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Historical society and genealogy centre celebrate milestones

Historical society and genealogy centre celebrate milestones

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Two milestone anniversaries doubled the celebrations in Ameliasburgh on Saturday. The Seventh Town Historical Society marked 50 years, while the Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre celebrated 25 years at the County Road 19 premises the organizations share. The full day of events included presentations on how to acquire a […]

Stark Family Fund grants $34,000 to community projects

Stark Family Fund grants $34,000 to community projects

Residents in Prince Edward County will share in the benefits of a $34,000 boost to local projects focused on enhancing quality of life in the community. The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CKFA), which holds the Stark Family Fund, presented $34,325.07 to local charities on Monday. The Stark family, lifelong residents of Bloomfield, included […]

Community creates rainbow of support and love in face of anti-gay church message

Community creates rainbow of support and love in face of anti-gay church message

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Father’s Day was all about love for some 500 sons and daughters from Prince Edward County and beyond who filled the street in front of St. Gregory Catholic Church in Picton Sunday morning. But it was also about inclusion, equality and pride. The harmonious demonstration in support of the […]

Social media on fire following local church bulletin's 'Pride' warning

Social media on fire following local church bulletin’s ‘Pride’ warning

(UPDATED at story end) A local church bulletin telling Catholics and Christians that Pride events are contrary to faith and could be harmful to children has set social media in Prince Edward County on fire and roused the community to show love and solidarity for the LGBTQ community before mass this Sunday at St. Gregory’s […]

PECI Panthers' athletic prowess praised on stage

PECI Panthers’ athletic prowess praised on stage

Individual and team athletes were honoured on the Regent Theatre stage Wednesday night in praise of an excellent year of sports at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. The coaches had high praise for athletes with this year’s championship teams. “What an incredible season,” said Rob Garden, Senior Girls’ Basketball Coach. “The third straight Bay of Quinte […]

Students, teachers, families and friends reunite

Students, teachers, families and friends reunite

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison As memories were rekindled and acquaintances re-established, the years melted away in moments at the Pinecrest and Queen Elizabeth schools reunion Saturday. The event, sponsored by Quinte Educational Museum and Archives (QEMA), was held at the Prince Edward Community Centre. Linda Sommers, QEMA board president, said the goal in […]

Relay for Life fundraising surpasses goal at 10th annual event

Relay for Life fundraising surpasses goal at 10th annual event

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison They came for great entertainment, food and anniversary cake, but they also came to share stories, acknowledge milestones, honour survivors and remember loved ones. Relay for Life marked 10 years in Prince Edward County on a warm Friday night under a cloudless sky on the grounds of Prince Edward […]

Apartments heavily damaged in fire at Mary Street

Apartments heavily damaged in fire at Mary Street

  JUNE 10- An overheated power bar in a bedroom is suspected to have caused the fire Saturday at 113 Mary Street. The apartment complex was evacuated with people from 12 apartments displaced as of Saturday night. Two of the building’s 69 units were destroyed in the blaze. Other units had minor smoke and water […]

Share memories at reunion of Pinecrest and QE schools on Saturday

Share memories at reunion of Pinecrest and QE schools on Saturday

Former classmates, teachers and staff will share memories of school days at Queen Elizabeth and Pinecrest elementary schools when they meet up at the reunion Saturday in Picton. Stories about the three-ton Sabre Jet fighter at Pinecrest are sure to surface, as are tales of winning sports teams and everything from lip synch contests and […]

Year-end review honours achievements of Prince Edward cadet squadron

Year-end review honours achievements of Prince Edward cadet squadron

The year’s accomplishments by cadets with 851 Prince Edward Squadron were celebrated Sunday during the 42nd annual ceremonial review. “You have taken the first of many steps that will lead you to a very rewarding future,” said Captain Penny Irish, Reviewing Officer, who grew up in Prince Edward County. “During your time at cadets, take […]

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