About the Author
Stuart "Stu" Harrison writes a weekly column about business news (published on KawarthaNow.com on Fridays and in the Peterborough Examiner on Mondays) and hosts a business segment every Monday evening on CHEX-TV's Newswatch.
Stu has extensive marketing and advertising experience and was owner of Harrison Advertising for many years prior to joining the Chamber of Commerce in 2003. He is currently the General Manager of the Greater Peterborough Area Chamber of Commerce.
KawarthaNow is pleased to include Stu as a contributing columnist, and we appreciate his extensive knowledge of the local business community.
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by Stuart Harrison
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Bruce Gravel signs copies of his first book Wednesday evening at Titles
Bruce Gravel is a well known humour columnist with the Peterborough Examiner, the Globe and Mail, and Maclean's Magazine. He is also a published author! His new book, Humour On Wry, with Mustard, will be officially launched this Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Titles Book Store on George Street. Bruce will also be signing copies at Chapters on Lansdowne Street on Saturday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Humour on Wry is 88 witty tales grouped into 7 chapters, and he is a very funny guy... The book is also available at Dixons, Smithbooks, Happenstance in Lakefield, or online at brucegravel.ca
New indoor showroom for Saturn of Peterborough
Saturn of Peterborough just opened its new indoor used vehicle showroom last Thursday. Located next to the Saturn Dealership at 827 Clonsilla Avenue, Manager Jay Barrett promises a wide variety of vehicle makes and models, with everything inspected and clearly marked. You can get more information online at saturnofpeterborough.com or just stop in.
New 100 Mile Diner restaurant opens
There is an interesting new restaurant in Warkworth. Phil Smith is the new owner of the 100 Mile Diner at 17 Main Street in Warkworth. As the name suggests, Phil is working with local producers to deliver a 100 mile meal. There is a Grand opening this Thursday evening from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. complete with free samples. The 100 Mile Diner is open Tuesday - Thursday for lunch, Friday and Saturday for dinner, and Sunday Brunch from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Back on the Rack clothing store opens
Back on the Rack, New & Recycled Fashions is now open on George Street North, between Brock and Hunter Streets, in Downtown Peterborough. Owner Penny Indelicati says the second-hand inventory changes on a daily basis and is hand-picked for quality and distinctiveness. The clothing and accessories are all top brands, trendy and clean. The store offers cash for clothes on the spot with no appointment necessary. Buying recycled clothing also means that you can feel particularly smug for not only saving money, but saving the planet!
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