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Golfers tee up funds for medical equipment at County's hospital

Golfers tee up funds for medical equipment at County’s hospital

Ninety-six golfers raised $39,161 for medical equipment at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital during the 9th annual Teeing Up Fore Health Care Golf Classic, June 11, at the Picton Golf & Country Club. The annual event is hosted by the hospital foundation and RE/MAX Quinte Ltd Brokerage because priority equipment purchases are not government-funded […]

Art auction raises $375,000 toward CT scanner for County's new hospital

Art auction raises $375,000 toward CT scanner for County’s new hospital

Tallies are in and support for the County’s new hospital is framed at $375,000 raised at the Bid for the Build fundraising art auction earlier this month. The high-energy evening June 1 raised funds toward the County’s first CT (computerized tomography) scanner to be installed in the new hospital. The event drew approximately 300 people […]

Bay of Quinte Mutual honours its past, shapes future at 150th celebration

Bay of Quinte Mutual honours its past, shapes future at 150th celebration

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison It could not have been a more a perfect summer’s afternoon for a garden party as the Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance Co. celebrated a milestone anniversary Friday with employees, retired staff, policy holders, brokers, business partners and the general public. Many guests were in attendance from the County […]

PECI athletes honoured for excellence in sport at school and beyond

PECI athletes honoured for excellence in sport at school and beyond

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute students, staff, coaches, families and friends honoured athletes Tuesday night for excellence in sport at school, in the region, district, province and in special instance, on the national stage. “It’s wonderful to be able to gather together this evening to recognize and honour this incredible group of student athletes, their dedication […]

Grant Howes inducted into Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame

Grant Howes inducted into Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame

County cider-making legend Grant Howes was inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame (OAHF) Sunday – among six people who positively influenced Ontario agriculture. Richard Grant Howes was nominated by his wife and partner Jenifer Dean, who continues their vision at the company as cider maker and managing director. The County Cider Company founder […]

Bidding for the build erupts in million dollar-plus support for hospital

Bidding for the build erupts in million dollar-plus support for hospital

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Not only did a generous community come through at the Bid for the Build art auction held at the Crystal Palace Saturday night, but the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary also moved forward with a significant contribution totalling $1.1 million. One night, a full house, much artwork and […]

Local teenager earns Girl Guides highest award

Local teenager earns Girl Guides highest award

Prince Edward County teenager Persephone Howard was recently awarded the Girl Guide’s highest honour for Pathfinders, The Canada Cord. She was presented the award at the 1st Picton Girl Guides Advancement Ceremony May 22 at Picton United Church. There were 16 girls moving up under the theme of “Growing in Guiding”. “This is the first one […]

House tours fund four grants to help preserve built heritage

House tours fund four grants to help preserve built heritage

  Four groups will share $15,000 from the Built Heritage Fund to help preserve, protect or restore heritage structures. The Built Heritage Fund was established following the precipitous demolition in 2010 of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a 135-year-old historical landmark on Picton’s Main Street, which made a group of concerned citizens realize that without intervention, […]

PECI's Laurie Spencer receives school board's highest recognition award

PECI’s Laurie Spencer receives school board’s highest recognition award

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute secondary teacher Laurie Spencer was one of eight school board employees to receive the school board’s highest recognition this month during an Inspiring Excellence Awards celebration. The Hastings Prince Edward District School Board awards Inspiring Excellence Awards to employees who make significant contributions to student achievement and well-being through their commitment […]

Bruce Dowdell takes the stage as VIQ Volunteer of the Year

Bruce Dowdell takes the stage as VIQ Volunteer of the Year

“Mr. Milford” Bruce Dowdell was honoured as Volunteer and Information Hastings Prince Edward’s Ruth Burrows Volunteer of the Year on the weekend. The South Marysburgh resident was “described as often the first to arrive and the last to leave, and his selfless, tireless and good-natured commitment to his community is an inspiration to all.” The […]

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