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SponsorLand unfolds challenges and triumphs of PEC Syria

SponsorLand unfolds challenges and triumphs of PEC Syria

Challenges and triumphs of Prince Edward County’s first Syrian refugee family, and the many volunteers who brought them here, unfold in the feature documentary ‘SponsorLand’ during a special screening at Picton’s Regent Theatre before the TVO national broadcasts. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Michèle Hozer, SponsorLand follows the day-to-day lives of the Al Jasem family – […]

Maker's Hand showcases 13th festival of fine craft

Maker’s Hand showcases 13th festival of fine craft

Story and photos by Olivia Timm ​​A showcase of fine craft featuring renowned artists kept crowds coming to the 13th annual Maker’s Hand fine craft show in Picton on the weekend. ​​ ​​This year, 39 artisans were selected to participate at the Community Centre at the Picton Fairgrounds to show and sell creations from myriad […]

Demorestville artist receives Premier's Award of Excellence

Demorestville artist receives Premier’s Award of Excellence

Kent Monkman, of Demorestville, has received a Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts at a ceremony this week – honouring extraordinary achievement. Premier Kathleen Wynne honoured exceptional contributions by 11 artists and arts organizations from across Ontario at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, announced the […]

Quinte Conservation seeks photo contest entries

Quinte Conservation seeks photo contest entries

As part of Quinte Conservation’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the local environmental organization is hosting a photo contest. Photographers are invited to submit photos until Oct. 31, 2017 and contestants can send their entries from any of the Quinte Conservation areas for a chance to win one of six prize packages. Contest winners will also have […]

Library honours teen artists with show and awards

Library honours teen artists with show and awards

Teens with an artistic flair showed their creative works at the Liam Garrett Memorial Teen Arts Show at the Picton Branch Library. Works from County teens have been showcased for the past week with the finale awards ceremony held Friday. The first, second, third and Peoples’ Choice winners received prizes of art supplies to keep […]

Bigfoot spotted in Prince Edward County

Bigfoot spotted in Prince Edward County

By Olivia Timm Bigfoot was not only spotted in Prince Edward County, he was filmed here as well. The ‘best Bigfoot ever’ is proposed in The Woodsmen, created by Belleville filmmakers Five Year Plan. “Bigfoot has always been exciting for me. I have loved Bigfoot films since I was a little kid, even Harry and […]

County seniors will be making waves of memories for stage and radio

County seniors will be making waves of memories for stage and radio

Prince Edward County seniors will be making waves on shore and on the air as 99.3 County FM launches a new radio play and live stage performance series. The series “Seniors Making Waves” is a special project funded by the federal New Horizons for Seniors program. It features four plays written by seniors, acted by […]

Victim Services educates local accommodations in Human Trafficking campaign

Victim Services educates local accommodations in Human Trafficking campaign

By Sharon Harrison Often thought of as a problem that exists elsewhere in big cities or in other countries, human trafficking isn’t generally considered a concern affecting Prince Edward County, but its proximity to Highway 401 and the major centres of Toronto and Ottawa tell a different story. Hana Enright, of Victim Services Hastings, Prince […]

Hannaford Street Silver Band free concert

Hannaford Street Silver Band free concert

The sweet brass sounds of Hannaford Street Silver Band will wash over the beautiful grounds of Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton Saturday, Sept. 16. The County Museums has partnered with the Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival to host the free outdoor family concert, which begins at 2 pm. The concert will feature 10 members […]

Regent Theatre appoints new general manager

Regent Theatre appoints new general manager

Neil Shorthouse will oversee the day-to-day operations of Picton’s Regent Theatre as its new general manager. “Neil has a strong background in working with community stakeholders, volunteers and boards of directors,” said Marilyn Toombs, Chair of the Regent Theatre Foundation. “Equally important, with The Regent generating more than $3 million of economic value annually and […]

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