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
Veteran stand-up comedian, motivational speaker, humour coach, and author Judy Croon is one of three keynote speakers at the Peterborough's second annual International Women's Day Conference on March 8, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Judy Croon)

For Judy Croon, stress and conflict is a laughing matter

Veteran comedian, motivational speaker, and humour coach to speak at Peterborough's second annual International Women's Day Conference on March 8,
Linda Silver Dranoff (right) being interviewed by TVO's Nam Kiwanuka in August 2017 about Silver Dranoff's book "Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution." A Toronto-based family lawyer and activist, Silver Dranoff has contributed to the significant expansion of women's rights in family law in Canada during her 40-year career and is one of three keynote speakers at Peterborough's second annual International Women's Day Conference on March 8, 2017. (Photo: TVO)

Linda Silver Dranoff on the historical struggle for women’s rights in Canada

Feminist lawyer, activist, and author to speak at Peterborough's second annual International Women's Day Conference on March 8.
International speaker, human rights activist, scholar, author, and social entrepreneur Samra Zafar will be one of three keynote speakers at Peterborough's second annual International Women's Day Conference on March 8, 2018. (Photo: Luis Mora)

Samra Zafar’s journey from child bride to award-winning scholar

Abuse survivor and human rights activist will speak at Peterborough's second annual International Women's Day Conference on March 8.
Hard Winter Bread Company, a wood-fired sourdough bakery in Lakefield owned by Jessica Arsenault and Graham Thoem, found demand for their handmade baked goods, including their popular Montreal-style bagels, grew quickly beyond their expectations. They applied for and received matching funding through the Community Futures Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) to help them hire additional staff and build a new wood-fired oven. (Photo courtesy Hard Winter Bread Company)

Community Futures funding helped Lakefield bakery expand

Community Futures Peterborough now accepting applications under Eastern Ontario Development Program for 2018,
Peterborough MPP and Minister Responsible for Small Business Jeff Leal (third from left) with Starter Company Plus program coordinator Madeleine Hurrell (right) and the owners of seven local small businesses that shared $26,000 in funding from the third intake of the Starter Company Plus program offered by the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre. The first intake for Starter Company Plus in 2018 takes place in February. (Photo: Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

Starter Company Plus helps local entrepreneurs on their path to success

Program offered through Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre has guided 45 entrepreneurs through business training and pitches to compete for micro-grants.
Jayne Lewis, Michelle White, Janet Martin, and Nicole Robert star in ShaggyPup Productions' production of "Menopause the Musical" at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough on March 8th and 9th. (Publicity photo)

Women celebrate ‘the change’ with the hilarious musical parody Menopause the Musical

Hit musical at Showplace Performance Centre in March weaves humour and song to make light of one of life's once-taboo milestones.
Located at 11 Queen Street in Lakefield, The Chocolate Rabbit specializes in high-quality handcrafted truffles and chocolate specialties, as well as seasonal gifts, delightful wedding and business packages, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, tea accessories, jams, and much more. (Photo: Paula Kehoe /

Life is a box of high-quality handcrafted chocolates at The Chocolate Rabbit in Lakefield

Owner and master chocolatier Lois MacEachen is sweetening the lives of chocoholics around the Kawarthas.
Since META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery opened at 164 Hunter Street West in downtown Peterborough in November, it has quickly become a top destination for fine art and craft. The retail gallery offers a compelling selection of work by over 120 of Ontario's finest artists and artisans. (Photo: Paula Kehoe /

Peterborough’s new META4 gallery offers an incredible range of work by Ontario artists and...

Downtown artistic hub also offers art supplies, workshops and classes, and holiday shopping specials.
Louise Racine is the owner of Thirteen Moons Wellness, a wellness retreat based outside of Norwood that has been catering to women-only individual and intimate small groups for 16 years. She's also the brainchild behind Peterborough's International Women's Day conference. After a successful inaugural event in March 2017, the full-day conference is returning to Peterborough again in 2018 with Louise at the helm as committee chair. (Photo: Ash Naylor Photography)

Louise Racine is empowering women, helping them to find their voice and to take...

Owner of Thirteen Moons Wellness and brainchild behind Peterborough's International Women's Day conference believes when you empower a woman, you empower a community.
Located at 165 Sherbrooke Street in downtown Peterborough, The Avant-Garden Shop specializes in home and garden decor and accessories, backyard bird supplies, and art pieces from more than 75 Canadian artisans and some from abroad. (Photo: The Avant-Garden Shop)

Celebrating 15 years in business, The Avant-Garden Shop is more than just a garden...

Award-winning downtown Peterborough shop features the finest in Canadian-made home and garden decor, gardening accessories, and backyard bird supplies.

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