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Canadian shining stars share vocal and visual art - in library fundraiser

Canadian shining stars share vocal and visual art – in library fundraiser

Two shining stars of the Canadian music scene will show their artistic sides – in music and art – this Saturday in a fundraisier for the Picton Library expansion. Award-winning musician Kevin Hearn and singer-songwriter Sarah Slean will present an intimate performance at the HatchGallery in Bloomfield. Guests will preview artwork from a new exhibition, […]

ART - there's no accounting for taste, or friends

ART – there’s no accounting for taste, or friends

Three life-long friends will battle it out over an extravagant purchase of a painting this weekend as Shatterbox Theatre presents award-winning comedy at The Local Store’s loft art gallery. In ‘ART’, a Tony Award winning comedy by Yasmina Reza, lines are drawn, and the bonds of friendship are tested. There is no accounting for taste, […]

Milford's is greatest little fall fair

Milford’s is greatest little fall fair

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Friends, family and community gathered at the County’s unofficial favourite simple country fair, Saturday. The 73rd edition of the Milford Fall Fair was enjoyed under sunny skies and warm, breezy conditions. As is typical for the Milford Fair, the sun shone through any threat of rain early in the […]

Picton Fair highlights agriculture and fun for all ages

Picton Fair highlights agriculture and fun for all ages

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison What began as a grass-roots agricultural fair in 1836, maintains that important element 184 years on. Presented by the Prince Edward Agricultural Society, the Picton Fair came to town over the weekend, filling every corner of the Picton Fairgrounds. For many, the Picton Fair, Ontario’s oldest agricultural fair, is […]

PEC Food Collective seeks public input on food-based initiatives

PEC Food Collective seeks public input on food-based initiatives

The PEC Food Collective is asking residents to offer feedback to help inform food-based initiatives in Prince Edward County. “The survey is a great chance to have your opinions and experiences heard on a range of local community issues related to food and food access,” said Glen Wallis, Food to Share founder and PEC Food […]

A ‘Happy’ time inspired by Wellington’s water week

A ‘Happy’ time inspired by Wellington’s water week

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Now in its second year, a nine-day arts and music festival themed around water kept fun afloat in the lakeside village of Wellington last week. Centred at various locations within the village core, all designed to be conveniently walkable, the festival encompassed an adventurous collection of programming encompassing music, […]

Old-fashioned fun focus of 19th-century picnic at Lakeshore Lodge

Old-fashioned fun focus of 19th-century picnic at Lakeshore Lodge

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Keeping history alive and experiencing what an 1890s-style picnic was like back in the day was what Friends of Sandbanks delivered at the former Lakeshore Lodge site at West Point in the last of four such events held this summer. The early 19th-century picnic is geared to all ages, […]

The freakish and the bizarre under the big top in Benson Park

The freakish and the bizarre under the big top in Benson Park

Shocking, but spellbinding and satisfying things are being unearthed under the big top this weekend as Carnival Diablo brings its Strangest Show on Earth to Benson Park. The adrenaline-driven travelling circus sideshow led by Scott McClelland is billed as ‘the last travelling circus sideshow under a big top in Canada’. Many County residents will recall […]

Friendly flower competition bridges communities

Friendly flower competition bridges communities

In a throwback to community flower garden contests, the third Annual South Marysburgh Bridge Challenge is well under way. In the first year of the competition, Black River’s bridge claimed the Swan Trophy and bragging rights, followed by Milford’s in 2018. “This year, the pressure is on to break the tie,” said Conrad Biernacki, who […]

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

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 […]

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