Local Talent Join Peterborough Pathway to Fame

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On Saturday Sept 10th Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame added 13 new names at the annual induction ceremony at Showplace. Cavan Monaghan was well represented with natives Serena Ryder, Justin and Mark Hiscox were acknowledged in the Entertainment and Music category and Kim Blackwell of 4th Line Theatre was … Continue reading

Schedule of Events for Outdoor Painting Festival This Weekend

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With over 55 artists from across Ontario competing for $3000 in prizes, expect to see a lot of painting going on in and around the township this weekend. You can participate by nominating your favourite piece in the People’s Choice Award. The actual painting begins on Saturday at 10 am … Continue reading

Another Season of Fun Folk Theatricals Begins

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With a new play lined up, local children’s author Shan McFadden is gearing up for another season of play with local adults and children who will bring his most recent piece, entitled “Tabitha and the Almost Impossible Quest” to life during the 2017 March break. Like last year’s play, “The … Continue reading

Mount Pleasant Coffee Shop Has Audience on Their Feet

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More than sixty residents came to the first Coffee Shop event of the season hosted by the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute. These monthly events held in the WI Hall in Mount Pleasant, these monthly events following a long standing local tradition established with the former “Give a Hoot Café”. Looking … Continue reading

New Programs at Your Local Library

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Storytime 2.0 has three weeks of programming under its belt! The feedback has been constructive and positive. This more inclusive programming structure supports infants and children attending Storytime. We haven’t done away with the actual story reading and sing-a-longs, and still plan to do crafts at popular times of the … Continue reading

Local Talent Shines at Magna Hoedown Showdown in Aurora

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After months of auditions where competitor numbers were whittled down to only ten, two Peterborough lads took second and third place in the 28th Aurora Magna Hoedown Showdown on Saturday September 17th. Jade Daniel Eagleson of Bailieboro took second prize while Cameron Von Criegren of Peterborough took third place in … Continue reading

Jazz Festival Held on Stewart Line

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Century Barn Weddings and Events developed and operated by Dave and Susan Stewart, recently sponsored a jazz festival in their barn which has been lovingly transformed into a spectacular venue for weddings and other special events. The free jazz festival was hosted for invited neighbours and vendors as a way … Continue reading

Calling all Artists: Outdoor Painting Festival Coming October 1st

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Valerie Kent of Cavan Art Academy and Gallery is launching the first “Plein Air” (outdoor) painting festival in the Township of Cavan Monaghan to coincide with Canada Culture Days on the weekend of October 1st. It is a painting competition of sorts, with $3,000 of prize money donated by Galerie … Continue reading

Celebrate Culture at Rice Lake Gallery

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In its 17th year of operation, the Rice Lake Gallery continues to showcase the work of traditional stone carvers from Zimbabwe on its beautiful rural property east of Bailieboro. The gallery features pieces following traditional Shona stone carving techniques using only hand tools. Gallery owner Fran Fearnley hand picks the … Continue reading

Galerie Q Fine Art Events

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  Galerie Q is gearing up for a busy fall. First, they are wrapping up an exhibit featuring artist Ginet Leblond entitled “Quebec’s Past Retold” which continues until Sunday September 4th. Leblond’s work has featured prominently in the gallery, which is the first one outside the province of Quebec to … Continue reading

Young Photographer Poses Unique Combination of Creativity and Business Sense

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Patrick Stephen was first introduced in this paper in 2014 when at the age of 17 he was awarded a grant from Peterborough Economic Development’s Summer Company program for young entrepreneurs in 2014 for a photography/video business. That year he developed a three year business plan- this young man thinks … Continue reading

Behind the Stage at the 4th Line Theatre

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What you see on stage is just the tip of the iceberg, and two young men are flexing their creative and administrative muscle behind the scenes to help make magic in the barnyard. Artistic Administrative Kelsey Powell counts his lucky stars. He and wife Lindy (General Manager) could be referred … Continue reading

Exciting Events at 4th Line Theatre This Summer!

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What better way to celebrate Canada’s 149th Birthday than enjoying an evening of true Canadian history brought to life on the outdoor stage at 4th Line Theatre? 4th Line Theatre invites you to join them on Friday, July 1st and celebrate Canada Day in 4th Line fashion. Enjoy an evening … Continue reading

Making Art Accessible: Galerie Q Launches New Exhibit

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Switching gears from the works of renown Royal Canadian Academy artists, Galerie Q Curator Kathryn Last launched a new exhibit this weekend offering Canadian paintings priced below $1000. With a self-explanatory title: Paintings Under $1000, the gallery has set up a group exhibition featuring over 100 artworks by a diverse … Continue reading

Raise the Roof Event

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A private fundraising event organized by Peterborough City Councillor Pat Parnell and hosted by Galerie Q last month raised $8000 towards YES shelter for youth and family’s “Raise the Roof” campaign. The organization has set a $50,000 fundraising campaign target to allow them to replace the roof on their aging … Continue reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day Visiting Local Artists on Rolling Hills Studio Tour

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By Karen Graham This year artists in and around Bethany are opening their doors again for Mother’s Day weekend. The artists work in a wide variety of media, creating works of beauty, purpose and often whimsy to express their creative vision in their unique settings. From quilts to photographs, beautiful … Continue reading

Galerie Q Presents: La féminine

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Galerie Q is hosting a new group exhibition entitled “La feminine” which features 21 works by 10 Canadian artists, three of whom are recognized Canadian Masters. The diverse and expansive body of work exhibited in La féminine presents femininity as a fluid concept. Using paint and brush to explore the … Continue reading