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
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
Founded in 1960 by Lindsay residents Fred and Dorothy DeNure, DeNureTours has been inspiring travel for nearly 60 years. The Lindsay-based family-owned tour agency seeks out unique tourism experiences in destinations throughout Britain, Europe, and North America. DeNureTours will be celebrating its milestone anniversary in 2020 and is offering a special eight-day anniversary tour to Branson, Missouri in April. (Photo courtesy of DeNureTours)

DeNureTours celebrates 60 years of travel experience to dream destinations around the world

To celebrate its legacy, the Lindsay-based tour company is offering a special eight-day anniversary tour in April to Branson, Missouri.
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, including 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.

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