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
Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and Kawartha Region recently opened a new 14,000-square-foot ReStore retail site at 300 Milroy Drive in Peterborough to sell new and gently used household items and building materials at a discounted price. Habitat also has ReStore locations at 550 Braidwood Drive in Peterborough and at 55 Angeline Street North in Lindsay. All ReStore revenues are used to cover the charitable organization's administrative costs, so 100 per cent of donations can go towards supporting building projects for affordable housing. (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and Kawartha Region)

Habitat for Humanity opens second ReStore location in the north end of Peterborough

Thrift store's revenues cover Habitat's administrative costs, so all donations to organization can support affordable housing builds.
The Original Flame, a boutique fireplace company in Peterborough, has been carrying the popular line of Elmira Stove Works appliances that give the traditional feel of "vintage" to contemporary spaces for four years. Made by appliance manufacturer Elmira Stove Works in Elmira, Ont., the store now boasts three lines: the 'Antique', the 'Fireview', and 'Northstar'. (Photo courtesy of Elmira Stove Works)

The Original Flame’s antique and retro-styled appliances offer vintage glam for modern design

Peterborough fireplace company carries popular Elmira Stove Works appliances that givs the traditional feel of 'vintage' to contemporary spaces.
Known as "La Belle Province" ("the beautiful province"), Québec boasts impressive natural attractions, electrifying annual festivals, an exquisite culinary scene, trendy cosmopolitan districts, and history-infused neighbourhoods for every traveller's taste. DeNure Tours of Lindsay is offering five unique tours to Québec this year: Montreal & Québec City (6 days), Saguenay, Québec (7 days), Gaspé Peninsula Getaway (9 days), Québec Resort Getaway (5 days), and Québec Colours (5 days). (Supplied photo)

Five unique DeNure Tours let you experience modern and old Québec in all its...

Bustling cosmopolitan metropolises meets rich colonial history in La Belle Province.
Aptly named "The Rock", Newfoundland is known for its world-famous hospitality and warm folk who are profusely proud of their homeland. You'll no doubt feel drawn to the picturesque landscapes, charming place names, scores of dialects, jewel-coloured houses dotting the green hills, and uncharted rugged shores. DeNure Tours of Lindsay is offering three top-quality tours to Newfoundland and Labrador this summer: Newfoundland (10 days), Newfoundland and Labrador (12 days), and Hiking the Rock (10 days). (Photo courtesy of Newfoundland Tourism)

Go off the beaten track in Newfoundland and Labrador this summer with three DeNure...

Come for the history and tradition, but fall in love with Newfoundland and Labrador's never-ending wonders.
Toronto comedian, playwright, and author Deborah Kimmett will deliver the closing keynote, "That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funnier", at the International Women's Day Conference in Peterborough on March 8, 2019. (Photo: Sam Gaetz Photography)

When life knocks you down, laugh: Deborah Kimmett inspires through storytelling and humour

Comedian, playwright, and author will deliver closing keynote at Peterborough International Women's Day Conference on March 8
Rebecca Thomas served as Halifax's first Indigenous poet laureate from 2016 to 2018. The Mi'kmaw activist and slam poet is one of two keynote speakers at the third annual International Women's Day Conference in Nogojiwanong / Peterborough on March 8, 2019. (Photo: Rebecca Thomas / Facebook)

Poetic justice: Mi’kmaw activist Rebecca Thomas champions social change through slam poetry

Halifax's first Indigenous poet laureate to headline Peterborough's third annual International Women's Day Conference on March 8.
Located at 383 Water Street in downtown Peterborough, Watson & Lou specializes in local and one-of-a-kind designed works by over 50 artists and makers from Peterborough and the Kawarthas, with even more unique contemporary gift items arriving continually from across Ontario and Canada. (Photo: Watson & Lou)

Gift boutique Watson & Lou expands to host private studios

Downtown Peterborough store offers private studios, new works by local artists, and ongoing creative workshops.
Dinesen Financial owner Vanessa Dinesen has been assisting individuals and small-to mid-sized companies in Peterborough and the Kawarthas for 10 years, with everything from tax preparation to data entry, accounting services to virtual assistant duties. (Photo courtesy of Dinesen Financial)

Vanessa Dinesen is a money saver for local businesses

From bookkeeping and income tax services to virtual assisting, owner of Dinesen Financial helps businesses manage their money and time.
The Women's Business of Network of Peterborough has made recruiting and retaining younger members a key strategy for the organization. Christine Teixeira, one of the most recent generation of WBN members, is pictured with her mother Diane Wolf. Both women are serving on the 2018-2019 board of directors, a first in the board's history. (Photo: WBN)

WBN The Next Generation: attracting today’s young female entrepreneurs

Women's Business of Network of Peterborough strategy includes ensuring more young businesswomen are represented on the board.
This year the Women's Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) has teamed up with Canadian Blood Services to organize blood donation drives, one of a number of initiatives WBN is planning for its the 2018-19 season to give back to the community. Pictured is WBN member Anne Arnold with a certificate from Canadian Blood Services recognizing her 75 blood donations. (Photo: Anne Arnold)

For WBN, being “Better Together” can make a big difference in the community

Minimizing food waste, alleviating hunger, and donating blood at the top of the organization's list this season.

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