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Mmmmmm Maple in the County

Snow or no snow, with the first weekend of spring comes the Maple in the County festival. The 14th annual event salutes Prince Edward County’s maple syrup producers and invites visitors to learn about one of the oldest agricultural traditions in Canada. Each year, visitors and locals enjoy a trip to the sugar bush to [...]

Civic Recognition Award closest to 94-year-old soldier’s heart

One of Prince Edward County’s most distinguished soldiers has been honoured at home, and abroad, but the Civic Recognition Award presented by council Tuesday night is close to his heart. George Wright, 94, was presented the award by Mayor Robert Quaiff, who thanked him for his years of service. Wright was a member of the [...]

Donations purchase new portable ultrasound for Picton hospital

Members of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary pose with RN Denise Purtelle and Dr. John French behind the new portable ultrasound machine recently funded in part by a donation of $30,000 raised by the Auxiliary’s 2014 Festival of Trees. Dr. French and several of his colleagues have received intensive training in the use [...]

Rally launches County’s sixth Relay for Life event

Prince Edward County’s sixth annual Relay for Life got under way Sunday with a rally at the Regent Theatre. Relay is an inspirational, overnight fundraising event designed to bring the community together to celebrate life, and fight cancer. When the sun came up on last year’s fifth annual event the more than 500 participants learned [...]

Re:Collections project will gather and share stories about libraries

Picton artist Krista Dalby wants you to tell her your stories about libraries: memories, misadventures, anecdotes, perhaps even tales of romance between the stacks! Over the course of the next few months she will be collecting the stories as part  ‘Re:Collections’, a community arts project in which she hopes to see participation from adults, kids, [...]

Plan contains 58 recommendations to ensure health of East Lake

A two-year study to help ensure long-term health of East Lake, its ecosystem and assets, has resulted in 58 recommendations. “This is the first comprehensive study carried out on any of the Prince Edward County’s inland lakes, and will lead the way for additional studies on the other lakes in the future,” said Maya Navrot, [...]

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