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)
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.
Kawartha Land Trust, a non-government charitable organization committed to protecting land in the Kawarthas, is seeking $300,000 in donations to create a 14-kilometre trail route stretching from Stony Lake to Lakefield. The proposed trail route is situated on a stretch of land chosen for its appealing natural features for visitors to enjoy. It is also a vulnerable and important stretch of land in the Kawarthas that is still naturalized. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha Land Trust)

Kawartha Land Trust raising funds to create a network of trails from Stony Lake...

Vision behind 14-kilometre trail network is to spark a 'conservation boom' in the region, protecting an important natural corridor.
Peterborough's Carlotta James, co-founder and project director of the Monarch Ultra Relay Run, running in Guanajuato, Mexico during the inaugural 2019 run. A team of ultra runners ran the distance of the monarch butterfly's 4,300-kilometre migratory route from Canada to Mexico over the span of seven weeks. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 run will take place in southern Ontario, covering 1,800 kilometres between September 19 and October 9, again raising awareness of the plight of the monarch butterfly along the way. (Photo: Rodney Fuentes)

Monarch Ultra 1,800-kilometre relay run kicks off in Peterborough on September 19

Raising awareness of plight of monarch butterflies, the second bi-annual run takes place across southern Ontario due to the pandemic.
Owned and operated by Holly Bohnsack, April and August is a home bakery located in Havelock specializing in hand-crafted and decorated sugar cookies. Customers of the cookie business can place custom orders for unique and specific cookie designs. (Photo courtesy of Holly Bohnsack)

April and August home bakery in Havelock bounces back after more than a year...

Owner Holly Bohnsack says COVID was a massive hit to her events-based home bakery specializing in hand-crafted and decorated sugar cookies.
Henry Weitz, 95, has been participating in the Senior Centre Without Walls program launched in partnership between the City of Peterborough's Age-Friendly Peterborough initiative, Activity Haven Senior Centre, and the Peterborough Public Library. Weitz says he particularly enjoys the 'Tea & Inspirational Chats' activity, since he has little social interaction outside the retirement home where he's living. (Photo courtesy of Age-Friendly Peterborough)

Age-Friendly Peterborough launches free interactive telephone program to help seniors socialize

'Senior Centre Without Walls' offers multi-person phone call activities for seniors, such as health and wellness seminars, brain-stimulating activities, and more.
Christine Jaros launched her chemical-free pest control business, VerminX, during the pandemic. While she can handle a variety of pest issues, Christine's specialty is the removal of wasps, bees, and hornets from inside buildings. As a beekeeper, she understands the ecological value of honeybees and relocates them instead of destroying them. (Photo: Logan Stabler)

Peterborough’s Christine Jaros used the pandemic as an opportunity to launch her own ethical...

Specializing in wasp and bee removal, Jaros' company VerminX offers chemical-free solutions for dealing with common unwanted visitors.
Located on Cedarbank Farm, Escape Maze Peterborough was founded in 2014 after the Preddy family discovered the fun of escape rooms. Owners Jake Walling and Fred Preddy have persevered through the pandemic by expanding their games to include more COVID-safe options, including driving games, four outdoor trails, and an outdoor haunt experience. (Photo courtesy of Escape Maze Peterborough)

Escape Maze Peterborough expands its offerings with COVID-safe games

Driving games, four outdoor trails, and an outdoor haunt experience offer guests escape game experiences while remaining outdoors.
During First Friday Peterborough on August 6, 2021, Christine Jaros will be showing her metal work in an exhibition called 'Empty Oceans: An Exploration of Coral Reefs' at Joe Stable's ACME Art & Sailboat Company in the Commerce Building in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Christine Jaros / Facebook)

First Friday art crawl returns to downtown Peterborough on August 6

COVID-safe event on Friday evening includes nine exhibitions and events featuring works from local artists.
Chantel Coyle, co-owner of Modern Makers Market, at the Chamberland Street location of the creative retail hub. Before opening the shop in November 2020, Modern Makers Market was an events-based business promoting local makers. They are returning to their roots by hosting a welcome back pop-up event on August 14 and 15, 2021. (Photo: Rejeanne Martin)

Peterborough’s Modern Makers Market celebrates return to in-person shopping with welcome back pop-up event...

Indoor and outdoor market at Chamberlain Street shop will feature 16 local makers and food vendors .

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