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Women Killing It at Death in Holy Orders

Women Killing It at Death in Holy Orders

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A macabre meeting of killer women brought the second annual Crime Writers’ Festival to life over the Labour Day weekend. Women Killing It (WKI), held at several locations throughout downtown Picton, was the brainchild of local authors Janet Kellough and Vicki Delany; with Theresa Durning and book store proprietors […]

PECI opens its doors as new K-12 school

PECI opens its doors as new K-12 school

Photos and story by Olivia Timm The first day of school at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s newly revamped Grade K-12 facility is in the books. Parents, guardians and students were welcomed on the first day by staff, board trustees and teachers. Some students arrived at the new “kiss and drop” area, which was formerly used […]

Parents petition for new school bus policy

Parents petition for new school bus policy

By Sarah Law The first day of school can often be nerve-wracking, but for one Prince Edward County resident, it is not her classes making her anxious, but rather how she will get to them. Buses are a necessity for students in rural communities – but in some cases, boundary lines add extra barriers to […]

Wellington Water Week makes a big splash

Wellington Water Week makes a big splash

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The lakeside village of Wellington was swept up in a wave of performances, interactive events, concerts, art and more in a week-long celebration of water. The flood of events filled ‘Water Week’ – seven days devoted to an unusual array of uniquely-inspired events connecting the theme of water, varying […]

PECI readies to welcome its first K-Gd 12 student body

PECI readies to welcome its first K-Gd 12 student body

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute has been fully inspected and cleaned and teachers are busily setting up for the first Kindergarten to Grade 12 school year. Kerry Donnell, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board communications officer, confirmed teachers began moving in this week and will have classrooms ready to welcome students on the first day […]

Three young Mummers honoured for contributions to theatre

Three young Mummers honoured for contributions to theatre

Three students have received Marysburgh Mummers Graduation bursaries. The award honours young people who have contributed to the Marysburgh Mummers work for the Mt. Tabor stage in Milford during their high school years. Lucy Mee, Matt Cohen and Skylar Pierson (not pictured) were recepients this year, shown above with board members Cathy Peeling, Carla Colton, […]

Donations continue to help right vandalized stones at Glenwood Cemetery

Donations continue to help right vandalized stones at Glenwood Cemetery

Continued efforts to right vandalized headstones and monuments got a significant boost with three donations. Jeffrey Howell, President Bay of Quinte Mutual, presented Glenwood Cemetery board chair Sandy Latchford with a $20,000 toward the repair fund. Michael Goodwin, of the FourPlay Baroque Ensemble presented $500 and Jim Reid, President Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 in […]

Four local musicians inducted into PEC Country Music Hall of Fame

Four local musicians inducted into PEC Country Music Hall of Fame

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Four local music legends were inducted into Prince Edward County Country Music Hall of Fame this weekend. The fourth annual induction ceremony was part of the Prince Edward County Country Music Jamboree held in Cherry Valley, organized by Greg and Shane Verner of MillPond Music & Entertainment. The late […]

Screen-free fun focus of HUB's Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Screen-free fun focus of HUB’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge

The HUB Family and Child Care Centre hosted more than 50 children at its Healthy Kids Community Challenge Thursday morning in Benson Park in Picton. Staff focused on bringing awareness of the benefits of reducing screen time for children through various fun, and simple activities – the highlight of which was the water curtain provided […]

Bridge swings remain reduced at Carrying Place

Bridge swings remain reduced at Carrying Place

Parks Canada continues to reduce bridge swings at the Carrying Place Swing Bridge to approximately three to four swings per hour to alleviate some vehicular congestion during the busy summer season. Boaters should expect an increased wait time at the bridge, Parks Canada stated in a media release. Work continues at the Brighton Road Swing […]

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