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Who won the lip sync contest in 1992? School reunion flashback!

Who won the lip sync contest in 1992? School reunion flashback!

While plans and registrations for the June 8 reunion for Pinecrest and Queen Elizabeth schools are under way (see details below) we look back at some fun at both schools. Due to overwhelming response to Pinecrest’s second annual Lip Sync Contest, auditions whittled contestants down to 13 acts to perform for the school. First place […]

County's Field Naturalists invite public on call to action

County’s Field Naturalists invite public on call to action

Prince Edward County Field Naturalists’ invite the public to join them on a call to action at MPP Todd Smith’s office Wednesday – International Day for Biological Diversity. The call, said PECFN’s Gerry Jenkison, is prompted by a report released last week on the State of Biodiversity in the World by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental […]

Glenora ferry to operate on 30-minute service over long weekend

Glenora ferry to operate on 30-minute service over long weekend

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is advising the public the Glenora Ferry service will be operating with one-ferry on 30-minute service over the upcoming long weekend. As per Transport Canada regulations, a new safety system that will help launch rescue boats is being added to the Glenora Ferry. The vessel is unable to sail until […]

What happened to the jet? Pinecrest in the 80s

What happened to the jet? Pinecrest in the 80s

The three-ton Sabre Jet fighter that sat at Pinecrest school for 11 years, was air-lifted by helicopter in July, 1982 to its new home with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets at Loch Sloy. Raising $800 through fundraising, the school purchased the jet in 1971 and used it as a teaching aid. The jet last saw […]

Two full late evening closures of Skyway Bridge May 14-15

Two full late evening closures of Skyway Bridge May 14-15

Expect extended full closures of Highway 49 at the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge mid-May. Aecon Construction, rehabilitating the bridge from 2018 to 2024 states closures are set for Tuesday, May 14 from 9-11 p.m. and Wednesday, May 15 from midnight to 2 a.m. During these time periods the highway will be closed to traffic. […]

Queen Elizabeth became the main school for students in Picton

Queen Elizabeth became the main school for students in Picton

The Picton Times camera went to school early to record the pleasant facial expressions of public school children waiting for the nine o’clock bell. They were all pleased with the new “Elizabeth” school. – Newspaper clipping photo courtesy Joan Benton whose mom saved it because Joan’s sister Judy Smith is standing on the stairs. Their […]

Help Sonrise students gather household supplies for Almost Home

Help Sonrise students gather household supplies for Almost Home

Grade 4 and 5 students at Sonrise Christian Academy in Picton have started a community outreach project collecting household supplies for Almost Home in Kingston. Almost Home is a not-for-profit organization that offers inexpensive housing to families who have loved ones staying at Kingston General Hospital for an extended period of time. The students were […]

Jungle Book kids swing into St. Greg's Wed - Fri

Jungle Book kids swing into St. Greg’s Wed – Fri

The Jungle Book Kids, a high-energy 30-minute musical based on the Rudyard Kipling classic novel, will be performed by 45 St. Gregory Catholic School students from kindergarten to Grade 8 this weekend. The show is suitable for all ages and everybody is welcome to attend the show Wednesday, May 8 at 12:30 and 7p.m.; Thursday, […]

Another water quality challenge restored

Another water quality challenge restored

The environmental challenge of beach closings has been restored in another step to removing the Bay of Quinte from the Great Lakes Areas of Concern list. The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan (BQRAP) Restoration Council has received official confirmation from the federal and provincial governments of the status change. The challenge was beach closings. […]

Part of Ross Street closed for sewer repair

Part of Ross Street closed for sewer repair

Part of Ross Street Picton is closed to traffic Thursday, May 9 while the municipality repairs a sanitary sewer at Picton Town Hall. The traffic disruption is expected to continue until 5 pm. The Ross Street entrance to Market Lane will be closed for the day. Traffic disruptions on Picton Main and Bridge streets Wednesday […]

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