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 Deluxe Blues Jam, held on the third Saturday afternoon of each month at The Pig's Ear in downtown Peterborough, is the legacy of the late Phil "Mr. Deluxe" Marshall, founder of the Peterborough Musicians' Benevolent Association, shown here performing in 2010. One final Deluxe Blues Jam will be held at The Piggy on April 15, before the beloved tavern closes its doors for good, after which the monthly fundraiser will move to Dr. J's. (Photo: SLAB Productions)

There is life after the Pig’s Ear for beloved Blues Jam event

Monthly Peterborough Musicians' Benevolent Association fundraiser is Dr. J's bound after one last hurrah on April 15.
A child coats a pine cone with lard at the bird-feeding station at Ecology Park, which has engaged more than 10,000 children in educational programs over the past 25 years. Peterborough GreenUP has embarked on an ambitious five-year plan to fund raise $440,000 to improve the park and expand programming. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

Seeds planted for the future of Peterborough’s Ecology Park

GreenUP launches five-year fundraising plan for $440,000 worth of improvements to signature site.
As Community Futures Peterborough member Gord James looks on, Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef speaks at a March 2nd showcase highlighting successes under the Eastern Ontario Development Program, a federal grant program to advance economic development in rural eastern Ontario. In the Peterborough area, Community Futures Peterborough administers the program that has benefited 557 organizations and businesses over the past 14 years. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

A dollar well invested is a dollar well spent

Successes under Eastern Ontario Development Program funding shared and celebrated at showcase.
Terry Guiel -- musician, husband, father of three, former City Councillor, and current Executive Director of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area -- turns 50 on March 11, 2017

Terry Guiel at 50

Peterborough's beloved musical son gives credit where credit is due and, no, he doesn't top that list.
Peterborough MPP Jeaf Leal and Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca demonstrate the electric vehicle charging station at Lansdowne Place Mall. The mall is one of seven locations in the City and County of Peterborough offering electric vehicle charging, which is free for the first year of operation. (Photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

No charge to charge for local electric vehicle owners

Free charging stations in place at seven Peterborough city and county locations as part of $290,000-plus Ontario investment.
On February 24, 2017, Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef announced over $1.4 million in cultural funds for The Canadian Canoe Museum on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage (photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

Ottawa invests $1.4 million in Canadian Canoe Museum move

Funds to cover cost of architectural and engineering plans for museum's new home on Trent-Severn Waterway.
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, featuring Peterborough's iconic clock tower, is located at 140 Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Bradley Boyle)

What’s coming up at Peterborough’s Market Hall

Featuring new music of both the country and classic rock variety, a rousing musical opera, spellbinding mentalism, a still-rising Canadian folk/blues duo, and Sunday morning church services.
The Peace Cake (with "peace" written in Hebrew, English, and Arabic) served after the multi-faith service on February 8 at Peterborough's Beth Israel Synagogue (photo: Shegufa Shetranjiwalla-Merchant)

Standing with our neighbours in the Muslim community

Peterborough's Beth Israel Synagogue opens its doors for multi-faith prayer service in aftermath of Quebec mosque shooting.
Fleming College Carpentry Techniques students Daniel Widdis, Carter Clark, and Benjamin Wright working on a wall frame destined for the new Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building at Lang Pioneer Village in Keene (photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

Fleming College students help ‘raise the barn’ at Lang Pioneer Village

Video encourages Rick Mercer to help raise the walls for Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building
Dave Rogers of Relic had hoped to recover the roof rafters from this building at Alymer and Simcoe Street in Peterborough, which was torn down last week. He had earlier offered to build reading tables from the reclaimed lumber for the new library space. Instead, the wood was destroyed during the demolition. (Photo: Dave Rogers / Instagram)

Loss of prime timber from building demolition frustrates Peterborough business owner

Offer to build 30 10-foot tables for the new library space now a moot point.

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