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August 22, 2014       What's On in The Kawarthas!
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Sean Towgood as Johnny Singer, Jajube Mandiela as Lydia Grant, and Griffin Clark as Billy Fiddler in Wounded Soldiers, playing now until August 30th at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook

War is Hell - A review of Wounded Soldiersby Sam Tweedle

4th Line Theatre production runs until August 30th in Millbrook.

During a visit to Israel and Palestine this past March, Elaine McCarthy was fortunate to enjoy some amazing Middle Eastern foods

kawarthaCHOW - Lemon Couscousby Elaine McCarthy

Experience A Night in the Middle East with Chef Stefanie Martin at the PC Cooking School on August 14

The meditative aspect of this painting is captivating, as it seems to hint at nature originating from thought (photo: Brianna Gosselin)

Art in the Street - August 2014by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Brianna Gosselin, Al Black and Steven Leak, Lori Brand, and Carol Lawless.

Award-winning band Great Lakes Swimmers performs at the free Peterborough Folk Festival on Saturday, August 23rd at Rotary Park in Peterborough (photo: Asli Alin)

musicNOW - August 2014by Josh Fewings

Featuring Hootenanny on Hunter Street, Shuffle Demons, Peterborough Folk Festival, Shelter Valley Folk Festival, & more.

Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Drax (Dave Bautista) in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Comic Brutality - A review of Guardians of the Galaxyby Elliott Burton

At times exhilarating but kid-unfriendly space opera mixes comedy and violence.

Robert Winslow at Winslow Farm, home of nationally renowned 4th Line Theatre (photo: Sam Tweedle)

kawarthaICON - Robert Winslowby Sam Tweedle

Millbrook playwright and founder of 4th Line Theatre continues to explore the edges of Canadian history.

Jonathan Bennett (photo: Rebekah Littlejohn Photography)

The Colonial Hotelby Jonathan Bennett

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

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.

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

Lucinda Hage with her son Paul Tiller (photo courtesy of Linda Hage)

What Time is the 9:20 Bus?by Lucinda Hage

Local author's book is the first in Canada about the successful transition of a child with a disability to adulthood.

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
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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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
By taking measures like adding insulation or sealing around windows, you can lower utility bills substantially. Enbridge's Winterproofing Program offers such improvements for free to eligible customers. (Photo: Peterborough GreenUp)

Gas customers can save money and stay warmer with free program by Matt Higgs

Prepare for winter now by weatherproofing your home.

Wheelie, the Student Car Share mascot, was in Peterborough this time last year to celebrate the launch of the the second Student Car Share vehicle in the city. From left: Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal, Student Car Share CEO Michael Lende, Susan Sauve from the City of Peterborough, and GreenUp's Brianna Salmon. (Photo: Peterborough GreenUP).

Peterborough getting behind the car share wheel by Matt Higgs

Car sharing offers a convenient, affordable, and environmentally friendly transit option.

Chambers of Commerce organize regular networking events for members, like the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce's quarterly pub night. These types of events are perfect opportunities for you to develop strategic alliances with other relevant businesses.  (Photo: Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce).

Use your local Chamber of Commerce to form strategic alliancesby Nic Cunningham

Tips on providing and obtaining business referrals through networking.

Removing paved surfaces and replacing them with green space, as was done at the Brock Mission, can help reduce storm water runoff and keep our lakes and rivers cleaner for future generations (photo: Peterborough GreenUP)

Steps you can take to reduce storm water runoffby Matt Higgs

Protecting the health of our rivers and lakes starts at home.

Learning about birds and other wildlife is just one of the many activities happening during GreenUP's weekly Nature Nocturne's events running throughout the summer. The events are free and run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Thursday evening until August 21st. 
(Photo: Peterborough GreenUP)

Nature Nocturnes Getting Families Outdoorsby Matt Higgs

Free events every Thursday night until August 21 at Ecology Park in Peterborough.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 1349 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
Artsweek Peterborough
The 10th anniversary of Peterborough's annual celebration of arts and culture runs September 5-13 throughout the city. Artsweek is a celebration that showcases and supports Peterborough's vibrant culture of art and artists.
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.
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.
Autumn Studio Tours
It's the season for country drives and colour tours! Add meeting local artists and you've got one of the many Studio Tours in The Kawarthas & beyond. A feast for the eyes!
Fall Fairs & Festivals
Celebrate harvest time in the Kawarthas by visiting a fall fair or festival.
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.
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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