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Hike for Hospice Sunday, May 7

Hike for Hospice Sunday, May 7

Hikers, runners, strollers, ramblers and wanderers are uniting to support Hospice Prince Edward in its sixth annual Hike for Hospice event. On Sunday, May 7, Prince Edward County residents and friends will join thousands of people across the country to raise funds to support people living with progressive life-limiting illness, their loved ones and caregivers. […]

Legion donation will help re-start hearts at County's hospital

Legion donation will help re-start hearts at County’s hospital

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation received $3,000 from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 Thursday. The donation will be directed toward the Foundation’s current $250,000 Picture of Health campaign for medical equipment, for a Heartstart defibrillator for the inpatient unit at PECMH at a cost of $14,265. A defibrillator delivers a dose of […]

Wellings honours volunteers for outstanding work in the County

Wellings honours volunteers for outstanding work in the County

Prince Edward County volunteers were honoured on Wednesday for outstanding work in the community. The Wellings of Picton opened the doors of its new adult lifestyle community located behind H.J. McFarland Home on Hwy 49 to host the second annual Volunteer Recognition Awards luncheon. “We would like to applaud the efforts of all 10 volunteers […]

PEPtBO launches Nature Matters! in Prince Edward County

PEPtBO launches Nature Matters! in Prince Edward County

Members and friends of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) are encouraging the celebration, appreciation and protection of nature in the County. Just in time for Earth Day weekend, PEPtBO launched Nature Matters!, a 48-page booklet featuring dozens of local nature-related events being held in Prince Edward County. “There’s so much to celebrate about […]

Prime Minister and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau celebrate her birthday in the County

Prime Minister and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau celebrate her birthday in the County

Social media was abuzz with news Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau spent Sunday in Prince Edward County. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis said the day was a personal one for the Prime Minister so any photo opportunities would be borne out of following the motorcade. The tail end of […]

Town & Country Video closing is end of an era

Town & Country Video closing is end of an era

The final credits are coming up for Town & Country Video, the County’s last remaining video rental store. After almost 30 years at 130 Main St., in Picton, thousands of movies and video game rentals will be for sale – and when they’re gone, the store will be closed. Owner Gavin Bonham-Carter made the announcement […]

No rain on Easter parade and community egg hunts

No rain on Easter parade and community egg hunts

From the Easter Bunny’s lips to Mother Nature’s ear, were hopes for the rain to hold off for a glorious morning of sunshine as youngsters participated in community Easter Egg Hunts all over Prince Edward County. Following a hiatus of a few years, the Picton Firefighters Association brought Easter fun back to Benson Park Saturday morning with […]

Picton Home Hardware receives Proud of My Home Award

Picton Home Hardware receives Proud of My Home Award

Picton Home Hardware Building Centre received the Proud of My Home Award at Home Hardware’s annual Spring Market, earlier this month in St. Jacobs, Ontario. Dealer-Owners Adam Busscher, Mark Busscher and Chrissy Busscher were one of 23 stores to be honoured with the award out of nearly 1,100 stores across Canada. “The Proud of my […]

Grant recipients thank Rotary for serving the community

Grant recipients thank Rotary for serving the community

Representatives from a dozen local groups and organizations posed for a photograph at the Picton Rotary Club meeting Tuesday in thanks for grants received in excess of $13,500. “Local needs have always been a prime focus of the Rotary Club of Picton,” said Barb Proctor, Rotary’s Community Service chair. “Community Service assists local organizations to […]

Fundraising in final stretch for Picton Splash Pad project

Fundraising in final stretch for Picton Splash Pad project

In the final stretch to meet a $250,000 fundraising goal, supporters of the Picton Splash Pad project walked the track at the Wellington arena Saturday. “We were small in numbers but did a mighty job raising $2,000,” said chair Susan Quaiff. “Our youngest walker was Griffin Conder, 4, who raised $250.” The group hopes it […]

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