In 2009, Keene was ranked "prettiest town in Canada" by Harrowsmith Country Life magazine due to its distinct blend of rustic shops, skilled artisans, beautiful gardens, and rich history. All these unique features will be highlighted tomorrow, May 15th, when the Keene Farmers' Market re-opens for the 2015 season
Tomorrow is May 1st. Labour Day, where I am from. I have memories of having no school that day so we could participate in political marches and/or festive outings. One lesser known tradition, the one I remember most fondly, was the practice of offering a sprig of lily-of-the-valley to friends and loved ones, as a good luck omen for the year. Something in season, something local that expresses our best wishes for hope and happiness.
This week, the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough launched its newest initiative 7 Days of Green. This collaborative community endeavour aims to increase Peterborough's creative dialogue about local green activities while building awareness around green living and giving.
The Peterborough One World Dinner organizing committee is hosting the 32nd world's largest international vegetarian potluck dinner. The One World Dinner is a community and fundraising event held each February and organized collaboratively by the Peterborough New Canadian Centre, Jamaican Self-Help, the Kawartha World Issues Centre and the World University Service of Canada at Trent.