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County Arts celebrates mentorship program success

County Arts celebrates mentorship program success

The Prince Edward County Arts Council (County Arts) celebrated the success of its first mentorship program with a discussion and exhibition event which gave attendees a glimpse into the mentorship pairs’ activities, challenges and successes. The mentorship journeys were completed during 25 hours of activities over the past four months through a program funded by […]

Friendship and history shared at Demorestville church anniversary celebration

Friendship and history shared at Demorestville church anniversary celebration

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison “You can see that this enormous window looks three-dimensional, and as you come closer, you’ll see that it’s not; it’s completely flat, painted on a flat wall. Only an accomplished draughtsperson and painter can do this effect, and that was Thomas and Ira Barton.” A weekend of celebration in […]

Richard Nixon secrets and County visits to be part of new book

Richard Nixon secrets and County visits to be part of new book

By Sharon Harrison County resident Thomas Harrison shared a preview of his research on Richard Nixon’s secret weekend in the County, noting the former US president is one of his favourite topics – so much so that his interest has produced a book (yet to be published, but hopefully by year-end). In his role as […]

Women's Institute ends 40 years of art and craft shows; moving to new vision

Women’s Institute ends 40 years of art and craft shows; moving to new vision

UPDATE MARCH 26: The Cherry Valley Women’s Institute along with the County Curling Club and other community members have stated they will start a new Art & Craft Sale, for now called the Prince Edward County (Picton) Art & Craft Sale, this year to be held Aug. 1st.   MARCH 5: Last year’s 40th anniversary […]

Indigenous artist leads conversation circle in A Path Forward exhibit space

Indigenous artist leads conversation circle in A Path Forward exhibit space

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison In the final instalment of the annual Flashback February event hosted by County Museums, Picton’s Macaulay Church welcomed JP Longboat with ‘Canoe Stories’. Running concurrently at the museum is the A Path Forward exhibit, which Jessica Chase, museums curator, explained is an expansion of the Indigenous History exhibition that […]

Learn about species at risk on the County's south shore

Learn about species at risk on the County’s south shore

Home to about 40 species at risk, Prince Edward County’s south shore offers potential for their recovery – with a little help from friends. The local charity South Shore Joint Initiative launched the pocket guide to help people learn about these species, thanks to financial support from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. The […]

Seedy Saturday continues to plant ideas and grow interest in its 15th year

Seedy Saturday continues to plant ideas and grow interest in its 15th year

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison For many growers and gardeners – whether newbie or experienced – the apparent endless number of adoringly colourful seed packet offerings (and loose seeds) were akin to shelves of candy jars in a candy store – and the temptation just as irresistible. Let’s just say, it’s a thing gardeners […]

Food and community key ingredients in early County life

Food and community key ingredients in early County life

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison For more than a century, Prince Edward County’s community hubs, in their many forms, have provided a nurturing environment as gathering places, bringing folks together (and especially women back in the day), where the key ingredient often centred around food and feeding people. A presentation and tour Saturday afternoon […]

Art Together free drop-in program returns

Art Together free drop-in program returns

Art Together, a free drop-in community art-making program returns to the County Arts Lab (PEC Arts Council) this month. Participants receive guidance as they explore a variety of visual art forms, and can also bring their own projects to work on, or create with the County Arts Lab’s abundance of art supplies. No artistic experience […]

Bloomfield's night-time parade kicks-off holly jolly season

Bloomfield’s night-time parade kicks-off holly jolly season

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Every year, the Bloomfield night-time Santa Claus parade is anticipated, every year it brings excitement, every year it falls on the fourth Friday in November, and every year it never fails to impress. Folks probably long stopped counting how many people show-up each and every year, but it’s always […]

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