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Sweet thanks to frontline workers from County sugarshacks

Sweet thanks to frontline workers from County sugarshacks

Maple in The County organizers gifted close to 100 bottles of Prince Edward County maple syrup to staff at Picton Sobey’s Tuesday. Walts Sugar Shack also brought all the employees at Pierson’s Foodland in Wellington a bottle of maple syrup. The 19th annual festival was one of the first major events to be cancelled in […]

Care for youth in the pandemic and beyond

Care for youth in the pandemic and beyond

By Andrea Harrison At the top of the Town hill in Picton, a passionate group of people are working hard to serve the youth of Prince Edward County. The ROC (Recreation Outreach Centre) has a vision of giving every young person in the County an equal chance to excel at life. Founded 20 years ago […]

County businesses provide dinner and a movie for hospital staff

County businesses provide dinner and a movie for hospital staff

Nobody envies a hospital worker in a pandemic. Especially when doctors, nurses and other frontline staff members are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and are caring for the community’s most vulnerable people. As a way to say thank you for their efforts, several local businesses stepped up during Nurses’ Week to show […]

Now showing: Petersons hand over reins after 30 years at the Mustang Drive In

Now showing: Petersons hand over reins after 30 years at the Mustang Drive In

By Olivia Timm ​​Kids on the playground, the sounds of car horns blaring for movies to begin, a near birth, and a wedding are just a few fond memories of the historic Picton Mustang Drive In. ​​Thirty years of memories – of challenges and triumphs – are now at the forefront of Paul Peterson’s mind […]

Leadership donation to prompt others to support hospitals working through pandemic

Leadership donation to prompt others to support hospitals working through pandemic

A ‘significant’ donation from a well known local philanthropic family will give Quinte Health Care’s four local hospitals some of the tools they need to provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lanny and Catharine Huff made the donation to be used to purchase personal protective equipment, reconfiguration of space to accommodate COVID patients and equipment […]

Hortons 'perks up' essential workers

Hortons ‘perks up’ essential workers

To support those working to keep the public safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim Hortons delivered free coffee and baked goods to front-line workers across Prince Edward County. Paul and Valerie Massey, owners of the Picton and Wellington Tim Hortons restaurants wanted to give thanks to those working on the front lines during this crisis. […]

Lester family supports care at County's hospital

Lester family supports care at County’s hospital

With the COVID-19 global pandemic forcing the local healthcare system to adapt quickly, the Lester family of Prince Edward County decided to take action. Over the years, the Lester family has been generous supporters of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. A desire to improve the experiences for all patients during the current crisis, Garry Lester […]

Picton teen a sewing machine - making masks for people in need

Picton teen a sewing machine – making masks for people in need

A Picton teen has put her sewing skills and unexpected free time to use by making face masks for anyone in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cody-Rae Fowler, 16, and a Grade 11 student at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton, is lending her sewing skills to the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. […]

Community cheers staff at County's hospital with snacks and supplies

Community cheers staff at County’s hospital with snacks and supplies

The community is cheering staff at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital with donations of yummy snacks and important safety supplies. Cheers to Canadian Tire in Picton for a donation of five 20-litre containers (1,000 litres) of hand sanitizer to PECMH. Prince Edward OPP officers made a safe and physically distanced delivery of goodies for staff […]

Connections and coincidences get much-needed N95 masks to County's hospital

Connections and coincidences get much-needed N95 masks to County’s hospital

Thanks to a series of coincidences, Picton hospital received two large boxes of N95 and P100 masks free of charge from Calgary. County connections across North America bring a story of generosity of much-need personal protective equipment for staff at Picton’s hospital. “This story of generosity and communication demonstrates how we are all connected – […]

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