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Cast your vote for County Reads' book of the year

Cast your vote for County Reads’ book of the year

Story by Sharon Harrison The County Reads Authors Festival 2020 looked and felt a little different this year. While the physical public event had to be shelved due to the COVID-19 outbreak, County Reads took place via the radio waves thanks to the Prince Edward County Public Library and 99.3 County FM who partnered for […]

Now showing: Petersons hand over reins after 30 years at the Mustang Drive In

Now showing: Petersons hand over reins after 30 years at the Mustang Drive In

By Olivia Timm ​​Kids on the playground, the sounds of car horns blaring for movies to begin, a near birth, and a wedding are just a few fond memories of the historic Picton Mustang Drive In. ​​Thirty years of memories – of challenges and triumphs – are now at the forefront of Paul Peterson’s mind […]

The 'Reasons' residents at HJ McFarland Nursing Home were smiling

The ‘Reasons’ residents at HJ McFarland Nursing Home were smiling

Rob Manlow and Peter Rea brightened the day for quarantined residents at H.J. McFarland Nursing Home. The two members of the County’s popular ‘The Reasons’ band played music outside three common areas while residents gathered for lunch. The band members regularly bring cheer to the local homes but this performance was different, said Rea. “They’re […]

Picton Rotarians double library expansion support with $10,000 donation

Picton Rotarians double library expansion support with $10,000 donation

By Thomas Goyer Picton Rotarians have added another chapter to the story of their support for the Love Your Library Campaign. Members presented a second $5,000 donation, bringing the campaign to improve and expand the 110-year-old Carnegie building to just below $2 million of its $2.8 million goal. “The donation was a big step up […]

 County Women's Day events celebrate women past, present and future

 County Women’s Day events celebrate women past, present and future

Story and photos by Thomas Goyer Women in Prince Edward County gathered in several locations Sunday to share the International Women’s Day message for 2020 that an equal world is an enabled world. About 30 women met at the Picton Public Library to hear County councillor Kate MacNaughton speak, and to create signs for a […]

PEC Women's Institute celebrates long history in community with $20K donation

PEC Women’s Institute celebrates long history in community with $20K donation

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Two of Prince Edward County’s most ambitious on-going fundraising efforts received a boost from the Prince Edward District Women Institute as it celebrated Women’s Institute Day. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and Prince Edward County Public Library each received $10,000 for their causes, at a presentation held […]

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, […]

Music, theatre, dance and art pack Ice Box festival

Music, theatre, dance and art pack Ice Box festival

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Prince Edward County’s winter art festival, Ice Box: art in the heart of winter embraced last year’s successes and added some exciting new events to the roster for its second year on the grounds on Macaulay Heritage Park. Sunday featured an intriguing performance by Birdbone Theatre. Anyone interested in […]

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 […]

Community winter festival features the humble potato

Community winter festival features the humble potato

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The humble potato was top spud in Milford Saturday as the community celebrated the tuber vegetable at the Milford Town Hall. On the menu for the Milford Potato Festival was an array of potato-themed foods, such as fries, poutine, baked potatoes and potato chowder, as well as a small […]

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