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Naturalists protest provincial cuts to environmental programs

Naturalists protest provincial cuts to environmental programs

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Local naturalists who last year praised MPP Todd Smith’s work to save endangered species by eliminating industrial wind turbines on the South Shore of Prince Edward County, this week protested his government’s proposed elimination and reduction of many environmental programs. The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, Quinte Field Naturalists […]

Shatterbox invites you to The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs

Shatterbox invites you to The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs

Prince Edward County’s Shatterbox Theatre will offer a new twist on a gothic fairytale this weekend. The troupe opens its second season at the Regent Theatre with the thrilling production The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs, by award-winning Canadian playwright Carole Fréchette, May 24-26. “It’s a reimagined telling of Charles Perrault’s 1697 […]

County's youth shine on stage in ROC'n Revue

County’s youth shine on stage in ROC’n Revue

Prince Edward County youth shone on the Regent Stage as they showcased their talent supported and coached by community professionals. Funds raised at the show go toward keeping the youth centre on Picton’s Main Street open and to provide program supplies, healthy snacks, transportation, educational field trips and workshops. Opened in the fall of 2017 […]

Canada's first Prime Minister may be 'holding court' at Picton's Library

Canada’s first Prime Minister may be ‘holding court’ at Picton’s Library

Canada’s first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald may soon be ‘holding court’ at Picton’s Library. Prince Edward County council approved a request at Tuesday’s council meeting to relocate the sculpture currently at The Armoury and moving it 30 feet east to the Picton Library subject to approval of a heritage permit and a signed […]

Auction bids Back the Build hospital fundraiser by $100K

Auction bids Back the Build hospital fundraiser by $100K

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Picton’s historic Crystal Palace came alive with the thrill and entertaining banter of a live auction Saturday night at an exciting Bid for the Build event. Sixty lots came under the hammer as professional auctioneer Julie Riches, of Riches Appraisals and Consult, enticed and encouraged people to part with […]

Council prepares a meal, learns how Food to Share helps County’s food insecure

Council prepares a meal, learns how Food to Share helps County’s food insecure

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Prince Edward County councillors had the knives out this week – but also big, wooden spoons, as they traded work around the horseshoe for an evening in the kitchen. Mayor Steve Ferguson and five councillors rolled up their sleeves in the commercial kitchen at the Wellington and District Community […]

Public invited to flock to birding festival activities May 11-20

Public invited to flock to birding festival activities May 11-20

As feathered friends return to the County from their winter homes in Central and South America, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) is in full swing monitoring and collecting data on their migration. May is Birding Month in the County and PEPtBO celebrates with opportunities to visit the observatory, enjoy educational programs, and to […]

Online art auction helps renew Picton Library

Online art auction helps renew Picton Library

More than 100 pieces of art found a new home last month while helping the Picton Public Library rebuild its home. The Renew online art auction held during the month of April ended at noon April 30th with the last bid coming in just under the wire at 11.59 p.m. “It would not be an […]

Jungle Book kids swing into St. Greg's Wed - Fri

Jungle Book kids swing into St. Greg’s Wed – Fri

The Jungle Book Kids, a high-energy 30-minute musical based on the Rudyard Kipling classic novel, will be performed by 45 St. Gregory Catholic School students from kindergarten to Grade 8 this weekend. The show is suitable for all ages and everybody is welcome to attend the show Wednesday, May 8 at 12:30 and 7p.m.; Thursday, […]

New County Arts Trail partnership

New County Arts Trail partnership

The Prince Edward County Arts Trail program has moved into the hands of local professional artists, artisans and gallery owners in a new partnership with the Prince Edward County Arts Council. “Established in 2009, the Arts Trail has been a signature experience for visitors, art buyers and collectors to the County,” said Janna Smith, Executive […]

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