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Sunshine and thrills on the Mill Street soapbox hill

Sunshine and thrills on the Mill Street soapbox hill

Blazing sunshine and shade-dappled areas welcomed fans and soapbox racers gathered Saturday morning to take on the challenge of Bloomfield’s Mill Street hill. Organizers report about 60 racers signed up to compete in seven age categories. A full morning of sessions saw several racers wobble off course, and several got a boost and re-direct from […]

At age 53, a big, puffy, sweaty Irishman learned he was actually Mohawk

At age 53, a big, puffy, sweaty Irishman learned he was actually Mohawk

When artist, author and musician Tom Wilson unveiled his triple-panel Warrior paintings at the Picton Branch Library this week, he shared his story of realization that about 10 years ago, at age 53, he learned he is Mohawk, and not a “big, puffy, sweaty Irishman.” His paintings were hung in the new area of the […]

County's favourite cyclist finishes an unlucky 13th at worlds

County’s favourite cyclist finishes an unlucky 13th at worlds

The County’s favourite senior cyclist took on the world’s best and breezed over the finish line in 13th place at the UCI World Medio Fondo Championship in Perth, Scotland last weekend. But Rob Legge, of Cressy, says he’s disappointed in his finish in the men’s age 75-79 category, reporting he got off to a bad […]

Creation of Monarch Point to officially protect 4,000 acres of County's south shore  

Creation of Monarch Point to officially protect 4,000 acres of County’s south shore  

As waves gently crashed to the rocky beach, decades of effort to seek official protection of some 4,000 acres of Prince Edward County’s south shore, officially came to fruition. Monday morning, local and provincial officials joined with several dozen conservation group volunteers and friends to formally announce the creation of Monarch Point, the province’s first […]

Hat trick for County's Rob Legge competing on world bicycle stage

Hat trick for County’s Rob Legge competing on world bicycle stage

The County’s Rob Legge will take on world’s best bicyclists in his category this summer in Scotland. Legge, for the third consecutive year, has won his age category (now 75-79) in a qualifying race. Last week he won at the CHEAHA Challenge Bike Race in Jacksonville Alabama, a Union Cycliste International qualifying event for the […]

Firefighters battled stubborn blaze at historic west-end Bloomfield home

Firefighters battled stubborn blaze at historic west-end Bloomfield home

UPDATE: Road now re-opened. A portion of the west end of Bloomfield Main Street remains closed as more than two dozen firefighters battle a stubborn blaze combined with dense smoke. Firefighters from Picton and Hallowell stations were called to the scene just before 9:30 a.m., joined by Hastings Quinte paramedics, police and Hydro One which […]

Revera could lay off PSWs and RPNs at Hallowell House despite pandemic

Revera could lay off PSWs and RPNs at Hallowell House despite pandemic

By Sue Capon The sound of horns blaring in support of workers holding an information picket near Hallowell House nursing home Monday was almost deafening at times, as they stood in blazing heat and humidity protesting expected layoffs in the pipeline. Staff hailed as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic for working above and beyond the […]

Minerva novella honours courage of 17-year-old County heroine

Minerva novella honours courage of 17-year-old County heroine

The story of how 17-year-old ship cook Minerva McCrimmon rescued a 21-member County crew (including her dad) after their schooner went aground in a blinding snowstorm will be told in a new novella being launched this month. Musician and playwright Suzanne Pasternak has told the legendary County heroine’s story for the past 30 years – […]

County celebrates local heritage advocates

County celebrates local heritage advocates

Champions of local heritage were honoured as recipients of the 2020 Prince Edward County Heritage Awards. “The goal is to identify what we call heritage champions,” said Ken Dewar, chair of the Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee (PEHAC). “We know that it’s easy to take other routes;, that it’s easy to tear down a building, […]

County environmentalists cheer Sobeys for removing plastic bags

County environmentalists cheer Sobeys for removing plastic bags

A large group gathered at Sobeys Saturday morning was not protesting, but was cheering the grocery chain’s move to eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags. Members of Plastic Free PEC joined those from the County Sustainability Group and Council of Canadians Quinte to publicly thank Picton Sobeys for its effort. “Sobey’s is the first to eliminate […]

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