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Youth wellness report aim to enhance a positive community

Youth wellness report aim to enhance a positive community

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A snapshot of Prince Edward County’s youth identifying struggles they face and what they need to succeed has been presented as part of an on-going community research project. Over the past year, the ‘Greater Than: County Youth Collective’ interviewed more than 70 Prince Edward County youth aged 12 to […]

Milford honours community and rural roots at this year's fair

Milford honours community and rural roots at this year’s fair

It was hot as blazes for merriment at Milford’s Fall Fair but during this year’s ‘celebration of rural roots’, it was taken in stride – with plenty of water, coveted shady spots and gentle breezes. “I think it’s rained maybe three times on the Milford Fair over the past 72 years,” said Bruce Dowdell, long-time […]

Quilters stitch up window on the County for display at the hospital

Quilters stitch up window on the County for display at the hospital

A quilted ‘window on Prince Edward County’ now hangs in the diagnostic imaging hallway at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital to bring delight and distraction to those who pass by. “From each block shines the love for our small part of Canada, the Island of Prince Edward County,” said Janet Day Reader, president of the […]

Cool weather weekend boosts fun at Picton's fall fair

Cool weather weekend boosts fun at Picton’s fall fair

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Following days of near record-breaking heat, a cool weather weekend was welcomed by those attending the 183rd annual Picton Fair. Rain or shine, the fair brings return visitors year after year to enjoy the atmosphere of a country fair. Jack Broadbent, who has lived in Picton with his wife […]

Women Killing It at Death in Holy Orders

Women Killing It at Death in Holy Orders

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A macabre meeting of killer women brought the second annual Crime Writers’ Festival to life over the Labour Day weekend. Women Killing It (WKI), held at several locations throughout downtown Picton, was the brainchild of local authors Janet Kellough and Vicki Delany; with Theresa Durning and book store proprietors […]

Wellington Water Week makes a big splash

Wellington Water Week makes a big splash

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The lakeside village of Wellington was swept up in a wave of performances, interactive events, concerts, art and more in a week-long celebration of water. The flood of events filled ‘Water Week’ – seven days devoted to an unusual array of uniquely-inspired events connecting the theme of water, varying […]

Three young Mummers honoured for contributions to theatre

Three young Mummers honoured for contributions to theatre

Three students have received Marysburgh Mummers Graduation bursaries. The award honours young people who have contributed to the Marysburgh Mummers work for the Mt. Tabor stage in Milford during their high school years. Lucy Mee, Matt Cohen and Skylar Pierson (not pictured) were recepients this year, shown above with board members Cathy Peeling, Carla Colton, […]

Four local musicians inducted into PEC Country Music Hall of Fame

Four local musicians inducted into PEC Country Music Hall of Fame

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Four local music legends were inducted into Prince Edward County Country Music Hall of Fame this weekend. The fourth annual induction ceremony was part of the Prince Edward County Country Music Jamboree held in Cherry Valley, organized by Greg and Shane Verner of MillPond Music & Entertainment. The late […]

Flashback to old-fashioned fun at Lakeshore Lodge

Flashback to old-fashioned fun at Lakeshore Lodge

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison More than 120 years ago, summer picnics were conducted a little differently to those we enjoy today – but the spirit of gathering has not changed. Games formed much of the fun back in the 1890s along with delicious, simple food. The Friends of Sandbanks hosted a second Lakeshore […]

Foodie 'fundraiser in the field' supports County Food Hub project

Foodie ‘fundraiser in the field’ supports County Food Hub project

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Rain quickly turned into sunshine for the sold-out ‘Fundraiser in the Fields’ Wednesday in support of The County Food Hub. The fields at Parsons Brewing Co., were lined with vendors serving up food, drinks and fun to about 200 guests, while inside the rustic brewery was a silent auction. […]

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