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Bidding for the build erupts in million dollar-plus support for hospital

Bidding for the build erupts in million dollar-plus support for hospital

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Not only did a generous community come through at the Bid for the Build art auction held at the Crystal Palace Saturday night, but the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary also moved forward with a significant contribution totalling $1.1 million. One night, a full house, much artwork and […]

Extensive preservation of Avro delta test vehicle recovered from County's south shore

Extensive preservation of Avro delta test vehicle recovered from County’s south shore

  Story and photos by Sharon Harrison An expert from the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) in Ottawa provided some fascinating insight last week into the extensive conservation and preservation efforts needed for the Avro delta test vehicle, recovered off County shores. Held at the Mariners Park Museum on County Road 13, and hosted by the […]

Picton courthouse one of province's oldest remaining buildings

Picton courthouse one of province’s oldest remaining buildings

By Sharon Harrison First constructed in 1832, many people recognize the County courthouse, even if they haven’t been inside, as the imposing Georgian-style structure located on Union Street. It houses old jail cells (and is infamously known for the only hanging in Picton’s history), the courthouse and land registry office where part of the building […]

Ambassadors of bygone era celebrate 30 years of gathering as friends

Ambassadors of bygone era celebrate 30 years of gathering as friends

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The ‘Gathering of Friends’ Rendezvous group celebrated family and friends with its ‘welcome weekend’ volunteers at the Ameliasburgh Heritage Village, marking 30 years of re-enactments. The fun and the celebrations over the Victoria Day long weekend featured an informal dedication ceremony acknowledging the commitment of bringing the village to […]

90th birthday gift 'anchored' at Mariners Park Museum

90th birthday gift ‘anchored’ at Mariners Park Museum

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison It was a family get together of sorts, a special moment recognized, a big celebration for an esteemed 90-year-old, and on the actual day of his milestone birthday Wednesday (which also came with cake), the day honoured Vince Murray’s maritime connection with the unveiling of a special plaque. Rich […]

Four more properties 'safe' with heritage designation as provincial deadline looms

Four more properties ‘safe’ with heritage designation as provincial deadline looms

Municipalities across the province are rushing to get heritage homes designated as they face a tight provincial deadline that will see properties dropped from non-designated lists. Tuesday, the County honoured four property owners who voluntarily chose to designate their historically significant properties under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). That leaves more than 200 properties that […]

Little Forests help replenish urban areas as gifts to the earth

Little Forests help replenish urban areas as gifts to the earth

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Trees, like people, prefer to live in communities. ‘We should not be planting trees, we should always be planting forests, even some little forests,” said Joyce Hostyn, who serves with Little Forests Kingston – which wants to transform the city into a nature positive, equitable city in a forest […]

Without Rule of Law: The end of the world as Girl Guides know it

Without Rule of Law: The end of the world as Girl Guides know it

Creepy, witty, morbid and heartwarming, Without Rule of Law is “Part Judy Blume, part Rambo… a darkly comic coming-of-age story for complicated times,” being brought to the Mt. Tabor Playhouse stage in Milford April 26-28. This production by Georgia Papanicolaou’s Shatterbox Theatre features an all-female cast and crew from the County and surrounding areas. “It […]

Where the Falcon Flies soars to win 2024 County Reads debate; author will visit

Where the Falcon Flies soars to win 2024 County Reads debate; author will visit

By Sharon Harrison Soaring to success as the winner of the 2024 County Reads Debate was Adam Shoalts’ book, Where the Falcon Flies, presented by County-native Ernie Margetson. Margetson’s exploration of the title shares how Shoalts invites the reader to join him on an incredible journey as he walks away from his home on the […]

Five residents defend favourite books at County Reads

Five residents defend favourite books at County Reads

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Five County residents will defend the Canadian book titles they believe should be declared the must read of 2024 when they go before public judges at next month’s County Reads Debate. The Prince Edward County Library hosts the County Reads Debate, which kicks-off and forms part of the equally […]

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