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Sweet support for hospital from maple producers

Sweet support for hospital from maple producers

Local maple producers have come forward with a sweet gesture of support for the campaign to build a new hospital in Prince Edward County. On behalf of the Maple in the County Festival Committee, local producers presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation $6,000 raised through the sale of Maple in the County To-Go […]

Free postcards ask Canadians to re-connect 'Write Here, Write Now'

Free postcards ask Canadians to re-connect ‘Write Here, Write Now’

To help Canadians stay in touch and re-connect with each other just short of one full year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada Post is delivering free prepaid postcards. “Staying in touch can make a difference. When a hug isn’t possible, a handwritten message shows the people we care about that they’re on our mind and […]

Hospital Auxiliary in final stretch of $1M pledge to Back the Build

Hospital Auxiliary in final stretch of $1M pledge to Back the Build

With a presentation of a fourth installment on their $1M pledge to Back the Build of the County’s new hospital, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers are just $216,000 away from their goal. Auxiliary representatives presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation team with $234,000 Thursday for a total of this pledge so […]

New hospital cashes in on Rotary - Printcraft calendar sales partnership

New hospital cashes in on Rotary – Printcraft calendar sales partnership

While ‘fences’ are the theme of the Picton Rotary’s 2021 cash calendar, the decision to support the new hospital campaign wasn’t something a local business owner needed to sit on the fence about. Heather VanVlack, owner of Printcraft in Picton, was quick to end 2020 on a positive note by helping the Rotary Club of […]

Concert, fundraiser launched to assist County man's road to recovery

Concert, fundraiser launched to assist County man’s road to recovery

Back Forty Productions will host a four-part virtual benefit concert series for PEC native Alec Lunn, in conjunction with a crowd funding campaign, to cover years of lost wages due to a rare illness. “It is no secret that Alec Lunn has been a pillar in Prince Edward County. He’s a community man, with a […]

Artist painting her way through pandemic supports County's hospital

Artist painting her way through pandemic supports County’s hospital

Pamela Carter has been painting her way through the pandemic. The Wellington artist recently gave a second donation to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation – 25 per cent of the proceeds from her winter art sale. Over the month of December, Carter sold several paintings and donated $700 to the foundation to use […]

Wellington Legion helps patients at PECMH have a good night’s rest

Wellington Legion helps patients at PECMH have a good night’s rest

CHEERS! from the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, to the Royal Canadian Legion in Wellington, for a recent second donation. Ken MacMillan, on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Poppy Fund Committee recently presented members of the PECMH Foundation with a gift of $2,500 – funds raised through the 2020 poppy fund […]

Community rescues trumpeter swan with tennis ball stuck on its bill

Community rescues trumpeter swan with tennis ball stuck on its bill

A trumpeter swan cygnet with an old tennis ball stuck on the end of its bill has a caring, dedicated community to thank for his recent rescue from a probable slow death by starvation, on the frigid water at Wellington harbour. Plans and capture attempts to free “Wilson” of the object that was preventing him […]

Fifth generation farmer wins bursary from PE Federation of Agriculture

Fifth generation farmer wins bursary from PE Federation of Agriculture

CHEERS! from The Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture (PEFA), to Christopher Bell, this year’s recipient of the annual post-secondary bursary of $500 for students from Prince Edward County who are involved in the agricultural industry. Bell is a fifth generation farmer alongside his parents on their cattle farm near Consecon. He is an active member […]

Carver auctions spoons for County's new hospital

Carver auctions spoons for County’s new hospital

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation loves it when donors stir things up in a good way. To help beat the lockdown blues, Ken deBoer hand carved wooden spoons over the month of January and auctioned them off on his Instagram page (@theshedhandmade). His labour of love raised $1,350 and he donated the proceeds […]

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