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PECI student receives two Kiwanis scholorships

PECI student receives two Kiwanis scholorships

CHEERS!, from the Kiwanis Club of Picton, to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) graduate Amber Peeling, who was the recipient of two Kiwanis scholarships in the amount of $500 last week, as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions cancelled the graduation ceremony in June. The scholarships presented were the Chris Lockyer Memorial Award and the Kiwanis Communications […]

Marion Smith, 98, says continued support of the new hospital a privilege

Marion Smith, 98, says continued support of the new hospital a privilege

To strike while the iron is hot is to act decisively, and take an opportunity when it arises. That’s exactly what Picton resident Marion Smith did when she heard the news the new hospital proposal for Prince Edward County was recently given the green light by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to move […]

County to honour resident's induction into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

County to honour resident’s induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Prince Edward County council will present Judy Kent with a Civic Recognition plaque honouring her induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Nominated by councillor Bill Roberts, the recognition is to be presented when the public is allowed to attend council meetings in person when pandemic restrictions loosen. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame announced last […]

Nature Conservancy Canada and partners protect more of County's undeveloped shoreline

Nature Conservancy Canada and partners protect more of County’s undeveloped shoreline

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners today announced the creation of a new 55-hectare (135-acre) nature reserve – the MapleCross Coastline Reserve – on the south shore of Prince Edward County. “We are very grateful for the work of volunteers from the Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust, who helped with local fundraising […]

Community Care for Seniors thanks virtual 'tag day' supporters

Community Care for Seniors thanks virtual ‘tag day’ supporters

CHEERS! from the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors, to those who supported this year’s virtual tag day. In the 36th year that Community Care has organized Tag Day the agency realized $1,145 in a virtual event online. During the pandemic, organizers couldn’t ask volunteers to do their traditional roles of having donation boxes […]

Picton contractor scratches $250,000 win

Picton contractor scratches $250,000 win

‘Living’, ‘jazz’ and ‘bell’ were only some of the words that Alan Edmonds of Picton revealed on his Instant Crossword Deluxe ticket to win a $250,000 top prize. Edmonds, a 59-year old father and grandfather, says he strictly plays Instant Crossword Deluxe. On the day he won, he noted he kept finding more words than […]

Bags of Hope spilling over with support and community cheer

Bags of Hope spilling over with support and community cheer

By Andrea Harrison Five years ago, Lisa Zachariah was sitting on her couch with her children, talking about a local individual who was feeling alone while facing cancer treatments. This tragedy touched and inspired the family. They decided to make sure this person knew they were not alone. They collected all kinds of items their […]

County man delivers $10,000 worth of Many Happy Returns

County man delivers $10,000 worth of Many Happy Returns

When David Hepburn made a $200 donation to the 99.3 County FM radio, Sunday, it marked a $10,000 milestone for contributions to the community. Just over four years ago, Hepburn, a 37-year-old developmentally challenged individual in Prince Edward County, started a project with the help of his family and friends called ‘Many Happy Returns’. The […]

Virtual Hike for Hospice exceeds fundraising goal

Virtual Hike for Hospice exceeds fundraising goal

By Sharon Harrison There were some very happy and relieved faces Saturday morning when Hospice Prince Edward announced this year’s Hike for Hospice fundraising total (as of 10am Saturday) had reached $32,116, smashing its goal of $25,000. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the annual signature event usually held at Picton’s Prince Edward Community Centre had […]

Generous gifts to Love the Library campaign honour Betty Wakefield

Generous gifts to Love the Library campaign honour Betty Wakefield

A $10,000 gift from Don Wakefield is a second generous donation to the Prince Edward County Picton Library expansion project, in memory of his wife Betty Wakefield. A room in the renewed building will be named in Betty’s memory. The Love Your Library campaign to improve and expand the 110-year-old Carnegie building is nearing $2 […]

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