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Graduating Peterborough high school students Austin Bowie and Ashleigh Gillen are each receiving a $1,000 bursary from the Bierk Art Fund, a endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough established in 2006 through public donations to honour the lives and work of the late Peterborough arts champions Liz Bierk and her husband, artist David Bierk. (Supplied photos)

Two graduating Peterborough high school students receive $1,000 Bierk Art Fund bursary

Austin Bowie and Ashleigh Gillen selected as recipients after presenting their work to a jury of local arts professionals.
Six-year-old Mark Mose has been diagnosed with an ultra-rare genetic disorder and the Ennismore community is rallying to support the Mose family. They have already raised $16,000 for a hospital bed and lift system to make the Mose family home more accessible and have launched the #WheelingForMark campaign to challenge the community another $6,000 to help the family with future travel and medical costs. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of Ennismore Cares video)

Cartwheel challenge raising funds for 6-year-old Ennismore boy with ultra-rare genetic disorder

Ennismore Cares aims to raise another $6,000 for the Mose family in addition to $16,000 already raised in a single week.
Environmental organization Peterborough GreenUP is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022. Pictured is Vern Bastable, director of GreenUP Ecology Park and landscape programs, at the Native Plant and Tree Nursery, which is one way GreenUP helps fund its programming. (Photo: Jess Todd / GreenUP)

Peterborough GreenUP receives national award for 30 years of resilience

Green Communities Canada presented its Green Community Awards to member organizations and staff on June 16.
The sun in a hazy sky. (Stock photo)

Environment Canada issues special air quality statement for southern Kawarthas for Tuesday

Hot and sunny conditions have resulted in high pollution levels for the afternoon and evening.
Downed power lines from the May 21, 2022 derecho storm. (Photo: Hydro One)

Community Futures offering loans for Peterborough-area businesses affected by May 21 storm

Interest-free loans up to $50,000 available for eligible businesses from Regional Emergency Relief Fund.
The YWCA Challenge for Mom fundraiser, held from May 1-8, 2022, raised $31,546.11 for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton's programs that receive only partial government funding, including Crossroads Shelter, Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace (HERS), Family Court Support, Transition Support, Nourish, and more. (Photo: YWCA Peterborough Haliburton)

YWCA Challenge for Mom raises more than $31,000 for women and children experiencing gender-based...

Proceeds from May fundraiser will support charitable organization's core programs in Peterborough County and Haliburton County.
Tim Curry in drag as Frank N Furter in 1975's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". The film is screening at the Aron in Campbellford on June 23 as part of the 2022 Trent Hills Pride Festival. (Photo: Twentieth Century Fox)

Don’t dream it, be it during the Trent Hills Pride Festival

Festival runs until June 26 and features 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' screening, Drag Storytime, a Pride Party and Picnic, and more
Hot sun in the sky (stock photo)

First day of summer to bring hot and humid weather to Kawarthas region

Summer officially arrives in Ontario at 5:13 a.m. on June 21.
The Bohnsack family (Holly and her two daughters) and Lois and Steve Wight both lost everything in a house fire in Havelock on June 19, 2022. (Photos via GoFundMe)

Two Havelock families lose everything in Sunday house fire

GoFundMe campaigns set up to help Holly Bohnsack and her daughters and Lois and Steve Wight.
Syrian restaurant Levantine Grill is one of six downtown Peterborough restaurants participating in the Multicultural Food Crawl from June 20 to July 1, part of the New Canadians Centre's Canadian Multiculturalism Festival. (Photo courtesy of Levantine Grill)

‘Taste The World at Home’ during the Canadian Multiculturalism Festival in Nogojiwanong-Peterborough

Multicultural Food Crawl runs at six downtown restaurants from June 20 to July 1, with free samples on June 25.

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