From the Sock Drawer to the Shelves of Chapters: Catherine Cerveny Writes

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It takes a lifetime to write your first book and six months to write the second, so the story goes.  For Catherine Cerveny, that will also be true for her third. A self-professed nerd, Catherine has been writing all her life, and has a sock drawer full of unfinished stories … Continue reading

Kim Turney Introduces Trendy Handbag Style to Peterborough Area

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It’s not like Kim had nothing else to do.  A real estate agent in the Cavan Monaghan area is not sitting around in this real estate market.  Her daughter Carla introduced Kim to this sassy young Canadian company founded by Natalie Dusome, a young mother looking to build a business … Continue reading

Marie Stevens Opens Your Eyes with Makeup Techniques

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Marie has always had style.  Tall and striking, she can slip her hair into a pony tail, don a pair of big sunglasses and a sun hat and look like she belongs on a fashion cover.  Now she is building a home business using her skills to make others look … Continue reading

One Look at Saturn and I was Hooked for Life

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As we read a column each month, we learn a little bit about the writer.  Sometimes we would like to learn more, so this is the first of a series about the people who generously share their ideas and knowledge with us every month.  We start with John Crossen, Astronomy … Continue reading

Building a Different Kind of Bank for the Future

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  You might call it an occupational hazard, but these days everywhere she looks, Melissa Spearing sees seeds.  The obsession has been known to have her stop at the side of the road to take samples or photographs.  Her interests don’t stop at seeds, either.  She has even stopped at … Continue reading

Board appoints Dr. Jennifer Leclerc new director of education

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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Leclerc as the board’s new Director of Education. Leclerc has served as Superintendent of Education: Teaching and Learning since joining the Board in January 2010. “Jennifer is an accomplished educator and provincial leader … Continue reading

Local Business Offers Small Businesses Administrative Services

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Entrepreneurs are known to have a passion for their business, exhibiting creativity and commitment to pursuing their dreams and building their brand.  This passion rarely extends to bookkeeping and other administrative tasks, which can be the antithesis of exciting and creative, but are the key to a long term success. … Continue reading

Another Printing as Geoff Taylor’s Novel Takes Off

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  It’s not like the story has never been told, so Millbrook’s Geoff Taylor knew he had to tell the story of the death of Tom Thomson in a unique way.  He knew it wouldn’t be easy, a fact confirmed by a heckler at his first reading challenging him on … Continue reading

Look and Feel Younger with the Right Yoga Moves

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Attempts to look younger usually focus on skin tone, wrinkles and obvious evidence of aging above the neck, and perhaps the sight of sagging skin under the arms.  But no matter how good we look in the mirror, once we start to move, our secret is out, because the most … Continue reading

Lest We Forget: The Experiences of WWII Veteran Clarence Munroe

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During the Millbrook Remembrance Day Service, Reverend Lynda Hodgins shared the story of the WW II experience of one of our long time Cavan residents, Clarence Munroe. Clarence would prefer that his story be seen for what it is: not one of valour and patriotic flag waving, but a real … Continue reading

Taking the Plunge: Becky Dong goes it Alone in New Venture

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After more than 30 years working in the Chinese restaurant business, this spring Becky Dong decided it was time to be her own boss. Encouraged by an enthusiastic and loyal customer base, Dong found a modern location close to her Cavan Monaghan customers and in March opened Happy Palace, a … Continue reading

Fraserville Entrepreneur Alex Bushell’s Start up Launches Revolutionary Lab System

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There are many routes that lead to starting your own business. For Alex Bushell and his partner Steve Wright, the path began with frustration on the job that peaked after their employer was purchased by a US multinational, leaving them feeling disconnected. In 2013, Alex Bushell spent 40% of his … Continue reading

Local Talent Shines at Magna Hoedown Showdown in Aurora

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After months of auditions where competitor numbers were whittled down to only ten, two Peterborough lads took second and third place in the 28th Aurora Magna Hoedown Showdown on Saturday September 17th. Jade Daniel Eagleson of Bailieboro took second prize while Cameron Von Criegren of Peterborough took third place in … Continue reading

Where are They Now? Catching up with Jim Gleason

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Jim Gleason first came to Peterborough to study at Trent University. During that time, he met Robert Winslow when the two were performing a student production of “Waiting For Godot” at one of Trent’s venues. By then, Robert was already mulling over an idea for an original play about the … Continue reading

Julie Vallieres’ Takes Her Mental Health Awareness Message to the Streets of Quebec

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On Sunday August 28th, St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School Teacher ran her 3rd marathon covering the 42.2 km from Levis to Quebec City in support of mental health awareness. She also dedicated this effort to her friend and neighbor whose tragic and sudden accidental death this summer has left behind … Continue reading

Young Photographer Poses Unique Combination of Creativity and Business Sense

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Patrick Stephen was first introduced in this paper in 2014 when at the age of 17 he was awarded a grant from Peterborough Economic Development’s Summer Company program for young entrepreneurs in 2014 for a photography/video business. That year he developed a three year business plan- this young man thinks … Continue reading