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Lemon-aid for the library from pint-sized entrepreneur

Lemon-aid for the library from pint-sized entrepreneur

Four-year-old Dahlia Donovan showed her love for the library this week, presenting Whitney Shantz, Youth Co-ordinator, with $500 she raised at her lemonade stand. The funds will be poured into the Picton Branch Library expansion project. Shantz noted the young entrepreneur raised the funds at her lemonade stand this past weekend. “Despite the torrential downpour, […]

Friendly flower competition bridges communities

Friendly flower competition bridges communities

In a throwback to community flower garden contests, the third Annual South Marysburgh Bridge Challenge is well under way. In the first year of the competition, Black River’s bridge claimed the Swan Trophy and bragging rights, followed by Milford’s in 2018. “This year, the pressure is on to break the tie,” said Conrad Biernacki, who […]

Sunflower walk supports County girl battling health issues

Sunflower walk supports County girl battling health issues

As yoga in the sunflowers and tours at the Sunflower Fields Ice Cream Shoppe on County Road 10 wrap up Tuesday, a second County field is opening for a few days in a bid to help a County girl battle serious health issues. “Our fields are past peak bloom, but are still amazing to explore,” […]

Lake no longer at record high, but still higher than 2017

Lake no longer at record high, but still higher than 2017

Water levels are expected to remain near seasonal highs over the next several weeks and Quinte Conservation says the rate of decline will depend largely on rainfall. Lake Ontario water levels have been declining slowly since mid-June and are expected to continue their seasonal decline into the fall. Lake Ontario’s outflows are expected to remain […]

Writer reflects on time at Al Purdy's house 'at a backwater puddle of a lake' in Ameliasburgh

Writer reflects on time at Al Purdy’s house ‘at a backwater puddle of a lake’ in Ameliasburgh

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison When writer-in-residence Damian Rogers spoke about her recent stay at the historic Ameliasburgh home of Al and Eurithe Purdy, she shared the stage with a few friends. She told of her experience recently at an event at the Drake Devonshire in Wellington held as a fundraiser for the Picton […]

Council upholds legal advice in approval of amending zoning for boathouse

Council upholds legal advice in approval of amending zoning for boathouse

Council alluded to potential legal problems if it denied William and Beverley Harney’s bid to amend zoning at 28 Fairfield Street (next to the Yacht Club). And wanting to make their 9-4 recorded vote decision of approval transparent to the public, voted to have a public version of the closed meeting legal position made public. […]

Friends for Life cycle through the County in pursuit of care for People with AIDSs

Friends for Life cycle through the County in pursuit of care for People with AIDSs

As long as there’s a reason, hundreds of cyclists and crew will ride with Friends for Life. On day two of the six-day 600km ride from Toronto to Montreal, some 200 cyclists made their way through Prince Edward County raising funds for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). “We are the sustaining fundraiser for […]

Former Picton Manor site to become housing for families

Former Picton Manor site to become housing for families

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The site of Picton’s first hospital, and later a much-loved nursing home, will soon be welcoming families back to Hill Street. And many of the family members behind the project were born at that hospital. Known as the “Home with a Heart”, Picton Manor Nursing Home closed in September […]

Photo-worthy clouds before the storms

Photo-worthy clouds before the storms

Prince Edward County received its share of photograph-worthy storm clouds before rain and thunderstorms over the past few days. The rain cleared just in time for Driftwood Theatre’s pay-what-you-can performance Friday night of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Mill Pond Theatre in Bloomfield. With a chance of lake-effect showers for Saturday, the forecast expects […]

Driftwood Theatre presents pay-what-you-can theatre in Bloomfield

Driftwood Theatre presents pay-what-you-can theatre in Bloomfield

Driftwood Theatre, Ontario’s longest-running professional not-for-profit touring theatre company, will celebrate its silver anniversary with a pay-what-you-can performance in Bloomfield. The company, for 25 years, has held true to its belief that everyone, no matter where they live, or how much money they have in their pockets, should have access to characters and stories that […]

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