Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
211 Articles
Paul Rellinger a.k.a Relly is an award-winning journalist and longtime former newspaper editor still searching for the perfect lead. When he's not putting pen to paper, Paul is on a sincere but woefully futile quest to own every postage stamp ever issued. A rabid reader of history, Paul claims to know who killed JFK but can't say out of fear for the safety of his oh so supportive wife Mary, his three wonderful kids and his three spirited grandchildren. Paul counts among his passions Peterborough's rich live music scene, the Toronto Maple Leafs, slopitch and retrieving golf balls from the woods. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @rellywrites.
Peterborough native Carley Smale wrote the screenplay for "Christmas Pen Pals", starring Sarah Drew (best known as Dr. April Kepner in the TV series "Grey's Anatomy"). The new TV movie will premiere on December 15th in the United States on the Lifetime channel, followed by the Canadian premiere on December 22nd on Super Channel. (Supplied photo)

Peterborough native Carley Smale excited for premiere of her new movie ‘Christmas Pen Pals’

Screenwriter returns to the city December 13 for the Warming Room Christmas Party she has organized for a fourth time.
Peterborough musician Rick Young in 2017, before undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, holding a copy of "The Lost Album", his and his wife Gailie’s first record containing 16 original songs written by Rick. Almost a year to the date of a benefit concert to help Rick and Gailie with the costs of not performing while he underwent treatment, Rick is now back home recovering from recent surgery for skin cancer. (Photo: SLAB Productions)

Peterborough musician Rick Young is home and resting comfortably following cancer surgery

After last year's scare of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Young has just been treated for skin cancer.
Michael Konopaski, CFO of Burlington-based Aligned Capital Partners Inc. and managing director of Inclusive Advisory in Peterborough, will be presenting a cheque for $10,000 on behalf of Aligned Capital to the YMCA of Central East Ontario on November 23, 2018. to support the charity's local Strong Kids Campaign. (Photo: Barb Shaw /

Aligned Capital donates $10,000 to local YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

Company CFO Michael Konopaski says donation is investment in future of area children and youth.
This year's annual Kawartha Rotary Christmas Auction aims to raise $28,000 for the purchase and training of Isaac, the newest member of the Peterborough Police Service's Canine Unit, pictured with his handler Constable Bob Cowie. Featuring around 250 items, the auction opens on Monday, November 19th and closes on Sunday, December 2nd. (Photo: Dean Ostrander / Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha)

Kawartha Rotary Christmas Auction raising funds for police dog Isaac

Online auction opening November 19 will support newest member of Peterborough Police Service's K9 Unit.
Mayor-elect Diane Therrien will be sworn into office on November 26, 2018. The 32-year-old former Town Ward councillor is only the third woman ever to hold the office of Mayor in Peterborough. (Photo: Paul Rellinger /

A confident Diane Therrien eager to begin her new role as Mayor of Peterborough

To be sworn in on November 26, Peterborough's mayor-elect pledges a leadership style that's 'inherently collaborative'.
Ballet Jörgen's "The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition", featuring professional dancers as well as a selection of local youth dancers, will be performed on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Jim Orgill)

Ballet Jörgen’s ‘The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition’ returns to Showplace on November 29

An interview with artistic director Bengt Jörgen about the signature seasonal production featuring local youth dancers.
Fairhaven resident Joe Sullivan, 98, displays a montage of medals related to his war service. Sullivan was one of the Canadian assault troops in the 3rd Canadian Division of the Canadian Army who landed on Juno Beach in Normandy during the Allied invasion of German-occupied France on D-Day, June 6, 1944, which led to the liberation of Europe from Nazi occupation on May 8, 1945. In 2015, Joseph Sullivan was awarded the French National Order of the Legion of Honour (bottom left) in recognition of his war service. (Photo: Paul Rellinger /

Juno Beach still a clear memory for 98-year-old WWII veteran Joseph Sullivan

Fairhaven resident implores all to remember the sacrifices made, not just on November 11 but all year round.
The late Jan Schoute performing during "Getting Better", a celebration of the music of Paul McCartney, at the Market Hall in Peterborough on February 22, 2014. Local musicians are hosting "A Night To Remember" on Tuesday, November 6th, a year after Schoute's death from a heart attack, at the Historic Red Dog in downtown Peterborough. Donations from the event will be used for a memorial bench and plaque at Armour Hill. (Photo: Linda McIlwain)

‘A Night To Remember’ Jan Schoute set for November 6

Live music and reminisces at the centre of Historic Red Dog event honouring the memory of the late singer and guitarist.
The Dobro at 287-289 George Street North in downtown Peterborough has been closed since September, after owner Kevin Carley decided not to renew his lease. (Photo: Bruce Head /

The Dobro in Peterborough is silenced after an 11-year run

Yet another downtown pub and live music venue lost, as owner Kevin Carley opts not to renew lease.
Isaac, the newest canine member of the Peterborough Police Service, has completed seven weeks of his 15-week training regimen side by side with his handler, Constable Bob Cowie. All proceeds from the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha's 2018 Rotary Christmas Auction will fund the acquisition and training of Isaac. (Photo: Paul Rellinger /

Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha funds Isaac’s police dog training

Rotary Christmas Auction will support newest addition to Peterborough Police Service K9 Unit.

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