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New speed display signs remind drivers of how fast they're going

New speed display signs remind drivers of how fast they’re going

Two speed display signs will be put into service to help remind drivers how fast they’re going through Prince Edward County hamlets. The signs are a result of complaints by local residents to the municipality and to the Ontario Provincial Police about speeding. The signs are funded by the municipality and purchased by the Police […]

March in the sunshine marks International Women's Day in Picton

March in the sunshine marks International Women’s Day in Picton

A nice meal, a walk in warm sunshine and a movie were keys to celebrating International Women’s Day in Picton on Sunday. Food Not Bombs PEC welcomed about 30 participants to brunch. They created colourful signs to carry in a march from the Town Hall to Tim Hortons in honour of women who have struggled […]

One in nine households can't afford real cost of eating well

One in nine households can’t afford real cost of eating well

Community members gathered last week to gain a better understanding the real cost of eating well. It is not an easy situation for one in nine households in Hastings and Prince Edward counties facing food insecurity – a term describing those who do not have access to nutritious food on a daily basis. That equates […]

Awesome PEC funds 'Food to Share'

Awesome PEC funds ‘Food to Share’

The Prince Edward County Awesome Foundation presented a $1,000 grant to support a food to share idea. Glen Wallis was awarded the no-strings attached funding for his “Food to Share” project, in which he plans to use local produce and teams of volunteers to stock the freezers of local food banks with healthy meals. “I […]

Still Alice reminds viewers to never lose sight of person living with Alzheimer's

Still Alice reminds viewers to never lose sight of person living with Alzheimer’s

Never lose sight of the person living with Alzheimer’s and dementia is the lesson in Julianne Moore’s Academy Award winning performance in Still Alice. Laura Hare, executive director of newly combined Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward, joined volunteers and supporters at the Empire Theatre in Belleville Friday for opening night of the movie. They shared […]

$3,000 donation a boost for hospital auxiliary efforts

$3,000 donation a boost for hospital auxiliary efforts

Loch Sloy’s Jacqui Burley and Steven Everall presented $3,000 to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Loch Sloy Holdings is home to the Picton Airport and flying club, the Central Region Gliding School and many business tenants. Led and staffed entirely by volunteers, the Auxiliary functions both within the hospital and in the larger […]

PECI Iron Chefs serve up gold medal meal

PECI Iron Chefs serve up gold medal meal

The PECI Iron Chef team cooked up the gold medal winning meal at the 14th annual competition Saturday. “Chef Lily Sullivan, who was our chef coach throughout the process celebrated with the team,” said Heather Munroe, teacher in charge, along with Suzanne White. The four-person team includes two  Grade 12 students – Jared Hartley and […]

Fun of curling 'sweeps' through County public schools

Fun of curling ‘sweeps’ through County public schools

County public school students’ curling skills are right on the button. Sixty-four students on 16 teams from almost all the County’s elementary schools went end-to-end all day Friday at the curling club in Picton. The second ‘Elementary School Curling Championship’  games team was from Sophiasburgh school, made up of Hunter McQuoid, Josh Pearson, Ethan Carter […]

When the Demolition of a Church sparks Anger...

When the Demolition of a Church sparks Anger…

Anger is a natural and healthy emotion. Suppressed anger robs us of the power to act. Allowed to follow its natural path as a transformational energy, anger can give us clarity and purpose. How can we use our anger about the demolition of the church to express who we want to be as a community?

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