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Tale of the Outlet River Gold unfolds

Tale of the Outlet River Gold unfolds

County residents will tell the ‘Tale of the Outlet River Gold’ before a live audience next week. The presentation, part of 99.3 County FM’s series of live recordings, is set for Bloomfield on Monday, and Consecon on Tuesday. Suzanne Pasternak, producer, says the show is steeped in traditional folklore passed down through generations. “The tale […]

Present-day tech helps local 'bone factory' make the past walk the earth again

Present-day tech helps local ‘bone factory’ make the past walk the earth again

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison They’ve stepped into the future, but they’re still dinosaurs. Visitors at Macaulay Heritage Park Church in Picton learned about how the Triassic came to Trenton during a special Flashback February Heritage Week presentation. Peter May, Founder and President of Research Casting International (RCI), headquartered in Trenton, spoke about how […]

County's rich heritage in the spotlight this week

County’s rich heritage in the spotlight this week

Showcasing Prince Edward County’s rich heritage could become an economic driver for the immediate future. Saturday, representatives from several groups behind the the organization of activities and events this week in the County, launched ‘Flashback February Heritage Week’. “We’ve all come together this year to celebrate heritage, said Peter Lockyer, historian and filmmaker from History […]

PEC Photo Club members capture "A Moment in Time' for Parrott Gallery show

PEC Photo Club members capture “A Moment in Time’ for Parrott Gallery show

Ten members of the Prince Edward County Photography Club will present ‘A Moment in Time’ as captured through their lenses for a special show in Belleville opening next week. Parrott Art Gallery curator Susan Holland made contact with Prince Edward County Photography Club member Margaret Liddon last summer, asking her to curate the show. “Susan’s […]

Plans underway to celebrate Heritage Week in the County

Plans underway to celebrate Heritage Week in the County

Community groups and volunteers will join a province-wide celebration of heritage in February, with a lively week of activities designed to chase away the winter blahs. The Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee, the Prince Edward Historical Society, The County Museums, the Prince Edward County Library and Archives, the Friends of Sandbanks, History Lives Here and […]

There's s'no adventure like taking photographs on a winter's day

There’s s’no adventure like taking photographs on a winter’s day

Snowfall reduced visibility for 10 photographers capturing images of Milford this week – and that’s just how they like it, for the most part. Photojournalist Phil Norton has been hosting County Outings for photographers, artists and naturalists for the past six years – more recently expanding to destinations throughout North America – but Milford remains […]

Quilters serve up handcrafted gifts for delivery with Meals on Wheels

Quilters serve up handcrafted gifts for delivery with Meals on Wheels

Thanks to volunteers with the Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild, seniors will be served up delightful hand-crafted placemats with their Meals on Wheels this month. Prince Edward County Community Care co-ordinator Teresa Shephard said this most recent donation from the quilter’s group is a loving example of partnerships in the County. The delivery of placemats […]

Escape artists take on mad scientist who loves Elvis and an evil elf

Escape artists take on mad scientist who loves Elvis and an evil elf

Picton and Wellington library branch visitors moved through space and time, solved puzzles and riddles, cracked codes and used strategies to complete a great escape adventure. Over six weeks this fall, participants in the Picton and Wellington Branch Makers Clubs built ‘escape rooms’ (adventure game in a locked room) and in the process, learned about […]

Pink or Blue? - Students explore gender identity on National Day of Remembrance

Pink or Blue? – Students explore gender identity on National Day of Remembrance

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison On the heels of their Remembrance Day play, Vimy and the Boy Solider from Hillier, the senior drama class at Picton’s Prince Edward Collegiate Institute will recognize another important, and timely, anniversary. Pink or Blue? is an original collective creation put together by students at PECI under the guidance […]

Actress who was almost 'lured' teams with expert to teach internet safety

Actress who was almost ‘lured’ teams with expert to teach internet safety

Sparked into action by her own experience where she was almost lured into danger, professional actress and former Miss Italy World Finalist Theresa Longo has partnered with internet safety consultant and Matt Richardson, to launch “Project Playbook”. The two hope to bring their specialized program to Prince Edward County schools next year. They launched their […]

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