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Feeding the meter this month fuels Food for Learning

Feeding the meter this month fuels Food for Learning

Food for Learning’s Feed the Meter campaign returns for its 10th holiday season to raise funds for student nutrition programs in Hastings and Prince Edward counties. Donations made in parking meters during the month of December in downtown Picton, Belleville and Trenton will help support local programs to help all students to have daily access […]

Christmas day dinners serving up fellowship in the community

Christmas day dinners serving up fellowship in the community

By Sharon Harrison Some people choose to be alone, but those who would prefer some fun and fellowship are invited to attend one of three meals being hosted on Christmas day. Local organizations, community and service groups and plenty of volunteers set to work with preparations and planning months ahead to meet their mission to […]

Women's Institute donation supports accessible transit in the County

Women’s Institute donation supports accessible transit in the County

Members of the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute brought the spirit of the season to council Tuesday, presenting another $5,000 donation toward the operation of accessible transit service in the County. During the presentation, Mayor Steve Ferguson expressed gratitude and noted their contribution raises the total amount they have donated to the County since 2008 […]

Elves at PECI deliver gifts for Christmas Angel Campaign

Elves at PECI deliver gifts for Christmas Angel Campaign

Under the leadership of Entrepreneurship class elves, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute staff and students showed their community spirit donating Christmas gifts for 38 Christmas Angel Campaign angels. Students delivered the bags and boxes of gifts to Chief Angel Susan Rose at the campaign office in the Kin Building at Benson Park on Monday.

Christmas giving from 'Many Happy Returns'

Christmas giving from ‘Many Happy Returns’

County resident David Hepburn, on behalf of his ‘Many Happy Returns’ initiative began his Christmas giving with three donations to local charities. David and family travelled to the Picton Salvation Army to present Lieutenant Joe Ludlow with a contribution to the Kettle campaign. David’s second stop on his Christmas giving road trip was to visit […]

Festival of Trees raises $50,000 for County's hospital

Festival of Trees raises $50,000 for County’s hospital

Organizers of the County’s unofficial kick-off to the Christmas season delivered a $50,000 gift for equipment needs at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members were in the festive spirit Friday morning as they presented proceeds from the 25th annual Festival of Trees event (11th for the auxiliary), […]

Hockey players honour teammate with memorial donation to County's hospital

Hockey players honour teammate with memorial donation to County’s hospital

A local recreational hockey player was remembered by his teammates as they played the game he loved. The Wellington Over 50 Hockey Group presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $1,200 donation in memory of teammate Dennis McMaster at the Wellington Arena. Dennis, 61, died suddenly on Oct. 14. He was a […]

Wellings bazaar making spirits bright for County's new hospital

Wellings bazaar making spirits bright for County’s new hospital

Spirits were bright at the Wellings of Picton as a group of residents presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with a holiday gift of $3,300.  The funds were raised at the Wellings’ second annual Making Spirits Bright Christmas Bazaar in November. The gift is earmarked for the Back the Build Campaign for a […]

Christmas in the Village arrives in Wellington

Christmas in the Village arrives in Wellington

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A cool frosty morning transformed into a mild and sunny Saturday just in time for Wellington’s Santa Claus parade. Put together by the Wellington and District Business Association, the Who-themed parade made its way along Main Street, beginning at Belleville Road before concluding its route at Consecon Street. Parade […]

County dairy producers present a 'bo-fine' gift to Back the Build of PECMH

County dairy producers present a ‘bo-fine’ gift to Back the Build of PECMH

Prince Edward County Dairy Farmers put out a “moo-ving” plea for community support – of the dairy industry and a new hospital – when they presented $18,000 (and counting) donation to ‘Back the Build’ Friday morning. A group of County dairy farm families brightened a hospital meeting at Huff Estates Inn Friday morning bringing out […]

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