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Two PECI teachers honoured with 'Great Place Awards'

Two PECI teachers honoured with ‘Great Place Awards’

Two Prince Edward Collegiate Institute teachers invited to a presentation to honour each other Thursday morning, didn’t know they were both to receive top honours from the school board. Teachers Lisa Fraser and Matthew Sheahan were honoured with Great Place Awards – the highest recognition at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board – which […]

Senior Panthers fill sandbags for community members in need

Senior Panthers fill sandbags for community members in need

While Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte remain under a flood watch, students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute did their part to assist community members in need of sandbags Wednesday. Secondary Panthers filled sandbags for residents physically unable to fill their own. Each grade donated half a class period to fill the bags with […]

Auction bids Back the Build hospital fundraiser by $100K

Auction bids Back the Build hospital fundraiser by $100K

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Picton’s historic Crystal Palace came alive with the thrill and entertaining banter of a live auction Saturday night at an exciting Bid for the Build event. Sixty lots came under the hammer as professional auctioneer Julie Riches, of Riches Appraisals and Consult, enticed and encouraged people to part with […]

Council prepares a meal, learns how Food to Share helps County’s food insecure

Council prepares a meal, learns how Food to Share helps County’s food insecure

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Prince Edward County councillors had the knives out this week – but also big, wooden spoons, as they traded work around the horseshoe for an evening in the kitchen. Mayor Steve Ferguson and five councillors rolled up their sleeves in the commercial kitchen at the Wellington and District Community […]

13 receive Rotary's highest honour for 'Service Above Self'

13 receive Rotary’s highest honour for ‘Service Above Self’

Picton Rotarians bestowed 13 of the club’s highest honour – Paul Harris Fellowships – to Rotarians and community professionals in recognition of outstanding contributions that exemplify the service club’s motto – ‘Service Above Self’. Members met at the Waring House Monday to make the presentations, named in honour of Rotary International’s founder. “Each time we […]

County residents walk for loved ones and caregivers fighting Alzheimer's disease

County residents walk for loved ones and caregivers fighting Alzheimer’s disease

Nearly 100 people walked in memory, and to honour, grandparents, parents, siblings and friends with Alzheimers and dementia and those who care for them. Walks roll out in communities across Canada in May and June, uniting people with one common mission: a world without Alzheimer’s disease. While aging baby boomers are about the push Alzheimer […]

Help Sonrise students gather household supplies for Almost Home

Help Sonrise students gather household supplies for Almost Home

Grade 4 and 5 students at Sonrise Christian Academy in Picton have started a community outreach project collecting household supplies for Almost Home in Kingston. Almost Home is a not-for-profit organization that offers inexpensive housing to families who have loved ones staying at Kingston General Hospital for an extended period of time. The students were […]

County hikes up Hospice Prince Edward fundraising by more than $25,000

County hikes up Hospice Prince Edward fundraising by more than $25,000

Photos and story by Sharon Harrison The eighth annual Hike for Hospice Prince Edward got under way under glorious sunshine and warm temperatures Sunday morning. About 175 participants raised $25,264, although donations are expected to continue to trickle in during the coming weeks. Hike for Hospice is the major fundraising event of the year for […]

Municipal grants assist more than 20 local organizations

Municipal grants assist more than 20 local organizations

More than 20 local organizations have been named recipients of municipal Community Grants for this year. “These organizations are doing outstanding work for our community,” said Mayor Steve Ferguson. “With support from the Municipal Community Grants Program, hundreds of volunteers are helping deliver a variety of programs and services that simply would not be possible […]

Auxiliary shows 50,000 ways they love Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital

Auxiliary shows 50,000 ways they love Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital

Community members who shop at, or donate to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary have helped raise $50,000 for priority medical equipment needed at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The generosity of the volunteers with the PECMH Auxiliary in donating $138,179.46 during the 2018/19 fiscal year has purchased several pieces of medical and supportive […]

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