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Quinte Conservation seeks photo contest entries

Quinte Conservation seeks photo contest entries

As part of Quinte Conservation’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the local environmental organization is hosting a photo contest. Photographers are invited to submit photos until Oct. 31, 2017 and contestants can send their entries from any of the Quinte Conservation areas for a chance to win one of six prize packages. Contest winners will also have […]

Victim Services educates local accommodations in Human Trafficking campaign

Victim Services educates local accommodations in Human Trafficking campaign

By Sharon Harrison Often thought of as a problem that exists elsewhere in big cities or in other countries, human trafficking isn’t generally considered a concern affecting Prince Edward County, but its proximity to Highway 401 and the major centres of Toronto and Ottawa tell a different story. Hana Enright, of Victim Services Hastings, Prince […]

Hannaford Street Silver Band free concert

Hannaford Street Silver Band free concert

The sweet brass sounds of Hannaford Street Silver Band will wash over the beautiful grounds of Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton Saturday, Sept. 16. The County Museums has partnered with the Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival to host the free outdoor family concert, which begins at 2 pm. The concert will feature 10 members […]

Regent Theatre appoints new general manager

Regent Theatre appoints new general manager

Neil Shorthouse will oversee the day-to-day operations of Picton’s Regent Theatre as its new general manager. “Neil has a strong background in working with community stakeholders, volunteers and boards of directors,” said Marilyn Toombs, Chair of the Regent Theatre Foundation. “Equally important, with The Regent generating more than $3 million of economic value annually and […]

Plenty of witnesses to Women Killing It in Prince Edward County

Plenty of witnesses to Women Killing It in Prince Edward County

By Olivia Timm Mysteriously, female crime writers have been undervalued, according to Janet Kellough, host of the first – and sold-out – ‘Women Killing It’ Crime Writers Festival, in Picton, this weekend. Kellough, popular Prince Edward County story teller and author of the Thaddeus Lewis mystery series, said the main goal of the festival was […]

Masterful theatre and song from Young Mummers

Masterful theatre and song from Young Mummers

Young Marysburgh Mummers delighted their audiences at Mt. Tabor Playhouse on the weekend presenting a polished and entertaining compilation of song and stories. Canada: A Musical, Eh? was the culmination of just over two weeks of drama camp activities for the 23-member troupe. Sam Hirst, director and musical director for the show, said the students […]

What's old is new again at first Ontario Fermentation Festival - in Picton

What’s old is new again at first Ontario Fermentation Festival – in Picton

A steady flow of people showed a growing appetite for nourishing food as they made their way around the first Ontario Fermentation Festival at Picton’s Crystal Palace on Saturday in search of all that is yummy – and good for the tummy. Fermented foods are called pungent probiotic powerhouses and they are not new to […]

Queen's Barefoot Players tell of Touques and Tales at Picton library

Queen’s Barefoot Players tell of Touques and Tales at Picton library

The Queen’s University Barefoot Players presented adaptations of French Canadian Folk Tales  in the Toques & Tales show Saturday, at the Picton Branch Public Library. The players took their audience on a storytelling portage with flying canoes, heaps of poutine, singing about Big Joe Mufferaw, a folk hero from the Ottawa Valley, and dancing to the […]

New artistic director for County Classical Music Festival

New artistic director for County Classical Music Festival

Stéphane Lemelin, founding artistic director of the Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival, has announced the 2017 festival will be his final season. Lemelin first visited the County while on a Piano Six tour in 2001. He fell in love with the County’s beauty and charm and the friendliness and enthusiasm of the people. He […]

Music at Port Milford chamber music festival this week

Music at Port Milford chamber music festival this week

2017 marks Music at Port Milford’s 31st year of bringing promising youth with a passion for chamber music together with an internationally renowned faculty to create an inspiring summer music experience. Their experience is proudly shared in Prince Edward County as the students and faculty prepare vigorously for multiple performances throughout July and August, bringing […]

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