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Prince Edward District Women’s Institute presents $15,500 to community groups

Fancy sandwiches, sweets, tea and cheques were offered to special guests attending a celebration of the 120th anniversary of Women’s Institutes in Ontario. Members of the County’s seven WI branches made a presentation of $15,500 to various community organizations from funds raised at their annual art and craft sale. “Celebrating 120 years is quite an […]

Are there seeds of renewal to follow the death of gardening?

Regular visitors to Seedy Saturday were thrilled to see the eighth annual event re-potted into the gymnasium at PECI. “We’ve come a long way from that church basement eight years ago,” said Tamara Segal, one of the event’s organizers. “People are appreciating the space to move around and see everything.” Hundreds arrived to swap seeds, […]

Family Day fun all weekend in the County

Family Day weekend fun began in Sophiasburgh on Saturday but outdoor winter carnival activities were curtailed due to warmer than usual temperatures. The town hall at Demorestville was the gathering place for families, as planned hockey tournament and skating fun were shortened due to slushy conditions on the ice pad behind the hall. Inside, there […]

Warm weather for Family Day weekend prompts water safety statement

Quinte Conservation has issued a water safety statement as local temperatures for the weekend and into next week are forecast to be above normal. The statement indicates that high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous, but flooding is not expected. This statement is valid until Feb. 23. “We are urging […]

Seedy Saturday a promise that spring is on the way

County residents and visitors to this weekend’s Seedy Saturday event will swap, share, learn and get a jump on spring garden plans. Prince Edward County’s eighth annual celebration of seeds has found a new home to accommodate the growing enthusiasm from the community. On Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the gymnasium at Prince […]

Angler reels in big prize for small fish

Saturday’s weather was perfect for anglers of all ages to drop their lines in the 8th annual Merland Park Ice Fishing Derby. Hosted by Merland Park’s Jennifer and Kevin Lavers, the event is known for its many ice games, which kick off with the Shirt Off – Fish On competition where participants fish shirtless for […]


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