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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. If he has any spare time, he enjoys songwriting, playing acoustic guitar, and taking photos of Cait the border collie.
One of the subjects of the documentary "P.S. Burn This Letter Please", 84-year-old George Roth (aka "Rita George") is shown preparing in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of his being named "Miss Fire Island" in Cherry Grove, New York. In the 1950s, Cherry Grove became a "safe haven" for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community who were otherwise ostracized and persecuted for being themselves. (Photo: Zachary Shields)

Free ReFrame Film Festival screening of acclaimed documentary celebrates Pride Week in Peterborough

'P.S. Burn This Letter Please' tells the stories of New York City drag queens in the 1950s, when it was illegal to 'masquerade' as a woman.
Members of the Edwards family with palomino mare Calypso with her 10-week-old daughter, who were found at their property a week after going missing from the Chambers' farm in Douro-Dummer Township on August 22, 2021. Despite an extensive search, the Chambers has been unable to find the horses until they were found on the Edwards' property, located three kilometres to the southeast. (Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards)

Missing mare and her foal finally reunited with their Peterborough County owners

Families come together to corral the two horses after they ran away from a Douro-Dummer Township farm a week ago,
A common loon (gavia immer) with two babies. Using 40 years' worth of obervations submiited by citizen scientists to Birds Canada, the Canadian Lakes Loon Survey has confirmed loons are experiencing mysterious declines in the number of chicks surviving to adulthood across southern Canada. (Photo: Mark Peck)

Something is wrong with Canada’s iconic loon

Birds Canada releases 40-year survey showing mysterious declines in the number of common loon chicks surviving to adulthood.
Alt-country and indie pop singer-songwriter Lauryn Macfarlane is the Peterborough Folk Festival's 2021 Emerging Artist. (Photo from laurynmacfarlane.com)

Lauryn Macfarlane is the Peterborough Folk Festival’s 2021 Emerging Artist

Peterborough-raised singer-songwriter, now living in Montreal, has released two singles from her upcoming debut EP.
The Bee Works Honey & Gift Shop at Dancing Bee Equipment's new location at 5029 County Road 2 in Port Hope. Founded in 2020 by Todd Kalisz as a small apiary with only 16 hives, Dancing Bee has rapidly grown to become the top supplier of beekeeping equipment in Canada. (Photo: Dancing Bee Equipment / Facebook)

businessNOW: Port Hope’s Dancing Bee Equipment expands with new warehouse and dedicated gift shop

Also featuring Euphoria Wellness Spa, Lavender Moon, Brad Carson, Galerie Q, Watson & Lou, Grady Shoes, and more.
Jessica Dalliday, the late owner and CEO of Pilates on Demand in Peterborough, with her husband Michael and daughter Rachel. Jessica passed away in hospital April 2021 following complications that had also taken the life of her newborn daughter five days prior. She is one of the recipients of the Peterborough Chamber's 4-Under-40 Profiles. (Photo: Dalliday family)

Late entrepreneur Jessica Dalliday honoured as Peterborough Chamber announces Business Excellence Awards finalists

Dalliday one of the recipients of 4-Under-40 Profiles; recipients of Farm Family Of The Year and New Canadian Entrepreneur Of The Year also named.
David McNab, who is leading an effort to bring 18-year-old Syrian refugee Rashid to Canada, accepts a $1,000 donation from Brenda Ibey, owner of The Avant-Garden Shop, for his fundraising campaign. Thanks to the generosity of Ibey and other business owners, along with individual donors from Peterborough and around the world, McNab has exceeded his goal by 50 per cent of raising $8,000 to cover the costs of supporting Rashid in Canada. (Photo: Clayton Ibey)

Fundraiser to bring 18-year-old Syrian refugee to Peterborough blows past its goal

Organizer David McNab says response to campaign to cover costs of sponsoring Rashid has been 'heartwarming'.
Brenda Ibey, owner of The Avant-Garden Shop, is donating $1,000 towards Dave McNab's campaign to bring Rashid, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee, to Canada. McNab met Rashid after the teenager posted in a Facebook birding group about his dream to come to Canada and received abuse from some members. Ibey's shop has done well during the pandemic based on the increased demand for birding supplies and her bird seed and feeder supplier, Newmarket-based Wild Bird Trading, has even offered Rashid a job when he comes to Canada. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Ibey)

Peterborough garden and birding shop owner steps up to help bring 18-year-old Syrian refugee...

Brenda Ibey of The Avant-Garden Shop will donate $1,000 to sponsorship costs in effort led by Peterborough couple Dave McNab and Kristy Hiltz.
The seats have been empty at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough since the pandemic began in March 2020. The strategic recovery and resilience grants available from the Peterborough Arts Alive Fund are intended to help not-for-profit arts organizations like the Market Hall recover from the pandemic and prepare for reopening once public health restrictions are lifted. (Photo: Bradley Boyle)

How Deborah Berrill’s idea grew into a $100,000 fund supporting 15 Peterborough arts organizations

Showplace, Market Hall, 4th Line, Artspace, Theatre Guild, ReFrame, SPARK, TTOK among organizations receiving Peterborough Arts Alive Fund grants,
Jillian Harrington, president of the board of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, and Joe Grant, chair of the board of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, explain the proposal to merge the two chambers in a video to members. (Screenshot by kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough and Kawartha Chambers of Commerce announce plans to merge

Proposal, to be approved by members, says single chamber would have 'common voice', improve member services, and achieve cost savings.

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