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Library seeks go-ahead to seek requests for tender expansion project

Library seeks go-ahead to seek requests for tender expansion project

Picton’s library is expected to receive the green light to learn the true costs of moving into its new chapter, as council’s committee of the whole members approved, on Thursday, to allow the expansion project to move to requests for tender. “We are asking for the green light to begin the tendering process to get […]

Council supports community proposal to build 'A Hall for All'

Council supports community proposal to build ‘A Hall for All’

Council supported citizens in their bid to keep the Picton Town Hall as a community asset during Tuesday’s council meeting which spilled over into the wee hours of the morning. Following more than five hours of deputations, comments from the audience and discussion, Mayor Steve Ferguson implored his council to move forward to honour the […]

Alternatives for Women unveils plans for Vi's Place - for women at risk

Alternatives for Women unveils plans for Vi’s Place – for women at risk

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Prince Edward County’s Alternatives for Women marked International Women’s Day with an unveiling of plans, drawings and photographs for a new emergency shelter. The home on Bridge Street in Picton was recently purchased by Alternatives for Women. It was home to Violet Agnes Courtney up until her death in […]

Heritage awards honour dedication of community members

Heritage awards honour dedication of community members

Community members dedicated to Prince Edward County’s history and heritage were recently honoured for their efforts. Prince Edward County Heritage Awards were presented last week during a dinner to close the County’s week-long Flashback February events. “The honourees’ passion is commendable,” said Prince Edward County Mayor Steve Ferguson . “I am continually impressed by the […]

Join PEC's 28ToGo to see theatre in Toronto - dinner included!

Join PEC’s 28ToGo to see theatre in Toronto – dinner included!

When you join 28ToGo to see hit Broadway shows in Toronto, everything is taken care of for you -from the return coach transportation with pick up points in Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington to the tickets for great theatre, to a delicious three-course dinner in the private dining room of IL FORNELLO Restaurant. 28ToGo keeps the […]

Free community drop-in art making space - Mondays

Free community drop-in art making space – Mondays

The Art Kitchen, a place where everyone can gather and make art, friends, meet neighbours and build community, will unfold free of charge in Picton. “Art making, especially with our neighbours, has been proven to contribute to physical and mental wellbeing and strengthening communities,” says founder Christine Renaud. “It’s a simple, low cost way to […]

Tyendinaga musical revue launches Indigenous history exhibit

Tyendinaga musical revue launches Indigenous history exhibit

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Flashback February celebrations of local history wrapped up on a high note Saturday with music and dancing performed by Indigenous neighbours to a packed house at Macaulay Museum. A number of musicians from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory entertained with an uplifting and joyful array of traditional music and dance […]

Seedy Saturday provides seed of hope spring will soon arrive

Seedy Saturday provides seed of hope spring will soon arrive

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Despite the winter storms that followed, spring was definitely in the air Saturday and it wasn’t just the obvious clues of icy puddles underfoot and the warmth of the sun in the sky above. Seedy Saturday has become the unofficial launch to spring in Prince Edward County as hundreds […]

A full day of fun at Wellington’s Family Day

A full day of fun at Wellington’s Family Day

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison As snow flurries fell, families were welcomed into the warmth of the Wellington and District Community Centre for Family Day fun on Monday. Highlighted was six hours of family-oriented games and activities provided at no cost. The municipality, together with Wellington Rotary, Lions, the Recreation Committee and Prince Edward […]

“Spirits of our Past” come to life during Flashback February

“Spirits of our Past” come to life during Flashback February

The unique cultural history of Prince Edward County will be on full display during Flashback February, a week of talks, film screenings, performances and experiences that runs Feb. 16-23. “The schedule of events has something for everyone – from culinary workshops to children’s programming – and there’s a County connection with each activity,” said Jennifer […]

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