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Wellington welcomed families for a day of fun

Wellington welcomed families for a day of fun

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A packed and bustling Wellington and District Community Centre saw a full day of free and fun activities on Family Day holiday Monday. Building on a successful event last year, the focus this year was to create multiple experiences for families. Events ranging from free skating, a scavenger hunt […]

Sun sets on beautiful day of family time at Sandbanks

Sun sets on beautiful day of family time at Sandbanks

Several families enjoyed sunset at Sandbanks Provincial Park Sunday with a walk along the beach and along the trails. A mix of sun and cloud is expected for Family Day on Monday with periods of rain beginning about noon and fog patches developing in the afternoon – with a high of 6. Between 15-25mm rain […]

PEC Photo Club members capture "A Moment in Time' for Parrott Gallery show

PEC Photo Club members capture “A Moment in Time’ for Parrott Gallery show

Ten members of the Prince Edward County Photography Club will present ‘A Moment in Time’ as captured through their lenses for a special show in Belleville opening next week. Parrott Art Gallery curator Susan Holland made contact with Prince Edward County Photography Club member Margaret Liddon last summer, asking her to curate the show. “Susan’s […]

Anglers reel in more fun than fish

Anglers reel in more fun than fish

Story and photos by Olivia Timm The saying ‘there are plenty of fish in the sea’ wasn’t true for most of Saturday afternoon for more than 50 anglers who stood on the Bay of Quinte for the ninth annual Merland Park Ice Fishing Derby. The ‘Shirt off, Fish On’ competition kicked off Saturday’s festivities at […]

PE Learning Centre launches 'inspire' training for youth

PE Learning Centre launches ‘inspire’ training for youth

The Prince Edward Learning Centre is ‘inspiring’ youth to find meaningful work in the County. ‘INSPIRE’ is a youth employment and education program run through the centre over 22 weeks – including two weeks of pre-employment training and ongoing support during a 20-week paid work placement. The program has assisted students to finish high school […]

'This hospital will be built': Health Minister Hoskins

‘This hospital will be built’: Health Minister Hoskins

Plans for Prince Edward County’s new hospital are moving forward with the announcement today of a $500,000 grant to help Quinte Health Care with early planning stages. While the grant does not mean approval to build, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins told several dozen people attending a meeting at Prince Edward […]

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 […]

Outdoor playgroup the HUB of fun at Macaulay Mountain

Outdoor playgroup the HUB of fun at Macaulay Mountain

The HUB Child and Family Centre outdoor playgroup members enjoyed a sunny but chilly morning at Macaulay Mountain. Participants built a fire, then roasted apple pieces for a snack while warming up. A hike around the pond wrapped up the morning’s activities in nature. HUB activities this month include a Valentine’s special event with Mickey […]

County swimmers among medalists who ruled the pool

County swimmers among medalists who ruled the pool

Seven Prince Edward County swimmers were among medal winners and achievers at a recent meet hosted by The Belleville Youth Swim Team that welcomed 550 athletes from 22 teams across Eastern Ontario. “The BYST managed to finish fifth overall in team standings,” said coach Brandon Oates. “The 38 qualifiers from the BYST each contributed to […]

Snow, sun, snow, sun, snow

Snow, sun, snow, sun, snow

UPDATE WEDNESDAY – Due to snow and poor road conditions, garbage and green bin collection service in North and South Marysburgh is cancelled for the remainder of the day. Garbage and green bin collection service in the northwest area of Picton has been delayed today due a truck malfunction. Collection in that area will occur on Thursday, […]

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