Authors Articles by Jeannine Taylor

Articles by Jeannine Taylor

Jeannine Taylor
136 Articles
Jeannine Taylor is the CEO and publisher of and a contributing writer. She's a self-professed geek and early adopter. She's also a vegetarian, music lover, and arts enthusiast. Jeannine would rather be at the cottage kayaking, boating, reading, paddle boarding, or biking with her border collie Tess. You can follow her on Instagram @wired_woman or on Twitter @wiredwoman.
The 2019-20 Board of Directors of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough. Front row, left to right: Program Director Sara George, Program Director Danielle McIver, Past President Tracey Ormond, President Grace Reynolds, External Communications Director Rencee Noonan, Director at Large Laurie English, and Secretary Nadine James. Back row, left to right: Technical Director Tiffany Arcari, Membership Director Arlene Blunck, Member Communications Director Vanessa Dinesen, Treasurer Christine Teixeira, Strategic Planning Director Diane Wolf, and Awards Director Paula Kehoe. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Read all about it: the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough begins its new season

kawarthaNOW's new special editorial section features stories about the 2019-20 board, this year's speakers, the new mentoring program, selected member profiles, and more.
In 2019, the Women's Business Network of Peterborough assumed responsibility for the annual Women in Business Award (previously the Business Woman of the Year Award) and the Judy Heffernan Award (previously the Judy Heffernan Memorial Award). Pictured are 2019 Women in Business Award winner Monika Carmichael (second from right) and 2019 Judy Heffernan Award winner Kim Appleton (right) at the awards event on April 9, 2019. Also pictured are Tara Spence from Trent University and Jo Oanh Ho from Fleming College, the recipients of the 2019 Business Student Award. Planning is underway for the 2020 awards. (Photo: Bianca Nucaro /

WBN’s Women in Business and Judy Heffernan Awards recognize business leadership and empowerment

A committee led by 2019-20 WBN Awards Director Paula Kehoe is now planning the 2020 awards event.
This photo of a spectacular $2.7 million luxurious century-style estate at 124 Lily Lake Road in Selwyn was our most-viewed photo on Instagram in July. (Photo courtesy of The Galvin Team / RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc.)

Our top 12 Instagram photographers for July 2019

Every month, we share the work of local photographers from across the Kawarthas.
Gardens Plus owner Dawn Golloher is the local queen of easy-care perennials including daylilies and hosta. The garden and greenhouse at Gardens Plus is a great place to visit and get inspired for your own garden expansion. July is a perfect time for a tour, with over 900 daylilies and 600 hosta on display, and more than 200 varieties of hosta for sale. (Photo: Gardens Plus)

Kick up your part-shade garden with easy-care perennials

Gardens Plus owner Dawn Golloher talks about new hosta varieties, growing tips, and adding texture and colour to your shade gardens.
Lynn Zimmer (centre) with the board of directors of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. The executive director announced her upcoming retirement at the organization's annual general meeting on June 20, 2019. Zimmer has been at the helm of the women's organization for the past 35 years. (Photo courtesy of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton)

Lynn Zimmer to retire from YWCA Peterborough Haliburton after 35 years

'Beloved' executive director of women's organization was also founding member of Canada's first shelter for abused women.
Some of the members of 100 Women Peterborough with representatives from Five Counties Children's Centre, including 15-year-old client Rebecca Jordan and board chair Adam White (both holding the cheque). The non-profit organization that provides therapy services for children will receive more than $10,000 from the group. (Photo courtesy of 100 Women Peterborough)

100 Women Peterborough raises more than $10,000 for Five Counties Children’s Centre

Collective philanthropy group has now donated around $70,000 to six local organizations.
This photo by Robert A. Metcalfe was one of 10 trillium photos by Kawarthas photographers that were featured in our top post on our Instagram for May 2019. (Photo: Robert A. Metcalfe @robert.a.metcalfe / Instagram)

Our top nine Instagram photographers for May 2019

Every month, we share the work of local photographers from across the Kawarthas.
The 19th annual Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Del Crary Park in downtown Peterborough. Community, junior, competitive, and breast cancer survivor teams will join together for a fun and exciting day of dragon boat racing on Little Lake to raise funds for state-of-the-art cancer technology at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo: Linda McIlwain /

Perfect weather in store for Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday

Head to Del Crary Park to cheer on the paddlers and donate to help the festival meet its fundraising goal.
Along with staff and volunteers, Peterborough Business Downtown Improvement Area executive director Terry Guiel points at the promotional signage during the launch of the new 'Open Late 'Til Eight' initiative on June 4, 2019. The initiative will see 27 retail stores in downtown Peterborough staying open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays this summer, and parking will be free in the downtown after 6 p.m. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor /

Staying open late keeps people shopping local

Downtown Peterborough launches new 'Open Late 'Til Eight' initiative this summer, with free parking after 6 p.m.
One of two playful river otters in Buckhorn from a video by The Highlands Cottages that was the top post on our Instagram for April 2019. Watch the video in our story to see the two otters having fun in the early spring snow. (Photo: The Highlands Cottages @thehighlandscottages / Instagram)

Our top nine Instagram photographers for April 2019

Every month, we share the work of local photographers from across the Kawarthas.

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