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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.
Michael Kaeshammer, Suzie Undgerleider, Joel Plaskett, William Prince, Julian Taylor, and Natalie MacMaster are among more than 70 artists performing during the summer festival at Westben near Campbellford in July 2022. (kawarthaNOW collage of supplied photos)

Campbellford’s Westben celebrates its 23rd season with a summer festival of live performance

Michael Kaeshammer, Suzie Undgerleider, Joel Plaskett, William Prince, Julian Taylor, and Natalie MacMaster among artists performing in July.
Peterborough chef, culinary entrepreneur, and Fleming College graduate Tyler Scott is the 2022 recipient of Fleming College's Alumnus of Distinction Award. (Photo supplied by Fleming College)

Peterborough culinary entrepreneur Tyler Scott honoured by Fleming College

Rare Culinary Arts Studio and Rare Escape co-owner is receiving the college's Alumnus of Distinction Award.
Less than two months after announcing they were selling their restaurant, Rare owners Tyler and Kassy Scott have decided to transform it into a culinary arts studio where they will offer educational seminars, intimate tasting dinners, pop-up food events, community events, and more. (Photo: Rare)

Tyler and Kassy Scott launch Rare Culinary Arts Studio in downtown Peterborough

Rare owners take their restaurant off the market and use the space to offer seminars, tasting dinners, pop-up food events, and more.
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, with provincial Peterborough-Kawartha NDP candidate Jen Deck beside him, answers questions during a media conference beside the Peterborough Lift Lock on May 31, 2022. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh returns to Peterborough two days before Ontario election

Singh again showed his support for provincial NDP candidate Jen Deck, almost three weeks after he was accosted by protesters outside her campaign office.
Two of the three consumption booths at the new Consumption and Treatment Services site (CTS), located at the Opioid Response Hub at 220 Simcoe Street in downtown Peterborough. On May 27, 2002, the partner agencies involved in the CTS provided a tour to local media, shortly after Health Canada granted approval of a three-year exemption permiting the supervised use of illegal substances at the site. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

A tour of Peterborough’s new Consumption and Treatment Services site

Opioid Response Hub's CTS at 220 Simcoe Street set to open June 13 with Health Canada's approval to operate for up to three years.
Owner Keith Stata partially reopened Highlands Cinemas in Kinmount in early May, with a full reopening underway for the Victoria Day weekend, after closing in Octobmer 2019. Stata is also the subject of a new documentary called "The Music Man" from Door Knocker Media and Ballinran Entertainment. (Photo: Scott Ramsay)

Highlands Cinemas in Kinmount fully reopens for Victoria Day long weekend

After more than two years of pandemic struggles, owner Keith Stata has reopened the beloved cottage country multiplex and museum.
Located at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon, Globus Theatre is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization mandated to provide professional theatre to the local Kawartha Lakes community and visitors. (Photo courtesy of Globus Theatre)

Globus Theatre in Bobcaygeon launches $2-million capital campaign to buy Lakeview Arts Barn

A donor has already pledged $1 million towards purchase of venue heavily in debt due to pandemic.
One of the many highlights of Public Energy Performing Arts' Erring at King George multi-arts festival is this spectacular sculpture of the head of English author and poet Edward Lear, which features in one of the four chapters of "The Lear Project" by actor-puppeteer Brad Brackenridge and dance-theatre artist Dreda Blow. The festival runs from May 6 to 8 and 13 to 15, 2022, at the former King George Public School in Peterborough's East City. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

A sneak peek at the Erring at King George multi-arts festival

Presented by Public Energy Performing Arts, festival runs May 6 to 8 and 13 to 15 at the former school in Peterborough's East City.
The "Spark" Mentorships and Grants Program, led by the Tourism Innovation Lab in collaboration with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism, is encouraging entrepreneurs, small businesses, and organizations in the City and County of Peterborough to submit tourism ideaas for a chance to win a $3,000 seed grant and a three-month mentorship. (Graphic courtesy of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

Applications open for ‘Spark’ program encouraging tourism innovation in Peterborough area

Six applicants from the city and county will each win a $3,000 seed grant and a three-month mentorship,
Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath (front right) with Jen Deck (front left), the party's candidate for Peterborough-Kawartha, and her supporters during a media conference at the Peterborough Lift Lock on April 26, 2022. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath visits Peterborough to welcome local candidate Jen Deck

Visit comes the day after party unveiled its platform for the 2022 election campaign.

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