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)
Married couple Shannon Mak and Roland Hosier own sister restaurants Le Petit Bar and St Veronus Cafe and Taproom. The entrepreneur couple has worked tirelessly throughout the past 15 months to see their businesses survive the pandemic. (Photo: St Veronus / Facebook)

How downtown Peterborough’s Le Petit Bar and St Veronus reinvented themselves during the pandemic

Owners Shannon Mak and Roland Hosier shifted to offer takeout for the first time, opened a new bottleshop and marché, and created patio space.
The Loft Cinema in downtown Cobourg is a second-storey, soft-seat, boutique theatre. The venue has a stage, a 20-inch screen, digital cinema system, and a full P.A. They typically screen documentaries, independent and foreign films, ballets, and operas. Pre-COVID, they also staged live events such as jazz concerts. (Photo: Elizabeth LaFontaine)

Patrons of The Loft in downtown Cobourg raise funds to save the small business...

Repertory cinema's owner Ken Prue 'flabbergasted' by the support and excited to get back to business in step three of Ontario's reopening.
Jeffery Macklin, who works with letterpress and hand-carved block printing, in his Peterborough studio. Macklin is also a freelance graphic designer who has worked within the Peterborough business community for over 30 years. The 2021 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, taking place on September 25 and 26, will give the public the chance to tour the studios of 43 artists working in the city and county of Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Art Gallery of Peterborough)

Art Gallery of Peterborough presents the 37th annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour on September...

This year's tour features 43 artists in the city and county of Peterborough, with the gallery hosting an exhibition of selected works this summer.
The El owners Amanda da Silva (left) and Greg da Silva (right) with manager Maddy Thompson (middle) pose for a pretend album cover in one of the many photos and videos they begin posting on the Cobourg restaurant's Instagram account during the second provincial COVID-19 lockdown. As well as building a fun and silly brand for the gastropub, the posts have also been drawing new customers. (Photo: The El / Instagram)

Cobourg’s The El gastropub builds their brand in a fun and silly way throughout...

Owners Amanda and Greg da Silva and restaurant manager Maddy Thompson began posting creative social media content during lockdowns.
COVID-19 infections at a social gathering held on Father's Day in North Kawartha Township, where public health measures were not followed, spread to a childcare setting and a local business. The cases in North Kawartha, along with an outbreak at an outdoor workplace in the City of Peterborough where public health measures were also not followed, have pushed the Peterborough region's case incidence rate to the fourth highest in Ontario. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Workplace outbreak and Father’s Day social gathering push Peterborough’s COVID-19 incidence rate to more...

Medical officer of health warns 'it doesn't take much to light the fire' and encourages residents to get vaccinated.
Volunteers gather for planting day in May 2021 at the pollinator garden at Reaboro Park in Reaboro, between Omemee and Lindsay in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Organizer Marnie Callaghan says the project, which garnered its volunteers through word-of-mouth and Facebook, has been a fantastic community-builder while also helping the environment. (Photo: Elayne Windsor)

Reaboro volunteers come together to create a pollinator garden along the Trans Canada Trail

New 'Pollinator Pathway' garden at Reaboro Park in Kawartha Lakes incorporates native plants, bee hotels, bird houses, and more.
Warren Hennessy, owner and chef of Hendows Fine Food, has moved his restaurant and catering business to the plaza at 116 Parkhill Road in Peterborough. Hennessy uses locally sourced ingredients and is committed to offering high-quality food to his customers. (Photo courtesy of Warren Hennessy)

Hendows Fine Food moves to new location on Parkhill Road in Peterborough

Brisket, burgers, and fish and chips are some of menu items at Chef Warren Hennessy's new restaurant.
Brianna Wood, sister of The Food Forest's owner Lasair Wood, sits at the single-table patio in front of the vegan restaurant. Thanks to a proposal by landlord Ashburnham Realty, The Food Forest has an additional four tables on a back patio shared with Providence and St Veronus. (Photo: The Food Forest / Facebook)

Peterborough’s The Food Forest enjoys community support as they adapt to Ontario’s reopening plan

Owner Lasair Wood says the vegan restaurant's shared patio with Providence and St Veronus is a hit among her patrons.
Owned and operated by the Sayers family since 1976, Sayers Foods in Apsley was destroyed in a December 2020 fire. Construction on the new Sayers Foods store, designed by Toronto-based architects MJMA, is expected to begin by the end of summer 2021. This photograph, part of a photo album recovered from the fire, exemplifies the rich history of Sayers Foods in the Apsley community. (Photo: Sayers Foods / Facebook)

Construction on new Sayers Foods grocery store in Apsley expected to begin by end...

Store manager Jeff Sayers says new store will focus on being a community hub with more prepared foods, local suppliers, a bigger deli, and more.
Gayathri Rajan (right) first came to Canada from India in 2014 with her husband Prabhakar (left) along with their then five-year-old son Sandeep, and had their second child Vetri while living in Canada. Gayathri, who says she felt at home in Canada after only a month, has been sharing her authentic Indian food recipes on her YouTube channel and has since expanded her recipes to include food from other countries including Canada. (Photo: Prabhakar Rajan)

Newcomer Gayathri Rajan gives Canadians the chance to make authentic Indian cuisine with her...

The Peterborough resident, who arrived in Canada from India with her family in 2014, shares her love of cooking on her YouTube channel.

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