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Pumpkinfest celebrates the heavyweights in Wellington

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Fierce, but friendly competition saw the heaviest pumpkin weigh in at 1,761.5 pounds Saturday during Pumpkinfest at Wellington. Secrets to success by growers ranges from using seaweed or fish to maple syrup and some even use milk. “It all starts with the seed,” said Harley Sproule of Ormstown, Quebec […]

Council endorses long-awaited downtown revitalization action plans

Prince Edward County councillors have endorsed much-anticipated revitalization action plans for five downtowns along with sign, facade and streetscape design guidelines. The report of the Community Development Department was before Committee of the Whole Wednesday. The project, started late in 2014, included numerous surveys, reports and studies to identify opportunities for growth throughout the County’s […]

Tribute honours community making a difference at the County’s hospital

Giving is not just about making a donation – it’s about making a difference,” said Shannon Coull, executive director with the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. The Foundation, Wednesday afternoon, honoured individuals, corporations and community organizations for supporting ongoing fundraising efforts for medical equipment purchases and the move toward a new hospital in Prince […]

County’s Master Gardeners encourage children to grow forward

Prince Edward County Master Gardeners who cultivated a new crop of growers this summer report they all blossomed. PEC Master Gardeners invited children ages eight to 12 to tend gardens this summer and keep a journal of their progress. Saturday, at the Picton branch library, participants were honoured for their work and presented certificates by […]

Vital Signs 2018 shows a complicated snapshot of life in Prince Edward County

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison A snapshot of the Prince Edward County community showing its ‘Vital Signs’ points to the need for awareness of community successes and challenges and what is needed to address them. The County Foundation released findings of its second report before a full house last week at St. Andrew’s Church […]

Public invited to flock to events for the birds

Fall migration is well under way as the colourful warblers of spring have donned drab migration gear and visit the County to rest and feed before taking off on their long journey south. During fall migration, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory is in full operation. Bird banding has been taking place daily in the […]

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