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Jack and Ila Crowe, the late founders of Kawartha Dairy in Bobcaygeon, beside one of their old delivery vehicles. (Photo: Kawartha Dairy)

Kawartha Dairy founders among 11 inductees of inaugural Business Hall of Fame for Kawartha Lakes

Along with the late Jack and Ila Crowe, other inductees include Nicki and Dedes Costas of Olympia Restaurant and Jason and Karissa Ward of Ward Lawyers,
Brendan, Lorrie, and Lou Neskovski, who own and operate The Lokal Hub and Eatery and The Lokal Market in Woodville, as well as The LunchBox seasonal food truck business, have acquired Kawartha Lakes Winery in Fenelon Falls. (Photo: Vicky Champagne / Champagne Photography Studio Inc.)

The Lokal in Woodville expands into Fenelon Falls

Family-owned local vendors' market and eatery has acquired Kawartha Lakes Winery.
Trent University alumni Steve Robertson and Ashley Holmes, along with two other investor friends, are reopening The Pig's Ear Tavern in summer 2023. The historic pub closed in 2017 after former owners John and Lylie Punter retired and sold the building. (Photo: Trent University Alumni Association)

Peterborough’s iconic Pig’s Ear Tavern to reopen this summer

Trent University alumni Steve Robertson and Ashley Holmes are reopening the historic pub, which closed in 2017.
Holiday Shopping Passport grand prize draw winner Noah Sloan was presented with his grand prize of a $1,500 Boro gift card by Iceman Video Games store manager Holly Butler on January 14, 2023. Sloan completed his winning passport after purchasing a new game console at the downtown Peterborough business. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

Noah Sloan wins downtown Peterborough’s $1,500 Holiday Shopping Passport grand prize draw

Annual program to encourage local shopping generated over $2.3 million in spending at downtown Peterborough businesses
Holiday Shopping Passport Early Bird winner Helen Lovick shows off her winning passport at Gentry Apparel with shop owner Andrew Damiany. Lovick won the final early bird draw of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) annual Holiday Shopping Passport program. She completed her winning passport at the Avant-Garden Shop at 377 George Street North in downtown Peterborough, where she purchased clothing during the holiday season. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

Helen Lovick receives $500 reward for shopping local in downtown Peterborough

Final early bird draw for Holiday Shopping Passport was held December 21, with $1,500 grand prize draw taking place January 11.
Peter and Anna Bouzinelos, owners of The Pizza Factory at 1000 Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough, are closing the iconic restaurant on January 29, 2023 after almost 43 years in business. (Photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

The Pizza Factory owners Peter and Anna Bouzinelos thank Peterborough for over 42 years of support

Iconic restaurant is closing for good on January 29 as Peter and Anna retire.
Operated by Ukrainian refugee families, Cafe Lviv at 90 Mill Street North in downtown Port Hope serves authentic Ukrainian cuisine including borscht (pictured), nalysnyky, kanapky, Chicken Kyiv, deruny, varenyky, holubtsi, and more. (Photo: Mira Knott / Knott Studio)

Ukrainian refugee families open Cafe Lviv in downtown Port Hope

Serving authentic Ukrainian cuisine, restaurant at 90 Mill Street North has become a popular dining destination.
Karen Scott (left) celebrates her win of a $500 Boro gift card as well as a Peterborough Musicfest Diner's Book with Avant-Garden Shop customer service representative Marissa Dunk. Scott won the second early bird draw of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) annual Holiday Shopping Passport program. She completed her winning passport at the Avant-Garden Shop at 165 Sherbrooke Street in downtown Peterborough, where she purchased some Christmas presents for her family and garden supplies. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

Karen Scott receives $500 reward for shopping local in downtown Peterborough

Final Holiday Shopping Passport $500 early bird draw is on December 21, with $1,500 grand prize draw on January 11.
Heather Adey (left) displays her winning holiday shopping passport with The Toy Shop owner Jean Grant. Adey, who completed her passport after purchasing a selection of board games and ice bubbles for her two young daughters, receives a $500 Boro gift card as well as a Peterborough Musicfest Diner's Book. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

Heather Adey receives $500 reward for shopping local in downtown Peterborough

Holiday Shopping Passport $500 early bird draws continue on December 14 and 21, with $1,500 grand prize draw on January 11.
"The Night Kitchen" by Samantha Chiusolo and "Statement House" by Brooklin Holbrough are two of the 10 illustrations of downtown Peterborough artists by five local artists for The Illustrated Boro Project. You can now purchase postcard sets of the 10 illustrations and also take a virtual tour. (Photos courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

The Illustrated Boro Project postcards available for purchase

Five local artists created 10 illustrations of downtown Peterborough businesses.

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