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100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

The quest to right vandalized headstones and monuments got a healthy boost Tuesday as the 100 People Who Care PEC group presented $11,000 worth of cheques to Picton’s Glenwood Cemetery. Four times a year, each member of the group brings (or sends) a $100 cheque to a meeting and, if they wish, the name of […]

Friends for Life cyclists love 'the longest day' through Prince Edward County

Friends for Life cyclists love ‘the longest day’ through Prince Edward County

More than 200 cyclists wheeled through Prince Edward County Monday, participating in the 20th annual Friends For Life Bike Rally which raises about $1 million annually for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation. Day two is dubbed ‘The Longest Day’ of the six – a 130.9km ride from Port Hope, through Prince Edward County and […]

New Seniors Centre offers programs for all corners of the County

New Seniors Centre offers programs for all corners of the County

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A new County Seniors Centre offering programming and a sense of community in all corners of the County was launched at the North Marysburgh Town Hall, Friday. The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association established the centre to offer programming throughout the County’s nine local municipal town […]

Duelling Dames skillfully combat bullying and violence

Duelling Dames skillfully combat bullying and violence

Fighting over how to fight, the Duelling Dames brought some lessons on bullying and violence to the Picton Branch Library Tuesday afternoon. A full house enjoyed the live show featuring female sword fighters Victoria and Carson Goring who wove history with hilarity, and sound sword fighting skills and even brought a few wannabe swashbucklers on […]

Turbine project terminated in Prince Edward County

Turbine project terminated in Prince Edward County

With Royal Assent received Wednesday for Bill 2, Urgent Priorities Act 2018, wpd’s nine industrial wind turbine project in Prince Edward County is terminated. “If members opposite wonder why I don’t fear contractual chill, it’s because the proponent in this case has never honoured its agreements with the government of Ontario,” said Todd Smith, Bay […]

Unique mailboxes making passersby smile, drop off thank you mail

Unique mailboxes making passersby smile, drop off thank you mail

Passersby who took a photograph of a unique mailbox returned to deliver a card they created with a note of thanks for making them smile. On Hwy 33, about a half km south of the communications towers near Carrying Place, two folkart mail boxes continue to attract attention. “Like genuine tourist attractions they generate a […]

Community rallies to raise funds to repair vandalized gravestones

Community rallies to raise funds to repair vandalized gravestones

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Picton’s Regent Theatre was rockin’ Sunday afternoon as the community gathered to show its support for Glenwood Cemetery. A full house was treated to a matinee concert lasting almost three hours. The concert was put together in just a few weeks after news that some 175 gravestones and monuments […]

Significant interest in County's short-term accommodation issue

Significant interest in County’s short-term accommodation issue

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison Two public open houses this week were hosted by the municipality to discuss issues, and  recent surveys regarding short-term accommodations within Prince Edward County. Almost every seat in one half of Wellington’s Highline hall was filled for the first presentation and information session. A similar event followed Wednesday evening […]

Two arrested in relation to Glenwood Cemetery vandalism spree

Two arrested in relation to Glenwood Cemetery vandalism spree

Prince Edward OPP arrested two young men Wednesday in relation to the extensive vandalism to gravestones and monuments at Glenwood Cemetery in Picton last month. On Thursday June 20 around 8:30 p.m., officers were notified of the toppling and breakage of about 200 stones, and the permanent destruction of some monuments, including a 100-year-old Celtic […]

Soap box racers find their thrills on Mill Street hill

Soap box racers find their thrills on Mill Street hill

Nearly 50 soap box racers tested their mettle on the Mill Street Hill in Bloomfield Saturday. The annual Hallowell and Bloomfied Recreation derby brought County residents and visitors to the competition. Will Prinzen and Benjamin Runions won the age 5-7 cateorgy. Ava Cronk was tops in the age 8 group, while Colton Knock led the […]

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