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Are there seeds of renewal to follow the death of gardening?

Are there seeds of renewal to follow the death of gardening?

Regular visitors to Seedy Saturday were thrilled to see the eighth annual event re-potted into the gymnasium at PECI. “We’ve come a long way from that church basement eight years ago,” said Tamara Segal, one of the event’s organizers. “People are appreciating the space to move around and see everything.” Hundreds arrived to swap seeds, […]

Biggest cheeses sure to please this weekend in Picton

Biggest cheeses sure to please this weekend in Picton

The nation’s biggest and best cheeses are sure to please at the fifth annual Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Picton. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the June 6-7 event at the Picton Fairgrounds. Georgs Kolesnikovs, founder of the show, gathered some of the show’s exhibitors and vendors at the new Mystic Dandelion […]

May is for the birds in Prince Edward County

May is for the birds in Prince Edward County

Colourful warblers in their spring breeding plumage continue to arrive at Prince Edward Point and migration monitoring at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory is in full swing. The Spring Birding Festival continues this week to May 24 celebrating the return of the birds with hikes, workshops and banding demonstrations. This year, Mayor Robert Quaiff […]

Miller Family honoured at Nature Reserve commemoration

Miller Family honoured at Nature Reserve commemoration

Under the old oak tree that was Cecil and Nina Miller’s favourite, four of their grandchildren witnessed the official commemoration of The Miller Family Nature Reserve, Sunday in South Marysburgh. About 60 guests attended the unveiling of a boulder with a brass plaque honouring the history of the Miller family whose descendants sold the ecologically-significant […]

PECI girls hockey OFSAA Consolation Champions

PECI girls hockey OFSAA Consolation Champions

Story by Mike Pothier, Photos by Michelle Pothier PECI’s Panther Girls Hockey players are OFSAA Consolation Champions, defeating the Jean Vanier Storm (Collingwood) 4-2 in the championship game today. The Panther trio of Cailey Jones, Sam Ward and Brooke Jackson were on fire again and dominated the Storm in the offensive end. Cailey scored two […]

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 […]

A winter morning's walk for flock of sheep (and a few goats)

A winter morning’s walk for flock of sheep (and a few goats)

A flock of sheep (and a few goats) funnelled along County Road 8 at Waupoos slowed at least one vehicle  for a picturesque 10-minute wait Monday morning. David Mercer photo

Coke to co-ordinate Downtown Revitalization Project

Coke to co-ordinate Downtown Revitalization Project

Council on Tuesday is expected to sign an agreement for the $102,500 grant in funding for the County’s Downtown Revitalization Project announced in December. Tom Coke, the County’s new Downtown Revitalization Coordinator, prepared the report for council. The grant provides half of the total project expenses and helps pays his wages. Coke will lead the […]

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 […]

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