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Families 'hoppy' to hunt at soggy Easter celebrations

Families ‘hoppy’ to hunt at soggy Easter celebrations

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The Easter bunny was kept busy this past weekend, as he hopped to at least six different locations throughout the County. Carrying his large basket filled with chocolate goodies and a few bigger chocolate surprises, he delighted the little ones with hugs, posing for photographs and gave out handfuls […]

Centennial tea honours 100 years of community support for County's hospital

Centennial tea honours 100 years of community support for County’s hospital

While much has changed over the past 100 years in Prince Edward County, one thing that remains constant is the community’s support for its hospital. Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital staff, physicians, volunteers, board members and local politicians met Wednesday to mark the centennial of the opening of the County’s original nine-bed hospital, on Hill […]

County outlines proposed short-term accommodations licensing

County outlines proposed short-term accommodations licensing

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The next step in the contentious issue of regulating short-term accommodations (STAs) was outlined at a public open house Tuesday evening. It was a packed house at the Prince Edward Community Centre as the municipality presented its proposed new bylaws, amended bylaws, and licensing fee structure and fines, before […]

Ladies on the Rocks bare all in support of Alternatives for Women

Ladies on the Rocks bare all in support of Alternatives for Women

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Twenty-one County women who beared all to break the silence and support abused women, launched their fundraising calendar before a full house at the Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre Saturday. ‘The Ladies on the Rocks 2020 calendar began with a simple idea, then gathered speed through a year […]

Community celebrates HUB's 30th anniversary of family and child care

Community celebrates HUB’s 30th anniversary of family and child care

The community celebrated the 30th anniversary of the HUB Family and Child Care Centre in Picton Saturday with family-friendly fun indoors, and outside. More than a dozen vehicles pulled in to join the ‘Touch-a-Truck’ lineup which included various farm equipment, police, fire, Hydro trucks, a cement truck, race car and school bus. Children (of all […]

Volunteer Recognition Awards honour outstanding County residents

Volunteer Recognition Awards honour outstanding County residents

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Three women received volunteer recognition awards Wednesday and each honoured the groups and people who surround them. The Wellings of Picton highlighted National Volunteer Week hosting its fourth annual Prince Edward County Volunteer Recognition Awards. “We see volunteerism at its very best every day. Our communities see volunteers daily […]

International Day of Pink celebrates diversity and acceptance

International Day of Pink celebrates diversity and acceptance

Wednesday, April 10 will be a sea of pink at Hastings Prince Edward District School Board schools, offices and workplaces as people celebrate International Day of Pink. The Day of Pink is the International Day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny across the world. People are invited to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink […]

Queen’s students present numbers on needs for housing in PEC

Queen’s students present numbers on needs for housing in PEC

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison The Prince Edward County Attainable Housing Network was presented findings Monday from its housing survey conducted by five business students from Queen’s University. Around 20 people were in attendance at Bloomfield Town Hall, along with PEC Attainable Housing Network director Barry Davidson. Davidson is also the owner and CEO […]

Hospital auxiliary celebrates volunteers in 85th anniversary year

Hospital auxiliary celebrates volunteers in 85th anniversary year

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The Prince Edward Memorial Hospital Auxiliary marked a special anniversary in style Sunday afternoon. In a volunteer appreciation event held at The Wellings of Picton, around 60 volunteers enjoyed light refreshments and, of course, cake, to mark the 85th anniversary. The PECMH Auxiliary was established in 1934 and provides […]

PECI students join province-wide walkout to protest education changes

PECI students join province-wide walkout to protest education changes

Nearly 200 students from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute chanted ‘Our education’ and responded with cheers to motorists honking in support as they passed by the cenotaph downtown Picton Thursday. The students joined an estimated 200,000 counterparts from some 700 schools across the province who, at 1:15 p.m. walked out to protest Premier Doug Ford’s changes […]

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