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Second Ice Box celebrates Art in the Heart of Winter

Second Ice Box celebrates Art in the Heart of Winter

Prince Edward County plans to celebrate ‘Art in the Heart of Winter’ during the second annual Ice Box event in February. Ice Box made its debut last year, a vision from the local ‘Department of Illumination’ group (founders of the Firelight Lantern Festival) to brighten up winter with a public art event. Local artist Krista […]

County-based Darkspark inspired cross-cultural conversation from local to global stage

County-based Darkspark inspired cross-cultural conversation from local to global stage

Students in ‘The Four Directions Project’, led by Prince Edward County based not-for-profit Darkspark, who created inspirational songs focused on bringing inclusivity and cross-cultural understanding, have been in the spotlight in the community, across Canada, and now globally. Co-founders Mel Larkin and D’Ari Lisle note Darkspark is about supporting youth to find their voices, engage […]

Wellington sparkles with new festive celebration day

Wellington sparkles with new festive celebration day

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The village of Wellington sparkled all day long Saturday in a slightly different Christmas in the village celebration. This year, for the first time in a long time, the Wellington Recreation Committee reluctantly opted to forego a parade, due to a number of factors such as increased costs of […]

One gift inspires thousands in Love Your Library campaign

One gift inspires thousands in Love Your Library campaign

October was an unprecedented fundraising month for the renovation and expansion of the Picton Library. An astounding $70,263 in matching donations were made for a record-breaking total of $120,263 raised in one month. An anonymous donor’s pledge of up to $50,000 kickstarted a matching donation challenge and the Prince Edward County community responded – from […]

Lantern festival brings light and time travel to Picton

Lantern festival brings light and time travel to Picton

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A temporarily transformed Crystal Palace Saturday night meant a step back in time for visitors to the annual Firelight Lantern Festival. The theme for the seventh annual event was time machine, or time travel – interpreted by participants through funky costumes, some lit-up and glowing, lanterns on sticks emitting […]

County's Instant Rivalry 'new faces going places' release Whiskey and Lead album

County’s Instant Rivalry ‘new faces going places’ release Whiskey and Lead album

It’s no secret that Instant Rivalry’s Meg and Caleb Hutton have been working toward a new record for a few years. After winning two consecutive all-Ontario talent competitions, touring and being featured as Country Music Association of Ontario’s new faces going places, the pressure was on for the duo to get in a recording studio. […]

Sir John A returns to Picton Main with special speaker series

Sir John A returns to Picton Main with special speaker series

UPDATE: Dr. Niigaan Sinclair’s discussion next Tuesday which was previously at capacity has been moved to St. Mary Magdalene church in order to accommodate more participants! The return of Sir John A. Macdonald to Picton Main Street later this month will be celebrated with a special speaker series at his new home – the Picton […]

Haunting Halloween experience in Consecon

Haunting Halloween experience in Consecon

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison With frightful rainfall forecast for Halloween today, ghosts and goblins who attended Consecon’s Haunting in the Hamlet were treated to a warm and sunny day for trick or treating on Saturday. Though a low-key event compared to last year’s spooktacular presentation, the Ameliasburgh Recreation Committee, Consecon and Area Ratepayers […]

Full day of free fun and information attracts hundreds of seniors

Full day of free fun and information attracts hundreds of seniors

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Coming off a successful inaugural year that saw 400 attendees come through the doors, the Seniors Information and Active Living Fair was back for a second year Thursday, bigger and even better. The free event, put together by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and the […]

Stars share magic of music and art in support of County's library

Stars share magic of music and art in support of County’s library

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Barenaked Ladies’ band member Kevin Hearn and singer/songwriter Sarah Slean shared a taste of their music Saturday in Bloomfield, but also their visual art talent, to the delight of an intimate crowd at HatchGallery. The special opening night for their ‘September Island’ show was a fundraiser for something close […]

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