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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.
In "Girl in the Goldfish Bowl" by Morris Panych, 10-year-old Iris (Lindsay Wilson, right) is convinced a mysterious stranger named Mr. Lawrence (Stew Granger, left) is the reincarnation of her pet goldfish, whose death she believes has precipitated everything that has gone wrong in her world. The Peterborough Theatre Guild's production runs for 10 performances from May 3 to 18, 2024. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Theatre Guild)

‘Girl in the Goldfish Bowl’ closing the curtain on the Peterborough Theatre Guild’s 2023-24...

Morris Panych's award-winning satirical comedy brings 4th Line Theatre's Kim Blackwell back to where her lifelong theatrical journey began.
Peterborough's Patrick Steeves, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2022, will be making the 19,341-foot trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2024 as a member of Team Fox raising funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. As a member of Team Fox, Steeves must raise at least $10,000 for the foundation. He will cover the costs of the trip out of his own pocket. (Photos: Patrick Steeve /Stephan Bechart)

Peterborough’s Patrick Steeves prepares to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to the benefit of Parkinson’s disease...

Diagnosed with the neurological disorder in 2022 after the onset of symptoms four years earlier, the longtime teacher is committed to fundraising $10,000.
Left to right, top and bottom: The Fretless, Valdy, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, The Canterbury Tales, Matthew Good, Charlie Petch, and the Capitol Theatre Red Carpet Gala. (kawarthaNOW collage)

encoreNOW – April 15, 2024

Superb musical storyteller Valdy in Bancroft, The Fretless brings its award-winning folk/roots strings sound to Lakefield, Port Hope's Capitol Centre celebrates its upcoming season, and more.
A concert by Jane Bunnett and Maqueque at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre on April 26, 2024 will be a highlight of this year's International Jazz Day Peterborough celebrations. The five-time Juno award-winning and three-time Grammy award-nominated band features (from left) Tailin Marrero Zamora on acoustic and electric bass, Yissy García on drums, Joanna Tendai Majoko on vocals, MaryPaz Fernández on conga and vocals, Jane Bunnett on soprano saxophone and flute, and Dánae Olano on piano (Photo: Lauren Deutsch)

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque headline International Jazz Day Peterborough with April 26 Market Hall...

Annual jazz celebration also features Dine With Jazz events with local jazz duos on April 27 at downtown restaurants.
Peterborough artist and illustrator Brooklin Stormie Holbrough designed the poster for the 35th Peterborough Folk Festival, which was unveiled at a kick-off event on April 4, 2024 at the Market Hall to promote the festival's return to Nicholls Oval Park on August 18 and 19. (Poster: Brooklin Stormie Holbrough)

Peterborough Folk Festival marking 35 years this August

Festival representatives and supporters gathered at Market Hall to drum up excitement while encouraging Emerging Artist Award nominations.
A visual representation of what 16 pickleball courts could look like from a "preliminary facility fit" document for the Bonnerworth Park Redevelopment that City of Peterborough staff presented during a community meeting on March 21, 2024. One reason some residents in the Bonnerworth Park neighbourhood object to the proposal to have that many pickleball courts at the park is because of the amount of additional noise and traffic that will result. (Image: City of Peterborough)

Bonnerworth Park redevelopment plan headed for an emotional debate at Peterborough city council

Upset park neighbours and pickleball association members to speak on April 8 before city councillors vote on whether to proceed.
Peterborough blues musician Rick Fines will be taking his guitar to Europe when he and his family temporarily move to Bonn, Germany in August 2024, where his wife Lise has accepted a two-year teaching contract at a school in the city. Fines is planning a "farewell for now" concert on June 21 at the Market Hall featuring Juno award-winning blues, boogie-woogie, and jazz pianist Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne. (Photo: Wayne Eardley)

It’s so long for now, but not goodbye, as Peterborough musician Rick Fines and...

Three-time Juno-nominated blues singer-songwriter and guitarist will call Bonn, Germany home for two years.
Top to bottom, left to right: Diana Lopez Soto in Nomada, The Stampeders in 1971 (the late Ronnie King is pictured at left), Dwayne Gretzky at Peterborough Musicfest, the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir, a few photos from the 2024 SPARK Photo Festival, Ward Cornforth performing as Johnny Cash, and Peterborough Symphony Orchestra guest artist Beverley Johnston. (kawarthaNOW collage)

encoreNOW – April 1, 2024

Public Energy brings high-flying Nomada to Market Hall, The Stampeders carry on despite their heavy loss, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra serves up a slice of Italy at Showplace, and more.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) relocated both its corporate office and the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism Visitor Centre in 2017 to the then-new Venture North building at 270 George Street North in downtown Peterborough. PKED was originally founded in 1998 as the Greater Peterborough Area Development Corporation, taking on the services and budgets of six separate organizations, including the economic development departments of the city and county of Peterborough. (Photo: Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

City and County of Peterborough moving forward with plans to take economic development and...

City has communicated to both Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development and the county it will not renew tri-party agreement.
One of two security guards hired by the City of Peterborough who served a trespass notice to Foods Not Bombs volunteer Myles Conner on March 25, 2024, during the group's serving of free prepared meals to people in need, something it has done every week for almost 19 years. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of Esther Vincent video)

Food Not Bombs Peterborough will return to Confederation Square despite city’s trespass notice

Longtime volunteer says group will fight any ticket issued and 'make an example' of the city 'if you try to push us out'

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