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Music, theatre, dance and art pack Ice Box festival

Music, theatre, dance and art pack Ice Box festival

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Prince Edward County’s winter art festival, Ice Box: art in the heart of winter embraced last year’s successes and added some exciting new events to the roster for its second year on the grounds on Macaulay Heritage Park. Sunday featured an intriguing performance by Birdbone Theatre. Anyone interested in […]

County environmentalists cheer Sobeys for removing plastic bags

County environmentalists cheer Sobeys for removing plastic bags

A large group gathered at Sobeys Saturday morning was not protesting, but was cheering the grocery chain’s move to eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags. Members of Plastic Free PEC joined those from the County Sustainability Group and Council of Canadians Quinte to publicly thank Picton Sobeys for its effort. “Sobey’s is the first to eliminate […]

Community winter festival features the humble potato

Community winter festival features the humble potato

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The humble potato was top spud in Milford Saturday as the community celebrated the tuber vegetable at the Milford Town Hall. On the menu for the Milford Potato Festival was an array of potato-themed foods, such as fries, poutine, baked potatoes and potato chowder, as well as a small […]

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 […]

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