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Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is's managing editor, chief technical officer, and a contributing writer. If he has any spare time, he enjoys songwriting, playing acoustic guitar, and taking photos of Cait the border collie.
The Strumbellas (lead guitarist Jon Hembrey, violinist Isabel Ritchie, lead vocalist Jimmy Chauveau, drummer Jeremy Drury, keyboardist David Ritter, and bassist Darryl James) performed in Del Crary Park at Peterborough Musicfest on August 10, 2022. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

The Strumbellas play to a packed Del Crary Park Wednesday night at Peterborough Musicfest

With four members hailing from Lindsay, Juno award-winning band performed their hits to an appreciative crowd.
Sarah Budd (left) will be taking over the reins as the new president and CEO of Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce, with Stuart Harrison (right) retiring on October 31, 2022 after 20 years in the role. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce)

Sarah Budd is new president and CEO of Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber

Former CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region takes over reins from retiring Stuart Harrison .
The full line-up for the Peterborough Folk Festival, which runs August 18 to 21, 2022 including a free weekend of concerts at Nicholls Oval Park. (Poster: Brittany Brooks)

Peterborough Folk Festival reveals full performer lineup for free festival on August 20 and...

Newly announced performers include Lydia Persaud, Ken Yates, The Backwoodsmen, Benj Rowland, and Melissa Payne,
A performance by Donovan Woods and the Opposition is one of 12 featured in the Peterborough Folk Festival's concert film "We Can Do This', which documents the festival's four-day series of concerts during the pandemic in August 2021 at the Rolling Grape Vineyard in Bailieboro. The film premieres at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough on August 18, 2022, just before the 2022 Peterborough Folk Festival. (kawarthaNOW screenshot)

Peterborough Folk Festival’s ‘We Can Do This’ concert film premieres at the Market Hall...

Documentary film with soundtrack album features performances by Terra Lightfoot, Evangeline Gentle, Whitehorse, Hawksley Workman, Donovan Woods, Melissa Payne, Greg Keelor, and more.
Additional performers announced for the Peterborough Folk Festival at Nicholls Oval Park on August 20 and 21, 2022 include (left to right top to bottom): Julian Taylor; I, the Mountain; Murder Murder; The Colton Sisters; Kellie Loder; and Sharon & Randi. (kawarthaNOW collage of publicity photos)

Peterborough Folk Festival announces six more performers at free August music festival

Julian Taylor, I, the Mountain, Murder Murder, and locals The Colton Sisters perform August 20 and Kellie Loder and Sharon & Randi perform August 21.
Sarah Heydon of The Pearly Acre (second row, middle) and Jeremy Poulin of Red Mill Maple Syrup and Robyn Ivory Pierson of Indigenously Infused (bottom row) are three entrepreneurs in the County of Peterborough who have each been awarded a $3,000 'Spark' seed grant and mentorship. In the City of Peterborough, Kassy Scott of Rare Escape, Polina Ratnichkina of Camping Equipment Rentals, and Luke Farley of Big Top Productions (Buskers Fest) were also awarded the seed grant and mentorship. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

Six Peterborough-area entrepreneurs awarded $3,000 seed grants to launch new tourism ideas

Business owners will also receive mentorship and more under Peterborough & the Kawarthas "Spark" Mentorships & Grants Program.
Teacher Megan Clements with her Grade 4 and 5 students on the last day of school at Dr. George Hall Public School in Little Britain. Clements and her students were awarded a $1,000 grant from the U.S.-based Book Love Foundation to purchase books to expand their classroom library. (Photo: Megan Clements)

Kawartha Lakes public school gets grant from U.S. foundation to expand its classroom library

Teacher Megan Clements and her Grade 4 and 5 students at Dr. George Hall Public School in Little Britain receive $1,000 from Book Love Foundation.
The Trews Acoustic will be performing at the Peterborough Folk Festival at Nicholls Oval Park on August 21, 2022. Other headline performers announced so far include Kathleen Edwards and Bahamas, along with local performers including Polaris long-listed local musicians Kelly McMichael and Joyful Joyful. (Photo: Matthew Perry)

Peterborough Folk Festival announces headliners Kathleen Edwards, Bahamas, and The Trews Acoustic

Running August 17 to 21, festival also features Polaris long-listed local musicians Kelly McMichael and Joyful Joyful,
Canadian flamenco flutist Lara Wong, now living in Spain, is performing with her trio at the Gordon Best Theatre in downtown Peterborough on July 8, 2022. The Vancouver native, who performs on flute as well as bansuri (Indian bamboo flute, pictured) is the first foreigner and the first woman to ever win Spain's prestigious "Filon Minero" award for best flamenco instrumentalist. (Photo courtesy of Lara Wong)

Canadian flamenco flutist Lara Wong performs with her trio in Peterborough on July 8

Now based in Madrid, Vancouver native is the first foreigner and woman to win prestigious Spanish flamenco award.
The Webster family, owners of The Chocolate Rabbit in Lakefield (pictured in August 2021 when they took over the business from former owner Lois MacEachen), are opening a second location in Bancroft with a grand opening on July 1 and 2, 2022. (Photo: The Chocolate Rabbit / Facebook)

Lakefield’s The Chocolate Rabbit opening second location in Bancroft

Grand opening of new shop at 16 Bridge Street West takes place on Canada Day weekend.

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