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Hospice gala funds bring comforts to loved ones in their final days

Hospice gala funds bring comforts to loved ones in their final days

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Funds raised on a stormy winter evening will help families shed the burden of caregiving and instead, laugh and cry with loved ones during their final days. More than 150 people supported silent and live auctions, dined and danced the evening away Saturday at the Wellington Community Centre in […]

Yacht Club sails in with a hearty donation for Hospice

Yacht Club sails in with a hearty donation for Hospice

Prince Edward Yacht Club’s recent pancake breakfast raised $1000 for Hospice Prince Edward. Pictured, from left, are: Karen Moore – Executive Director HPE, Brian Scuffham – Past Commodore, Kevin Simmons – Commodore, and Deb MacDonald – Hospice Residential Manager. Get your tickts now for Hospice Prince Edward’s Valentine Gala Saturday, Feb. 10 at Highline Hall, […]

A pinch of learning and a dash of fun in community cooking classes

A pinch of learning and a dash of fun in community cooking classes

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Add in a few good cooks, a handful of volunteers and a willing bunch of participants and you have a recipe for success. The gleaming commercial kitchen at the Wellington and District Community Centre is being put to good use with cooking classes geared to adults and children. Linda […]

Food bank earns windfall from 100 People Who Care PEC

Food bank earns windfall from 100 People Who Care PEC

100 People Who Care PEC is giving a hand up to those who need to use the services of the Picton United Church Food Bank. The charity will receive a windfall in excess of $12,000 after being selected as the second recipient of the group’s no-fuss funding program. More than 120 members of 100 People […]

United Way celebrates community campaign success

United Way celebrates community campaign success

United Way Hastings Prince Edward celebrated fundraising by community members of more than $1.8 million in its 2017 campaign. An Achievement Breakfast Wednesday morning in Belleville recognized contributions of many businesses, employees, agencies, and individuals who are “Improving Lives Locally” through donations. In Prince Edward County, United Way supports numerous programs including Alternatives for Women, […]

County FEMs support local women in transition

County FEMs support local women in transition

Female entrepreneurs in the County celebrated successes of the past year and raised $700 for Prince Edward County women in need of support. More than 40 members of the County FEM (Female Entrepreneur Mastermind) group who attended a ‘Badass Ladies’ Ball’ raised funds for the County’s Alternatives for Women organization that supports women in transition […]

Hospital Auxiliary presents $50,000 toward equipment for cancer care at PEC hospital

Hospital Auxiliary presents $50,000 toward equipment for cancer care at PEC hospital

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary continued the spirit of giving this month by topping up community support of their annual Festival of Trees, with additional funds added to proceeds from the 24th annual event. Patrons supporting the festival helped raise $40,000 toward a priority piece of medical equipment for the hospital. Auxiliary members […]

Donation helps Wellington resident feel she's making a difference at the County's hospital

Donation helps Wellington resident feel she’s making a difference at the County’s hospital

Monitoring blood pressure for patients using the MacSteven Dialysis Clinic has become more mobile thanks to the support of a patient who is a monthly supporter of the hospital. A portable blood pressure monitor and cuff has been bought for the Dialysis Clinic, which operates out of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The $860 medical […]

Elks elf delivers Christmas gift to PE Learning Centre

Elks elf delivers Christmas gift to PE Learning Centre

Santa sent his Elf, Marilyn Dean from Picton’s Order of the Royal Purple to PELC with a donation of $250 to the Prince Edward Learning Centre. At the presentation were instructor Jenn Nelson, Executive Director Kathy Kennedy, Marilyn Dean and students Sleiman Al Jasem and Patrick McLellan.

Hubb's Laura and Elliot serve up community donations

Hubb’s Laura and Elliot serve up community donations

In a parting gift to the community following a five-year run at The Hubb Eatery in Bloomfield, Laura Borutski and Chef Elliot Reynolds presented donations to four local organizations. The two have many experiences to remember in the County, from hosting regular customers to weddings and family dinners, to welcoming the Prime Minister and his […]

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