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Katnip Tea raises $2,700 for care of cats waiting for forever homes

Katnip Tea raises $2,700 for care of cats waiting for forever homes

  More than 300 cats and kittens living at the Loyalist Humane Society no-kill shelter will be assisted by $2,700 raised at Sunday’s Katnip Tea fundraiser. A Sheltered Life – photographs, and stories, as told to Maggie Haylock-Capon, by Liza, resident greeter at the Loyalist Humane Society. File photographs by Alan R. Capon. Hello, All! […]

Time to face some facts

Time to face some facts

    Much against my better judgment, I’d like to pursue the comments from my last column, which seems to have generated some productive thought around the County. This time, I’d like to look at the problem from less of a societal point of view, but as a practical scientific experiment. First we need to have […]

'I think I smell a rat'; Tell the hospice story and concerned volunteers' letter

‘I think I smell a rat'; Tell the hospice story and concerned volunteers’ letter

Last week it was reported in the local media that Hospice Prince Edward Executive Director Nancy Parks has resigned. She had served in this position for six years spearheading the creation of a residential hospice in Prince Edward County. I, along with many others, had worked with her from the very beginning  in both  fundraising  […]

Gala at the Regent honours PECI's outstanding athletes

Gala at the Regent honours PECI’s outstanding athletes

The grand stage of the Regent Theatre was the backdrop for Prince Edward Collegiate to honour its outstanding athletes of 2014-15. Families, friends, peers, teachers and coaches applauded accomplishments. Athletic Director Laurie Spencer welcomed the audience and told supporters they should be proud. “We as coaches have the pleasure of working with a group of […]

Adding Fuel to the Fire

Adding Fuel to the Fire

There’s always been a lot of talk here in the County about the incongruities between ‘locals’ and ‘newcomers’. For all of this time, it has been mostly fueled by both new and old County people, in the same way that you and your cousin always seem to get in an argument at Christmastime, after all […]

Optimism outshines heavy rain showers at County's Relay for Life

Optimism outshines heavy rain showers at County’s Relay for Life

When the sun came up Saturday morning, organizers unveiled $104,504.86 raised at this year’s sixth annual event. Over the past six years, more than $1.1 million has been raised in Prince Edward County for the Canadian Cancer Society. As the rain pelted down on the Relay for Life opening ceremonies, determination to celebrate and fight […]

Katnip Tea and auction to be social event of season

Katnip Tea and auction to be social event of season

Sponsored by A Sheltered Life – photographs, and stories, as told to Maggie Haylock-Capon, by Liza, resident greeter at the Loyalist Humane Society. File photographs by Alan R. Capon. (If you are unable to adopt a cat or kitten, there are many other important ways to help the LHS. Donations of Javex and other household […]

Much Ado About ... Something?

Much Ado About … Something?

This what I call my ‘Clean-up’ column. On the heels of my busy season, I have been missing in action for a while … much to the annoyance of my fans, and much to the relief of my detractors. So I’ll deal briefly with a number of current issues: More on LCBO As Chris Keen […]

PECI student honoured with Carol Burrill Award

PECI student honoured with Carol Burrill Award

PECI student Elizabeth Mulridge gained a boost for her post-secondary school ambitions in the arts last week. Mulridge received the $500 Carol Burrill Arts Award from the County arts council at their annual general meeting. Artist Peta Hall took the lead in ensuring the arts council honour Burrill, a well-known local artist who died suddenly […]

New Liquor Store brings Boos?

New Liquor Store brings Boos?

Well, it looks like another of the County’s fine institutions is under fire. The venerable LCBO is taking heat from Picton locals for its plans to expand and improve the operation at its current Lake and Main location. First we need to understand that the LCBO holds a formidable position in the hearts of County […]

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