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Writer reflects on time at Al Purdy’s house ‘at a backwater puddle of a lake’ in Ameliasburgh

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison When writer-in-residence Damian Rogers spoke about her recent stay at the historic Ameliasburgh home of Al and Eurithe Purdy, she shared the stage with a few friends. She told of her experience recently at an event at the Drake Devonshire in Wellington held as a fundraiser for the Picton […]

Council upholds legal advice in approval of amending zoning for boathouse

Council alluded to potential legal problems if it denied William and Beverley Harney’s bid to amend zoning at 28 Fairfield Street (next to the Yacht Club). And wanting to make their 9-4 recorded vote decision of approval transparent to the public, voted to have a public version of the closed meeting legal position made public. […]

Friends for Life cycle through the County in pursuit of care for People with AIDSs

As long as there’s a reason, hundreds of cyclists and crew will ride with Friends for Life. On day two of the six-day 600km ride from Toronto to Montreal, some 200 cyclists made their way through Prince Edward County raising funds for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). “We are the sustaining fundraiser for […]

Former Picton Manor site to become housing for families

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The site of Picton’s first hospital, and later a much-loved nursing home, will soon be welcoming families back to Hill Street. And many of the family members behind the project were born at that hospital. Known as the “Home with a Heart”, Picton Manor Nursing Home closed in September […]

Photo-worthy clouds before the storms

Prince Edward County received its share of photograph-worthy storm clouds before rain and thunderstorms over the past few days. The rain cleared just in time for Driftwood Theatre’s pay-what-you-can performance Friday night of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Mill Pond Theatre in Bloomfield. With a chance of lake-effect showers for Saturday, the forecast expects […]

Driftwood Theatre presents pay-what-you-can theatre in Bloomfield

Driftwood Theatre, Ontario’s longest-running professional not-for-profit touring theatre company, will celebrate its silver anniversary with a pay-what-you-can performance in Bloomfield. The company, for 25 years, has held true to its belief that everyone, no matter where they live, or how much money they have in their pockets, should have access to characters and stories that […]

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