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KSAC Hopes Tea Cups Overflow for United Way

The Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC) is bringing out the fine china in support of the United Way of Peterborough & District’s annual campaign. KSAC is selling its significant collection of china tea cups filled with succulent plants, needle-felted plants, candles, bird feeders and teacher gifts. Organizers of the “Community Grows” fundraiser ask community members […]

A Hero With Many Questions

Once upon a time, there was a very curious person living in a beautiful city with a river running through it. This person, though they did not know it, was a hero — a hero who asked a lot of questions. One day our curious hero — let’s call them CH — noticed that in […]

‘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 […]