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.
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.
A child coats a pine cone with lard at the bird-feeding station at Ecology Park, which has engaged more than 10,000 children in educational programs over the past 25 years. Peterborough GreenUP has embarked on an ambitious five-year plan to fund raise $440,000 to improve the park and expand programming. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

Seeds planted for the future of Peterborough’s Ecology Park

GreenUP launches five-year fundraising plan for $440,000 worth of improvements to signature site.
As Community Futures Peterborough member Gord James looks on, Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef speaks at a March 2nd showcase highlighting successes under the Eastern Ontario Development Program, a federal grant program to advance economic development in rural eastern Ontario. In the Peterborough area, Community Futures Peterborough administers the program that has benefited 557 organizations and businesses over the past 14 years. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

A dollar well invested is a dollar well spent

Successes under Eastern Ontario Development Program funding shared and celebrated at showcase.
Terry Guiel -- musician, husband, father of three, former City Councillor, and current Executive Director of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area -- turns 50 on March 11, 2017

Terry Guiel at 50

Peterborough's beloved musical son gives credit where credit is due and, no, he doesn't top that list.

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