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Plans underway to celebrate Heritage Week in the County

Plans underway to celebrate Heritage Week in the County

Community groups and volunteers will join a province-wide celebration of heritage in February, with a lively week of activities designed to chase away the winter blahs. The Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee, the Prince Edward Historical Society, The County Museums, the Prince Edward County Library and Archives, the Friends of Sandbanks, History Lives Here and […]

Panther girls fall to fast Titans

Panther girls fall to fast Titans

Story and photos by Rebecca Juby The PECI girls hockey team lost a tough battle 3-0 against St. Theresa’s Titans at home on Tuesday. The game started out strong with both goalies getting only a few shots on them. Both teams came out fast with back-and-forth gameplay, but neither was able to score a goal […]

United Way celebrates community campaign success

United Way celebrates community campaign success

United Way Hastings Prince Edward celebrated fundraising by community members of more than $1.8 million in its 2017 campaign. An Achievement Breakfast Wednesday morning in Belleville recognized contributions of many businesses, employees, agencies, and individuals who are “Improving Lives Locally” through donations. In Prince Edward County, United Way supports numerous programs including Alternatives for Women, […]

County FEMs support local women in transition

County FEMs support local women in transition

Female entrepreneurs in the County celebrated successes of the past year and raised $700 for Prince Edward County women in need of support. More than 40 members of the County FEM (Female Entrepreneur Mastermind) group who attended a ‘Badass Ladies’ Ball’ raised funds for the County’s Alternatives for Women organization that supports women in transition […]

PECI senior boys tournament champs at Trinity

PECI senior boys tournament champs at Trinity

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Senior Boys played their best basketball of the season with a win at the Trinity College Invitational Tournament on the weekend. “It was a pretty big weekend for our team,” said Coach Rob Garden. “We’ve had a very strange year so far and we’ve really struggled to find any consistency to […]

Blue Monday: Surviving the gloomiest day of the year

Blue Monday: Surviving the gloomiest day of the year

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison It’s no surprise many people don’t like Mondays. But the Monday falling in the middle of January – a month some find to be one of the most difficult of the year to navigate – is known as Blue Monday. The Carpenters sang about it with Rainy Days and […]

Panther girls take the Devils down

Panther girls take the Devils down

Story and photos by Rebecca Juby The PECI Girls hockey team came out on top of a tough battle, beating the Bayside Devils 3-2 Tuesday. The game started off with the Devils pushing hard in the Panthers’ end, causing the defense to work hard. The Panthers had a few chances but were shut down by […]

No Cheese Festival for Picton this year

No Cheese Festival for Picton this year

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival is on hiatus for 2018 to allow all its resources to be devoted to the launch of a Cheese Night Market in conjunction with the Canadian Cheese Awards 2018 in Toronto June 6-7. The Cheese Festival, the biggest artisan cheese show in Canada, has been held at the Picton Fairground […]

Wilderness Alive demonstrates easy ways to re-connect with fun in nature

Wilderness Alive demonstrates easy ways to re-connect with fun in nature

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The lucky few who braved the sub-zero elements Friday afternoon were rewarded with fun ways to engage with nature during Jacob Rodenburg’s presentation ‘Wilderness Alive’ at the Picton branch library. Rodenburg noted the average child can identify over 1,000 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals – […]

Donation helps Wellington resident feel she's making a difference at the County's hospital

Donation helps Wellington resident feel she’s making a difference at the County’s hospital

Monitoring blood pressure for patients using the MacSteven Dialysis Clinic has become more mobile thanks to the support of a patient who is a monthly supporter of the hospital. A portable blood pressure monitor and cuff has been bought for the Dialysis Clinic, which operates out of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The $860 medical […]

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