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Stark Family Fund gifts more than $60,000 to local organizations

Stark Family Fund gifts more than $60,000 to local organizations

The Stark Family Fund, held within The Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, celebrated granting $63,072 to support 10 initiatives by local charitable community service organizations in the Prince Edward County area. The foundation expects this year’s grants to directly impact 48,784 individuals, including 8,154 youth. The Stark fund was created in 2002 with a […]

SxS/ATV Poker run a win for hospital build

SxS/ATV Poker run a win for hospital build

Prince Edward Side-by-Side (SxS) and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riders presented $3,600 to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMHF). Last month 90 people on 80 machines took in the County’s pretty views, fresh air, and adventure and raised the funds to Back the Build for the new County hospital during their second annual poker […]

Wellington celebrates Canada Day on the ground and in the sky

Wellington celebrates Canada Day on the ground and in the sky

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison It was a familiar Canada Day streetscape in Wellington and a celebratory mood for the long-time tradition each July 1st as Main Street transforms into a sea of people, and an ocean of red and white. The people came out in droves, bringing happy smiles and infectious laughter and […]

David Smith receives 2024 Leo Finnegan award

David Smith receives 2024 Leo Finnegan award

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Now in its third year, the 2024 Leo Finnegan Distinguished Service Award (LFDSA) was presented to David Smith, described as one of the Rotary Club of Wellington’s most influential volunteers, and an individual who initiated and sustained Wellington Rotary’s commitment to the Back the Build campaign for five years. […]

Wellington Elks support hospital equipment fund among donations

Wellington Elks support hospital equipment fund among donations

Lloyd Scammell and Dave Bowden present $1,000 to Monica Alyea, toward equipment for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The Wellington Elks Lodge 566 celebrated support for the community while hosting the 57th Ontario Elks Provincial Conference recently. Six of 10 Ontario lodges were represented with 22 voting delegates. Endorsement of a host lodge donation […]

PECI graduates 'ready to face the future with confidence': principal

PECI graduates ‘ready to face the future with confidence’: principal

Story and photos by Sue Capon A full house of friends and family cheered graduates Thursday night at the Picton arena honouring their many achievements and accomplishments while at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. There were 111 graduates in the Class of 2024 – 51 of whom achieved Ontario Scholar status having a grade average of […]

Community Living supporters 'fore' affordable housing

Community Living supporters ‘fore’ affordable housing

The sun shone brightly in Wellington for more than 150 people who attended ‘Time for Nine, Wine and Dine’  annual golf tournament hosted by non-profit Community Living Prince Edward. Golfers, event sponsors and partners, donors, team members, volunteers and supporters came together to enjoy food and beverage pairings as well as nine challenging holes at […]

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 […]

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