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Peterborough Poetry Slam, Partners Extend Call for Aspiring Poets

Young, aspiring poets looking to share their words with others can take advantage of a local mentorship opportunity. The Peterborough Poetry Slam, the Aspire Mentorship Program and the Precarious Festival will pair four professional spoken word artists with eight aspiring youth writers through the project called Speak, Scribe, Share. Jon Hedderwick, Peterborough Poetry Slam’s artistic […]

‘Hometown Boy’ Seán Cullen Brings Show to Peterborough

From singing in the former St. Peter’s elementary school auditorium to taking the stage multiple times at Just for Laughs, Seán Cullen’s career is bringing him back to Peterborough. The award-winning comedian, actor, author and screenwriter will be in Peterborough for at least one night on Nov. 28. Seán will perform his show, Hometown Boy, […]

‘Children are Naturally Curious and Inquisitive’

A kindergartener approaches the large fallen tree with slight trepidation. With words of encouragement from his teacher, Sabrina Hale, the youngster clambers to the top of the log. His smile tells all. Climbing trees, studying bugs and even good old-fashioned play in the great outdoors are all connected with being a student in nature pre-school […]

‘Women Can Do a Lot When They Come Together’

Whether they’ve never used a hammer or picked up a paintbrush, women can build confidence and skills through a community initiative that supports affordable housing. One female’s parging work on a home was so meticulous a housing inspector asked which contractor had been hired to do the job. Women are getting an opportunity to explore […]

Fall Weekend Encompasses Nature Walks, Tree Planting

In a BioBlitz of Kawartha Heights Park, community members worked with local experts to observe and identify the many species living there. Experts led walks through the area and supported participants in the study of the flora and fauna. The BioBlitz was part of the Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods (SUN) program. GreenUP celebrated the release their […]