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Women's Institute members ‘Back the Build’

Women’s Institute members ‘Back the Build’

The Prince Edward District Women’s Institute presented $1,000 to ‘Back the Build’ of the County’s new hospital. Members presented the funds Thursday to Shannon Coull, executive director of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. The funds were raised through regular activities undertaken by the Women’s Institute including the annual craft show. The first stage […]

Millennium Trail upgrade shovels in the ground

Millennium Trail upgrade shovels in the ground

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison On a portion of the Millennium Trail near Lake Street in Picton, volunteers came with shovels and spades in hand – including a gleaming gold one – but mostly they came with smiles and joy that upgrades to the trail are under way. The informal outdoor ceremony included a […]

Friends 4 Kindness cheer PEC OPP with 'pawsome' visit

Friends 4 Kindness cheer PEC OPP with ‘pawsome’ visit

Following an Acts of Kindness visit to the Prince Edward County OPP Tuesday morning, “Gibby” the St. John service dog has proclaimed the department is “pawsome”. Gibby, with the Prince Edward Chapter of Friends 4 Kindness, toured the detachment and presented staff with a certificate of appreciation. “We thank the Friends 4 Kindness for choosing […]

Quilters stitch up window on the County for display at the hospital

Quilters stitch up window on the County for display at the hospital

A quilted ‘window on Prince Edward County’ now hangs in the diagnostic imaging hallway at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital to bring delight and distraction to those who pass by. “From each block shines the love for our small part of Canada, the Island of Prince Edward County,” said Janet Day Reader, president of the […]

Upgrades to Millennium Trail continue

Upgrades to Millennium Trail continue

Volunteers gathered Saturday at the parking lot at County Traders and Pedego in Bloomfield to prepare for brush clearing. Councillor Steve Ferguson was among them and said “it was another example of the strength and passion of PEC’s volunteer network.” Barry Davidson, leading the Millennium Trail Rehabilitation Ad-Hoc Committee, provided training, including information about poisonous […]

Scholarship honours loving care at County nursing home

Scholarship honours loving care at County nursing home

The family of the late Jean Lynch presented a scholarship Wedneday in honour of the care she received at the County’s nursing home. Lynch was a resident at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home for nine years and the family established the The Jean Lynch Scholarship Award after her death in 2016 in honour of the care […]

Three young Mummers honoured for contributions to theatre

Three young Mummers honoured for contributions to theatre

Three students have received Marysburgh Mummers Graduation bursaries. The award honours young people who have contributed to the Marysburgh Mummers work for the Mt. Tabor stage in Milford during their high school years. Lucy Mee, Matt Cohen and Skylar Pierson (not pictured) were recepients this year, shown above with board members Cathy Peeling, Carla Colton, […]

Donations continue to help right vandalized stones at Glenwood Cemetery

Donations continue to help right vandalized stones at Glenwood Cemetery

Continued efforts to right vandalized headstones and monuments got a significant boost with three donations. Jeffrey Howell, President Bay of Quinte Mutual, presented Glenwood Cemetery board chair Sandy Latchford with a $20,000 toward the repair fund. Michael Goodwin, of the FourPlay Baroque Ensemble presented $500 and Jim Reid, President Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 in […]

Four local musicians inducted into PEC Country Music Hall of Fame

Four local musicians inducted into PEC Country Music Hall of Fame

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Four local music legends were inducted into Prince Edward County Country Music Hall of Fame this weekend. The fourth annual induction ceremony was part of the Prince Edward County Country Music Jamboree held in Cherry Valley, organized by Greg and Shane Verner of MillPond Music & Entertainment. The late […]

Mercury rises as golfers 'Tee Up Fore Health Care'

Mercury rises as golfers ‘Tee Up Fore Health Care’

Supporters of the fourth annual Teeing Up Fore Health Care golf classic held in June scored a hole-in-one raising $27,696 for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Realtors at RE/MAX Quinte Ltd. in Prince Edward County teed up support to improve care patients receive at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital by directing the proceeds […]

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