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Council defers heritage strategy to budget deliberations

Council defers heritage strategy to budget deliberations

By Ross Lees Prince Edward County council is doing its best – with the urging of some of its residents – to recognize the importance and value of its built heritage. At the committee of the whole meeting Feb. 10 at Shire Hall, council heard a staff report from planner Damien Schaefer concerning a heritage […]

Four heritage properties recommended for designation

Four heritage properties recommended for designation

At its meeting  Dec. 16, the Heritage Advisory Committee has recommended four designations of properties deemed to be of cultural heritage value. They include the Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main St.; the Athol Township Hall, 1685 Cty Rd. 10; the Moses Hudgins Log House located at 191 Ostrander Point Road, and the property known as […]

Heritage Matters: Discuss the Future of our Past

Heritage Matters: Discuss the Future of our Past

Built Heritage in Prince Edward County will be the focus of “Heritage Matters: The Future of Our Past”, hosted by the County of Prince Edward and its Heritage Advisory Committee (PEHAC) Wednesday, Dec. 15th from 6:30pm-8pm at the Picton Town Hall. The municipality is in the process of reviewing its heritage policies. The public is […]

Tour history to support heritage

Take the afternoon and enjoy the Christmas House Tour, sip on hot cider and delight in tasty treats!

County heritage of apples worth preserving

County heritage of apples worth preserving

By Donald McClure One of the lingering memories of this autumn and autumns past is our annual visit to Waupoos to stock up on apples.  Standing in Creasy’s retail shed a few weeks ago surrounded with baskets and bins of freshly harvested apples,  seems almost to be a right of passage for County folks.  It […]

Open letter to future council: Save our heritage

I am deeply concerned about the destruction of the County’s heritage sites as well as development that does nothing to enhance and complement its past. The protection and preservation of our historical areas are crucial to PECs economic growth as a place to live and work as well as a tourist destination. Our history creates […]

County honours its cultural heritage

County honours its cultural heritage

SEPT 23, 2010 – Prince Edward County and its Heritage Advisory Committee honoured owners of 30 heritage sites listed in the County’s Register as properties of cultural heritage value. “We are an area rich in history,” Mayor Leo Finnegan told honourees in attendance at the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting Thursday in the Edward Building. “The […]

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