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Reluctant cyclists Pedaling for Parkinson's in the County

Reluctant cyclists Pedaling for Parkinson’s in the County

Members of the Rigid Riders Cycling Club suffer from the debilitating illness Parkinson’s disease, but the club offers no comfortable refuge. Instead, organizers Steve Iseman and Mike Loghrin compel them to do things that make them uncomfortable, anxious and afraid, and every week their numbers grow. Parkinson’s disease is a condition that causes slow, long-term […]

County artist earns award trifecta

County artist earns award trifecta

Prince Edward County artist Krista Dalby was a triple award winner at the 26th Annual Art in the County Juried Show and Sale. At the closing of the show July 7, she was presented the coveted Peoples’ Choice Award and the new Children’s Choice Award. At the show’s opening, she received the annual Community Arts […]

Wellington pulls all stops for two-day celebration of nation's birthday

Wellington pulls all stops for two-day celebration of nation’s birthday

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Wellington put on two days of spectacular fun and entertainment over the Canada Day long weekend as a few thousand people descended upon the lakeside village to enjoy Canada’s 152nd birthday. With perfect weather and bearable temperatures, the annual parade was lively as it crawled down Main Street, from […]

Legion supports need for equipment at County's hospital

Legion supports need for equipment at County’s hospital

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Poppy Fund Committee in Wellington presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with a second donation of $1,000 Thursday, June 27. The Branch made its first donation in April using funds raised through the 2018 poppy fund campaign. This year’s poppy fund raised approximately $15,000 from […]

Apple Blossom Festival flowers into donation for Picton Library expansion

Apple Blossom Festival flowers into donation for Picton Library expansion

St. John’s Anglican Church, Waupoos celebrated community this week as the congregation donated all proceeds from the spring Apple Blossom Festival at County Cider – more than $1,600 – to the Picton Library. Each year St. John’s and its circle of friends bakes and sells 60 – 100 apple pies in celebration of the blossoms […]

Lions celebrate charter anniversary with concert and community award

Lions celebrate charter anniversary with concert and community award

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The Lions Club marked its 45th anniversary with a summer concert and celebration of community in Wellington’s lakeside park. This year’s free summer concert series kicked-off with popular County band The Reasons performing under a decorated gazebo in Lions’ colours of yellow and blue. The Wellington charter was established […]

Teams tee up $33,000 'Fore' Health Care

Teams tee up $33,000 ‘Fore’ Health Care

Supporters of the fifth annual Teeing Up Fore Health Care golf classic last week scored a collective hole-in-one raising $33,298 for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s current drive for medical equipment. “This year’s achievement brings the five-year total raised through RE/MAX’s efforts to just over $128,016 which will bring the mercury in the […]

Stark Family Fund grants $34,000 to community projects

Stark Family Fund grants $34,000 to community projects

Residents in Prince Edward County will share in the benefits of a $34,000 boost to local projects focused on enhancing quality of life in the community. The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CKFA), which holds the Stark Family Fund, presented $34,325.07 to local charities on Monday. The Stark family, lifelong residents of Bloomfield, included […]

Students, teachers, families and friends reunite

Students, teachers, families and friends reunite

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison As memories were rekindled and acquaintances re-established, the years melted away in moments at the Pinecrest and Queen Elizabeth schools reunion Saturday. The event, sponsored by Quinte Educational Museum and Archives (QEMA), was held at the Prince Edward Community Centre. Linda Sommers, QEMA board president, said the goal in […]

Relay for Life fundraising surpasses goal at 10th annual event

Relay for Life fundraising surpasses goal at 10th annual event

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison They came for great entertainment, food and anniversary cake, but they also came to share stories, acknowledge milestones, honour survivors and remember loved ones. Relay for Life marked 10 years in Prince Edward County on a warm Friday night under a cloudless sky on the grounds of Prince Edward […]

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