Authors Articles by Paula Kehoe

Articles by Paula Kehoe

Paula Kehoe
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A regular contributor to kawarthaNOW, Paula Kehoe is a writer based in Peterborough. She is the owner of Red Rock Communications supporting brands with copywriting and content creation services. You can follow Paula on Twitter @pkehoe1 and Instagram @redrockwrites or visit
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development's Business Advisory Centre has entirely transformed its services for entrepreneurs into a virtual format while also expanding them. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur with a great idea or an experienced business owner looking to expand, the Business Advisory Centre has a wide range of online business advisory and learning services that can help you achieve success. (Photo: Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre goes completely virtual and expands services for...

With more comprehensive, accessible, and convenient services, the Business Advisory Centre aims to strengthen the region's entrepreneurial spirit.
You can change a child's future by becoming a foster parent. The Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society is seeking to identify and train 10 new local foster families who will open their hearts and homes to children until they can be reunited with their biological families. (Photo courtesy of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society)

You can change the future of a child in the Kawarthas by fostering

Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society is urgently seeking 10 new foster families
Peterborough-based PuzzQuest is working with undiscovered photographers, illustrators, and artists around the world to create fun and original jigsaw puzzles for adults. A portion of the proceeds from each puzzle sold will go back to the artist and a portion to the arts community. PuzzQuest's first puzzle is Conformity, an expert-level 1,000-piece puzzle based on one of owner George Gill's own art creations. (Photo courtesy of PuzzQuest)

PuzzQuest challenges puzzlers while giving back to the arts community

Peterborough-based company supports artists by transforming their works of art into 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles.
George Madill, owner of Primal Cuts at 550 Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough, is not a typical butcher. One of the few butchers in the Kawarthas trained in nose-to-tail butchery, Madill offers both sustainably raised meat and transparency, with all cutting and cooking done in full view of the customer. (Photo courtesy of Primal Cuts)

Primal Cuts in Peterborough offers old-school butcher shop experience with sustainably raised meat and...

Owner and butcher George Madill embraces whole animal butchery to serve a range of high-quality, pasture-based proteins cut to order.
Women like Jodie Hames of Clayworks Pottery in Bethany own only 16 per cent of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses. To help ensure economic equality and prosperity for women, the Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre has launched the Women's Entrepreneurship Program, funded through the federal government's Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. Over the next three years, the pilot program will support 45 female entrepreneurs starting a new or early-stage business in Kawartha Lakes. There is no financial commitment to participate in the program. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)

Women’s Entrepreneurship Program will help female entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes realize their business dreams

Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre coordinating pilot program to support 45 women wanting to start or grow their own businesses.
The Workforce Development Board's Local Jobs Hub makes it a lot easier to find job opportunities in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Muskoka. The online tool automatically aggregates local job listings from more than 30 online job boards, and comes with enhanced features users may find helpful with their search, including a regional map that cross-references job postings with nearby bus routes, cycle routes, schools, childcare centres, and more. (Photo: Workforce Development Board)

Looking for work in Peterborough and the Kawarthas just got a lot easier with...

Workforce Development Board's free online tool automatically pulls local job listings from over 30 online job boards,
The newly launched Lavender and Play Family Boutique and Studio in Peterborough is an innovative partnership between Rooted Lavender owner Sonja Martin and Play Café owner Sarah Susnar. Located at 1434 Chemong Road, Lavender and Play offers a variety of sustainable and socially responsible apparel, toys, puzzles, books and accessories, and toy subscriptions, as well as family support services and classes for moms and kids. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Introducing Lavender and Play, Peterborough’s new family boutique and studio

Sarah Susnar and Sonja Martin have merged their businesses to launch a retail space with unique items for moms, babies and children and a studio for classes and support groups.
The City of Kawartha Lakes' new "Shop Kawartha Lakes" campaign is encouraging consumers to spend their money at locally owned or operated businesses and aid the region's economic recovery, including in the economic hub of Lindsay (pictured) as well as in Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Coboconk-Norland, and the many other communities of the region. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)

New ‘Shop Kawartha Lakes’ campaign gives local businesses a boost

City of Kawartha Lakes is encouraging consumers to help the region's economic recovery by shopping locally as holiday season approaches.
In response to the pandemic, The Willow Studio in Peterborough is now offering physically distanced in-person yoga and Pilates classes, as well as expanded virtual options for students who prefer to practice in their own homes. (Photo: Jenn Austin Driver Photography)

The Willow Studio in Peterborough offers COVID-safe in-person yoga and Pilates classes and virtual...

Smaller in-person classes benefit students while keeping them safe with online options for those who prefer to exercise at home.
My Left Breast owner Bridget Leslie at her boutique, located in the Charlotte Mews at 203 Simcoe Street #3 in downtown Peterborough. After being diagnosed with breast cancer at 44 and undergoing active treatment for 18 months, Bridget decided she wouldn't let the disease derail her life. In 2008, she opened My Left Breast to help women gain back their confidence from a breast cancer diagnosis to treatment and beyond with prosthesis- and mastectomy-friendly lingerie and wig fittings. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Bridget Leslie helps breast cancer survivors rebuild body confidence with prosthesis-friendly fashion

After her own personal experience, My Left Breast founder opened boutique to help women maintain their comfort and body image while going through cancer treatment and recovery

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