Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
219 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.
Former Prairie Oyster frontman Russell deCarle performs with his band (Steve Briggs, John Dymond, John Sheard) at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre on February 23, 2019. (Publicity photo)

Life is good for former Prairie Oyster frontman Russell deCarle

Singer-songwriter returns to Peterborough to perform with Steve Briggs, John Sheard, and John Dymond at the Market Hall on February 23
Along with other local Rotary clubs, the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha is all about serving the community, such as helping to fund Peterborough's first outdoor adult gym in Beavermead Park in 2018. But it's not all hard work in Rotary: there's also a strong social component featuring a lot of camaraderie and a lot of fun. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor /

Kawartha Rotary’s many projects are making a lasting difference in the community

Rotary membership is all about service above self ... but while having fun too.
Juno award-nominated blues trio Jackson Delta (Rick Fines, Al Black, and Gary Peeples) are reuniting once again for "Jackson Delta: Bringing It All Back Home", a concert on Saturday, April 20th at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of SLAB Production)

Juno-nominated Jackson Delta is bringing the blues back home to Peterborough’s Market Hall

Veteran musicians Rick Fines, Al Black, and Gary Peeples reunite once again for April 20th concert.
Catia Skinner, chair of the 2019 Bears' Lair Entrepreneurial Competition steering committee, announcing the details of the Bears' Lair Entrepreneurial Competition in the lobby at VentureNorth in downtown Peterborough on January 22, 2019. Unlike previous years, this year's competition will include a cash-only prize of $8,000 for each of the two winners, and $1,000 for four runners-up. The application deadline for the 2019 competition is February 26th. (Photo: Paula Kehoe)

Applications now open for the 9th annual Bears’ Lair Entrepreneurial Competition

Due by February 26, with six finalists pitching for a share of $20,000 on April 30 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough.
Veteran Canadian musician Tom Wilson, pictured in front of some of his paintings, accidentally discovered seven years ago both that he was adopted and his birth parents were Indigenous, leading him to write his critically acclaimed autobiography "Beautiful Scars" in 2017. Wilson, who performs as Lee Harvey Osmond, is releasing his latest album "Mohawk" on January 25, 2019. He will be performing songs from the new record and more at his February 2nd concert at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough, sponsored by kawarthaNOW. (Photo: Marta Hewson)

Tom Wilson returns to Peterborough with his new Mohawk identity and album on February...

On heels of critically acclaimed memoir, veteran musician performs as Lee Harvey Osmond at the Market Hall.
The 2019 Business Hall of Fame inductees were introduced at Venture North on Wednesday, January 16th by Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakefield Muskoka (JA-PLM). They are, front from left, Michaela Konopaski (representing her father Michael Konopaski of Inclusive Advisory), Dr. Ramesh Makhija of R and R Laboratories, and Janet McLeod of East City Flower Shop; second row, from left, Dana Empey and Scott Stewart of Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel, Dave Smith of DNS Realty, and John Gillis of Measuremax; and back row, from left, Scott Stuart of Kawartha TV and Stereo (representing his father Glenn), Shelby Watt of Flavour Fashion, Providence, and S.O.S (inducted with with Mike Watt, not pictured), Scott Wood of Ashburnham Ale House, and Robert Winslow of 4th Line Theatre. (Photo: Paul Rellinger /

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame set to welcome 12 new inductees in 2019

Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakefield Muskoka hails local business people as role models for a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Peterborough Family Literacy Day 2017 brought hundreds of kids out to Peterborough Square where they were treated to entertainment, special performances and activities, all of which fostered a love of reading. The 2019 event will be held for the 20th year on Saturday, January 26, 9 a.m. to noon, again at the downtown mall. Admission is free and every child leaves with a book of their choosing. (Photo: Peter Rellinger)

Getting a good read on the importance of kids’ literacy skills development

Annual Family Literacy Day event returns to Peterborough Square on January 26.
Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef, who is now the Minister for Women and Gender Equality, with Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, at a town hall meeting in the Nexicom Studio at Showplace Performance Centre hosted by the Women's Business Network of Peterborough on December 19, 2018. The two federal cabinet ministers met with female entrepreneurs and small business owners to discuss government supports available to women entrepreneurs across Canada. (Photo: Office of Maryam Monsef)

Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef reflects on a busy year and what’s ahead

Now Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Monsef says she will continue to fight for 'a more equal playing field' for Canadian women in 2019.
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.

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