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Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is kawarthaNOW.com's managing editor, chief technical officer, and a contributing writer.
A Canadian version of the 24 Good Deeds advent calendar, first founded in Germany in 2011, is now available thanks to Lakefield resident Ute Shaw. A minimum donation of at least $24 to order a calendar will ensure each of the 24 daily good deeds in the calendar is accomplished. The Canadian edition supports 24 different charities and charitable projects, including 11 in Canada and 13 around the world. (Photo: 24 Good Deeds)

Lakefield resident launches Canadian edition of advent calendar supporting a charity a day for...

Ute Shaw was inspired by European version of 24 Good Deeds calendar that has supported 216 projects in 57 countries since being founded in Germany in 2011.
Susan Tung, owner of Vietnamese restaurant Hanoi House in downtown Peterborough, stands outside the planned second location of her restaurant at 1040 Lansdowne Street West. (Photo: Susan Tung / Facebook)

businessNOW: Hanoi House to open second Peterborough restaurant

Also featuring Selwyn Township Business Reopening Program, Starter Company Plus participants, The Christmas Corner in Norwood, and more.
Lisa Dixon, owner of Black Honey in downtown Peterborough, speaks during the 2020 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame at The Venue in downtown Peterborough on November 5, 2020. Dixon was one of six inductees honoured at the COVID-safe event, which was also livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook. (Screenshot)

Six inductees celebrated at Junior Achievement 2020 Business Hall of Fame Thursday night

COVID-safe ceremony was held at The Venue in downtown Peterborough and livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
Omemee's Bob Young performing his song "Hey America" along with Peterborough musicians Ryan Weber of The Weber Brothers and Melissa Payne and Travis Good and Mike Belitsky of Toronto band The Sadies. Bob's younger brother, the legendary Neil Young, also performs in the video. (Screenshot)

Omemee’s Bob Young, brother of the legendary Neil Young, releases his first song at...

'Hey America' also features Neil Young, Peterborough musicians Ryan Weber and Melissa Payne, and Travis Good and Mike Belitsky of The Sadies.
The former Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre in Haliburton County is up for sale for $1.1 million. The 43-acre property has 1,480 feet frontage along Highway 35 and 2,800 feet of shore line on St. Nora Lake. (Photo: CBRE Limited Real Estate Brokerage)

Ontario government selling former Frost Centre in Haliburton County for $1.1 million

Province closed popular natural resources facility in 2004 to save $1.2 million in annual operating costs.
Peterborough ultra runners Carlotta James and Tim Haines are raising funds in support of Butterflies and Their People, a non-profit organization that preserves the Cerro Pelón Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Macheros, Mexico, the destination of last year's Monarch Ultra Relay, co-founded by James. The epic 4,300-kilometre run from Canada to Mexico followed the migratory path of the monarch butterly, raising awareness of the plight of the threatened pollinator. (Photo: Butterflies and Their People)

Peterborough ultramarathon raising funds for Mexico’s famous monarch butterfly sanctuary

Carlotta James and Tim Haines are running 50k on November 1 in support of Cerro Pelón Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.
In a pre-recorded video, Angela Jones of Lakeshore Designs in Peterborough aceepts the Women's Business Network of Peterborough's Businesswoman of the Year (Entrepreneur), presented at the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 2020 Peterborough Business Excellence Awards online ceremony on October 21, 2020. The Women's Business Network of Peterborough also named the Chamber's own Sandra Dueck as Businesswoman of the Year (Organization). (YouTube screenshot)

Angela Jones of Lakeshore Designs and Ian Scates of Central Smith among those honoured...

Peterborough Chamber's annual awards ceremony went online this year to recognize more than 50 local businesses and individuals.
Hard Winter Bakery, owned by Graham Thoem and Jessica Arsenault, is now open at 133 Hunter Street East in Peterborough's East City, just across the street from the Liftlock Foodland. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW.com)

businessNOW: Hard Winter Bakery opens in Peterborough’s East City

Also featuring Dan Joyce Clothing in Peterborough, Million Dollar Makeover Program in Kawartha Lakes, and other business and organizational news from Peterborough and the Kawarthas.
A finalist explains his business idea in the 2019 Pitch It! entrepreneurial competition for Trent University and Fleming College students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finalists in this year's competition will make video pitches to a panel of judges for a change to win cash prizes. The deadline for submissions to the 2020 competition is Friday, October 9th. (Photo courtesy of Innovation Cluster)

businessNOW: Pitch It! competition opens for Trent and Fleming students

Also featuring Peterborough Family Health Team, United Way Peterborough and District, TVM Group, Walker Geale-Barker Law, Pizza by The Bakery, Tall Birches, and more.
Zingha owners Cheryl Edwards (left) and Charmaine Magumbe (right) with Jalen Brink at the launch of the Afrocentric social business at the Silver Bean Cafe in Peterborough on September 5, 2020. The business specializes in Afrocentric merchandise and is also a self-education resource for people who wish to increase inclusiveness as well as eliminate sexism and anti-black racism. (Photo: Branden McCrea)

businessNOW: new Afrocentric social business Zingha launches in Peterborough

Also featuring United Way Peterborough, Jason Wilkins, Miskin Law, and funding opportunities for businesses and organizations.

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