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County man delivering on the family tradition

County man delivering on the family tradition

Jeremy Sills is carrying on the family tradition of delivering Meals on Wheels to seniors. His parents, Herbert and Fallie Sills were featured in the Ottawa Citizen as long-time volunteers for the program in that community. Jeremy proudly carries a Meals on Wheels basket similar to the one his parents used over 20 years ago. […]

Kiwanis, St. Andrews 'Back the Build'

Kiwanis, St. Andrews ‘Back the Build’

Two healthy donations were presented this week to ‘Back the Build’ of Prince Edward County new hospital. The Kiwanis Club of Picton collected fees for parking at the popular Waupoos Estates Winery Elvis Festival earlier this month and in turn, decided to turn over proceeds to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Back the […]

Visitors Wild About Wildlife in Wellington

Visitors Wild About Wildlife in Wellington

Families gathered in Wellington Friday to meet Stephen Hawking, Dante the falcon, learn about native reptiles and maybe hold or touch a snake. They were also invited to learn about water, bugs and native flowers. The event was the final of six in the region hosted by Quinte Conservation staff and summer students focusing on […]

WI supports Glenwood Cemetery repair fund

WI supports Glenwood Cemetery repair fund

The Prince Edward District Women’s Institute presented a $1,000 donation to the Glenwood Cemetery to help with repairs of recently vandalized headstones and monuments. From left, Nancy Wood, W.I., Sandy Latchford, Glenwood Cemetery and Evelyn Peck, President, PEDWI. – Judith Tunnell photo

100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

The quest to right vandalized headstones and monuments got a healthy boost Tuesday as the 100 People Who Care PEC group presented $11,000 worth of cheques to Picton’s Glenwood Cemetery. Four times a year, each member of the group brings (or sends) a $100 cheque to a meeting and, if they wish, the name of […]

New Seniors Centre offers programs for all corners of the County

New Seniors Centre offers programs for all corners of the County

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A new County Seniors Centre offering programming and a sense of community in all corners of the County was launched at the North Marysburgh Town Hall, Friday. The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association established the centre to offer programming throughout the County’s nine local municipal town […]

Unique mailboxes making passersby smile, drop off thank you mail

Unique mailboxes making passersby smile, drop off thank you mail

Passersby who took a photograph of a unique mailbox returned to deliver a card they created with a note of thanks for making them smile. On Hwy 33, about a half km south of the communications towers near Carrying Place, two folkart mail boxes continue to attract attention. “Like genuine tourist attractions they generate a […]

Carving up a donation for the County's hospital

Carving up a donation for the County’s hospital

The Wellington on the Lake Woodcrafters carved up their annual donation to the PECMH Foundation by presenting $600 to foundation communications co-ordinator, Briar Boyce. The funds were raised at the 20th annual Wellington on the Lake Woodcrafters chicken barbecue held every year in May. More than 220 meals were feasted upon by the residents and […]

New County resident wins Peoples’ Choice Award

New County resident wins Peoples’ Choice Award

The coveted Peoples’ Choice Award for the 25th Annual Art in the County Juried Show and Sale was presented to new County resident Indra Dosanjh, for her mixed media piece entitled ‘Being Seen’. On hand to accept the award, presented by sponsor Elizabeth Crombie of Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty Brokerage, Dosanjh shared the story behind […]

Federal funding music to ears of the arts

Federal funding music to ears of the arts

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis announced $25,000 in federal investment for the arts in Prince Edward County. Tuesday morning at Shire Hall he said $15,000 will go to Festival Players and $10,000 to the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival, through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF). Funding for the Festival Players will support […]

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