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Residents explore Bloomfield Mill Pond Park improvements

Residents explore Bloomfield Mill Pond Park improvements

By Sharon Harrison Driving through Bloomfield, many would never know the Mill Pond Park was there, unless you knew it was there, tucked just behind Main Street, sandwiched between it and Stanley Street, enveloped by mature trees, a large green space and watershed, a true nature spot for the community to enjoy, hidden from sight, […]

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 […]

Businesses speak to need for 15-minute quick errand parking spots

Businesses speak to need for 15-minute quick errand parking spots

By Sharon Harrison Complaints about parking problems in Picton continue as two downtown businesses seek establishment of three 15-minute ‘quick errand’ spots. “The parking turnover situation needs a fix on Picton Main Street,” said pharmacist Karl Sitarski, owner of the County Drugstore, adding how “the lack of parking turnover has become a significant issue, adversely […]

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 […]

Extensive preservation of Avro delta test vehicle recovered from County's south shore

Extensive preservation of Avro delta test vehicle recovered from County’s south shore

  Story and photos by Sharon Harrison An expert from the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) in Ottawa provided some fascinating insight last week into the extensive conservation and preservation efforts needed for the Avro delta test vehicle, recovered off County shores. Held at the Mariners Park Museum on County Road 13, and hosted by the […]

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 […]

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