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Friends helping friends along the trail

Friends helping friends along the trail

TD’s Friends of the Environment Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to the Friends of Sandbanks in support of the restoration of the trail surface along the Dunes Trail in Sandbanks Provincial Park. The Friends of the Sandbanks noted the funds will be put to good use repairing the damage caused by last year’s abnormally high […]

Trash dashed in County bash

Trash dashed in County bash

More than 300 people pitched in to beautify the County of Prince Edward during the annual Quinte Trash Bash event Saturday, April 21. “It’s unfortunate that this problem persists across the Quinte region, but I am heartened that so many County residents are willing to do something about it,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “I am […]

Wellings honours outstanding community volunteers

Wellings honours outstanding community volunteers

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Prince Edward County volunteers were in the spotlight Wednesday as the Wellings of Picton hosted its third annual Volunteer Recognition Awards luncheon. The celebration coincides with National Volunteer Week, this year devoted to the theme “Celebrate the value of volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”. County councillor […]

Celebrating the value of volunteering

Celebrating the value of volunteering

Organizers for the 9th annual Relay for Life thank the many volunteers who sold Daffodil pins for the Canadian Cancer Society at various locations around the County. This year’s National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) theme is “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering”. “It’s unfortunate that approximately one in every two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer, […]

A sweet treat for County's hospital

A sweet treat for County’s hospital

The sweet goodness of maple syrup trickled onto the fundraising stack at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital this morning. LOHA Farms on Lucks Crossroad, participants in the Maple in the County festivities last week, opened up their property and sugar bush to hundreds of visitors who enjoyed a pancake breakfast and as part of the […]

Bay of Quinte youth launch 'Spring Showers' toiletries drive for foodbanks

Bay of Quinte youth launch ‘Spring Showers’ toiletries drive for foodbanks

Local youth will be collecting toiletries in a ‘Spring Showers’ drive to be donated to three local foodbanks. MP Neil Ellis and the Bay of Quinte Youth Council introduce the community project Wednesday to make contributions to help support people in need. “I am very happy with the Spring Showers idea that the Bay of […]

Apple Blossom event funds presented to County Kids Read

Apple Blossom event funds presented to County Kids Read

St John’s Anglican Church in Waupoos presented more than $1,300 in funds raised from the Apple Blossom Festival to the County Kids Read program. Anne Preston, of County Kids Read is shown with Rev. Ada Clifton, Brenda Hellyer, one of the Apple Blossom organizers, and Jenifer Dean from County Cider who hosted the Apple Blossom […]

County charities benefit from United Way funding allocations

County charities benefit from United Way funding allocations

United Way Hastings & Prince Edward’s board of directors has finalized its funding decisions supporting support 75 local programs. The 2017 campaign raised $1.8 million – about $105,000 short of its $1.97 million goal. Over the past 60 years in the area, United Way has distributed more than $42 million in funding to local agencies […]

Call for nominations for 17th Annual Great Place Awards

Call for nominations for 17th Annual Great Place Awards

Do you know someone who contributes to the achievement and well-being of students at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board? Consider nominating them for a Great Place Award. Great Place Awards are the highest recognition at HPEDSB. They honour and celebrate individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to student achievement and well-being. […]

Kindness Week kicks off with recognition for students - including Lucy Mee, of PECI

Kindness Week kicks off with recognition for students – including Lucy Mee, of PECI

Blue ribbons of hope are marking the 22nd annual Violence Awareness and Random Acts of Kindness week across the region. “Community interest, awareness and involvement have grown substantially since our program began 22 years ago,” said Chris Macdonald co-chair of the committee. “I would like to thank the greater Quinte, Hastings and Prince Edward County […]

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