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Monarch butterfly release events celebrate lives of loved ones

Monarch butterfly release events celebrate lives of loved ones

By Sharon Harrison Two hundred monarch butterflies were released Sunday in open-air celebrations of the lives and memories of loved ones. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s inaugural ‘Celebration of Life Monarch Butterfly Release’ was held simultaneously at Wellington Park and at the Whattam Funeral Home garden in Picton on a warm and still […]

Milford marks 71 years of fall fair fun

Milford marks 71 years of fall fair fun

Photos and Story by Sharon Harrison Known locally as “Mr. Milford”, Bruce Dowdell, a long-time fair volunteer, refers to the Milford Fair as a “big family picnic”, but is quick to add he personally hasn’t attended all 71 fairs. The theme of this year’s fair, held at the Milford Fairgrounds Saturday, was “Come Celebrate With […]

Quinte Conservation seeks photo contest entries

Quinte Conservation seeks photo contest entries

As part of Quinte Conservation’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the local environmental organization is hosting a photo contest. Photographers are invited to submit photos until Oct. 31, 2017 and contestants can send their entries from any of the Quinte Conservation areas for a chance to win one of six prize packages. Contest winners will also have […]

PECI welcomes Grade 9s with day of team-building fun

PECI welcomes Grade 9s with day of team-building fun

More than 130 new students were welcomed to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute during Grade 9 Day festivities Wednesday. Teacher Greer Koutroulides said the day of fun and team-building stations welcomes Grade 9s and helps them to interact and get to know each other while having fun. Students’ Council and the school’s Gd 11-12 Entrepreneurship class […]

Victim Services educates local accommodations in Human Trafficking campaign

Victim Services educates local accommodations in Human Trafficking campaign

By Sharon Harrison Often thought of as a problem that exists elsewhere in big cities or in other countries, human trafficking isn’t generally considered a concern affecting Prince Edward County, but its proximity to Highway 401 and the major centres of Toronto and Ottawa tell a different story. Hana Enright, of Victim Services Hastings, Prince […]

Picton's fall fair brings fun and agriculture to the forefront

Picton’s fall fair brings fun and agriculture to the forefront

Photos and story by Olivia Timm The 182nd annual Picton Fair was home to some new events this weekend, including a presentation with outdoor and lifestyle expert Carson Arthur designed to focus on the importance of garden clubs and agricultural fairs – both vital to the way youth learn about and understand agriculture. Arthur was […]

County babies bring on cuteness at Picton Fair contest

County babies bring on cuteness at Picton Fair contest

    By Olivia Timm Emma Lough was named Baby of the Year at the annual Picton Fair Baby Show, Friday afternoon in the Crystal Palace. Emma captured everyone’s attention while she toured the stage and kept her mother, Melissa Lough of Picton, and her grandmother busy. She won in the 13-18 month female category. […]

No lack of energy in desire to keep turbines out of Prince Edward County

No lack of energy in desire to keep turbines out of Prince Edward County

A standing-room-only crowd that filled the Milford Town Hall Tuesday night heard no stone will be left unturned in effort to stop industrial turbines from affecting South Marysburgh. Delays in paperwork, approvals, permits and threats of legal action loom as the municipality, its legal team and citizen groups seek ways to navigate the Ontario government’s […]

PECI welcoming its first junior Panthers

PECI welcoming its first junior Panthers

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is welcoming more students than usual this morning as, for the first time, Grade 7 and 8 students will be welcomed as “junior” Panthers. Following this spring’s decision by the Hastings Prince Edward District School board, senior elementary school students from Queen Elizabeth Public School and Pinecrest Memorial will be attending […]

Plenty of witnesses to Women Killing It in Prince Edward County

Plenty of witnesses to Women Killing It in Prince Edward County

By Olivia Timm Mysteriously, female crime writers have been undervalued, according to Janet Kellough, host of the first – and sold-out – ‘Women Killing It’ Crime Writers Festival, in Picton, this weekend. Kellough, popular Prince Edward County story teller and author of the Thaddeus Lewis mystery series, said the main goal of the festival was […]

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