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Biggest cheeses sure to please this weekend in Picton

Biggest cheeses sure to please this weekend in Picton

The nation’s biggest and best cheeses are sure to please at the fifth annual Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Picton. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the June 6-7 event at the Picton Fairgrounds. Georgs Kolesnikovs, founder of the show, gathered some of the show’s exhibitors and vendors at the new Mystic Dandelion […]

County gains $2 million toward watermain upgrades

County gains $2 million toward watermain upgrades

Picton’s Main Street – from Chapel to Bridge – will benefit from an infrastructure grant for up to $2 million toward the replacement and upgrade of watermains. Mayor Robert Quaiff said the County’s application to the Ontario Communities Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) was announced Tuesday morning. “Total cost of the project is $2.7 million, so the […]

Mustang Drive In Picton

Mustang closed, but Peterson’s reviews continue

The Mustang Drive In is closed for the season.  Read Paul Peterson’s movie reviews Location: 1591 County Rd 1, Picton, ON K0K 2T0 The Mustang Drive-In is Prince Edward County and surrounding area’s one and only Drive-In theatre. Paul and Nancy Peterson have been keeping the tradition of drive-in family fun, great movies, and fair […]

Son charged in murder of Elaine Jeffery

Son charged in murder of Elaine Jeffery

The investigation into the disappearance of Hallowell resident Elaine Jeffery has ended with the discovery of her body near Old Milford Road and Miller side road. Her son James Beau Jeffery, 27, is in custody facing second degree murder charges. The investigation into the disappearance of Hallowell resident Elaine Jeffery ended Friday with the discovery […]

Five possible sites for Sir John A sculpture

Five possible sites for Sir John A sculpture

The public is invited to a discussion about possible locations for the John A. Macdonald bronze sculpture project. Members of the Macdonald Project steering committee are hosting a public meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 7-9 p.m. in the Town Hall above the Fire Hall in Picton.  “This is an important meeting because it’s your opportunity […]

Aiden Haley Peoples' Choice

Aidan Haley’s work named The Peoples’ Choice

Bev Skidmore sponsors the Peoples’ Choice Award. As Aidan Haley was unable to attend the presentation, she was photographed standing between an excellent rendition of Haley painted by John Gregg and Haley’s People’s Choice 2011 painting titled The Precariousness of Living on’The Rock. The people have spoken and Picton’s Aidan Haley was named the 2011 […]

Picton's Robert McMurtry named member of the Order of Canada

Picton’s Robert McMurtry named member of the Order of Canada

Robert Y. McMurtry, of Picton, will be honoured as a Member of the Order of Canada for his leadership and vision in helping to strengthen health care delivery in Canada. The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding […]

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 […]

Raymond Daniels, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario.

County’s oldest organization celebrates 200 years

The oldest organization still in existence in Prince Edward County celebrated its 200th anniversary Saturday with a reception and banquet at the Prince Edward Community Centre. “Freemasonry and our lodges have always been common ground for men to meet for the betterment of themselves, to advance the craft and for the betterment of a society […]

2011 Art in the County jurors' winners

Art in the County jurors honour works that connect to the community

“Exquisite craftsmanship”, “anthropomorphic quality”, “sensibility of space and place”, “subtle tone with soft mood” and mouth-watering flavour are among the words used to describe winners of this year’s Art in the County Jurors’ Award winners. Art in the County’s 18th annual premier art show opens Friday, June 17 in Picton’s Old Town Hall, (above the […]

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