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Radio Suspense Theatre, with County twist and shenanigans, hits the stage this month

Radio Suspense Theatre, with County twist and shenanigans, hits the stage this month

A comical and touching tribute to the golden era of radio comes to life County-style this month. The curtain will rise for actors from the Prince Edward Community Theatre (PECT) and A Theatre Club (ATC) for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. ACT was formed by Philip Knox during the pandemic in a bid […]

Amazing Race Canada reality show participants filmed in Picton

Amazing Race Canada reality show participants filmed in Picton

Amazing Race Canada was spotted filming Thursday at the Armoury downtown Picton. Contestants were required to make bath bombs that work. Participants were also spotted at the VIA Rail station in Belleville, and were seen running to waiting cars. Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Amazing Race Canada is back on the […]

Spring Awakening follows two years of pandemic disruption

Spring Awakening follows two years of pandemic disruption

After two years of pandemic disruptions, there’s a ‘Spring Awakening’ coming to the County. Shatterbox Theatre’s production was just one month away from being staged, when COVID-19 hit. Throughout 2020, the cast and crew held on to hope, pivoting to online and outdoor rehearsals, before the production was postponed. Now, the cast and crew are […]

County Arts Lab launch a creative leap from COVID constraints

County Arts Lab launch a creative leap from COVID constraints

A new hub for arts education, artistic expression and community collaboration has been launched thanks to a grant to County Arts (formerly Prince Edward County Arts Council). The County Arts Lab offers a wide range of artist-driven, community-centered programming in the Picton Armoury Building. The lab’s first session of community arts classes launched in February, […]

Archives of Ontario releases turn-of-the-century memories of Prince Edward County

Archives of Ontario releases turn-of-the-century memories of Prince Edward County

Turn-of-the-century memories of Prince Edward County saved by an antique dealer have been released to the public domain by the Archives of Ontario. The fonds consist of 876 black and white photographs primarily from glass plate negatives, although nitrate negatives, glass lantern slides and prints are also included circa 1898 to 1930. They document leisurely […]

County's Emily Fennell 'Miss Emily' nominated for Juno Award

County’s Emily Fennell ‘Miss Emily’ nominated for Juno Award

UPDATE May 15: Colin James was selected the winner with his album Open Road. – Bernard Clark photo Prince Edward County’s Emily Fennell has been nominated for a Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year for her ‘LIVE at the Isabel’. Fennell, known as Miss Emily, now living in her adopted hometown of Kingston, […]

Sprague's heritage labels showcase County's canning industry

Sprague’s heritage labels showcase County’s canning industry

Sprague Foods of Belleville is introducing a new line of canned products showcasing the history of the canning industry of Prince Edward County, Ontario – once the centre of the industry in Canada. The new line of canned soups, peas, corn and beans features heritage labels originally designed for local companies during the heady days […]

Artists create family-friendly Winter Magic pop-up at Benson Park

Artists create family-friendly Winter Magic pop-up at Benson Park

Local arts organization The Department of Illumination has populated Benson park with a ‘Winter Magic’ collection of family-friendly art installations and community words of gratitude. Fanciful wooden cut-outs designed by artists Nella Casson and Tim Snyder, feature the park’s ubiquitous squirrel population undertaking winter activities, along with spheres made with wire and covered in recycled […]

Sophiasburgh school is 'Small But Mighty' in CBC Music Class Challenge

Sophiasburgh school is ‘Small But Mighty’ in CBC Music Class Challenge

Students at Sophiasburgh Central School have risen to the challenge – the CBC Music Class Challenge – in hopes to secure a prize of musical instruments. Every fall, CBC Music, in association with MusiCounts, the charity of the Juno Awards, launches the contest to engage music classes across the country with Canadian music. The project […]

Newest book from County's favourite naturalist shares memories of 'Growing Up Big Island'

Newest book from County’s favourite naturalist shares memories of ‘Growing Up Big Island’

Terry Sprague has enjoyed an exciting variety of pursuits over his lifetime in Prince Edward County, but none with as many memories as growing up on the family farm at Big Island, on the shore of the Bay of Quinte. “I often wish I could become a young boy once again and relive those glorious […]

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