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A scene from "1981 FM", one of five dances to be performed Dusk Dances in Rotary Park in Peterborough from July 24-27 (photo: Joseph Michael Photography)

Dusk Dances returns to Peterboroughby Michael Fazackerley

Popular outdoor dance performances take place at Rotary Park from July 24-27.

Liam, Mike, and Jesse "Peck" Archer at the 2006 Churchkey Spring Revival, where their band Scrap Metal played

Remembering Jesse at Party for Peckby Jane Archer

The fourth annual Blues in The Schools fundraiser takes place on August 2 near Campbellford.

Jonathan Bennett (photo: Rebekah Littlejohn Photography)

The Colonial Hotelby Jonathan Bennett

An excerpt from the latest novel by award-winning Keene author Jonathan Bennett.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opened in theatres on July 11

Human After All - A review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apesby Elliott Burton

Shattering effects and troubling commentary on the state of our current political unrest.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

kawarthaCHOW - Summer cooking classes for kids and adultsby Elaine McCarthy

Featuring a recipe for pasta with fresh tomato sauce.

Gordon Gibb (photo: Jessica Melnik)

Google This ...by Gordon Gibb

An excerpt from "Gibberish", the new book by Peterborough broadcaster and author Gordon Gibb.

Liam Davidson as young Billy Fiddler, Justin Laurie as young Walter White, and Francis Loiselle as young Lily White (photo: Wayne Eardley, Brookside Studio)

Good intentions: a review of Doctor Barnardo's Childrenby Sam Tweedle

Critically acclaimed 4th Line Theatre production playing until July 26th in Millbrook.

musicNOW – July 2014

musicNOW - July 2014by Josh Fewings

The first month of summer heats up with lots of great music and free concerts.

Outgoing Artspace director Fynn Leitch is the new Curator of the Art Gallery of Peterborough (photo: Bradley Boyle)

Art in the Street - July 2014by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Fynn Leitch, the brothers Bierk, Sona Safaei-Sooreh, and Art Battle Peterborough Finals.

Ben Sämann, General Manager of Viamede Resort, and Mike Hendren, Executive Director of Kawartha Land Trust, take in the natural beauty of Stoney Lake, where the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra will perform an open-air concert on Sunday, August 17

Beethoven on Stoney Lakeby Jeannine Taylor

Kawartha Land Trust and Peterborough Symphony Orchestra team up for an open-air concert at Viamede Resort on August 17.

Saigon Shrimp Cakes

kawarthaCHOW - Saigon Shrimp Cakesby Elaine McCarthy

Chef John MacKinnon takes you on a culinary tour of the world at the PC Cooking School on June 17.

Melissa Payne (photo: Bryan Reid)

kawarthaICON - Melissa Payneby Josh Fewings

Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter releasing her new album

Bill Templeman

Leadership Basics for Frontline Managersby Bill Templeman

An excerpt from local writer Bill Templeman's book on how to become a better leader.

Rick Fines (photo: Ernie Basciano)

kawarthaICON - Rick Finesby Josh Fewings

Rick Fines brings it all home again to Showplace Peterborough on February 22

The first show ever produced by Public Energy, back in November 1994 when it was known as Peterborough New Dance, was Debra Brown's "Apogée" (photo: Cylla von Tiedeman)

Public Energy: The Power of Performanceby Elizabeth Fennell

20 memories from 20 years of presenting new dance and performance in Peterborough.

Feature Stories
Liam, Mike, and Jesse "Peck" Archer at the 2006 Churchkey Spring Revival, where their band Scrap Metal played

Remembering Jesse at Party for Peckby Jane Archer

The fourth annual Blues in The Schools fundraiser takes place on August 2 near Campbellford.

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The Great Flood of Peterborough (July 15, 2004)

Buckets of Rain: 10th Anniversary of Great Flood of Peterboroughby Jeannine Taylor

Tuesday, July 15 marks 10 years since 14 billion litres of rain fell on Peterborough.

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Art School of Peterborough Executive Director Jenni Johnston participating in the Art-A-Thon, one of the school's annual fundraising events

Creating art creates community at the Art School of Peterboroughby Jennifer Pinarski

Executive Director Jenni Johnston nurtures the city's diverse arts community.

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Parkhill on Hunter has a new fresh vibe in both decor and atmosphere (photo: Julie Gagne Photography)

Parkhill on Hunter - Fresh Gourmet with a New Twistby Tammy Simon

Emma Cox brings grace and finesse to Parkhill on Hunter, along with a fresh gourmet menu, a focus on local and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Lori and Peer Christensen

Christensen Fine Art - Downtown Proudby Carol Lawless

Downtown proud - amalgamating business and lifestyle into one locale, Peer and Lori Christensen are proud to call downtown Peterborough home.

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Bolton Street is one of the primary shopping destinations in Bobcaygeon, especially popular with out-of-towners

The Best of Bobcaygeon: The Stars Come out to Shineby Jennifer Pinarski

15 years after leaving her hometown, local writer and parent is proud to be back and calling Bobcaygeon home.

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The indomitable family dynamic behind Brant Basics: Jeff Cox, founder Morris Cox, David Cox, and Susan Sharp

Brant Basics - A pillar of downtown Peterborough for 49 years by Elliott Burton

An indomitable family dynamic lies at the heart of the office supply company's success.

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Nexicom’s main office in Millbrook.  With over 100 years in the telecommunications industry, Nexicom remains dedicated to customer service, engagement and community.  (Photo: Pat Trudeau)

Nexicom – We're from Hereby Carol Lawless

Nexicom – over 100 years in the telecom industry - dedicated to customer service, engagement and community.

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Janet Howse's social enterprise The Work of Art creates adaptable art products for those living with Alzheimer's and dementia. Her goal is to make it easy for caregivers and professionals to provide high quality, accessible, and age-appropriate art activities.

The Work of Art – Janet Howse by Michael Fazackerley

Award-winning entrepreneur uses art to improve the lives of people with dementia.

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Besseling possesses an energy and warmth that make everyone around her feel welcome (photo by Marlon Hazlewood, Hazlewood Images)

Stony Lake Furniture Co. – Life by Designby Carol Lawless

Interior specialist and owner of Stony Lake Furniture Co., Lisa Besseling wouldn’t want to work or live anywhere else but right here in the Kawarthas.

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Community News & Profiles
Jeannine Taylor SUPing with her border collie Tess (photo: kawarthaNOW)

Stand Up Paddlingby Jeannine Taylor

How to get started and other essential tips from a "SUP" novice.

Peterborough Distribution Inc.'s Small Business Lighting program helps small businesses decrease their electricity bills and promote a culture of conservation.

Lighting program helping small businesses save money by Matt Higgs

Cut costs and conserve power with up to $1,500 in free energy-efficient lighting.

The Great Flood of Peterborough (July 15, 2004)

Buckets of Rain: 10th Anniversary of Great Flood of Peterboroughby Jeannine Taylor

Tuesday, July 15 marks 10 years since 14 billion litres of rain fell on Peterborough.

Bee-friendly flowers like liatris and purple cone flower (echinacea) are just two of many species that can be added to your backyard to help pollinators (photo: ForestWander Nature Photography)

Is your garden killing bees?by Matt Higgs

Study finds over half of home garden plants sold in garden centres contain pesticide harmful to bees.

United Way of Peterborough & District invites you to Paint the Town Red on July 16 (graphic: Prevail Media)

Paint the Town Red fundraiser for United Way back for second yearby Jeannine Taylor

26 restaurants in Peterborough, Lakefield and Millbrook participating in July 16 event.

Love Your Lake program improving water quality and lake health

Love Your Lake program improving water quality and lake healthby Matt Higgs

Shoreline restoration program expands to Kasshabog Lake for the 2014 season

Volunteers lift chunks of asphalt in front of the Brock Mission to expose the soil underneath. The space will be transformed into a garden, which will allow rainwater to soak into the ground, diverting it from nearby storm drains.

From parking lots to paradiseby Matt Higgs

Peterborough one of five Canadian cities converting asphalt to green space in an effort to mitigate flooding.

The Landing 27 Bistro at the Peterborough Airport, an appropriate location for a professional lunch or dinner meeting (photo: Jesse Goodrice, goodricephoto.ca)

Where should we meet?by Nic Cunningham

Whether you choose to have business meeting at a coffee shop, restaurant, or bar should depend on your client.

Concept drawing of the proposed relocation of the Canadian Canoe Museum to Parks Canada property at the Peterborough Lift (drawing: Neil Broadfoot)

Proposed location for Canoe Museum thrills some, shocks othersby Jeanne Pengelly

DBIA reluctantly accepts decision that ignores city's official plan for downtown Peterborough.

A year after Chloë Black found the injured painted turtle "Shelly", the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre invited her to release the rehabilitated turtle — along with her six babies — back into the wild (photo: Al Black)

Back to the wild - Shelly and Chloë's story by Jeannine Taylor

There's hope for injured turtles thanks to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.

Looking south on George Street in Peterborough's downtown core (photo: Pat Trudeau)

Show us the jobsby Pat Trudeau

Upcoming provincial and municipal elections are your chance to hold politicians to account

The Peterborough Huskies is an inclusive hockey team for people with special needs

Building Community in Unlikely Placesby Jeanne Pengelly

The Peterborough Huskies is more than just a hockey team.

Sex, Drugs, and No Fringes

Sex, Drugs, and No Fringesby Jeanne Pengelly

Executive Director Kim Dolan is reshaping the Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN).

Preverco Flooring is one of the high-end hardwood flooring brands sold and installed by Town and Country Decorating Centre in Bobcaygeon (manufacturer photo)

Town and Country Decorating Centre by Jennifer Pinarski

Family-run Bobcaygeon business helps cottage owners think beyond the paint swatch when planning renovations.

Kawartha Settlers’ Village in Bobcaygeon is  home to a fascinating collection of historic homes, artifacts and buildings

Kawartha Settlers' Villageby Jennifer Pinarski

The past and the future meet at Bobycaygeon's pioneer village.

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 1337 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
Berry Farms & Events
Summer is berry season! Whether you prefer to pick your own berries or get them pre-picked at the farm gate or your local farmers' market, you'll find our listing of Kawartha-area farms and events "berry" helpful.
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!
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!
2014 Little Lake Musicfest
The 27th season of free entertainment in beautiful Del Crary Park in downtown Peterborough takes place from June 28 to August 27.
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.
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.
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.
Maple Syrup Events & Festivals
In early spring, nights are cold and the days get warm. Those are two of the key ingredients for Maple Syrup season! The sap is running early this year, so farms are open and events are now on.
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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