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Volunteers honoured at grassroots Ameliasburgh Fair

Volunteers honoured at grassroots Ameliasburgh Fair

By Olivia Timm Sunshine with a chill in the air on the first weekend of autumn, greeted families and friends who filtered into the Roblin Lake Fairgrounds for the 38th annual Ameliasburgh Fair Saturday, Sept. 24. During the opening ceremonies, Fair Board Chair Kaitlyn Bell, introduced several individuals and spoke to their notable contributions. Bell’s […]

Crowd delighted to return to Milford Fair following COVID-cancelled events

Crowd delighted to return to Milford Fair following COVID-cancelled events

By Olivia Timm The 75th Milford Fair welcomed more than 1,700 people to a day full of sunshine to celebrate community, rural roots and participate in the day’s fun under a sunny sky. “It never rains on the Milford Fair,” said MPP Todd Smith, to crowd of applause at the fair’s official opening Saturday, Sept. […]

Bloomfield resident shortlisted for CBC Books non-fiction prize

Bloomfield resident shortlisted for CBC Books non-fiction prize

The start of a book-length project focusing on the challenges of conceiving a child as a queer couple, has been short-listed for this year’s CBC Books non-fiction prize. Jane Ozkowski’s work Storkatorium is among five selected from more than 1,700 entries received from across Canada. CBC BOOKS, CBC’s online home for literary content, together with its […]

Consecon invites the community to enjoy live music in second annual Porchfest

Consecon invites the community to enjoy live music in second annual Porchfest

Live music in a variety of genres is expected to fill the streets of Consecon Saturday. With more than 40 musical acts spread across 17 locations around the hamlet, Consecon’s second annual Porchfest is expected to be a rocking time for the whole family, old and young alike, where many musical tastes are expected to […]

September sun sets on successful Picton fair

September sun sets on successful Picton fair

By Olivia Timm Following two years of drive-through fairs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some 7,500 people poured through the gates at the Picton fairgrounds over the weekend. This year’s theme was ‘Then and Now’ – an ode to the traditional aspects many have come to expect and enjoy, along with new attractions. Two well-attended […]

Free tours offer up Bloomfield's colourful and sometimes shocking history

Free tours offer up Bloomfield’s colourful and sometimes shocking history

Prince Edward County residents and visitors are invited to explore Bloomfield’s colourful, entertaining and sometimes shocking history during free walking tours of the village this summer. County resident Maria Stacey has taken her fresh McGill University degree in history and has applied her skills to researching and leading the tours Wednesdays to Sundays. Participants will […]

'Art Gecko' wins first SandFest trophy

‘Art Gecko’ wins first SandFest trophy

  After a three year absence, the Friends of Sandbanks sponsored its popular sand-sculpting event at the mouth of the Outlet River, Wednesday. Guest sculptor Rod Watson, in addition to making his own creation, gave participants of 20 participating groups some technical advice and sculpting hints. The first SandFest trophy (The Sandy!) was offered as […]

Mentorship brings splash of colour to PEC Youth Centre

Mentorship brings splash of colour to PEC Youth Centre

The ROC PEC Youth Centre celebrated the official unveiling of a ‘You Belong Here’ mural expressing the sentiments the artists have for the Picton centre. It was a collaborative effort between local multidisciplinary artist Vanessa Rieger, and high school youth who attend the ROC’s daily lunches and after-school activities. The ROC secured funding through the […]

Curtain comes down on popular Picton Cinefest program after 25 years

Curtain comes down on popular Picton Cinefest program after 25 years

The curtain has come down on the Cinefest program at the Regent Theatre in Picton, following 25 years of bringing not-so-mainstream movies to the big screen. Cinefest shared the news in a notice to friends and supporters of the not-for-profit Thursday. Though the volunteers had hoped to resume programming following hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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 […]

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