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Wellington Park visitors Wild about Wildlife

Wellington Park visitors Wild about Wildlife

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Wellington was the first stop on Quinte Conservation’s Wild About Wildlife tour Thursday. The free annual event encourages exploration of the environment, where little ones can learn about their natural surroundings and the creatures and plants that live in our region. The opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the […]

Art in the County honours creative forces

Art in the County honours creative forces

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The 26th edition of Art in the County continues its second week in the newly-renovated Mess Hall at Picton’s Armoury, dedicated to the memory of renowned artist Otto Donald Rogers, long-time friend of County artists, and of the show. Rogers died in April 2019. A record number of entries […]

Federal funding for the birds in Prince Edward County

Federal funding for the birds in Prince Edward County

Birds migrating through the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife area will have luxury, state-of-the-art accommodations while being monitored and banded. A new migration monitoring station, leased to the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) by the federal government, was unveiled Monday. “It’s beautiful, and very functional too,” said Lesley Dunn, Regional Director with Canadian Wildlife […]

Lions celebrate charter anniversary with concert and community award

Lions celebrate charter anniversary with concert and community award

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The Lions Club marked its 45th anniversary with a summer concert and celebration of community in Wellington’s lakeside park. This year’s free summer concert series kicked-off with popular County band The Reasons performing under a decorated gazebo in Lions’ colours of yellow and blue. The Wellington charter was established […]

Church pays $10,000 gift forward to buy children new books

Church pays $10,000 gift forward to buy children new books

Princ Edward County children will have more worlds to discover through books thanks to a donation to County Kids Read, from St. Mary Magdalene Church. Thursday, wardens of the church and rector Charles Morris presented $10,000 to County Kids Read volunteers during a class visit of Grade 2 and 3 students from PECI. Morris said […]

Historical society and genealogy centre celebrate milestones

Historical society and genealogy centre celebrate milestones

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Two milestone anniversaries doubled the celebrations in Ameliasburgh on Saturday. The Seventh Town Historical Society marked 50 years, while the Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre celebrated 25 years at the County Road 19 premises the organizations share. The full day of events included presentations on how to acquire a […]

County festivals receive $71,283 in Celebrate Ontario funding

County festivals receive $71,283 in Celebrate Ontario funding

Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith congratulated representatives from three Prince Edward County performing arts festival on receiving $71,283 in Celebrate Ontario funding. The Festival Players of Prince Edward County will receive $56,750, the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival will receive $10,000, and Comedy Country 2019 will receive $4,533 as part of a province-wide […]

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 […]

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