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Short film honours County dancer who set the "barre" high

Short film honours County dancer who set the “barre” high

  Quinte Ballet School is celebrating the legacy of ballerina Sara Holton with the launch of a short film on International Dance Day, April 29th. “This remarkable dancer grew up in the County and was part of Quinte Ballet School’s professional training program for many years,” said Jane Gardner, General Manager, Quinte Ballet School Canada […]

Authors Festival opens with County residents debating this year's must read book

Authors Festival opens with County residents debating this year’s must read book

By Sharon Harrison It was called a close vote, but Ru written by Kim Thuy, and defended by Anne Preston, was deemed the winner of the County Reads Authors Festival 2021 as the book the year that everyone should pick up and read. For the second year in a row, the popular County Reads, an […]

Art of Conversation project inspires friendships in isolation; online art show

Art of Conversation project inspires friendships in isolation; online art show

With a focus on addressing social isolation during the pandemic, good, old-fashioned conversations over the past few months between seniors and local artists have formed the basis of the online ‘Art of Conversation’ art show. “Their conversations were the inspiration for the artists to create for the show,” said Debbie MacDonald Moynes, executive director of […]

Fairgrounds heritage plan proposes revival of rare example of ag exhibition grounds

Fairgrounds heritage plan proposes revival of rare example of ag exhibition grounds

By Sue Capon A master plan presented to council Tuesday night to revive Picton’s fairgrounds comes with no price tags attached, nor final plans, but offers suggestions on how short, and long-term improvements could enhance its agricultural roots while offering expanded opportunities for recreation and entrepreneurs. “It is important to remember the most distinctive aspect […]

Great-niece pleads with province to spare homes; Hyatts and MacDonalds intertwined in business and in love, for generations

Great-niece pleads with province to spare homes; Hyatts and MacDonalds intertwined in business and in love, for generations

To the Editor (and Greg Walsh, Ontario Park’s Greg Walsh, Parks Operations Manager Southeast Zone, Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and Bay of Quinte MP Todd Smith). I recently became aware of the efforts of Heritage Conservation Architect Philip Evans, to safeguard two iconic, heritage homes in Prince Edward County: the Hyatt […]

UPDATED: Architect asks court to stay demolition of historical houses at Sandbanks

UPDATED: Architect asks court to stay demolition of historical houses at Sandbanks

UPDATE MARCH 10: The parties before Judge David Corbett agreed on a timetable for a judicial review examining whether the province followed proper procedure, prior to beginning demolition activity. It is to be begin Sept 15. Rowse said this is great news that the houses will remain intact, however he noted a judicial review is […]

Land records help people become property detectives

Land records help people become property detectives

By Sharon Harrison People looking to learn about the history of their home and land can uncover golden information in land records. A delve into the Hastings County Land Records housed at the Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre (MAGRC) in Ameliasburgh was part of a presentation celebrating the County’s heritage during Flashback February week. The […]

County’s north-end historic homes and characters shine in virtual tour

County’s north-end historic homes and characters shine in virtual tour

Story by Sharon Harrison A virtual tour of some of Prince Edward County’s historic homes, and an insight into the characters who lived in them, was one of several celebrations of the County’s heritage during Flashback February events. Flashback February 2021 the Living Room Edition, was hosted by County Museums, and runs in conjunction with […]

County duo presents 'Back Forty Christmas Special' - online for all

County duo presents ‘Back Forty Christmas Special’ – online for all

Prince Edward County’s Instant Rivalry duo will welcome the public into their home studio next week for a virtual ‘Back Forty Christmas Special’. Since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, Megan and Caleb Hutton’s Back Forty Productions in partnership with Tri-Canadian Energy have been providing free musical programming through their one hundred per cent […]

Heritage Advisory Committee will create response to Macdonald statue working group report

Heritage Advisory Committee will create response to Macdonald statue working group report

The Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee (PEHAC) has decided it will meet again to create a written response to the ‘Holding Court’ Statue Working Group’s recommendation to remove the bronze portrait of Sir John A Macdonald from downtown Picton. PEHAC was directed by the mayor and council to receive the working group’s report and provide […]

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