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Some of nation's best crime writers will be 'killing it' in Prince Edward County

Some of nation’s best crime writers will be ‘killing it’ in Prince Edward County

The Women Killing It Crime Writers’ Festival in Prince Edward County will once again shine a light on some of Canada’s most talented crime and mystery writers this Labour Day weekend. Building on the success of its inaugural festival last year, WKI 2018 will feature a wide variety of works in diverse formats sure to […]

Fermentation Festival promoting what's good for your gut

Fermentation Festival promoting what’s good for your gut

Story and photos by Olivia Timm All things said to be good for the gut drew a large crowd Saturday at Picton’s Crystal Palace. In similar style to last year’s inaugural event, Ontario Fermentation Festival visitors toured the building to test and buy fermented products like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, cheese, kefir, tempeh, kvass, pickles, vinegar, […]

Sneak preview of Never Saw it Coming

Sneak preview of Never Saw it Coming

County residents and visitors are invited to view the movie Never Saw it Coming at an exclusive sneak preview Saturday, Aug. 11 at The Regent Theatre, Picton. The movie is based on the novel by best-selling author Linwood Barclay, who also wrote the screenplay, and is directed by award-winning director Gail Harvey. Barclay and Harvey […]

Community rallies to raise funds to repair vandalized gravestones

Community rallies to raise funds to repair vandalized gravestones

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Picton’s Regent Theatre was rockin’ Sunday afternoon as the community gathered to show its support for Glenwood Cemetery. A full house was treated to a matinee concert lasting almost three hours. The concert was put together in just a few weeks after news that some 175 gravestones and monuments […]

Art meets the written word in County collAboRaTive

Art meets the written word in County collAboRaTive

In celebration of the Prince Edward County Studio Tour’s 25th anniversary, the tour has invited talented writers and poets to join with its members in an artistic collaboration called “CountyCollAboRaTive – where art meets the written word”. The resulting works were exhibited with writings and artwork side-by-side at two shows this summer in the County […]

New County resident wins Peoples’ Choice Award

New County resident wins Peoples’ Choice Award

The coveted Peoples’ Choice Award for the 25th Annual Art in the County Juried Show and Sale was presented to new County resident Indra Dosanjh, for her mixed media piece entitled ‘Being Seen’. On hand to accept the award, presented by sponsor Elizabeth Crombie of Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty Brokerage, Dosanjh shared the story behind […]

Federal funding music to ears of the arts

Federal funding music to ears of the arts

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis announced $25,000 in federal investment for the arts in Prince Edward County. Tuesday morning at Shire Hall he said $15,000 will go to Festival Players and $10,000 to the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival, through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF). Funding for the Festival Players will support […]

Art in the County’s 25th season opens with art, artists and awards

Art in the County’s 25th season opens with art, artists and awards

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A special edition of the 25th annual Art in the County show and sale (AITC) unfolded in a new location – a renovated portion of The Armoury in Picton – and welcomed an opening night filled with art, artists and awards. On the first day of summer, an invitation-only […]

Fibre Fest knits, spins and hooks crafters from the County and beyond

Fibre Fest knits, spins and hooks crafters from the County and beyond

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A herd of alpacas joined a fluffle of English and French Angora rabbits and a flock of sheep as adorable examples of natural fibres at this year’s second annual Fibre Fest. The humans demonstrated the magical transformation of that fibre in myriad ways. If it was spinning, knitting, felted […]

Special memorial Saturday for heroes and heroines in South Bay Cemetery

Special memorial Saturday for heroes and heroines in South Bay Cemetery

County performer and folklorist Suzanne Pasternak will honour heroes and heroines buried at South Bay in a special program Saturday in the old one-room schoolhouse, next to South Bay Church. The special program, part of the Nature Matters series, begins at 1 p.m. Pasternak has spent 35 years researching and documenting the marine heritage of […]

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