Despite New Ownership, it’s Business as Usual at Nexicom

Despite New Ownership, it’s Business as Usual at Nexicom
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Monday afternoon Nexicom staff learned that owners Paul and John Downs had entered into a share purchase agreement to sell their business to Clayton Zekelman of Windsor.   Zekelman is the founder and President of a similar high-speed internet and telephone business in Windsor called MNSi Telecom operating in southwestern Ontario, … Continue reading

King St. Merchants Find Cooperation and Collaboration is Key to Success

King St. Merchants Find Cooperation and Collaboration is Key to Success
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Kate Deklerck is tired of answering questions about how she feels about the opening of Kawartha Quilting Systems (KQS) just down the street from her store, The Quilter’s Bolt. For the record, she is thrilled! The fact is, these stores are complementary, not competitive. Quilters need fabric from Deklerck’s shop … Continue reading

Keith Monk Continues the Long Tradition of Auctioneering

Keith Monk Continues the Long Tradition of Auctioneering
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Last Saturday, Keith Monk was demonstrating his skills in a major farm and household auction east of Bailieboro, and it was clear he was in his element. With a microphone in one hand and a cane in the other, more for emphasis than for health reasons, Monk skillfully walked the … Continue reading

Celebrate Culture at Rice Lake Gallery

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

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

Protect Your Name: Identity Theft

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Did you know your home can be stolen while you’re still living in it?   It’s called “title fraud” and it’s a potential outcome of being a victim of identity theft. Protecting yourself against identity theft is a precaution more and more people are taking these days.   I know many families … Continue reading

Local Maple Syrup Producers Host Summer Tour

Local Maple Syrup Producers Host Summer Tour
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This year the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association (OMSPA) celebrated 50 years in business at their Annual General Meeting held at Trent University on the weekend of July 15th.   During the three-day event, producers took time to visit some local “sugar shacks” to see how it’s done around here. After … Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate with Ladies’ Night in Millbrook

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As women, we can think of a number of reasons to celebrate our existence. All humbleness aside, quite simply, it is because we are awesome!! We are also practical, analytical, sometimes, a little reluctant to indulge in ourselves and we definitely feel the need to justify our actions. The Millbrook … Continue reading

Harvest Market Celebrations Sunday August 28

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I can’t believe that there are only three more markets left this season. How can that be? I was only just anticipating the start of another great season of eating local, courtesy of the wonderful makers, bakers and growers who are the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. My anticipation though continues to … Continue reading

Young Entrepreneur Comes to Millbrook Market

Young Entrepreneur Comes to Millbrook Market
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Kollene Drummond began her urban kitchen garden in suburban Peterborough as a way to extend her access to a variety of organic produce. She is very careful to secure local, sustainably produced ingredients to produce her original vegetarian offerings at local farmers’ markets and through her catering efforts. In her … Continue reading

Magic Makers Behind the Scenes at the 4th Line Theatre

Magic Makers Behind the Scenes at the 4th Line Theatre
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Not all the magic of theatre happens on the stage. In fact, much of the creative work to make the story come alive happens on a very practical level behind the scenes. Fiona Jones is the Stage Manager for 4th Line this year, which means she acts like an orchestra … Continue reading

Exciting Events at 4th Line Theatre This Summer!

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