Authors Articles by Hannah Abrahamse

Articles by Hannah Abrahamse

Hannah Abrahamse
75 Articles
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)

Collect stunning original art from artists in the Kawarthas region and beyond at ‘It’s...

Proceeds from the Art Gallery of Peterborough's auction running November 5 to 20 supports the participating artists and programming at the gallery.
Melanie McCall is the first of six Nogojiwanong-Peterborough artists who are each participating in a five-week residency in Trent Radio's innovative "Your Radio is Their Stage" project, where artists receive mentorship, equipment, training, and support to reimagine their art as a work for broadcast radio. Normally a textile artist specializing in cloth collages, McCall will be layering sounds from nature and more to create a sound collage. (Photo courtesy of Trent Radio)

Nogojiwanong-Peterborough artist Melanie McCall transforms textile collages to sound during her artist residency with...

Trent Radio will broadcast Melanie McCall's 'sound collage' on October 17.
This fall, the Peterborough Children's Chorus is celebrating the return to in-person rehearsals, with auditions open for children and youth aged 12 to 18. The junior choir program is on hold until the organization feels it is safe and comfortable to have younger children singing in person together. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Children's Chorus)

Peterborough Children’s Chorus returns to in-person rehearsals for the first time during the pandemic

Children and youth aged 12 to 18 can still audition for the organization's choir this fall.
Owned by Leslie Menagh, Madderhouse Textile Studios in downtown Peterborough has adjusted to the pandemic by moving into garnet design and production, launching a 'breezy garb' line of clothing. (Photo courtesy of Madderhouse Textile Studios)

Peterborough’s Madderhouse Textile Studios moves into garment design and production during the pandemic

'Breezy garb', Madderhouse's first clothing line, was produced with the support of the Newcomer Sewing Crew.
Flossophy is a confectionery shop in Peterborough's East City featuring hand-spun candy floss, handmade chocolate, gourmet popcorn, candy collections, super sundaes, and more. Owner Danielle McIver (right) started her unique candy business during the pandemic with an online store and opened the shop in June 2020. (Photo courtesy of Flossophy)

Danielle McIver’s sweet ideas come to life at her ‘Flossophy’ candy store in Peterborough

Specializing in hand-spun cotton candy floss, the East City shop also offers gourmet popcorn, homemade chocolate, soft-serve ice cream, and more
Nish Tees owner James Hodgson designed the Amik (beaver) orange t-shirt for his company's annual Orange Shirt Day fundraiser, with proceeds going this year to the new Sage and Sunshine Indigenous school in Nogojiwanong-Peterborough. A customer recently thanked him for his efforts by sending him an orange bouquet. (Photo courtesy of Nish Tees)

Nish Tees’ Orange Shirt Day fundraiser to benefit Sage and Sunshine Indigenous school in...

A proud Indigenous entrepreneur, Nish Tees owner James Hodgson designed this year's Amik (beaver) t-shirt.
Ashley Lamothe, an Indigenous mompreneur, blogger, public speaker, and workshop guru, has started a second business for spotlighting Indigenous creativity and beauty. Creative ResiNation, the new sister business to Creative Kwe, offers handmade resin art and more. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Nogojiwanong-Peterborough entrepreneur Ashley Lamothe’s new business spotlights Indigenous creativity

Owner of Creative Kwe creativity coaching launches 'Creative ResiNation' featuring her handmade resin art and more.
Shantelle Bisson (sitting) with staff at Shantilly's Place on Chandos Lake in North Kawartha Township, which raised thousands of dollars earlier this summer for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. The best-selling parenting author and former actress and her husband, Murdoch Mysteries' actor Yannick Bisson, built a cottage on Chandos Lake in 2018 and subsequently purchased and renovated the then-closed West Bay Narrows Marina. The couple, who recently became first-time grandparents, now own a second cottage on Chandos Lake. (Photo courtesy of Shantelle Bisson)

Shantelle and Yannick Bisson have embraced life in the Kawarthas with two cottages and...

Parenting author and Murdoch Mysteries actor are also new grandparents and are building a family legacy in North Kawartha.
Children participating in a four-week pilot of the Kawartha Youth Orchestra's Upbeat! Downtown after-school music program in 2019. The free program, designed for children living in Peterborough who are interested in music but face barriers to accessing music education, will run from September to June with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha Youth Orchestra)

Kawartha Youth Orchestra launches free after-school program for Peterborough children facing barriers to music...

Subsidized by Ontario Trillium Grow Grant, 'Upbeat! Downtown' for 8 to 9 year olds runs at All Saints' Anglican Church from September to June.
The Boardwalk Board Game Lounge in downtown Peterborough has over 550 games to play and also offers food and drink. Co-owners and brothers Connor and Dylan Reinhart opened the business after visiting board game lounges in other cities. Connor, who is a chef, and Dylan, who is an educator, grew up in Peterborough playing board games with their family. (Photo courtesy Boardwalk Board Game Lounge)

Peterborough’s Boardwalk Board Game Lounge has options to eat, drink, and play for all...

Connor and Dylan Reinhart welcome guests back inside for in-person game play and dining while keeping outdoor and at-home alternatives.

Become a #kawarthaNOW fan


Sign up for our VIP ENEWS

Sign up for our VIP Enews
Delivered every Wednesday morning, our VIP Enews has featured news and events for the week, along with ticket giveaways and offers for our VIP Readers!

Submit your event for FREE!

Use our event submission form to post your event on our website — for free. To submit editorial content or ideas, please contact us.