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Storehouse Foodbank CHEERS! local realtors

Storehouse Foodbank CHEERS! local realtors

CHEERS! from the Wellington & District Storehouse Foodbank to County Re/Max agents who donated $6,250 to the cause. A shout-out to: Re/Max Quinte, Ron and Veronica Norton, Christine and Gerald Henden, Mark Ouellette, Colin Henden and Robin Ens, David Zrihen and Joseph Day, Herb Pliwischkies and Colleen Green. “We appreciate everything you do do help […]

Community Keeps County Kids Warm

Community Keeps County Kids Warm

The community has stepped-up to keep 94 Prince Edward County children warm this winter. Donations of money and new winter clothing poured in this year toward the efforts of the Prince Edward County OPP and partners in the regional campaign to provide winter snowsuits, boots, warm mittens and hats for children of working families and […]

Demorestville artist receives Premier's Award of Excellence

Demorestville artist receives Premier’s Award of Excellence

Kent Monkman, of Demorestville, has received a Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts at a ceremony this week – honouring extraordinary achievement. Premier Kathleen Wynne honoured exceptional contributions by 11 artists and arts organizations from across Ontario at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, announced the […]

Poppies sales make a difference for hospital patients

Poppies sales make a difference for hospital patients

This Remembrance Day, wear your poppy with pride knowing you are making a difference in the lives of patients using the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Each November, as people respectfully wear poppies in tribute to those who have fought and died for their country, many may know the direct impact the symbol has on […]

The 'HUB' of playground fun now open at Massassauga Rednersville school

The ‘HUB’ of playground fun now open at Massassauga Rednersville school

Children and staff of the HUB and Massassaga Rednersville Public School celebrated the opening of their new playground Monday. “We had the students now in Grade 4 who planned with us last year to join in on the opening and see some of the play equipment they had suggested incorporated into the new play area,” […]

Students, volunteers join in to tackle trash at Sandbanks beaches

Students, volunteers join in to tackle trash at Sandbanks beaches

County students and residents participated in two beach clean ups at Sandbanks Provincial Park this week. Organizer Leo Gervais and park superintendent Robin Reilly welcomed more than 70 students last Friday and interested volunteers on Saturday to help clean up the beaches before winter. – John Brebner photo

Students Give Where They Live - in excess of $20,000

Students Give Where They Live – in excess of $20,000

UPDATE: The Give Where You Live tour blew away all expectations during its first tour through the region. With money from sponsoring schools and students still coming in, as it stands right now the effort has brought in upwards of $20,000 – which is double the initial $10,000 goal of the tour. All of the […]

Community Care for Seniors celebrates 40 years

Community Care for Seniors celebrates 40 years

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Good food and great company celebrated Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors’ 40th year of helping seniors live at home. A sold-out event Thursday at Rotary Hall in the Prince Edward County Community Centre saw more than 150 people gathered to celebrate with a roast beef dinner and […]

Picton library branch short-listed for service award

Picton library branch short-listed for service award

Prince Edward County’s Picton Public Library has been short-listed for an Ontario Public Library Service Award honouring its creation of a “Summer Fun Construction Zone”. When Picton’s Main Street was scheduled for a summer-long closure in 2016, many downtown businesses worried about the decrease in both automotive and pedestrian traffic. Barbara Sweet, CEO of the […]

Something sweet to smile about

Something sweet to smile about

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation staff members were all smiles as restaurant managers from the Picton and Wellington Tim Hortons restaurant locations presented $4,549 raised from the 2017 Smile Cookie week promotion held in September 11-17. This donation will be directed toward priority medical equipment purchases at the County hospital. “This year’s campaign was […]

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