Authors Articles by Megan Gallant

Articles by Megan Gallant

Megan Gallant
249 Articles
Megan Gallant is an adventure lover who holds an M.A. in Critical and Creative Writing from the University of Gloucestershire. Her favourite place to be is near the water and between the pines in her worn-out hammock, reading true crime, drinking coffee, and cuddling her adorable goldendoodle.
Liftlock Pest Control founder Terry King (right) and his family at the Haliburton Home & Cottage Show in 2024. Launched this spring, the family-run Ennismore business offers interior and exterior pest control services at residential, commercial, and cottage properties across the greater Kawarthas region and the Muskokas. Services range from insect treatments, to bat exclusion and wildlife trapping and removal, to eradication of poison ivy and noxious weeds. (Photo courtesy of Liftlock Pest Control)

Know Your Locals: Get rid of unwanted summer visitors with Liftlock Pest Control

Terry King's Ennismore-based family business offers insect treatments, bat exclusions, rodent and wildlife removal, and poison ivy eradication.
New to the 2024 Apsley Autumn Studio Tour, Brenda Rudder is a wildlife artist who specializes in painting on natural wood, using acrylic on reframed wood scraps. Alongside fibre artists Judy Ranieri and Valerie Foster, her works will be on display and available for purchase at Studio E on Chandos Lake during the self-guided tour that runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 21 and 22. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Rudder)

Experience it: the Apsley Autumn Studio Tour returns for its 31st year on September...

Free self-guided tour features 30 artists and artisans, including four new to the tour this year, working in 11 cottage country studios.
Six local entrepreneurs recently received support from Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development to bring their innovative tourism business ideas to market. Pictured are (left to right, top and bottom) Sanctuary Flower Fields, Heritage Blooms UPick, Lovesick Kayaking, N2Adventures, muttmix, and Rice Lake Arts. (Photos: Mary Zita Payne, Claudia MacDonald, Alex Grant, Nikki Nelson, Amy Deroche, Claire Foran)

Six staycation destinations to visit in Peterborough & the Kawarthas this summer

Six local entrepreneurs received support from Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development to bring innovative tourism business ideas to market,
Chef Martin Carbajal pictured in the window of La Mesita Restaurante at 247 George Street North in downtown Peterborough. Chef Martin, who owns the award-winning restaurant alongside his wife Kelly, serves the authentic Mexican cuisine on which he was raised while growing up in Mexico City. Not only is he expanding the restaurant's menu, but La Mesita can also be found at four local farmers' markets, and Chef Martin also offers catering for events of all sizes, with customizable menus beyond Mexican fare. (Photo courtesy of La Mesita Restaurante)

Know Your Locals: Peterborough’s La Mesita Restaurante serves up authentic Mexican cuisine and more

Chef Martin Carbajal, who is expanding the restaurant's menu, can also be found at local farmers' markets and is available to cater events of all sizes,
The Afrocentric Awareness Network of Peterborough (AANP) is holding its third annual summer potluck on July 14, 2024 at the top of Armour Hill at Ashburnham Memorial Park. The free event is meant to encourage people to come together to learn about and celebrate the positive aspects of Black history and culture through self-education. (Photo courtesy of AANP)

Afrocentric Awareness Network of Peterborough hosts third annual potluck picnic on July 14

The non-profit resource offers fun, fellowship, and self-education to raise awareness of and celebrate Black culture and heritage.
A popular annual event hosted by the Millbrook Business Improvement Area (BIA), the 2024 edition of Ladies Night in downtown Millbrook is throwing it back in time to the 1980s. Held on Thursday, July 25 from 4 to 9 p.m. along King Street, the event will include live entertainment from local drag performers and roller derby girls, a vendor market, opportunities to be pampered, and prizes and discounts from local businesses. (Photo courtesy of Millbrook BIA)

Millbrook heads back to the future with ’80s-themed Ladies Night on July 25

Organized by the Millbrook BIA, this year's popular annual will feature pampering, drag queens, local roller derby girls, vendors, and prizes.
When Stephanie and David Jukes purchased the Saucy Willow Inn & Cottages in Coboconk to preserve the nearly 150-year-old building on the property, they didn't know just how much their restoration efforts would be appreciated by the enitre community. While restoring it over the course of three years, they have heard and collected many stories from locals and visitors about the building's past. (Photo courtesy of Saucy Willow Inn & Cottages)

Restoring Coboconk’s historic Saucy Willow Inn & Cottages with the help of the whole...

New owners Stephanie and David Jukes are collecting stories about the nearly 150-year-old storybook inn on Balsam Lake.
Sofie Andreou has been working in digital marketing long before there was social media and has developed courses and workshops for businesses around harnessing the power of the internet. Now she is helping small businesses learn how to use AI to increase their productivity. (Photo courtesy of Sofie Andreou)

Digital whiz Sofie Andreou on leveraging the power of AI for business productivity

The digital marketing leader says small businesses that ignore AI will soon be left behind by their competitors.
"Broadway and Beyond," the inaugural production from Peterborough's new Theatre Arts Training Academy, will star the participants of the Academy's Summer Intensive program performing recognizable show tunes and pop songs. Held at the Peterborough Theatre Guild for two shows July 20, 2024, the show features (left to right, front to back) Emily Hartleib, Juliet Martin, Birdie Wells, Robyn Hawthorne, Annie Mancini, Kelly Huang, Hanna-Marie Toll, Kinsley Curry, Adrianna Malloy, Joseph Roper, Sydney Hawthorne, Kalla Tahon, Alex Hodson, and Hailey Grace Coulter-Martin. (Photo courtesy of Theatre Arts Training Academy)

Know Your Locals: Peterborough’s Theatre Arts Training Academy staging inaugural production ‘Broadway and Beyond’

Academy founders Shannon McCracken and Kim Curry present participants of Summer Intensive for two public performances on July 20.
The Peterborough Canoe and Kayak Club is holding sprint canoeing and kayaking summer day camps for youth ages 8 to 14 on Little Lake at Beavermead Park in Peterborough. The week-long junior and senior youth camps will offer both beginner and experienced paddlers with the chance to learn from expert paddlers, engage in on-land games and activities, and have the opportunity if they wish to compete in racing competitions of various levels. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Canoe and Kayak Club)

‘Fun first, fast second’ at the Peterborough Canoe and Kayak Club’s summer youth camps

Week-long camps immerse kids ages 8 to 14 in sprint canoeing and kayaking, no experience necessary.

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