap of wild parsnip, found along roadsides in the Kawarthas, reacts with sunlight to cause skin burns

Read more ...

Juno award-winning "nuevo flamenco" guitarist and composer Jesse Cook comes to Showplace on Saturday, December 20 (photo: Allen Clark)

Tickets available now for fall shows at Showplace in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Lineup includes musicians like Jesse Cooke, along with comedy, magic, children's shows, and more.

Read more ...

Community News & Profiles
The Pagoda Bridge in Jackson Park in Peterborough will be restored over September and October  (photo: Ron Crough)

Pagoda Bridge in Jackson Park to be restoredby kawarthaNOW

Heritage bridge in Peterborough will be closed to pedestrians for around six weeks.

The deadline for nominations for the Extraordinary Women of Kawartha Lakes Awards is Monday, August 31. An awards dinner and ceremony will take place during Women's History Month in October.

Do you know an extraordinary woman in the City of Kawartha Lakes?by Jeannine Taylor

Deadline for Extraordinary Women of Kawartha Lakes Awards nominations is August 31.

Make your central air conditioner smarter by enrolling in the free peaksaver PLUS service, offered by Peterborough Distribution Inc.

Reduce your use to save energy and moneyby Matt Higgs

Join thousands of households who are reducing Peterborough's demand for electricity.

Students Alex Kaczmarek (left), Cassie Peeters (middle), and Nick Goffredo work on a simulated patient in the lab of the Specialist High Skills Major in Health and Wellness program at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Lindsay

Taking the guesswork out of career planning for high school studentsby Jeanne Pengelly

Students benefit from Specialist High Skills Major programs offered by PVNC Catholic District School Board.

The iconic monarch butterfly has been in sharp decline in recent years. You can learn more about the life cycle and habitat of the monarch butterfly at a workshop hosted by Peterborough GreenUp later this month. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Will our children remember the monarch?by Matt Higgs

Learn more about the troubled butterfly at a Peterborough GreenUp workshop on August 22.

The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce has digitized an old 16-mm documentary that describes the building of the Centennial fountain, seen here being towed to its final location in Little Lake

A fascinating look back at Peterborough's iconic fountain in Little Lakeby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough Chamber of Commerce uncovers documentary on fountain's construction in 1967

Wild parsnip, which looks similar to Queen Anne's Lace but with yellowish flowers, has toxic sap that reacts with ultraviolet light on skin to cause burns on the skin (photo: Wikipedia)

Don't let this plant turn you into a “vampire”by Jeanne Pengelly

The toxic sap of wild parsnip, found along roadsides in the Kawarthas, reacts with sunlight to cause skin burns

Young children are among those most susceptible to infections caused bacteria in water, so always check water quality conditions before taking your family to a Kawarthas-area beach.

Health units now testing water quality at public beaches in the Kawarthasby kawarthaNOW

You can view all test results on kawarthaNOW's website.

Ticks settle on tall grasses and bushes and attach themselves to passing people or animals. When hiking, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and tuck your pants into your socks, especially when walking in long grass.

Protect yourself and your family from Lyme diseaseby Bruce Head

Singer Avril Lavigne reveals her struggle with Lyme disease caused by tick bite.

Artist's concept of the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building to be built at Lang Pioneer Village in Keene

Raising the barn at Lang Pioneer Village in Keeneby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough County announces plans and fundraising campaign for new agricultural heritage building .

Storm water runoff carries pollutants commonly found on streets and other paved surfaces like pet waste, motor oil, cleaners and other chemicals directly into waterways. Using rain barrels, picking up after your pet, and reducing paved surfaces are all ways we can reduce storm water runoff and keep our waterways cleaner. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Six ways you can reduce storm water runoff and keep water cleanby Matt Higgs

A healthy watershed starts in our own backyards

The former federal building at 185 King St. in downtown Peterborough has been vacant for over two years (photo courtesy of AON Inc.)

Peterborough County-City Health Unit is moving downtown in the fallby kawarthaNOW

Health unit has purchased the first three floors of 185 King Street

While climate change may have some benefits to Ontario like an extended growing season, those benefits are well outweighed by risks like stronger storms, flooding rains, and drought — as is seen here in Texas. Ontario's Environment Commissioner warns that province needs to step up its game to meet its 2020 carbon reduction targets. (Photo: Bob Nichols/USDA)

Ontario must work harder to meet climate change targetsby Matt Higgs

Environmental watchdog warns that impacts of climate change will continue to grow.

Eligible participants in the Home Assistance Program receive free energy-efficient upgrades like programmable thermostats, window air conditioners, or even a refrigerator — all at no charge.

Lower your energy costs and your hydro bill this summerby Matt Higgs

Free energy-saving home retrofits for Peterborough, Lakefield, and Norwood residents.

While local businesses such as Pet Valu and Pet Supply Warehouse have been generous in helping the pet food bank, supplies are low and the organization is seeking donations from individuals (photo courtesy of Peterborough Pet Food Bank)

Peterborough Pet Food Bank urgently seeking donationsby kawarthaNOW

Supplies are low and donations slow down over the summer.

With the decline of pollinator species likes bees, adding native plants and wildflowers to your backyard are important steps to helping reverse the pollinator decline (photo: Wikipedia)

Ontario to protect bees and other pollinators starting July 1stby Matt Higgs

You can also help protect pollinators by creating a bee-friendly backyard.

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 1528 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
2015 Federal Election
The federal election will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015. Here's where you'll find campaign events and candidate debates for the four electoral ridings in the Kawarthas.
Community Fairs
Some Kawartha communities hold their agricultural fairs in the summer rather than the fall. But they still feature all the same attractions: midways, tractor pulls, animal shows, demo derbys, home crafts, and much more.
Outdoor Films
There's nothing like watching a movie outdoors on a warm summer night, whether in a park, on the beach, or even in a barn! Check out our list of outdoor films in the Kawarthas.
Kawartha Beach Reports
Our all-summer regional guide to beaches that are open and closed in Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton.
Summer Outdoor Concerts
There are lots of outdoor summer concerts in the Kawarthas and, better yet, most of them are free! Our column covers regional concert listings!
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.
Peter Robinson Festival
This inaugural festival celebrates Peterborough's heritage, art, business, and community awareness. It takes place Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, 2015, with several fundraisers leading up to the festival.
Summer Camps & Activities for Kids
Keep the kids busy all summer long with our extensive guide to summer camps and activities for children in the Kawarthas.
Summer Theatre
Summer theatre is a long-standing tradition in The Kawarthas. From small volunteer community-based groups to professional theatre, we've got the listings and something for everyone's tastes this summer season. Enjoy!
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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Content Feedback
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