Authors Articles by Hannah Abrahamse

Articles by Hannah Abrahamse

Hannah Abrahamse
87 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)
Peterborough author and online bookstore owner Michelle Berry's pandemic puppy Maybe has been putting his posing skills to good use by mimicking famous paintings, such as "The Venus of Urbino" by Venetian artist Titian. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Berry)

Peterborough pandemic puppy recreates famous art on her Instagram account

Local writer and Hunter Street Books owner Michelle Berry has been sharing pictures of her puppy Maybe looking like famous art.
Tiny Bromley's Tiny Green Plant Shop in downtown Peterborough offers a huge selection of plants, pots, arrangements, and accessories. Prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Tiny Greens was also a food and micro-greenery business, but has since closed those offerings to expand their retail space. Under the current government restrictions, Tiny Greens is classified as an indoor greenhouse that engages in retail sales and is open for in-person shopping (maximum of five customers at a time) and also offers curbside pickup. (Photo courtesy of Tiny Greens)

A leaf of faith: Tiny Greens plant shop in downtown Peterborough makes tough decisions...

Owner Tina Bromley allows her George Street business to bloom while saying a bittersweet goodbye to part of her previous business model.
Pastry Peddler is a locally owned café and bakery that has been in Millbrook for over 10 years. Their menus offer everything from freshly made delicious baked goods, such as these mouth-watering cream puffs, to daily meal deals and entrées. Pastry Peddler also offers catering. (Photo courtesy of Pastry Peddler)

Pastry Peddler in Millbrook continues to take pandemic challenges in stride

Popular cafe and bakery was about to offer indoor dining again when latest provincial shutdown was announced.
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo: Lisa Ferdinando)

COVID-19 vaccination clinics opening next week in Fenelon Falls, Trent Hills, and Minden

Over 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca also coming in early April to pharmacies and family doctors in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton.
Full Tilt Cycle spin studio in downtown Peterborough, founded in 2017 by Erin Marshall and Sadie Cavanagh, is launching a theme of "revival" for April after a difficult pandemic year. To encourage people to come to Full Tilt Cycle for a spin class, Marshall and Cavanagh have made the health and safety of their clients a priority during the pandemic. Virtual memberships area also available. (Photo courtesy of Full Tilt Cycle)

Full Tilt Cycle Peterborough seeks revival for downtown businesses as pandemic passes the one-year...

'Rise up Peterborough: Full Tilt Revival' is spin studio owners Erin Marshall and Sadie Cavanagh's theme for April.
For her project "Inspire: The Women's Portrait Project", Peterborough photographer Heather Doughty has taken almost 400 photos of inspiring women, including Ilana Overink of the Selwyn Fire Department. For her latest project "She Inspires Me", Doughty is encouraging people to submit their own photos and stories of inspirational women, including young girls, female-identifying, and non-binary individuals. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Peterborough photographer hands the lens to the public to share their own photos of...

Heather Doughty's new 'She Inspires Me' project is a curated photography collection of inspirational women across Canada and beyond.
Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region is now accepting applications for their soon-to-be-completed condo development at 33 Leahy's Lane in Peterborough. The Leahy's Lane condos will provide 41 individuals, couples, seniors, or families the opportunity for affordable homeownership. (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region)

Habitat for Humanity now accepting applications for affordable condos at 33 Leahy’s Lane in...

41-unit development with mix of units for individuals, couples, seniors, and families will be ready for occupancy in 2022.
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.

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