Authors Articles by Hannah Abrahamse

Articles by Hannah Abrahamse

Hannah Abrahamse
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Hannah Abrahamse has completed an undergraduate degree in English and Cultural Studies at Trent University and is currently a Masters of Journalism student at Ryerson University. She is passionate about cinema, literature, and music both in and outside of work and intends to pursue a career in art and culture journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AbrahamseHannah. (Photo by Derek Ursacki)
Two 10-by-10 inch mini-paintings by Jennifer Gordon, one of the 28 artists and artisans participating in the Apsley Autumn Studio Tour on September 18 and 19, 2021. This is Gordon's first year participating in the studio tour. Her lifelong family log cottage on Chandos Lake is the inspiration for many of her paintings. (Photo courtesy of Apsley Autumn Studio Tour)

Apsley Autumn Studio Tour returns in September for its 28th year of celebrating Ontario...

COVID-safe annual event on September 18 and 19 features 28 artists and artisans located in 13 studios across North Kawartha and Wollaston townships, with a new app to help you enjoy the tour.
Leslie Scott, owner of Walton Wood Farm in Bailieboro, chats with her friend Danielle French, owner of South Pond Farms in Pontypool, on the porch at South Pond Farms. The two entrepreneurs have teamed up to launch a brand collaboration, with Walton Food Farm expanding its product line by offering French's gourmet food products. (Photo: Ash Nayler Photography)

Bailieboro’s Walton Wood Farm and Pontypool’s South Pond Farms launch new brand collaboration in...

'Farm friends' Leslie Scott and Danielle French team up to expand Walton Wood's product line with South Pond's gourmet food products.
As a pandemic project, Peterborough housemates Tiphaine Lenaik and Rosemary MacAdam launched a series of porch concerts at their Bonaccord Street home last summer. Tiphaine organizes the concerts, while homeowner Rosemary emcees. The series, called 'Waiting for the right porch', is returning this summer with a porch concert every two weeks. Pictured is the July 23, 2021 concert, which featured LA Alfonso, Jake Bartoli, River Jensen, and Kalen Davidson. (Photo courtesy of Tiphaine Lenaik)

Peterborough porch concert series supports local performers during the pandemic

'Waiting for the right porch' concerts on Bonaccord Street run August 6, August 20, and September 3 this summer.
The Peterborough Axe Club at 280 Perry Street in Peterborough has reopened after some renovations. Guests can visit the club to enjoy both axe throwing or darts. In light of COVID-19, the club can welcome four groups of up to 10 people at a time. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Axe Club)

Newly revitalized Peterborough Axe Club reopens after a challenging year of pandemic hurdles

Owner Carlo Raponi shares the raw truth about his pandemic challenges, including closing the Lindsay location,
Westben's 'Welcome Back Weekend' starting July 30th will feature concerts on Friday and Saturday night at the new Willow Hill outdoor venue, followed by a concert on Sunday afternoon at Westben's primary performance venue The Barn (pictured). To accommodate pandemic protocols, seating will be limited to 100 people in physically distanced groups. The Barn's massive walls and doors will be rolled away, serving the dual purpose of providing open-air ventilation and allowing guests to experience music and nature at once. (Photo: Wayne Eardley, courtesy of Northumberland County)

Campbellford’s Westben welcomes back live music audiences on the July 30th weekend

Westben's 'Welcome Back Weekend' features open-air concerts by local Trent Hills musicians, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, and Robert Michaels,
Liftlock Paddle Co. in Peterborough offers kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and canoe rentals for the entire family. Owner Taryn Grieder says double kayaks are perfect for parents with small children. She often takes her three-year-old son Zack with her to search for wildlife like these ducks at Beavermead Park. (Photo courtesy of Liftlock Paddle Co.)

Peterborough’s Liftlock Paddle Co. helps families enjoy the outdoors close to home

Owner Taryn Grieder rents equipment so people can paddle through the Peterborough Lift Lock and more.
Christine Hoogkamer's kayak loaded with garbage she's collected from the water, as she paddles by the beach at Emily Provincial Park near Omemee. She has an Instagram account called 'Emily Garbage Shark' where she shares photos of the litter she's removed from the environment. (Photo courtesy of Christine Hoogkamer)

Omemee’s ‘Emily Garbage Shark’ paddles Pigeon River picking up trash along the way

Christine Hoogkamer shares photos on Instagram of the garbage she removes from the water near Emily Provincial Park to educate and inspire others.
Rare's backlot patio, complete with a fence and lights, is located in the parking lot at the back of the Brock Street restaurant in downtown Peterborough. Rare owners Kassy and Tyler Scott put a lot of work into transforming the space into a patio for outdoor dining, which they will continue to offer even though indoor dining is permitted as of July 16, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Rare)

Rare restaurant in downtown Peterborough continues with their backlot patio this summer as indoor...

Owners Kassy and Tyler Scott are committed to a hyperlocal dinner menu influenced by shopping trips to local farmers' markets.
Cinemas, concert, theatres, and other performing arts venues can reopen with capacity limits during step three of Ontario's reopening plan effective July 16, 2021. Face masks are still required in all indoor settings. (Stock photo)

Peterborough-area residents urged to stay vigilant as Ontario enters step three of reopening

Medical officer of health says susceptible children and unvaccinated adults can continue to fuel clusters and outbreaks in step three.
Ashley Wynne is opening Sunshine and Sage, an Indigenous culture-based private school, in Nogojiwanong-Peterborough in September. Wynne, an Anishinaabe mother of four and an early childhood educator, is passionate about learning her Indigenous language and culture and sharing it with others. Wynne belongs to the Turtle Clan, chief of the water clans. Water clans are traditionally responsible for teaching and healing. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Wynne)

Indigenous-led culture-based private school will open this September in Nogojiwanong-Peterborough

'Sage and Sunshine' owner, lead teacher, and principal Ashley Wynne is also raising funds to support eight low-income urban Indigenous families with tuition costs.

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