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Banners a pick-me-up for Picton light poles

Banners a pick-me-up for Picton light poles

Light poles in historic downtown Picton received a pick-me-up last week as the result of a collaboration between the Picton Business Improvement Association and internationally-acclaimed artist Carl Wiens. New banners designed by Wiens now adorn the posts as part of the BIA’s onging branding activities aimed at celebrating the former town’s rich and unique history. […]

Picton BIA hosts mid-summer celebration

Picton BIA hosts mid-summer celebration

Art demonstrations, entertainment, photography, sidewalk sales and an evening of live entertainment highlighted this weekend’s Streetfest celebrations in Picton. County Artists were invited to set up easels all over town to paint ‘En Plein Air’. The public was invited to observe the artists and bid on their creations in a silent auction at The Regent […]

BIA cleans up with County collaboration

BIA cleans up with County collaboration

A collaboration between the Picton Business Improvement Association and the County of Prince Edward is paying off – for the environment – with the installation of new recycling centres. “This initiative is three years in the making,” says Barry Braun, PEC’s Commissioner of Recreation, Parks and Culture. “But working in collaboration with the Picton BIA, […]

Amy Rutherford named 2011 Rising Star winner

Amy Rutherford named 2011 Rising Star winner

Amy Rutherford faced stiff competion among 15 entrants to win the fifth annual Picton Rising Star competion, held this year as part of Canada Day celebrations. For the past four years, the popular event has been held during the County Fair in the fall. The competition offers youth between the ages of four and 18 […]

Picton full of Canada Day party pizazz

Picton full of Canada Day party pizazz

Picton’s Canada Day party was held all over town with children fully delighted at the Kids’ Carnival at Delhi Park; a multitude of events on Elizabeth Street and Main Street, including an artisan market, sidewalk sales, street entertainment and buskers. Day’s end featured a spectacular display of fireworks. Congratulations to Amy Rutherford, Picton’s 2011 Rising […]

Green Streets $15,000 grant helps plant heritage trees in Prince Edward County

Green Streets $15,000 grant helps plant heritage trees in Prince Edward County

The Picton Business Improvement Area hosted an afternoon garden party Tuesday at the Shire Hall parkette in Picton to celebrate the announcement of a $15,000 TD Green Streets matching grant for tree planting in “urban” Prince Edward County locations. BIA executive director Roni Summers-Wickens explained the greening is a collaborative project with the County’s Parks, […]

Seeking input on Feed the Meter campaign

By Ross Lees Despite an effort by Prince Edward County councillor Jamie Forrester to bring the Christmas time Feed the Meter campaign decision back onto the table, the majority of council prefers to await results of further consultation with the business community. Forrester told council Tuesday that he had done some research on the Learning […]

Holiday memories on a sleigh-ride

Holiday memories on a sleigh-ride

The snow fell in southern Prince Edward County Thursday, but Picton Main Street was clear and dry as BIA and merchants of downtown Picton hosted free horse-drawn wagon rides, free hot chocolate, courtesy of the Bean Counter Cafe, and carolling from Emmanuel Baptist Church from 5-7 p.m. Many of Picton’s fine shops and services extended […]

Santa hears Christmas wishes at BIA village

Santa hears Christmas wishes at BIA village

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