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Victory Pin presented virtually to last Second World War vet of Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Victory Pin presented virtually to last Second World War vet of Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Local Veteran Recognized for Service by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay, and MP for Bay of Quinte Neil Ellis With a little help from his friends, Austin Fuller, 99, the last surviving Second World War veteran of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte was thanked by the Prime Minister […]

County library lovers exceed matching goal; next chapter is spring construction

County library lovers exceed matching goal; next chapter is spring construction

Prince Edward County has given its library a big hug – exceeding a fundraising goal by $15,000 and will expect to see a spring start to construction of the new branch in Picton. An anonymous donor promised up to match up to $100,000 in donations, and library lovers across the County not only met, but […]

Ode to Joy captures picture-perfect donation for new hospital

Ode to Joy captures picture-perfect donation for new hospital

The spirit of Christmas was at an all time high at ANDARA Gallery in Bloomfield. As part of their ‘Ode to Joy’ art show and sale, Tara Wilkinson and Andrew Csafordi, artist-owners of the gallery, decorated their century-old barn with a 15-foot Christmas tree from Denmar Farms and welcomed guests to visit for a COVID-safe, […]

Support helps Picton Salvation Army Community Church relieve pandemic strain on local families

Support helps Picton Salvation Army Community Church relieve pandemic strain on local families

Many County families feeling the strain of COVID-19 this holiday season were thankful for support of the Salvation Army in Picton. The Salvation Army Picton Community Church worked with several community partners to bring joy by providing Christmas hampers, trees and toys for children. This year, volunteers faced a 35 per cent increase in families requesting […]

Runners support hospital despite marathon's cancellation

Runners support hospital despite marathon’s cancellation

Community support came running in from County Marathon participants even though there was no race this year. Mark Henry, on behalf of the County Marathon committee presented Briar Boyce of the PECMH Foundation with $2,500 last week. Part of the funds were collected from participants who donated in anticipation of there being a race in […]

Local family hopes gift inspires giving

Local family hopes gift inspires giving

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation received an early Christmas gift from a local family. The foundation celebrated a gift of $500 from the grandchildren of Terry and Linda Byford and their children Joe Byford; Clay and Marianne Byford; Lindsay and Brandon Elliott and Miranda and Aaron Bucci. The gift supports PECM Hospital’s most […]

Federal funding supports local Royal Canadian Legions

Federal funding supports local Royal Canadian Legions

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis announced $65,070 in funding to help local Royal Canadian Legions with their operational costs, so they can continue providing support for veterans in need. The Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund is part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan designed to help protect jobs, provide emergency support and keep businesses […]

Curbside Christmas meal pick up for seniors a success

Curbside Christmas meal pick up for seniors a success

A take out Christmas turkey with all the trimmings meal for seniors was a resounding success. Debbie MacDonald Moynes, of Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors, says there were 179 meals ordered and picked up between noon and 1pm Dec. 17th. “Everyone was smiling as they waited patiently in their car for the contactless, curbside […]

Angel Tree program wraps up successful Christmas campaign

Angel Tree program wraps up successful Christmas campaign

Despite challenges presented with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Children’s Foundation Angel Tree campaign for 2020 was a success. “Susan Rose, Program Coordinator and her team are overwhelmed by the generosity of the community,” said Kate Anderson, of The Children’s Foundation. “This campaign raised over $32,000, as well as lots of wonderful donations of brand new […]

Residents making spirits bright for a new County hospital

Residents making spirits bright for a new County hospital

In a holiday season unlike any other, spirits were bright at the Wellings of Picton this week as a group of residents presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with a holiday gift of $6,265. The funds were raised at the Wellings of Picton’s third annual Making Spirits Bright Christmas Bazaar that was held […]

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