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4-H awards showcase local youth achievements

4-H awards showcase local youth achievements

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The Prince Edward County 4-H Association’s 2019 Awards Night recognized and celebrated achievements of County youth during the year in what has become a much-anticipated annual tradition. The evening highlighted the many clubs within 4-H, the achievements and accomplishments of all its members, and showcased contributing individuals, as well […]

NoFrills receives Foodland Ontario gold award

NoFrills receives Foodland Ontario gold award

Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte recognized Andrew and Emily’s NoFrills grocery store on behalf of Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, for outstanding commitment to Ontario’s local food industry and presented them with a Foodland Ontario Retailers Award gold award for cross merchandising. “Grocery stores, like Andrew and Emily’s NoFrills, […]

Wallets open in support of Handbags for Hospice event

Wallets open in support of Handbags for Hospice event

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A fine selection of high-end handbags was the focus at the Highline Hall in Wellington Wednesday evening as Hospice Prince Edward raised funds in its inaugural Handbags for Hospice event. Among designer labels, the event also featured a County twist with a few hand-painted handbags by County artists that […]

851 Prince Edward air cadets salute 100 People Who Care

851 Prince Edward air cadets salute 100 People Who Care

851 Prince Edward Squadron cadets and staff saluted the 100 People Who Care PEC group in thanks for an $11,000 donation presented Monday night at their Macaulay Mountain headquarters. Mark Davis, one of the founders of 100 People Who Care, noted full support from the organization to choose the cadets as recipients of the group’s […]

Master Gardeners present children's garden awards

Master Gardeners present children’s garden awards

The Prince Edward County Master Gardeners honoured young gardeners for their growing efforts. The group presented Children’s Garden Awards at the Picton Library as sisters, brothers, mums, dads, grandparents and friends joined in the celebration. “We celebrated these young gardeners and the amazing gardens they created this year,” said Ren Duinker, co-ordinator with the Prince […]

Angry Birds' Eat for Kids raises $40,500 for HUB expansion

Angry Birds’ Eat for Kids raises $40,500 for HUB expansion

Picton’s Angry Birds restaurant owner Michael Hymus presented $40,500 raised from the recent ‘Eat for Kids’ promotion where 100 per cent of sales from meals were donated to the HUB Child and Family Centre expansion project. “Special thanks to the team at Angry Bird’s for all they do and making these fundraisers possible,” said Hymus. […]

McDougall Backs the Build with $50,000

McDougall Backs the Build with $50,000

The McDougall Insurance family has presented a $50,000 campaign boost to Back the Build of the County’s new hospital. “We’re exceptionally proud to make this gift to the Foundation to help ensure families continue to have access to the care they need, here at home,” said Don Stanton Jr., president of McDougall Insurance and Financial. […]

Community support keeps 112 County kids warmer this year

Community support keeps 112 County kids warmer this year

As the temperature turns to single digits this week, more than 100 Prince Edward County children will be warmer thanks to community support for the OPP Keep Kids Warm campaign. “We have outfitted 112 children this year – way up over last year,” said Barb Sill, one of the organizers for the County portion of […]

Picton Home Hardware doubles its love for the library

Picton Home Hardware doubles its love for the library

Picton’s Home Hardware family showed their love for the library Wednesday morning presenting a $5,000 donation to the expansion project. Because the donation was made in October, it will be matched by an anonymous donor who has pledged up to $50,000 in support of the renovation and expansion of the historic Picton Library. Sweet noted […]

Donor wall update tributes generosity

Donor wall update tributes generosity

In a tribute to generous support of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, more than 200 updates were made to its donor wall. The PECMH Foundation unveiled 207 commemorations Friday. One of the honourees – the citizens of Prince Edward County – now show cumulative gifts totalling $984,866.50 accelerating them to the Grand Founder level. “The […]

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