Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
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Paul Rellinger a.k.a Relly is an award-winning journalist and longtime former newspaper editor still searching for the perfect lead. When he's not putting pen to paper, Paul is on a sincere but woefully futile quest to own every postage stamp ever issued. A rabid reader of history, Paul claims to know who killed JFK but can't say out of fear for the safety of his oh so supportive wife Mary, his three wonderful kids and his three spirited grandchildren. Paul counts among his passions Peterborough's rich live music scene, the Toronto Maple Leafs, slopitch and retrieving golf balls from the woods. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @rellywrites.
Photographer Wayne Eardley's evocative shot of the crowd of live music fans at the final PMBA Deluxe Blues Jam at The Piggy on Saturday, April 15. (Photo: Wayne Eardley)

People, not bricks and mortar, are what matter most

Reflections on the final Deluxe Blues Jam at The Pig's Ear Tavern in Peterborough.
NHL legend Johnny Bower and his wife Nancy with Jasper, a rescue dog owned by professional photographer Peter Nguyen (who took this picture). A Peterborough native now living in Toronto, Nguyen is one of the photographers donating their time for Shelter Shots, a 2018 calendar featuring past and current National Hockey League players who have rescues as pets. The calender, which is expected to be available by August for $20, is a fundraiser for the Peterborough Humane Society. (Photo: Peter Nguyen)

NHL legend Johnny Bower to appear in Peterborough Humane Society calendar

Shelter Shots fundraising calendar will bring together NHLers and rescue dogs.
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are Shawn Hall (harmonica, lead vocals) and Matthew Rogers (guitar, foot percussion). They'll be performing at the Market Hall in Peterborough on April 14 with blues Ryan McNally. (Photo: Jodie Ponto)

Not your mom and dad’s blues band: The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

Vancouver duo headlining Market Hall on April 14 in support of their latest record Apocalipstick.
On April 3, 2017, Peterborough City Council voted to deny heritage designation to the properties at 144 Brock Street (The Pig's Ear Tavern) and 450 George Street North (The Black Horse Pub). The two properties adjoin the west and south sides of the Morrow Building, which received heritage designation in 1995. The decision paves the way for Parkview Homes to develop the two properties, although the developer's plans will be reviewed by council. (Photo: Google)

Road cleared for $20 million redevelopment of two historic downtown Peterborough buildings

City council denies heritage designation requests for Pig's Ear, Black Horse properties.
Musician Rick Fines, pictured at the March 30th announcement, is one of many local performers who will be entertaining revellers during Canada 150 celebrations in downtown Peterborough on June 29 and 30 (photo: Peterborough DBIA)

Canada 150 celebrations announced for downtown Peterborough

Lots of local talent at family-friendly festivities on June 29 and 30.
Since 1981, the Peterborough, Haliburton & District Branch of the Canadian Red Cross has been located at 565 Water Street. The physical office will close effective April 30, although the Canadian Red Cross will continue to provide services to the area. (Photo: Google)

Canadian Red Cross closing its Peterborough office

Agency's response to "changing times" will see Water Street location closed at end of April.
An aerial view of the Morrow Building at George and Brock streets in downtown Peterborough, with the two adjoining buildings housing the Black Horse Pub and the Pig's Ear Tavern. While the Morrow Building itself was designated as a heritage building in 1995, Peterborough City Council has decided not to approve heritage designation for the adjoining buildings, allowing them to be redeveloped by Parkview Homes. (Photo: Google)

Peterborough city council opts for new development over heritage designation

City staff to work with Parkview Homes on suitable design for two historic downtown buildings.
The Morrow Building at Brock and George streets in downtown Peterborough. Parkview Homes has purchased the property at 144 Brock Street (the white building at the right adjoining the Morrow Building) and has a conditional offer on the property at 450 George Street North (the building at the left adjoining the Morrow Building but with a different roof). Unlike the Morrow Building itself, neither adjoining property has been historically designated. (Photo: Google)

Developer who purchased Pig’s Ear Tavern has conditional offer on The Black Horse Pub

Future of both historic downtown Peterborough pubs up in the air pending city council meeting.
While The Black Horse Pub in downtown Peterborough has not been sold, the property at 450 George Street North, which includes the pub and several apartments on the second floor, has been listed for sale with Century 21 for more than a month (photo: The Black Horse Pub / Facebook)

Demolition permit aside, Peterborough’s Black Horse Pub has not been sold … yet

Property at 450 George Street North is listed for sale but heritage designation request looms in the background.
The Deluxe Blues Jam, held on the third Saturday afternoon of each month at The Pig's Ear in downtown Peterborough, is the legacy of the late Phil "Mr. Deluxe" Marshall, founder of the Peterborough Musicians' Benevolent Association, shown here performing in 2010. One final Deluxe Blues Jam will be held at The Piggy on April 15, before the beloved tavern closes its doors for good, after which the monthly fundraiser will move to Dr. J's. (Photo: SLAB Productions)

There is life after the Pig’s Ear for beloved Blues Jam event

Monthly Peterborough Musicians' Benevolent Association fundraiser is Dr. J's bound after one last hurrah on April 15.

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