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)
Selwyn Township's Ashton Kelly sings in "Life in a Pandemic (don't it stink)", a pandemic parody video set to the tune of Alanis Morissette's 1996 hit "Ironic". Ashton and her mom Deborah wrote the original lyrics, while Ashton's stepfather Mark Russell filmed and edited. This is the second pandemic parody video created by the family, who released one in April 2020 set to the tune of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". (Screenshot)

Selwyn Township family releases second parody video on pandemic anniversary

Ashton Kelly sings 'Life in a Pandemic (don't it stink)' to the tune of Alanis Morissette's 'Ironic'.
The Pin restaurant in downtown Peterborough serves a variety of crafted entrées for lunch and dinner, in addition to starters, seasonal salads, desserts, and wines. Reservations are required for in-person dining to ensure the retaurant can adhere to COVID-19 restrictions. Takeout for pickup is also available. (Photo courtesy of The Pin)

The Pin restaurant in downtown Peterborough stays positive amidst shifting COVID-19 restrictions

Owner Nadene Crough adapts for Peterborough's shift to the red zone in addition to other pandemic pivots.
Cobourg Community Centre is located at 750 D'Arcy Street in Cobourg. (Photo: Town of Cobourg)

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opening in Cobourg for residents 80 years and older

District health unit also announces vaccination clinics at Trent Hills Fire Station and Lindsay Exhibition Centre opening within coming weeks.
The Avant-Garden Shop owner Brenda Ibey says the high demand for birdseed and backyard birding supplies, along with puzzles, has helped her downtown Peterborough business push through the pandemic, despite the decrease of in-person shoppers who would normally browse through her home and garden shop for decor and gift items. (Photo: Clayton Ibey)

Birdwatchers help Avant-Garden Shop in downtown Peterborough push through the pandemic

Owner Brenda Ibey says high demand for birdseed, backyard birding supplies, and puzzles has helped her home and garden shop offset decrease in foot traffic.
Lorraine Button, a resident of Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on January 27, 2021. As of March 3, around 1,700 residents of long-term care homes in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo: Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit / Facebook)

Vaccinations complete for long-term care residents in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton

Health unit plans to set up at least two mass clinics in each county when community vaccinations begin.
Watson & Lou co-owners Erin Watson and Anna Eidt literally jump for joy after recently reopening the doors of their downtown Peterborough shop to in-person shoppers. Their creative hub, which helps local artists and makers reach a wider audience year-round, continues to also offer online shopping, curbside pickup, and free local delivery. (Photo courtesy of Watson & Lou)

Shopping at Watson & Lou in downtown Peterborough means supporting local artists and makers

Owners Anna Eidt and Erin Watson reopen their doors for in-person shopping and continue to offer online shopping, curbside pickup, and free local delivery.
Woman taking her temperature

Nine COVID-19 variant of concern cases confirmed in Northumberland and Kawartha Lakes

Three clusters and one single case of COVID-19 variant of concerns have been tied to contact with others outside the region.
Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada, spoke at the virtual annual general meeting of the Peterborough-Kawartha Greens on February 20, 2021. Currently without a seat in the House of Commons, Paul plans to run in Toronto Centre in the next federal election. (Photo: Green Party of Canada / Facebook)

Federal Green Party leader Annamie Paul speaks at virtual AGM of Peterborough-Kawartha Greens

First Black and Jewish woman to lead a major Canadian political party, Paul spoke about COVID-19 and next federal election.
Throughout the pandemic, Dr. J's BBQ & Brews in downtown Peterborough continues to offer barbecue, smoked fresh daily. They also sell a selection of specialty beers and bourbons. With the recent lifting of the stay-at-home order, the restaurant is once again offering COVID-safe in-person dining. (Photo courtesy of Dr. J's)

Dr. J’s BBQ & Brews in Peterborough brings people together through barbecue despite the...

Owners Addison and Ted Brown adapt to COVID-19 protocols while giving back to the community.
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo: Lisa Ferdinando)

Kawartha health unit set to receive around 4,500 vaccine doses next week

Doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be distributed to long-term care staff and high priority healthcare workers in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton.

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