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PEC Relay for Life - an evening in support of fighting cancer

PEC Relay for Life – an evening in support of fighting cancer

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Hundreds turned out to the Picton Fairgrounds Friday night for the 9th annual Relay for Life – a night to bring community together, share stories, not just sadness and tears, but also tales of joy and remarkable strength. The fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society is an all-volunteer event […]

Colonel tells 851 Prince Edward cadets they're trained for 'best career in the world'

Colonel tells 851 Prince Edward cadets they’re trained for ‘best career in the world’

851 Prince Edward Squadron cadets were honoured for a year of accomplishments during the final parade of the season, Saturday, June 2 at the Prince Edward Community Centre. Colonel C. Daniel Harris, Director of the Military Family Services Division for the Canadian Forces was the reviewing officer for the 41st annual ceremonial parade. Harris, who […]

Stearman wins national award at Canada Quilt Show

Stearman wins national award at Canada Quilt Show

CHEERS! to Bill Stearman, member of the Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild, who received an award at the Quilt Canada national juried show being held in Vancouver this weekend. He got notice Wednesday that he was winning an award and was invited to the awards ceremony. Stearman didn’t know which quilt won as he had […]

Lions come roaring in with support for County hospital

Lions come roaring in with support for County hospital

CHEERS! from the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation who were roaring with delight Friday morning when the Wellington District Lions Club presented $1,000. This contribution will be directed toward the PECMH Foundation’s current campaign to raise $289,724 for equipment needs in the County hospital. This year, the Foundation is focused on securing medical equipment […]

Sonrise students partner with seniors to capture life stories

Sonrise students partner with seniors to capture life stories

A project at Sonrise Christian Academy brought generations together as students partnered with residents at the H.J. McFarland Memorial nursing home to learn life stories and record them in biographies. The students interviewed the residents to learn their life stories and following several visits, gained enough information to start writing the resident’s story. Throughout the […]

Books for County Babies - new program launch

Books for County Babies – new program launch

County Kids Read and the Friends of the Wellington Library, in partnership with the Prince Edward County Health Team, launched a new ‘Books for County Babies’ program Monday, at Wellington United Church. Each County family with a newborn will receive a book bag containing a board book, a selection of nursery rhymes and finger plays […]

Dressy look at the past for WI's 110th anniversary meeting

Dressy look at the past for WI’s 110th anniversary meeting

A dressy look from the past highlighted the 110th annual meeting of the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute this month. Guests Cindy Donafield and Laurel Slone modelled dresses and under garments from the late 1800s that they have made, tying in anniversary celebrations by imagining how some past WI members may have dressed. WI District […]

Picton Home Hardware first business to 'Back the Build'

Picton Home Hardware first business to ‘Back the Build’

Picton Home Hardware has become the first business to publicly commit to ‘Back the Build’ of a new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Home owners Adam and Chrissy Busscher and staff, along with local electronics recycling co-ordinator and volunteer Linda Ryan, present $3,000 to Hospital Foundation directors Leo Finnegan and Fran Donaldson. Picton Home Hardware […]

Prince Edward County youth 'ROC' the Regent with community coaches

Prince Edward County youth ‘ROC’ the Regent with community coaches

Prince Edward County youth brought the house down at the Regent Theatre Thursday night performing music, comedy and dance with professional community coaches. The audience knew it was in for a terrific show with the opening video produced by PECI students of Thomas Davies riding shotgun with PEC OPP Staff Sgt. John Hatch – karoke […]

CHEERS! to donations for HUB Good Baby Box program

CHEERS! to donations for HUB Good Baby Box program

CHEERS! from the HUB Child & Family Centre, to the Elks Lodge Ladies, for their baby food and monetary donation for the Community Development Council of Quinte’s (CDC) Good Baby Box program operating out of The HUB, at 10 McFarland Drive, Picton. “The ladies will continue to support the Good Baby Box program by adding […]

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