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Business news from Peterborough's community.


Peterborough Examiner March 13

PJ’s diner is opening this Wednesday (March 15) in the Brookdale Plaza on Chemong Road. PJ’s is already an established name in Peterborough with two other locations, on Sherbooke Street and Highway 7 East. Located in the former Starlight Dining location, owner Paul McDonald has completely gutted the space, finishing in the trademark black and white checkerboard style. PJ’s is a traditional 50's style diner, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Stop in or find them on Facebook


Inspirtainment is an award-winning graphic design, video and indie publishing company owned by Mary Giuffre and Paul Clark. They’ve just launched a new division called Great Drone Videos. Paul is UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) certified by Transport Canada, and both Paul and Mary bring extensive broadcast TV and advertising background to their new division. Check out or


Jennifer Endicott owner of Skyhands Peterborough is helping people learn American Sign Language, which is the third most studied language.  Canada just officially made ASL a recognized language.  Jennifer provides group classes, up to 20 students, or individual classes, providing a full-immersion opportunity for people who are eager to learn, or have family members who are deaf or mute.  Go to for details or search Jennifer B. Endicott on Facebook.


The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is doing its annual trip to China. It’s an opportunity for you to see some of the leading cities in China, witness their centuries old customs and their rapidly growing economy, as well as attractions such as Tian An Men Square, The Forbidden City, The Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors. It’s an 11 day trip, from October 11 – 21 for just $2,599. Merit Travel is hosting a one hour information night tomorrow night (Tuesday March 14) at 5.30 at the Chamber of Commerce on George Street. Contact Merit Travel Peterborough for details 705-743-1635.


Peterborough Examiner March 6

Poell’s Bike Shop recently moved from Aylmer Street to Downtown Peterborough. Owner Ed Poell and his son Patrick specialize in used bikes. They can sell you a bike, purchase yours, take yours in on a trade, or make repairs. The new location is 366 George Street, that’s in the former Tango location. Call 705-808-4544 or find them on Facebook.


Kawartha Surveillance recently launched in Peterborough. Covering the Kawarthas and the GTA, owner Rob Whiteside offers video surveillance for home, business or farm, alarm monitoring, alarm systems, repairs and upgrades, and home and building automation. Wireless solutions are also offered. Call 705-243-6947 or visit or search kawartha surveillance on Facebook.


The Pita Pit Lansdowne opened recently at the corner of Lansdowne and the Parkway. Owners Matt and Stephanie Brown are proud to be a part of the local business community and immediately set about to raise nearly $3000 for Five Counties Children’s Centre. Open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner, they offer their classic, famous and legendary pita menu, as well as salads and sides. Sit-ins, walk-ins, take out and catering are all welcome. Find Pita Pit Lansdowne on Facebook, or call 705-743-7482


Congratulations to Greg and Judy Ball and Dominic Cole, who have formed a unique collaboration in Lakefield to create Ball Real Estate Inc. Billed as a boutique brokerage focusing on innovation and service quality, Ball Real Estate hits the ground running with Lakefield natives and well known local realtors Judy and Greg Ball, an equally accomplished Dominic Cole, and a number of agents. They are operating out of the upper level of 38 Queen Street in Lakefield, across from the Village Inn, but watch for a Grand opening of their new offices at 36 Queen Street in April. or call 705-651-2255