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The Traveling Milburys is John Cassano as Jeff Lynne, Roy Leblanc as Roy Orbison, Gerry Parsons as Tom Petty, Jerry Boyer as George Harrison, and Matt Greenberg as Bob Dylan. Each member of The Traveling Milburys comes from tribute bands dedicated to the individual artists. (Photo: The Traveling Milburys)

Live music comes to the Lindsay Drive-In on July 19

Concert features headliner tribute band The Traveling Milburys with country rockers The Steelhorse Gypsies opening.
A young girl during summer heading to a beach for a swim

The Beach Report for July 3 to 9, 2020

Water quality testing results for beaches in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Northumberland
Daily COVID-19 update for Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region - July 2, 2020

Daily COVID-19 update for Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region – July 2, 2020

Cases and deaths as reported by regional health units: Peterborough Public Health; Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit; and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
Severe thunderstorm

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Peterborough and Kawarthas region for Thursday

Isolated thunderstorms with damaging winds, hail, and lightning possible in late afternoon and evening.
Public health officials recommend you drink plenty of water during aheat warning, even if you don't feel thirsty, to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration. (Stock photo)

Peterborough health unit issues first extended heat warning of the season

Daytime temperatures will reach 35°C between Thursday and Sunday, with humidity making it feel like 40°C.
Thermometer showing temperatures in the mid-thirties

Environment Canada issues heat warning for Peterborough and the Kawarthas through Sunday

Daytime temperatures in low to mid 30s with overnight lows near 20.
Peterborough celebrities Linda Kash (pictured) and Megan Murphy appear in a video released by Showplace Performance Centre sharing the news that the downtown Peterborough performance venue will be keeping its doors closed until 2021. The not-for-profit organization is working to reschedule fall shows to 2021 and all already-purchased tickets will be honoured on the new dates. (Screenshot)

Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough dims the lights until 2021

Not-for-profit organization shares message in light-hearted video starring local celebrities Linda Kash and Megan Murphy.
kawarthaNOW writer Paula Kehoe navigates between trees at Treetop Trekking in the Ganaraska Forest near Port Hope in 2017. The forest adventure company has opened for the season at five of its six locations in Ontario, including Ganaraska. (Screenshot)

Treetop Trekking is open again in the Ganaraska Forest near Port Hope

Forest adventure company was forced to delay its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hastie Carpenter Shop at Lang Pioneer Village Museum in Keene is an accurate reconstruction of a building from the 1880s that served two generations of carpenters. The museum is opening for the season on July 8, 2020 for booked guided tours only. (Photo: Lang Pioneer Village Museum)

Peterborough Museum and Archives and Lang Pioneer Village Museum in Keene are opening next...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both museums are requiring visitors to book in advance.
One of Peterborough's two Grandparents of the Year, Gordon Rosborough of Selwyn Township (pictured rear left with his wife Doris) and his nominator Natalie Grace Garbutt (front right) with siblings Issac and Ethan. Darlene Buchanan of Havelock (not pictured) was also named Grandparent of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Community Care Peterborough)

Darlene Buchanan and Gordon Rosborough are Peterborough’s Grandparents of the Year

Community Care Peterborough has been encouraging children to nominate a special older person for the past 33 years.

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