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.
The Pig's Ear Tavern owners Steve Robertson and Ashley Holmes at the pub's entrance at 144 Brock Street in downtown Peterborough. The former Trent University students purchased the building in 2022 with help from two investors, and are hard at work to restore the beloved pub to its former glory and introduce some of the events that made it a unique destination for the community, with an expected opening in fall 2023. (Photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough’s iconic The Pig’s Ear set to reopen in September with the same look...

New owners Steve Robertson and Ashley Holmes resurrecting beloved pub that closed in 2017 after former owners retired.
Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top performing at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio in 2015. Brothers Chris and Geoff Dahl of London, Ontario, known for their Blues Brothers tribute, will perform a free-admission tribute concert to ZZ Top at Peterborough Musicfest on August 12, 2023. (Photo: Ralph Arvesen via Wikimedia)

Tribute band Fandango brings ZZ Top’s signature songs and stage presence to Peterborough Musicfest...

Sharp dressed with beards flowing, the Dahl brothers will unleash their tribute to 'that little band from Texas' August 12 at Del Crary Park.
The Black Horse Pub at 450 George Street North in downtown Peterborough is up for sale, with a selling price of $1.2 million. Current owner Desmond Vandenberg, with his wife Maria, purchased the property in May 2018 from then-owner Ray Kapoor. (Photo:

Peterborough’s Black Horse Pub listed for sale at $1.2 million

Popular downtown entertainment venue and restaurant hits the market; current owner Desmond Vandenberg is hopeful buyer will 'take it, enjoy it, and build on it'.
Glass Tiger is performing a free-admission concert at Peterborough Musicfest on August 17, 2023 in Del Crary Park, with Monowhales opening. (Publicity photo)

Glass Tiger’s Peterborough Musicfest concert with Monowhales postponed until August 17

Glass Tiger lead singer Alan Trew recovering from throat infection, no concert on August 9.
Peterborough's Fleming College has cut 13 of its programs, including Culinary Skills, Culinary Management, and Food and Nutrition Management. Ten new programs will be introduced in 2023-24. (Photo: Fleming College Culinary / Facebook)

Peterborough’s Fleming College suspends 13 programs, including three of its signature culinary-related offerings

College president informed staff in June 15 memo, citing enrolment decline, pandemic's effects, and changing demographics of learners.
The British Legends tribute to Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger comes to Peterborough Musicfest for a free-admission concert at Del Crary Park on August 5, 2023. (Photos: Booking House Inc.)

Tribute to legendary British rockers comes to Peterborough Musicfest Saturday night

Hit music of Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, and Freddie Mercury will fill Del Crary Park.
Led by founding members Johnnie Dee and Derry Grehan, longtime Canadian rockers Honeymoon Suite perform a free-admission concert at Peterborough Musicfest at Del Crary Park on August 2, 2023. (Official promotional photo)

Honeymoon Suite brings classic Canadian rock to Peterborough Musicfest on Wednesday night

Free-admission concert at Del Crary Park will feature band's '80s hits including 'New Girl Now', 'Stay In The Light', 'Feel It Again', and more.
Ennismore-born musician Melissa Payne will be taking centre stage at Peterborough Musicfest at Del Crary Park on July 29, 2023 for a free-admission concert featuring her local musical friends including Nicholas Campbell, James McKenty, Rob Foreman, Matt Greco, Kate Suhr, and Kate Brioux. (Photo: Melissa Payne / Facebook)

Melissa Payne and friends bring the kitchen party to Peterborough Musicfest on Saturday night

Ennismore-born musician will be joined by 'an all-Peterborough gang' for a free-admission concert at Del Crary Park.
Today's Little River Band, led by lead singer and bassist Wayne Nelson (middle) who originally joined the band in 1980, also features Bruce Wallace on guitar/vocals, Colin Whinnery on lead guitar/vocals, Chris Marion on keyboards/vocals, and Ryan Ricks on drums/percussion/vocals. The band will perform a free-admission concert at Peterborough Musicfest at Del Crary Park on July 26, 2023. (Photos supplied by Little River Band)

Peterborough Musicfest will be reminiscing with Little River Band on Wednesday night

Latest iteration of the band that stormed the music charts in the '70s and '80s performs a free-admission concert at Del Crary Park.
Award-winning Canadian rap and hip hop artist Classified (Luke Boyd) is performing a free-admission concert in Del Crary Park on July 22, 2023 as part of Peterborough Musicfest's 36th season. (Photo: Classified / Facebook)

Canadian rapper Classified keeps the dance party going at Peterborough Musicfest on July 22

Award-winning hip hop singer-songwriter performs a free-admission concert at Del Crary Park.

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