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
Leather artist Jesse Bateson, owner of Solid Leather, working on one of his custom-made belts in his downtown Peterborough workshop. Unlike most off-the-shelf belts, Bateson's are 100 per cent solid leather and he also guarantees them for life. Solid Leather offers both a casual and formal line of belts in rich and classic colours, with the holes in Bateson's belts spaced closer together than other belts to provide the best possible fit. (Photo: Max Power Photography)

Local artist Jesse Bateson is carving a solid brand with his hand-crafted leather belts

Solid Leather owner is so confident in their quality he offers a lifetime guarantee for repair or replacement.
Past Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation president and CEO Debbie McGarry joins former executive director Jim Coghlan and current president and CEO Lesley Heighway at the Foundation's recent 40th anniversary celebration at the PRHC Learning Centre. (Photo courtesy of PRHC Foundation)

Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation celebrates awe-inspiring impact of 40 years of giving

Thanks to donor generosity, PRHC Foundation has raised nearly $50 million in the last decade, funding innovative equipment and technology at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Tracey Ormond combines her passion for cooking healthy food and her love for community through her two businesses, That's A Wrap Catering and Classic Cooking, with the latter delivering nutritious ready-made meals for seniors and families. Tracey also donates much of her spare time to volunteer work, incluing with the Women's Business Network of Peterborough, One Roof Community Centre, Habitat for Humanity, the Peterborough Humane Society, and more. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Caterer and chef Tracey Ormond shares her love for healthy food with the community

When she's not cooking, owner of That's A Wrap Catering and Classic Cooking is a tireless volunteer.
Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation President and CEO Lesley Heighway leads a team of professionals and volunteers who raise between $5 and $7 million every year for PRHC's diverse healthcare equipment and technology needs. (Supplied photo)

For Lesley Heighway, innovative and creative thinking is the key to fundraising success for...

PRHC Foundation President and CEO leads teams who have helped raise more than $25 million for our hospital over the last five years for our hospital's diverse programs.
Play Café Peterborough Sarah Susnar was one of 20 mentees who participated in the Women's Business Network of Peterborough's mentoring pilot program in 2018-19. She says it was a great experience and would recommend the program to anyone needing help in her business. The mentorship program is back for 2019-20, with applications opening in September. (Photo: Paula Kehoe)

Women help other women succeed in WBN’s new mentoring program

From October to June, volunteer mentors share advice, connections, and opportunities to support their mentee's professional development.
Gail Moorhouse is executive director of Community Futures Peterborough, a non-profit organization that works to generate and assist in the creation and maintenance of local employment opportunities through business development and consulting services. After serving on the organization's board of directors for two years, Gail became interim executive director in January 2018 and was appointed to the position permanently in March 2018. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Gail Moorhouse helps local entrepreneurs overcome the unique challenges they face in business

Community Futures Peterborough executive director has helped disperse more than $4.7 million in funding to 154 local businesses under her leadership
Kim Appleton is President and CAO of Peterborough-based technology company Emmatt Digital Solutions, which she founded with her partner Chris Calbury in 1998. In addition to her business role, Kim is an active volunteer and also shares her knowledge and experience by mentoring others, especially entrepreneurs who are just starting out. She recently received the 2019 Judy Heffernan Award in recognition of her ongoing efforts to help others succeed. (Photo: Paula Kehoe /

Kim Appleton is creating joyful success in both business and life

President of Emmatt Digital Solutions Inc. and winner of the 2019 Judy Heffernan Award takes great pride in paying it forward and helping others succeed,
From the Neck Up owner Frances Fourcaudot working on a client at her boutique in the Westmount Pharmacy building in Peterborough. Frances is a hair loss and trichology (hair and scalp health) specialist who offers a selection of full and partial custom-styled human hair wigs, synthetic wigs, and hair toppers, as well as wig repairs, for women, men, and children who experience temporary or permanent hair loss. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Frances Fourcaudot helps people battling hair loss get a new lease on life with...

Founder of From the Neck Up specializes in nonsurgical hair replacement alternatives for women, men, and children.
As more and more people retire and join clubs and groups with people who share the same interests, they also discover they want and have the time to travel with like-minded friends. DeNureTours of Lindsay can plan and design a customized tour tailored to the needs of your specific group. (Supplied photo)

Round up the troops with DeNureTours custom group tours

From community clubs and groups to local schools, DenureTours in Lindsay offers unique customized tours to destinations throughout Britain, Europe, and North America.
Kawartha Montessori School (KMS) is an independent not-for-profit school, located at 2247 Burnham Line, a short drive from downtown Peterborough. Established in 1982, KMS is different from a traditional school, as it is fully committed to the Montessori Method, a scientifically proven educational philosophy founded in the early 20th century by Maria Montessori. (Supplied photo)

Kawartha Montessori School encourages children to be the architect of their own education

10-acre Woodview Campus in Peterborough blends proven 100-year-old Montessori approach with outdoor learning to teach children independence, resilience, teamwork, and creativity.

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