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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 […]

Local native and settler history opens library's Indigenous history month programs

Local native and settler history opens library’s Indigenous history month programs

By Sharon Harrison Celebrating National Indigenous History Month, the Prince Edward County Public Library is hosting several programs for adults and children. With Monday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau noted that while it is a time to celebrate Indigenous peoples from coast-to-coast, “it is also an opportunity to acknowledge […]

County artists turn plastics into large-scale art

County artists turn plastics into large-scale art

Local artists are expanding their work with a series of projects that reclaim what people throw away. Long known for their use of recycled materials, notably cardboard and textiles, members of the County’s ‘Department of Illumination’ were inspired to branch out with plastic thanks to an invitation from an arts organization in Kingston. The group […]

Historic log cabin gains restoration boost from County's built heritage fund

Historic log cabin gains restoration boost from County’s built heritage fund

Efforts to restore the Hudgin House – an 1865 log home on Ostrander Point Road in South Marysburgh – got a $7,000 boost Tuesday with a grant from the Prince Edward County Built Heritage Fund. The fund came about in August 2010, following the precipitous demolition of the 135-year-old Methodist Episcopal Church in Picton, as […]

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 […]

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