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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.
Fiddler Amelia "Irish Millie" Shadgett (left) and Fern and Willow Marwood have formed a trio called The Receivers and have been nominated for a 2023 Canadian Folk Music Award for Young Performer(s) of the Year. (Photo via The Receivers / Facebook)

Young Peterborough fiddler Irish Millie receives second Canadian Folk Music Award nomination

15-year-old Lakefield College School student nominated along with Ottawa-area sisters Fern and Willow Marwood as The Receivers.
At its season-opening concert at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough on November 5, 2022, the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, the overture to Rossini's La Cenerentola, and Kevin Lau's "Between the Earth and Forever" featuring guest soloist Snow Bai on the erhu. (kawarthaNOW collage)

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra welcomes audiences back to Showplace Performance Centre on November 5

First concert of 2022-23 season features music by Beethoven and Rossini and Canadian composer Kevin Lau featuring guest soloist Snow Bai on erhu.
Peterborough's Matt Snell in "Schnitzelback", his award-winning short parody film about a man who has created a tribute polka band to celebrate his love of rock group Nickelback. Snell made the film in Peterborough in 2020 with help from a group of friends who call themselves Cathedral Hill Productions. (Screenshot courtesy of Matt Snell)

Peterborough-made film ‘Schnitzelback’ wins Best Canadian Film award at Canadian International Comedy Film Festival

Matt Snell wrote, directed, and starred in parody film about Nickelback tribute polka band during the pandemic.
Matt Strano, CEO of Peterborough-based cleaning products company Charlotte Products Ltd., speaks after being named Business Citizen of the Year at the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce's 19th annual Business Excellence Awards at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough on October 19, 2022. (kawarthaNOW screenshot)

Matt Strano named Peterborough and the Kawarthas Business Citizen of the Year

CEO of Charlotte Products Ltd. among businesses, organizations, and individuals honoured at Chamber of Commerce's 2022 Business Excellence Awards.
Volunteers with Creating Space Community Arts Studio in Peterborough have stitched and embroidered four fully lined bags using recycled burlap from the stage of Neil Young's December 2017 "Home Town" concert at Omemee's Corontation Hall. The bags, which also feature the image from the stage backdrop, will be auctioned off on November 4 and 5, 2022 to raise funds for the non-profit organization's local arts initiative. (Photo: Creating Space / Instagram)

You can own an authentic memento of Neil Young’s 2017 ‘Home Town’ Omemee concert

Peterborough's Creating Space is auctioning off four hand-crafted bags made of burlap from the Coronation Hall stage.
Rose Terry's business Nectar Co. creates custom keepsake jewellery using items people want to preserve and hold close to them, including breast milk, cremation ashes, and more. (Photo courtesy of Rose Terry)

Peterborough’s Rose Terry launches unique keepsake jewellery business

Nectar Co. creates hand-crafted custom pieces from items people want to preserve and hold close to them, including breast milk.
Deb and Ken Fraser are retiring as owners and operators of The Main Ingredient bulk food store at 326 Charlotte Street in Peterborough. The store will continue on under new ownership. (Photo: The Main Ingredient / Facebook)

After 43 years, Ken and Deb Fraser retiring as owners of The Main Ingredient...

Possibly Canada's oldest bulk food store, the Charlotte Street store will continue under new ownership.
Sam's Place Deli is vying to retain their Mac + Cheese Champion crown at the second annual Peterborough Mac + Cheese Festival with their Mac & Cheese Loafwich, one of 19 traditional, adventurous, and vegan mac and cheese dishes available at participating downtown restaurants during the month-long festival in October. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

Grab your stretchy pants: the Peterborough Mac + Cheese Festival returns in October

Month-long self-guided foodie festival features 19 traditional, adventurous, and vegan mac and cheese dishes at downtown restaurants.
The Cornish family of Indian River Acres (Kevin Cornish and Janet Dawson and their sons Liam and Lucas) are the Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture's 2022 Farm Family of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Cornish family)

The Cornish family of Indian River Acres is Peterborough County’s Farm Family of the...

Kevin Cornish and Janet Dawson own and operate the 93-acre farm where the family grows and sells fresh vegetables and fall décor items.
Mother-and-daughter team Lorraine and Emily Forbes have sold the Cow & Sow Eatery in Fenelon Falls to local business owners Sandy and Haley Pickering of On The Locks restaurant. (Photo: Cow & Sow Eatery / Facebook)

Cow & Sow Eatery in Fenelon Falls under new ownership September 15

On The Locks owners Sandy and Haley Pickering purchase recently renovated restaurant from mother-and-daughter team Lorraine and Emily Forbes.

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