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Wire sculpture at Glenwood Cemetery a tribute to veterans

Wire sculpture at Glenwood Cemetery a tribute to veterans

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A wire sculpture of a Second World War solider unveiled at Glenwood pays tribute to more than 300 veterans buried at the Picton cemetery. About a dozen people attended the low-key unveiling, where physical distancing and face coverings were part of the COVID-19 pandemic safety protocols. The sculpture was […]

'Journey of Faith' features anecdotes and memories of County's Rednersville Circuit

‘Journey of Faith’ features anecdotes and memories of County’s Rednersville Circuit

Amusing recollections combine with a rich and colourful history of northern Prince Edward County and its spiritual underpinnings in ‘Journey of Faith’, a new publication which tells stories of the churches and communities on the Rednersville Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist and, later, the United Church. The importance of maintaining this heritage in written form […]

Participants enjoy County South Shore Stroll

Participants enjoy County South Shore Stroll

By Cheryl Anderson with photos by Dale Smith “We saw 22 butterflies” the young South Shore Stroll participant yelled over his shoulder as he got back in the family vehicle. The South Shore Joint Initiative’s stroll down the Simpson road extension in the Point Petre Provincial Wildlife Area on the weekend was remarkable not only […]

Tune into County musicians' virtual Canada Day celebrations

Tune into County musicians’ virtual Canada Day celebrations

Prince Edward County musicians are bringing joy to Canada Day celebrations virtually this year. Beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1 the chimes at Picton United Church will be heard throughout the town and online as musician and music teacher Sam Hirst rings in Canada Day in Picton, playing requests for uplifting songs on the […]

Regent's $40,000 request approved despite concern for others affected by COVID-19

Regent’s $40,000 request approved despite concern for others affected by COVID-19

Remaining 2020 Community Grants budget funds not dispersed due to the pandemic, will go toward a new COVID-19 grant program in the fall, support the Regent Theatre, and next year’s grant program. Four supported the motion by councillor Janice Maynard to reduce, by half, the $40,000 in funding requested by the Regent Theatre. Councillor Jamie […]

Arts sales the picture of health in the County

Arts sales the picture of health in the County

Wellington artist Pamela Carter is thrilled her art is contributing to better equipment for people in need at the County’s hospital. Carter’s passion for art became a source of financial support for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation through an art sale fundraiser last month. The foundation received 25 per cent of proceeds from […]

Joan McBride presents County Reads' book of the year

Joan McBride presents County Reads’ book of the year

UPDATE: And the winner is…Woo, The Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr, presented by Joan McBride. Story by Sharon Harrison The County Reads Authors Festival 2020 looked and felt a little different this year. While the physical public event had to be shelved due to the COVID-19 outbreak, County Reads took place via the radio waves […]

Now showing: Petersons hand over reins after 30 years at the Mustang Drive In

Now showing: Petersons hand over reins after 30 years at the Mustang Drive In

By Olivia Timm ​​Kids on the playground, the sounds of car horns blaring for movies to begin, a near birth, and a wedding are just a few fond memories of the historic Picton Mustang Drive In. ​​Thirty years of memories – of challenges and triumphs – are now at the forefront of Paul Peterson’s mind […]

The 'Reasons' residents at HJ McFarland Nursing Home were smiling

The ‘Reasons’ residents at HJ McFarland Nursing Home were smiling

Rob Manlow and Peter Rea brightened the day for quarantined residents at H.J. McFarland Nursing Home. The two members of the County’s popular ‘The Reasons’ band played music outside three common areas while residents gathered for lunch. The band members regularly bring cheer to the local homes but this performance was different, said Rea. “They’re […]

Picton Rotarians double library expansion support with $10,000 donation

Picton Rotarians double library expansion support with $10,000 donation

By Thomas Goyer Picton Rotarians have added another chapter to the story of their support for the Love Your Library Campaign. Members presented a second $5,000 donation, bringing the campaign to improve and expand the 110-year-old Carnegie building to just below $2 million of its $2.8 million goal. “The donation was a big step up […]

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