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Pumpkinfest celebrates the heavyweights in Wellington

Pumpkinfest celebrates the heavyweights in Wellington

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Fierce, but friendly competition saw the heaviest pumpkin weigh in at 1,761.5 pounds Saturday during Pumpkinfest at Wellington. Secrets to success by growers ranges from using seaweed or fish to maple syrup and some even use milk. “It all starts with the seed,” said Harley Sproule of Ormstown, Quebec […]

County's Master Gardeners encourage children to grow forward

County’s Master Gardeners encourage children to grow forward

Prince Edward County Master Gardeners who cultivated a new crop of growers this summer report they all blossomed. PEC Master Gardeners invited children ages eight to 12 to tend gardens this summer and keep a journal of their progress. Saturday, at the Picton branch library, participants were honoured for their work and presented certificates by […]

Vital Signs 2018 shows a complicated snapshot of life in Prince Edward County

Vital Signs 2018 shows a complicated snapshot of life in Prince Edward County

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison A snapshot of the Prince Edward County community showing its ‘Vital Signs’ points to the need for awareness of community successes and challenges and what is needed to address them. The County Foundation released findings of its second report before a full house last week at St. Andrew’s Church […]

Save Picton Town Hall working group updates community on proposal

Save Picton Town Hall working group updates community on proposal

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison The future of Picton Town Hall took another step forward as Save Picton Town Hall Working Group (SPTH) attracted a full house at Saturday’s public meeting to share plans and receive feedback. Dubbed ‘A Hall for All’ by the SPTH working group, its hope is for the structure at […]

Donor will match funds given to the Picton Library expansion project this month

Donor will match funds given to the Picton Library expansion project this month

In celebration of Library Month, all donations to the Picton library’s ‘Time to Renew’ expansion fundraising campaign will be matched through the generosity of an anonymous donor. “The matching amount is $100,000,” said Alexandra Bake, chair of the library’s fundraising committee. “So, if we can generate the same amount in October, we will realize $200,000 […]

Historical Society updated on Glenwood Cemetery's touchstones to the past

Historical Society updated on Glenwood Cemetery’s touchstones to the past

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Work to right Glenwood Cemetery’s ‘Touchstones to Picton’s Past’ is under way – but will take up to three years to complete. The Prince Edward Historical Society met for its annual meeting at the Glenwood Cemetery chapel Sunday and members heard updates on progress of restoration work following extensive […]

Community celebrates tradition at Ameliasburgh's fair

Community celebrates tradition at Ameliasburgh’s fair

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Ameliasburgh’s Fall Fair celebrated community roots and tradition over first weekend of autumn. For some, attending the agricultural fair is a tradition where rural families spend time celebrating community. At the opening ceremonies, Saturday, Jan Nightingale, director of the fair board, introduced Florence Wood, a long-time Ameliasburgh resident, to […]

Musicians on tap at The Waring House

Musicians on tap at The Waring House

Catch these fabulous musicians, this month in The Barley Room Pub – including Matt Smith, Graham Playford, Turpin’s Trail, Jenica Rayne Trio, Jazz Jam Session! Comin g up – Kitchen Party with the Frere Brothers, Dance Party with Moon Sugar, Jennis and Bluzone! See what’s on tap at The Waring House:

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 […]

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