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Community stepping up in support of Christmas Angel Campaign

Community stepping up in support of Christmas Angel Campaign

Christmas will be made brighter for more than 250 children and their families this year as the community steps ups to assist the Prince Edward County Christmas Angel Campaign. Susan Rose, who has been chief angel for more than 30 years, says the headquarters at the Kin Hall, Benson Park building on King St., in […]

Quilters serve up handcrafted gifts for delivery with Meals on Wheels

Quilters serve up handcrafted gifts for delivery with Meals on Wheels

Thanks to volunteers with the Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild, seniors will be served up delightful hand-crafted placemats with their Meals on Wheels this month. Prince Edward County Community Care co-ordinator Teresa Shephard said this most recent donation from the quilter’s group is a loving example of partnerships in the County. The delivery of placemats […]

Quilt of Valour a warm hug for Picton veteran

Quilt of Valour a warm hug for Picton veteran

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Second World War veteran George Swoffer, of Picton, received a warm ‘hug from the nation’ on a snowy Friday afternoon as sisters Sue Jensen and Sharon Abrames made a surprise visit to present a ‘Quilt of Valour’. At 97, Swoffer is one of a handful of veterans left from […]

Hospital auxiliary adds another $50,000 to MRI campaign

Hospital auxiliary adds another $50,000 to MRI campaign

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members presented Fran Donaldson, vice-chairperson of the PECMH Foundation, with a second contribution to the Re-Imagine Campaign for the upgrade of the regional MRI machine Wednesday. The Auxiliary presented the Foundation with $50,000 which brings their total contribution to the vital piece of diagnostic imaging equipment to $100,000. In […]

MPP Todd Smith Garrett's Legacy Act passes second reading

MPP Todd Smith Garrett’s Legacy Act passes second reading

UPDATE: Bill passed second reading Thursday, Dec. 7. MPP Todd Smith introduces Garrett’s Legacy Act in hopes of saving lives on soccer fields NOV. 22 – In an emotional day at Queen’s Park, Prince Edward Hastings MP Todd Smith introduced legislation to require all movable soccer goal nets in Ontario be anchored. He presented the […]

MP Neil Ellis Commemorative Coins honour citizens' community service

MP Neil Ellis Commemorative Coins honour citizens’ community service

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis honoured more than 60 members of his riding for their service to community during a Canada 150th birthday Commemorative Coin presentation ceremony. Ellis commissioned the coin to recognize constituents who have demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement, in any field, benefitting the people of the riding. […]

Rotarians prepare and serve at local Loaves and Fishes dinner

Rotarians prepare and serve at local Loaves and Fishes dinner

More than 100 people attended the Nov. 29th Christmas edition of the Salvation Army Loaves and Fishes Dinner prepared and served by the Rotary Club of Picton. “Loaves and Fishes” takes its inspiration from the Bible’s account of Jesus feeding 5,000 in the gospels with a community meal. It was a reminder of the connection […]

Service medal ceremony honours dedicated County firefighters

Service medal ceremony honours dedicated County firefighters

  Story and photos by Sharon Harrison While firefighting has its serious side, there were smiles, much applause and camaraderie at the Wellington and District Community Centre Sunday for a Long Service Medal Ceremony. Fifty-eight members of the Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue received awards for 10, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 […]

Engrave your support for Picton's Splash Pad

Engrave your support for Picton’s Splash Pad

Picton Splash Pad committee co-chairs Susan Quaiff and Phil St. Jean received $250 from Karie and Mike Campbell of Argyll Engraving who donated a portion of their time and costs for creating fundraising raindrops. The raindrops, walkway stones and plaques on equipment and elements around the splash pad remain available for purchase in support of […]

Spirit of Christmas sparkles through Festival of Trees

Spirit of Christmas sparkles through Festival of Trees

Story and photos by Olivia Timm The Christmas spirit filled Isaiah Tubbs Resort in West Lake this weekend at the 24th annual County Festival of Trees. The three-day event, hosted by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, showcases a silent auction of nearly 200 beautiful trees, wreaths, gift baskets and certificates decorated for the […]

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