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Masters get young gardeners growing in the County

Masters get young gardeners growing in the County

Prince Edward County’s Master Gardeners celebrated efforts to get young gardeners growing. The Children’s Garden Award program, now in its third year, was started by Barbra Stock in 2018 to get children outdoors and learning about gardening. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide free, balanced, non-judgmental advice to local gardeners. They are passionate about […]

Free concert honours first Truth and Reconciliation Day Sept. 30

Free concert honours first Truth and Reconciliation Day Sept. 30

The Regent Theatre is raising the curtain since being dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a live and online concert in honour of the new national Truth and Reconciliation Day, Thursday, Sept. 30. In Canada, Sept. 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost indigenous children […]

Picnic table painters brighten Benson Park

Picnic table painters brighten Benson Park

The Department of Illumination brought colour to Picton’s Benson Park with its latest creative project. Members of the not-for-profit arts organization have been meeting in the park throughout the pandemic for a weekly Art Kitchen meet-up, and noticed the picnic tables weren’t looking their best. They proposed to the Picton BIA and County staff a […]

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 – […]

Volunteers restore housing for County's Birdhouse City residents

Volunteers restore housing for County’s Birdhouse City residents

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A newly restored housing site for Prince Edward County’s feathered residents, while exclusively for the birds, is also a neat spot for people, too. Located on County Road 8 within the Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area, Birdhouse City is a miniature community of native nesting bird boxes which first opened […]

Prince Edward County 'a victim of its own success'; tourism plan must serve residents

Prince Edward County ‘a victim of its own success’; tourism plan must serve residents

By Sue Capon Councillors expressed appreciation for a detailed, five-year tourism strategy report but several noted some of the recommendations will fuel current problems and would not serve residents of Prince Edward County well. “I can hear the howls of terror already from residents at the thought of increasing tourism here,” said councillor Andreas Bolik, […]

Hudgin House clean up reveals 1800s artifacts

Hudgin House clean up reveals 1800s artifacts

Preparation for restoration of the Hudgin House – an 1865 log home on Ostrander Point Road in South Marysburgh – unveiled several artifacts of interest. The restoration of the home is being spearheaded by the South Shore Joint Initiative and members of the Moses Hudgins Log House Restoration Committee. “We were delighted to have among […]

Four-season County book earns silver at publisher awards

Four-season County book earns silver at publisher awards

Prince Edward: A Four Season County, featuring the work of four County photographers, has earned a silver medal at the 2021 North American Independent Publisher Awards. County photographers Peggy deWitt, Robbie Garden, Phil Norton and Jason Pettit collectively contributed more than 90 images telling a County story over four seasons. Winning in the Canada East […]

Chef Wolfman shares Indigenous culture, cuisine and community

Chef Wolfman shares Indigenous culture, cuisine and community

By Sharon Harrison Traditional Indigenous cuisine and culture formed part of the conversation with Chef David Wolfman, Thursday. The informative and fascinating talk, which Wolfman dubbed ‘The Past is the Future’, was part of the Prince Edward County Public Library’s National Indigenous History Month programming. This Xaxli’p First Nation’s descendent spoke to Indigenous culinary techniques […]

Garden of Hope blooms at County's hospital

Garden of Hope blooms at County’s hospital

  Ben Clarke is helping Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital show off nature’s best shade of yellow – the colour of hope. Taking part in the Hope is Growing campaign to help lift spirits during the pandemic, Clarke, a staff member on Wentworth Landscapes team, was excited to participate in the Communities in Bloom initiative […]

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