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From running track to music tracks - the County's Cole Norton still a rising star

From running track to music tracks – the County’s Cole Norton still a rising star

By Olivia Timm His first notable successes were on the running track, and now, the County’s Cole Norton has turned up the volume on a promising music career. Tuesday, his song ‘Perfect’ played on Dallas radio station New Country 96.3 – Norton’s first radio appearance. “Now that my song will be on the radio for […]

Apple pie fans helping to expand County's library

Apple pie fans helping to expand County’s library

CHEERS! to those who love apple pie, and the many services of the County’s libraries. On a beautiful Mother’s Sunday, the Apple Blossom Festival was held at The County Cider Company where friends and parishioners of St. John’s Anglican Church Waupoos gathered to sell apple pies. A portion of the proceeds, and a special donation, […]

Grants support County built heritage projects

Grants support County built heritage projects

The County Foundation Board of Directors approved $14,000 in Built Heritage Grants supporting projects County-wide. The many grant applications were assessed and award recommendations were made by the County’s Christmas House Tours Committee which provides funds for the grants. “The number of grant applications for this year surpassed expectations and exceeded available funding, making for […]

Funds from new Glenwood poster support cemetery repairs

Funds from new Glenwood poster support cemetery repairs

CHEERS! to artist Marc Keelan Bishop for his creative fundraising for Glenwood Cemetery’s repair fund. The cemetery board faces what will likely be tens of thousands of dollars to repair damage by vandals to about 200 headstones and monuments at the 145-year-old cemetery in Picton earlier this month. New to his series of original Prince […]

Friends of Sandbanks celebrate silver anniversary

Friends of Sandbanks celebrate silver anniversary

The Friends of Sandbanks gathered for a picnic Saturday to celebrate 25 years of dedicated volunteer service to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Founded in 1993 by a group of local residents, its motto is simply “Working with the park to make it a better place to visit”. Neil Ellis Bay of Quinte MP congratulated the group […]

International award honours 'The Fish Guy' from Glenora

International award honours ‘The Fish Guy’ from Glenora

By Olivia Timm If you turn right at the Glenora Ferry dock, you’ll likely find Tim Johnson wearing a fish shirt. But he won’t be there Friday, as the Picton resident is receiving the prestigious Anderson-Everett Award for many years of contributions to Great Lakes research. While working at the Glenora Fisheries Station, Johnson says […]

County Students honored at Albert College Convocation

County Students honored at Albert College Convocation

Thirty-three students representing 12 countries graduated from Albert College Saturday, June 16, including two students from Prince Edward County. Fraser Moodey, of Carrying Place, and Brooke Busscher, of Bloomfield joined families of graduates from the local area and from around the world including Barbados, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Hong Kong. Moodey and Busscher […]

Sell-out Waring House Dance Night forwards funds to Hospice Prince Edward

Sell-out Waring House Dance Night forwards funds to Hospice Prince Edward

County musicians struck an uplifting chord with Hospice Prince Edward Wednesday afternoon, presenting almost $5,000 raised last month at a Dance Night event at Waring Hall. Waring House proprietors Norah and Chris Rogers sponsored the event, in honour of 22-year employee, Henriette Labelle Campbell who passed in the loving care of Hospice Prince Edward in […]

Stark Family Fund awards $55,450 to nine charities

Stark Family Fund awards $55,450 to nine charities

Nine Prince Edward County charities will move forward with projects and updates thanks to the Stark Family Fund presenting grants totaling $55,451 Monday in Bloomfield. The grants were awarded a the Bloomfield Town Hall, near the former home of the Stark sisters. In 2002, the Stark Family Fund was created at the Community Foundation for […]

Junior firefighters thrilled to rise to the challenge

Junior firefighters thrilled to rise to the challenge

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The thrills and spills of learning about firefighting were ablaze in a frenzy of excitement at the Wellington and District Community Centre Saturday. In a day put together by the Consecon and Wellington Fire Department, children aged five to 12 years were invited to participate in the PEC Junior […]

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