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Balance key to 24 new child care spaces at Athol Town Hall

Balance key to 24 new child care spaces at Athol Town Hall

The desire to create much-needed child care spaces while balancing existing users’ wants and needs is the goal to formulate in a five-year lease agreement between the municipality and The HUB Child and Family Centre. The Athol Town Hall in Cherry Valley is being considered as an ideal satellite daycare to benefit two dozen pre-school […]

Picton courthouse one of province's oldest remaining buildings

Picton courthouse one of province’s oldest remaining buildings

By Sharon Harrison First constructed in 1832, many people recognize the County courthouse, even if they haven’t been inside, as the imposing Georgian-style structure located on Union Street. It houses old jail cells (and is infamously known for the only hanging in Picton’s history), the courthouse and land registry office where part of the building […]

Ambassadors of bygone era celebrate 30 years of gathering as friends

Ambassadors of bygone era celebrate 30 years of gathering as friends

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The ‘Gathering of Friends’ Rendezvous group celebrated family and friends with its ‘welcome weekend’ volunteers at the Ameliasburgh Heritage Village, marking 30 years of re-enactments. The fun and the celebrations over the Victoria Day long weekend featured an informal dedication ceremony acknowledging the commitment of bringing the village to […]

Delhi pathways plan to better connect 'heart of Picton'

Delhi pathways plan to better connect ‘heart of Picton’

By Sharon Harrison Details of a series of pathways through Delhi Park, described as the heart of Picton, and how they will connect to existing infrastructure were unveiled at a recent well-attended public open house. On display for review and comment were preliminary designs on a series of display boards (no presentation), where Victoria Taylor […]

Mobility mats and chairs make Wellington beach more accessible

Mobility mats and chairs make Wellington beach more accessible

More people are now able to enjoy the Wellington Rotary Beach shore and water because of new accessibility equipment. A beach mat, also known as a Mobi-Mat, is now in place at the beach, making it easier for people using wheelchairs, families with strollers, and others, to move across the sand and access the water. […]

Double double thanks for the Smiles

Double double thanks for the Smiles

People who bought smiles, gave smiles and helped raise $12,243.46 for the County’s new hospital. “This year’s campaign was a smiling success, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the loyal support of our customers and our dedicated staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly to create over 12,000 smiles to Back the Build for our […]

$500K is pivotal donation to get a CT Scanner in the new hospital

$500K is pivotal donation to get a CT Scanner in the new hospital

A $500,000 commitment from Norm Ritchie and Monique Postlewaite, of Picton, not only gave an enormous boost to the fundraising campaign for a CT Scanner for Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital – the couple is pivotal to the quest for a scanner in the County in the first place. A CT scanner allows doctors to […]

90th birthday gift 'anchored' at Mariners Park Museum

90th birthday gift ‘anchored’ at Mariners Park Museum

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison It was a family get together of sorts, a special moment recognized, a big celebration for an esteemed 90-year-old, and on the actual day of his milestone birthday Wednesday (which also came with cake), the day honoured Vince Murray’s maritime connection with the unveiling of a special plaque. Rich […]

Three storey extension planned for prominent Picton mansion

Three storey extension planned for prominent Picton mansion

By Sharon Harrison One of Picton’s most prominent mansions, now operating as a lodging establishment and event venue, may gain a three-storey rear extension to the designated heritage property. If approved, the significant architectural and historical landmark now known as the CAPE (Culinary Arts Prince Edward) would see 20 new hotel rooms, a restaurant, amenity […]

Second Earth Day expo unveils love of trees and hope for healthy environment

Second Earth Day expo unveils love of trees and hope for healthy environment

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison   With expanded Earth Day events stretching into their second week in the County, activities continued this week with the second annual environmental expo, an all-day event held at the Prince Edward Community Centre in Picton, where the theme this year was ‘stepping up for the climate’. A celebration […]

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