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County connections bring world-class magician/mentalist to the Regent Sunday

County connections bring world-class magician/mentalist to the Regent Sunday

Through typical who-knows-who connections in Prince Edward County, world-class magician and mentalist Bobby Motta will tap into illusions of the mind Sunday, July 16 at Picton’s Regent Theatre. As Canada’s master of the unknown, Motta has earned celebrity props – astounding stars such as Russell Crowe, Nelly Furtado and Al Pacino – and is hailed […]

Sunshine bursts on scene as Royal Tour unfolds in Wellington

Sunshine bursts on scene as Royal Tour unfolds in Wellington

Thunderous applause and the first brilliant sunshine of the day burst open at the exact moment the motorcade for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived in downtown Wellington, Friday. Prince Charles and Camilla walked the few blocks to greet well wishers lining the barricades along Main Street, before being officially greeted at […]

Hats off to Prince Edward Collegiate's Class of 2017

Hats off to Prince Edward Collegiate’s Class of 2017

Secondary school diplomas now in hand, 122 Prince Edward Collegiate students are setting their sights on the future. “We made it!” said valedictorian Noah Mossey, to a full house of family and friends attending the graduation ceremony at the Prince Edward Community Centre. “We have the power, and the ability, to make a difference in […]

How to give $10,000 to a County charity in under an hour

How to give $10,000 to a County charity in under an hour

Wanted: 100 people who care. Five County residents have pitched a proven plan to pass along a minimum donation of $10,000 to Prince Edward County charities, or not-for-profit organizations, in under an hour. No executives or committees, and no fundraisers. Members meet. They network. They vote. They donate. The premise of 100 People Who Care […]

Nostalgic gathering at Pinecrest school closing ceremony

Nostalgic gathering at Pinecrest school closing ceremony

Smiles, laughter, and a few tears unfolded throughout Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School Tuesday night as community members gathered for a closing ceremony. The school closes this month as a result of a decision by the school board June 19 to consolidate Pinecrest students from Grades K-6 with Queen Elizabeth School in Picton and send Grades […]

Heritage awards a highlight in Two Days About Yesterday event

Heritage awards a highlight in Two Days About Yesterday event

Community members who dedicate significant effort to the rich history and heritage of Prince Edward County were honoured on Saturday. At the opening of the second annual Two Days About Yesterday celebration of history and heritage, Mayor Robert Quaiff and members of the Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee presented four heritage awards in recognition […]

PEC OPP escort Special Olympics Flame of Hope through Picton

PEC OPP escort Special Olympics Flame of Hope through Picton

Multi-medal winning competitive swimmer Luke Flynn carried the ‘Flame of Hope’ this year for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics through Picton on Wednesday. Flynn, a Picton resident, has his sights set on competition at the Worlds in 2020 and the Special Olympics. Recently at a match in Pickering he earned two gold, […]

Cancer Changes Everything for Relay for Life participants

Cancer Changes Everything for Relay for Life participants

There were fewer participants at this year’s newly-shortened Relay for Life event in Picton on Friday night, but energy was high and their desire to help conquer cancer, as strong as ever. At the opening ceremonies, Doug Kane, Canadian Cancer Society senior manager, delivered a message of gratitude, appreciation and inspiration. “I love Relay. Thank […]

Customers angry CIBC will withdraw Bloomfield branch

Customers angry CIBC will withdraw Bloomfield branch

CIBC customers hoping their bank would have a change of heart on closing the Bloomfield branch in September left a “community information meeting” disappointed, and angry, Thursday night. “The branch will close,” confirmed Jon Kastikainen, senior manager of stakeholder communications. “At the end of the day it’s a business decision.” Kastikainen stated three-quarters of all […]

Former County school featured in HGTV special 'Great Canadian Homes'

Former County school featured in HGTV special ‘Great Canadian Homes’

To celebrate Canada turning 150 years old, HGTV’s Tommy Smythe is travelling across the nation to go inside the country’s most historic and iconic homes – including one in Prince Edward County. The former South Marysburgh Public School converted to a home and B&B by the Hawkins/Parker family will be among those featured in an […]

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