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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.
Applications open on November 1, 2023 for the City of Peterborough's 2024 community grants program, which will be modified in 2025 in part to better address the funding needs of arts organizations. In June 2023, The Theatre On King's artistic director Ryan Kerr (pictured with property manager Kristi Dick at Cherney Properties) renewed a two-year lease for the organization's 171 King Street location following a successful community fundraising campaign. The future of Peterborough's only black-box theatre had been thrown into doubt earlier in the year when city council decided against providing a community investment grant to the organization, even though the theatre had received the maximum grant the previous year. (Photo courtesy of The Theatre On King)

Applications open November 1 for City of Peterborough’s 2024 community grants program

This is the final year for the existing program, which in 2025 will have three funding streams including a new art investment fund.
Indigenous choreographer Sophie Dow will perform "Journals of adoption" at "Zaagi'idiwin: Our Mothering Heart" on November 3 and 4, 2023 at Trent University in Peterborough. Presented by Public Energy Performing Arts and Nozhem First People's Performance Space, the program by Vancouver-based contemporary Indigenous dance company O.Dela Arts also features "Slip away" by Samantha Sutherland and "Rematriate XX23" by Olivia C. Davies. (Photo: Chris Randle)

Peterborough’s Public Energy kicks off its 30th season with a program of contemporary Indigenous...

'Zaagi'idiwin: Our Mothering Heart' on November 3 and 4 at Nozhem First People's Performance Space features works by Sophie Dow, Samantha Sutherland, and Olivia C. Davies.
Pastry Peddler founders and co-owners Deanna Bell and Colin Hall have sold their popular Millbrook café and bakery to Wendy and Mark Bannerman. (Photo: Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

Millbrook’s Pastry Peddler coming under new ownership

After 13 years of operating the popular café and bakery, Deanna Bell and Colin Hall have sold the business to Wendy and Mark Bannerman.
Hungarian-born violist Máté Szücs will perform the world premiere of a new concerto created by Canadian composer Ronald Royer for Szücs and the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra at the orchestra's 2023-24 season opening concert "The Muse" on Saturday, November 4 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough. The concert will also feature Prokofiev's "Classical Symphony," Ravel's "Tombeau de Couperin," and Canadian composer Christine Donkin's "Four Poems." (Publicity photo)

World-renowned violist Máté Szücs to perform new concerto at Peterborough Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 season...

Canadian composer Ronald Royer's Rhapsody Concerto for viola and orchestra one of four works featured at 'The Muse' concert November 4 at Showplace Performance Centre.
Backed by the Wayward Wind Band, Canadian songstress Leisa Way will perform as Dolly Parton in "Rhinestone Cowgirl" at Globus Theatre's Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon from October 17 to 21, 2023. (Photo: Pete Paterson)

Canadian songstress Leisa Way brings Dolly Parton back to Bobcaygeon’s Globus Theatre

Backed by the Wayward Wind Band, Way will perform as the country music legend for seven performances of 'Rhinestone Cowgirl' from October 17 to 21.
During the partial solar annular eclipse on October 14, 2023, around 20 per cent of the sun was obscured by the moon in the Kawarthas region. (kawarthaNOW screenshot from video by Sean Bruce)

Saturday’s partial annular solar eclipse a teaser of next spring’s total solar eclipse

Parts of southeastern Ontario, including eastern Northumberland County, will be in the path of totality for the April 8 eclipse.
Proceeds from the Monarch Ultra's inaugural Monarch Butterfly Festival and Run on October 15, 2023 at Millennium Park in Peterborough will support Nación Verde, a non-profit conservation organization in Mexico that is helping to restore habitat loss from deforestation in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. (Photo courtesy of Monarch Ultra)

Peterborough’s first Monarch Butterfly Festival and Run raising funds to restore butterfly habitat in...

October 15 festival at Millennium Park includes race awards and prizes, mariachi music, kids' activities, information booths, and more.
Juno award-winning Canadian drum legend Paul DeLong's ONE WORD jazz fusion band will perform at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre on October 26, 2023, with Peterborough's own Victoria Yeh on electric violin, Steve Lucas on bass, Michael Murray on guitar, and original keyboardist Marco Luciani rejoining the band. (Photo: Trevor Hesselink / Groundswell Photography)

Canadian drum legend Paul DeLong’s ONE WORD jazz fusion band comes to Peterborough’s Market...

Featuring Peterborough's own Victoria Yeh on electric violin, band will performs classic '70s tunes from Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, Weather Report, and more.
"Jack - A Beanstalk Panto," the annual holiday panto at Port Hope's Capitol Theatre, was written by award-winning award-winning Canadian actor, improviser, and playwright Rebecca Northan, who will also direct the production that runs from November 24 until December 23 with both 'naughty' and 'nice' performances. (Publicity photo)

Award-winning improviser Rebecca Northan writes and directs this year’s holiday panto at Port Hope’s...

'Jack - A Beanstalk Panto' runs from November 24 to December 23 with both 'nice' and 'naughty' performances.
Eileen and Tom James (middle) travelled from British Columbia to donate a family heirloom to the Northumberland County Archives and Museum on September 26, 2023. The pair of shoes was worn by their ancestor Marguerite Pentland in 1860 during a gala dance with the Prince of Wales after he officially opened Cobourg's Victoria Hall. Also pictured at Victoria Hall in Cobourg are Northumberland County Archives and Museum curator Katie Kennedy (left) and Northumberland County warden Mandy Martin. (Photo courtesy of Northumberland County)

British Columbia couple donates historic shoes to Northumberland County Archives and Museum

Pair of shoes were worn by their ancestor in 1860 during a gala dance with the Prince of Wales after official opening of Cobourg's Victoria Hall.

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