Authors Articles by Hannah Abrahamse

Articles by Hannah Abrahamse

Hannah Abrahamse
74 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)
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.
Dating during a pandemic has created a whole new set of challenges for those looking for love. Three couples share their experiences with developing relationships when we're all being encouraged to stay home and keep apart. (Stock photo)

Pandemic dating: how couples have safely started relationships despite COVID-19

Three couples share their success stories with online dating during the pandemic.
Every day, Sam's Place Deli owner Sam Sayer announces a special sandwich of the day on their social media platforms. Every "samwich" is freshly made to order. Sam's Place also serves soups, salads, and desserts which are also prepared fresh daily. (Photo courtesy of Sam's Place)

Sam’s Place Deli in Peterborough finds a new way to connect with customers during...

Owner Sam Sayer posts candid videos on her downtown restaurant's social media accounts while continuing to offer takeout.
Syrian journalist and poet Abdulrahman Matar, pictured during a February 2020 panel discussion at Trent University organized by Dr. James Cullingham, a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and Trent alumnus. Matar is one of three refugee journalists profiled in Cullingham's new documentary "The Cost of Freedom - Refugee Journalists in Canada", scheduled for release in late 2021. (Photo: Ben Wolfe, courtesy of Tamarack Productions)

New documentary on refugee journalists in Canada being produced in Peterborough

Award-winning filmmaker James Cullingham's documentary 'The Cost of Freedom - Refugee Journalists in Canada' scheduled for fall 2021 release.
During the lockdown, Rare restaurant in downtown Peterborough has temporarily changed its classic steak menu to offer comfort-style food for takeout. It's one of several pivots owners Tyler and Kassy Scott have made to adjust to the pandemic. Their menu, which changes weekly, is released on their website and social media accounts every Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Rare)

Owners of Rare restaurant in downtown Peterborough demonstrate resiliency throughout pandemic

Tyler and Kassy Scott continue to adjust to COVID-19 restrictions while also supporting the community.
With in-person dining prohibited at restaurants, Gerti's in downtown Peterborough continues to take food orders for either takeout or delivery. Despite the financial challenges caused by the provincial lockdown, the locally owned gastropub is donating $5 from each weekly special (such as this Chicago-style lasagna) sold to support neonatal care at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo by Gerti's chef Eric McKibbon)

Gerti’s gastropub in Peterborough offers a delicious way to give back to the community

Locally owned restaurant donating $5 from every weekly special sold to support the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

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