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Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is kawarthaNOW.com's managing editor, lead developer, and a contributing writer. When he isn't editing or developing, Bruce enjoys making music, exercising Tess the border collie, and working on his elusive first novel.
Peterborough native Michelle McLeod had her debut lead role performance in the feature comedy 'Don't Talk To Irene', which will screen in Peterborough for the first time on June 2, 2018. Michelle and the film's writer and directory Pat Mills will attend the screening for a post-film Q&A. (Photo: Lithium Studios)

June 2 screening of award-winning comedy starring Peterborough’s own Michelle McLeod

Young actor and film's writer/director will attend screening of 'Don't Talk To Irene' at Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough.
A surprised little girl

Say what?! No more vanilla ice cream?

A global shortage of natural vanilla results in skyrocketing prices for ice cream makers .
Musician Danny Michel on the deck of the legendary Soviet-era Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov during an 18-day arctic expedition, where he wrote and recorded all the songs on his award-winning 2017 album "Khlebnikov". Michel performs at the Market Hall in Peterborough on May 27, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Danny Michel)

For Danny Michel, music (and life) is an adventure

Award-winning Ontario singer-songwriter returns to Peterborough's Market Hall on May 24.
There are three drive-in theatres in the Kawarthas: the Port Hope Drive-In (which is already open on weekends), the Lindsay Drive-In (which opens for the season on April 27, 2018), and the Havelock Family Drive-In (which opens for the season on May 18, 2018). Pictured is a drive-in theatre in Chicago circa 1950, when the alternative to traditional movie theatres began to gain popularity.

Drive-in movie season returns to the Kawarthas

Port Hope Drive-in already open, Lindsay Drive-in opens April 27, and Havelock Family Drive-in opens May 18.
Kent Books in Lindsay is one of the independent bookstores in the Kawarthas celebrating Canadian Independent Bookstore Day on April 28, 2018 with local authors, contests, bargains, and more. (Photo: Kent Books / Facebook)

Celebrate and support your local independent bookstore this Saturday

Special events planned in the Kawarthas for Canadian Independent Bookstore Day on April 28
Victoria Beach on Lake Ontario in Cobourg. (Photo courtesy of Linda McIlwain)

A long, hot summer in store for Ontario?

Environment Canada's seasonal forecast is for a 'warmer than normal' summer.
Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba performing in Mexico in April 2018. The two-time Juno-winning and three-time Grammy-nominated musician performs at Peterborough's Market Hall on April 24, 2018. (Photo: Alex Cuba / Instagram)

Alex Cuba brings his contemporary Latin music to Peterborough

Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter performs April 24 at the Market Hall.
Indian Horse, which covers 30 years in the fictional life of Saul Indian Horse (portayed here by Sladen Peltier) from his forced confinement in a Canadian residential school through his hockey career, was shot in part at The Mount Community Centre in Peterborough. The film, which opened in theatres on April 13, 2018, also features 45 local Indigenous youth and a starring role by retired Trent University professor Edna Manitowabi. (Photo courtesy of Elevation Pictures)

Indian Horse, partially shot in Peterborough, now playing in theatres

Critically acclaimed film also features local Indigenous youth and Trent University professor emeritus Edna Manitowabi.
Opera singer Measha Brueggergosman, accompanied by her band and the Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir, will sing a selection of her "Songs of Freedom" African-American spirituals at Showplace Performance Centre on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The event includes an optional VIP reception hosted by Peterborough Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Michael Newnham. (Photo: Rhombus Media)

World-renowned soprano Measha Brueggergosman to sing spirituals at Showplace

'Songs of Freedom' April 28 concert also features VIP reception to benefit the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra.
John Crossen explaining his telescope to a tour group at the Buckhorn Observatory, which he opened in 2002 and ran until 2014. John passed away at the age of 73 on March 22, 2018 after a long illness. (Photo: Crossen family)

Remembering Buckhorn Observatory founder John Crossen

Enthusiastic astronomer and educator has passed away at the age of 73.

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