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Cherry Valley WI gives sweet thanks to first responders

Cherry Valley WI gives sweet thanks to first responders

In celebration of the 120th anniversary of Women’s Institutes, Cherry Valley WI members delivered dozens of cookies to first responders in Prince Edward County. Members Maureen Finnegan, Jean Burrows, Elaine Marshall, Dini Kempenaar and Lynda Westervelt also delivered $120 to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Communicatons Co-ordinator Briar Boyce. The local branch of […]

Prince Edward District Women's Institute presents $15,500 to community groups

Prince Edward District Women’s Institute presents $15,500 to community groups

Fancy sandwiches, sweets, tea and cheques were offered to special guests attending a celebration of the 120th anniversary of Women’s Institutes in Ontario. Members of the County’s seven WI branches made a presentation of $15,500 to various community organizations from funds raised at their annual art and craft sale. “Celebrating 120 years is quite an […]

Nominations open for school 'Great Place Awards'

Nominations open for school ‘Great Place Awards’

Do you know someone who contributes to student achievement and well-being, and makes Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board “A Great Place to Learn and A Great Place to Work!” by going the extra mile? Consider nominating them for a Great Place Award. Great Place Awards are the highest form of recognition within Hastings […]

Hospital auxiliary members no longer have to sew and wash sheets

Hospital auxiliary members no longer have to sew and wash sheets

Peggy Payne, president of the PEC Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, said original members didn’t solely focus on fundraising for their hospital, but also supported it with linen services – sewing, washing and making sheets. “I’m glad that that’s a facility we have dropped,” said Payne to laughter in agreement from luncheon guests at February’s general meeting. […]

Dining for Hospice raises $1,670

Dining for Hospice raises $1,670

Blumen Garden Bistro presented Hospice Prince Edward with $1,670 raised during its third annual Dining for Hospice event where Chef Andy and staff donated $5 for every Prime Rib table d’hote or purchase of a three course meal. Proceeds will go toward the residential hospice program. At the cheque presentation, from left, were: volunteers Annette […]

Stark Family Fund grants 2011

Apply for Stark Family Fund grants

The Community Foundation for Kingston and Area invites charitable organizations from Prince Edward County to apply for grants from The Stark Family Fund before the January 13 4:30 p.m. deadline. The fund was established to assist community groups and charities in the Village of Bloomfield and Prince Edward County in the areas of: Animal Welfare, […]

Elks support APC at hospital

Elks support APC at hospital

CHEERS! to the Wellington Elks Lodge #566 for presenting the PECMH Foundation with $200 toward the purchase of an Argon Plasma Coagulator for the Operating Room. An Argon Plasma Coagulator or “APC” is an effective technology used in endoscopy procedures. The procedure involves directing a small jet of argon gas or plasma with a special […]

It's a small world indeed

It’s a small world indeed

County neigbours (from left) Marguerite VonLieven, Tony Griffith, Norma Griffith, Bill Wightman and Herb VonLieven met up unexpectedly while on a cruise. While enjoying a three-week cruise down the Amazon, Bill and Verna Wightman were surprised to find themselves among County neighbours. During a conversation with a fellow passenger, the familiar question of “Where are […]

CHEERS!

CHEERS!

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CHEERS! from furry friends to Portabella

CHEERS! from furry friends to Portabella

Anne Moffat, manager of the Loyalist Humane Society, draws the winning ticket for a Christmas gift basket valued at more than $200. The lucky winner was Janice Carter of Picton. Also at the Dec. 23 draw are Margaret Laliberte representing the Portabella Bistro and Fran Renoy, a member of the Humane Society. CHEERS! once again […]

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