Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
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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.
Specializing in shop-made confections, Peterborough candy store Flossophy is adding flour-based treats to its product line of hand-spun cotton candy, gourmet popcorn, homemade chocolate, candy apples, soft-serve ice cream, gummies, and novelty candy. Pictured is a Japanese mochi donut topped with chocolate and Skor pieces. (Photo: Flossophy)

Peterborough candy shop Flossophy gets even sweeter by adding flour-based confections

Owner Danielle McIver is realizing her vision by expanding her product line with cookie dough, mochi donuts, cake truffles, brownies, and more.
Peterborough musicians Rick Fines, Gary Peeples, and Alan Black recorded their first record as the acoustic blues trio Jackson Delta 35 years ago and received two Juno nominations for subsequent releases. Although Jackson Delta disbanded over 20 years ago, the trio has reunited several times since and will be performing at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough on April 8, 2023. (Photo: Mark L. Craighead)

Veteran acoustic blues trio Jackson Delta returns to Peterborough’s Market Hall on April 8

Almost four decades on, Peterborough musicians Rick Fines, Alan Black, and Gary Peeples remain 'True Blue' to their shared love of the blues.
These four Peterborough entrepreneurs overcome pandemic challenges to launch businesses with a focus on helping people. Each particpated in Starter Company Plus, an entrepreneurial training program offered locally by the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development Business Advisory Centre with funding from the Ontario government. Left to right, top and bottom: Michelle Godfrey of Discover Trager, Kate Griffin of Mental Wealth Counselling, Caitlin Smith of ReCreate Space, and Ineke Turner of Turner & Pooch Dog Training. (Photos: Jenish Odigski)

Four Peterborough entrepreneurs overcome pandemic challenges to launch businesses with focus on helping people

Entrepreneurs Michelle Godfrey, Kate Griffin, Caitlin Smith, and Ineke Turner have each built successful businesses.
For many Canadians approaching retirement age, the question of when to start collecting the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement pension can be a signuficant one. Should you begin collecting a reduced monthly benefit early at age 60, wait until 65 to collect the full monthly benefit, or defer until you are 70 and collect an even higher monthly benefit? The right answer, according to executive financial consultant Adam McInroy at McInroy and Associates Private Wealth Management in Bobcaygeon, depends on each person's larger financial plan for their retirement. (Stock photo)

When should you take your government retirement benefits?

Adam McInroy and his team at Bobcaygeon-based McInroy and Associates Private Wealth Management help clients understand their options for taking CPP and OAS.
19-year-old Syrian refugee Rashid Sheikh Hassan, pictured outside The Whistle Stop Café in downtown Peterborough where he works, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the Canadian International Medical Relief Organization (CIMRO) to purchase medicine and medical supplies for survivors of the February 6, 2023 earthquake that devastated southern Turkey and northern Syria. The Whistle Stop Café will also be donating all proceeds from poutine sales on March 13, 2023 to CIMRO. (Photo courtesy of Dave McNab)

Peterborough newcomer Rashid’s love of poutine leads to fundraiser for earthquake victims

Less than a year after arriving in Canada, 19-year-old Syrian refugee is raising funds for medical supplies with the help of Dave 'Mr. David' McNab.
Peterborough musician Rob Phillips will be performing at the keyboard for the 500th time at the Black Horse Pub in downtown Peterborough on March 9, 2023. The Rob Phillips Trio will also faeture Dennis Pendrith on upright bass and Curtis Cronkwright on drums, with Carling Stephen the featured singer. Special guests include singers Beau Dixon and Marsala Lukianchuk, the latter having fronted the trio for about six years. (Photo courtesy of Rob Phillips)

Peterborough jazz and blues pianist Rob Phillips performs his 500th gig at the Black...

Along with his band Dennis Pendrith, Curtis Cronkwright, and Carling Stephen, special guests include Beau Dixon and Marsala Lukianchuk.
Bill McMillan's 94th birthday coincides with the date of his first-ever art show. 'Together, We Paint' also features works by Jose Miguel Hernandez Autorino, his mentor and friend and an instructor at the Art School of Peterborough. It opens on March 3, 2023 during the First Friday Peterborough art crawl at the Art School of Peterborough's Launch Gallery in Charlotte Mews and continues until March 9. (Photo: Jose Miguel Hernandez Autorino)

94-year-old artist Bill McMillan has his first-ever exhibition at the Art School of Peterborough

Opening on March 3, 'Together, We Paint' also features the work of his instructor and friend Jose Miguel Hernandez Autorino.
Peterborough musician Jacques Graveline (right) and Allan Reeve are co-faciliators with Bridges Peterborough, an organization working to challenge the prevailing ways of addressing poverty. The bridging teams are a small-group experience where under-resourced participants known as "catalysts" develop strategies with middle-income mentors to build a more stable life. (Photo courtesy of Jacques Graveline)

Bridges Peterborough is working to change the conversation around poverty

Local musician Jacques Graveline is co-facilitator of 'Bridging Artists Forward', one of the organization's bridging teams meeting weekly beginning in March.
Peterborough singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Benj Rowland is performing at the Gordon Best Theatre in downtown Peterborough on April 1, 2023 with Meredith Moon opening. (Photo: John Gearin)

Peterborough musician Benj Rowland is back home and that suits him just fine

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist returns to Gordon Best Theatre on April 1 with Meredith Moon opening.
Dr. Madura Sundareswaran and nurse Kim Chep RPN of the Peterborough Newcomer Health Clinic, whose clients are referred by the New Canadians Centre. Dr. Sundareswaran opened the clinic in January 2023 with a goal to take on about 50 patients in its first year. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Newcomer Health Clinic)

Peterborough Newcomer Health Clinic helps immigrants and refugees transition to Canada’s health care system

With patients referred by the New Canadians Centre, Dr. Madura Sundareswaran is starting them on the journey to full access to health care services.

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