Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
286 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.
Young readers check out the books on display at last year's annual Family Literacy Day in Peterborough Square. This year's Saturday morning event, with the theme "Once Upon A Turtle", takes place on January 25, 2020 in the lower level of in Peterborough Square. It features children's author Andrew Larsen, Plugging Into Nature music and puppet show, a live turtle exhibit by Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, Celebrity Readers' Theatre, and face painting. Admission is free and every child leaves with a free book. (Photo courtesy of Peter Rellinger)

Family Literacy Day returns to Peterborough Square on January 25

Honorary chair Paul Rellinger explains why 'Treasure Island' retains a special place on his bookshelf.
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar are (left to right) Tafari Anthony on back-up vocals, Curtis Chaffey on guitar, Sherie Marshall on back-up vocals, Samantha Martin on lead vocals and guitar, Andrew Moljgun on keys and sax, Ian McKeown on bass, and Dani Nash on drums. The band brings its blues-soul sound to Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough on February 1, 2020. (Publicity photo /

Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar bring their explosive blues-soul sound to Peterborough’s Market Hall...

With a new album set for release this spring, Juno-nominated band builds on the momentum of an incredible run of good fortune.
The Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council is presenting an employer education information session on gender and sexuality on January 16, 2020 at Holiday InnPeterborough-Waterfront in downtown Peterborough featuring guest speaker anya gwynne, education co-ordinator with PARN. At the session, they will be presenting on best practices around gender and sexuality in the workplace. (Stock photo)

Workforce Development Board hosting employer information session on gender and sexuality in the workplace

January 16 session in Peterborough will present best practices to prevent stigma and discrimination and to promote LGBTQ+ inclusiveness.
Singer Michael Bell will be joined by special musical guests for "The Bowie Lives", a multimedia tribute spanning the career of the late British rock icon David Bowie, at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough on January 10, 2020. (Photo: JC Velvet)

David Bowie’s music comes to life in ‘The Bowie Lives’ at Peterborough’s Market Hall...

Singer Michael Bell's multimedia tribute spans late British rock music icon's career from 'Space Oddity' to 'Lazarus'.
Iconic band The Irish Rovers, known for their hits including "The Unicorn" and "Wasn't That a Party", are performing at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough on February 23, 2020. (Photo: Hamish Burgess)

Put some party in your February with The Irish Rovers at Showplace Performance Centre

Iconic band's remarkable 56-year journey continues with Wasn't That A Party! tour in Peterborough on February 23.
Nation-wide vigils will be held in seven Canadian cities, including Peterborough, on December 15, 2019 on the third anniversary of the death of Soleiman Faqiri, a 30-year-old Afghan-Canadian with mental health issues who died while in custody at Central East Correctional Facility in Lindsay following an interaction with prison guards. This is the first year the annual community vigil has broadened into a national event. Soleiman's brother, Yusuf Faqiri, will speak at the Peterborough vigil, which takes place at 1 p.m. near the main entrance of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo: Justice for Soli)

Justice For Soli vigil in Peterborough on December 15 one of seven held across...

Yusuf Faqiri, the brother of the mentally ill man who died three years ago at Lindsay correctional facility, leads a growing push for accountability in his death.
Rhythm and blues ensemble The Rocket Revue will perform at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough on December 28, 2019. The 20th anniversary concert, dedicated to the late Buzz Thompson, will feature rhythm section Bobby Watson on gutiar, JP Hovercraft on bass, Rob Phillips on keyboards, and John Climenhage on drums, horn section Greg Weichel on trumpet, Jim Usher on tenor saxophone, Steve McCracken on tenor/baritone saxophone, and Rob Roy on trombone, and special guest performers Ryan Weber, Sam Weber, Marcus Browne, Jerome Godboo, Bridget Foley, and Jane Archer. (Photo: The Rocket Revue)

The Rocket Revue is back at Peterborough’s Market Hall on December 28 with a...

Horn-heavy rhythm and blues ensemble's 20th anniversary concert is dedicated to the late Buzz Thompson.
Proceeds from the 2019 Kawartha Rotary Christmas Auction, which runs online from November 18th to December 1st, will support the purchase of an outdoor musical instrument play area for children at the Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough. The outdoor instruments, invented by Grammy award-winning musician Richard Cooke, will be supplied by Colorado-based company Freenotes Harmony Park, which has installations around the world including at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. (Photo: Freenotes Harmony Park)

Kawartha Rotary Christmas Auction proceeds to build outdoor musical instrument play area at Peterborough...

Some 250 items up for grabs November 18 to December 1 as annual online fundraiser helps service club add to its legacy of giving back to the community.
Led by award-winning composer/arranger Aaron Jensen, Countermeasure features 13 of Canada's top vocal talents, performing innovative arrangements of pop favourites, classic jazz standards, and original songs. Incorporating innovative live looping, instrument imitation, and vocal percussion, Countermeasure has enthralled audiences worldwide with their dramatically choreographed shows and flawless harmonies. The group, which includes two Peterborough natives, performs at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough on November 29, 2019. (Publicity photo)

Countermeasure performs a capella like you’ve never heard (or seen) before

Critically acclaimed 13-member vocal ensemble, with two members from Peterborough, comes to Showplace Performance Centre on November 29.
The first of four buildings Ashburnham Realty is proposing for a development in East City bordered by Hunter Street East, Rogers Street, Robinson Street, and Maria Street. The six-storey building fronting Hunter Street East east of the Rotary Greenway Trail will feature a restaurant on the ground floor, commercial tenants on the second floor, and apartments on the upper floors. It is the largest of the four buildings planned. (Rendering courtesy of Ashburnham Realty)

Ashburnham Realty shares development plans with East City residents

Planned four-building development will bring 90-plus units and commercial tenants to mostly vacant land south of Hunter Street near Rotary Greenway Trail.

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