Where are They Now? Catching up with Jim Gleason

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

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

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day Visiting Local Artists on Rolling Hills Studio Tour

Celebrate Mother’s Day Visiting Local Artists on Rolling Hills Studio Tour
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By Karen Graham This year artists in and around Bethany are opening their doors again for Mother’s Day weekend. The artists work in a wide variety of media, creating works of beauty, purpose and often whimsy to express their creative vision in their unique settings. From quilts to photographs, beautiful … Continue reading

Aunt Laura’s Tea Room

Aunt Laura’s Tea Room
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By Karen Graham A traditional red brick Ontario farm house on the south side of Highway 7A in Bethany has housed a bustling business since 1983. The home has been in the Morton family since 1868, when the great grandfather of current owner Kathleen Morton purchased the property and built … Continue reading

Local Singer-Songwriter Wins Songwriting Competition

Local Singer-Songwriter Wins Songwriting Competition
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After submitting his first original recording to an international songwriting competition on a whim, Peter Graham was shocked and delighted to learn last week that he had beat 2,000 contestants to win the Grand Prize in the 2016 Spring Song Contest organized by online radio station Radio Airplay. The accompanying … Continue reading

Upcoming Memoir To Document Unique Perspective on a Troubling Part of Canadian History

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  We’ve heard about residential schools but find it hard to understand how the system transformed into one of widespread institutional abuse.  At the turn of the century, the federal government decided that aboriginal children in Canada’s north children should receive a public school education.  Because the population in that … Continue reading

Hard Working Youth Establishes Successful Business

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  Maryann Caldwell Many of the most successful people in business started out as teenage entrepreneurs. If that is true, then Josh Roberts, of Josh’s Property Maintenance is well on his way. At the age of 9, Josh started mowing lawns and shoveling snow for his neighbours. Josh is now … Continue reading

Another Professional Service Coming to Town

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Karen Graham A Peterborough native, Robert Hiseler has spent most of his life in Peterborough but has spent time in several parts of Canada to complete his education. After completing an undergraduate degree at Queen’s, he headed east to the University of New Brunswick for a law degree to spend … Continue reading