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After 20 years as executive director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA), Peterborough's Terry Rees is stepping down in March 2024 to pursue other interests. (Photo courtesy of FOCA)

Peterborough’s Terry Rees stepping down as executive director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’...

After 20 years at the helm, Rees is leaving the organization that represents 250,000 waterfront property owners to pursue other interests.
Three of the 24 professionally designed Christmas trees that are available to be won at Bennett's Furniture and Mattresses in Campbellford, Kingston, and Peterborough. Each store will showcase eight trees along with local food and beverages, a silent auction, professional photos, and more from November 29 to December 1, 2023, with proceeds supporting three local hospitals. (kawarthaNOW collage)

Designer Christmas tree benefit raising funds for Campbellford, Kingston, and Peterborough hospitals

From November 29 to December 1, family-owned Bennett's Furniture and Mattresses will be drawing winners of eight professionally designed trees at each store location.
A Peterborough Transit bus in front of a transit stop. (Photo: City of Peterborough)

Transit strike in Peterborough averted after workers ratify three-year contract with city

On Saturday, union local members voted 87% in favour of agreement that had been unanimously endorsed by the local's executive board.
Paul Harris Fellows Rob Steinman, Michelle Patton Horner, Scott Murison and Kieran Andrews, Robert Smith, and Dave Morello, with Rotary district governor Juanita Hodgson and Kawartha Rotary president Paul Landau looking on. Paul Harris Fellow Chloë Black was not present to accept her recognition for international service as she is currently in Ukraine, and her father Alan Black was unable to accept the honour on her behalf due to illness. (Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha)

Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha recognizes seven Paul Harris Fellows

Dave Morello, Chloë Black, Scott Murison and Kieran Andrews, Michelle Patton Horner, Rob Steinman, and Robert Smith each received Rotary's highest recognition.
Maisie, one of the 6,200 children and youth served by Five Counties Children's Centre in the past year, helps display a sign the charitable organization serving children with special needs in the greater Kawarthas region will hang in the waiting area of its Peterborough location in recognition of a $227,000 donation from retired Peterborough couple James and Sheila Ryan to help reduce wait times. (Photo courtesy of Five Counties Children's Centre)

Retired Peterborough doctor and nurse donate $227,000 to Five Counties Children’s Centre

Donation from James and Sheila Ryan will benefit more than 280 children needing treatment services like speech and occupational therapies.
A Peterborough Transit bus. (Photo: City of Peterborough)

City of Peterborough and transit union local reach tentative agreement on new contract

A transit strike on Saturday has been averted, although it could still happen on Monday if transit workers vote to reject the deal.
Discounted early bird passes are on sale until December 1 for the 2024 ReFrame Film Festival, which features an in-person component hosted at Showplace Performance Centre and Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough from January 25 to 28 followed by an on-demand virtual component from January 29 to February 4. (Logo: ReFrame Film Festival with creative by artist Ceilidh Pitaw)

ReFrame Film Festival returns in January 2024 with both in-person and virtual screenings

Early bird passes available for 20th anniversary documentary film festival, which runs January 25 to 28 in person in downtown Peterborough and January 29 to February 4 online.
The 2022 Kawartha Rotary Christmas Auction raised over $17,000 to support the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha's $25,000 donation toward the railway replacement project at the Riverview Park and Zoo. Proceeds from the 2023 online auction, which runs from November 20 to December 3, will support a variety of community projects in Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha)

25th annual Kawartha Rotary Christmas Auction will benefit community projects in Peterborough

Annual online auction runs November 20 to December 3 featuring hundreds of items donated by local businesses and organizations.
Peterborough rockabilly band Nicholas Campbell and The Two Metre Cheaters will host the Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association's Deluxe Live event at Dr. J's BBQ & Brews in downtown Peterborough on Saturday afternoon. A spotlight tribute to Buzz Thompson originally scheduled to take place during the show has been postponed due to illness. (Photo via Nicholas Campbell Music / Facebook)

nightlifeNOW – November 16 to 22

Featuring live music listings at pubs and restaurants in Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region.
Terry Guiel began as the new executive director of the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce on November 13, 2023. The chamber's previous executive director, Allyssa Adams, left the role on October 5. (Photo; Lindsay Chamber / Facebook)

Terry Guiel is the new executive director of the Lindsay & District Chamber of...

Guiel resigned in October from Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area after 10 years as executive director.

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