Author: Jan Cox

Behind the counter

Forty three years on Main Street, Alberton for Jerry Saunders

Saunders Variety on Alberton’s Main Street recently celebrated its 43rd anniversary. I sat down with owner, Jerry Saunders, to find out about the ma...

A dash of science

Sheldon Clohossey is the Prince County bakery man

“Cooking is an art, baking is a science,” baker Sheldon Clohossey told me at the Summerside Farmers Market recently. He managed to squeeze in the ...

Mind, body and soil

Summerside residents tend their community plots

Throughout the scorching summer heat, 21 faithful Summerside gardeners lovingly tended their plots at the corner of West and North Drives. The 180’ ...

An Acadian experience

Felix Arsenault recounts his passion for cooking

“I’ll tell you the story of how I started cooking,” says Felix Arsenault. This is just one of the stories I heard during my delightful visit to ...

Artistic passions

Summerside artist Stephen Leard ‘s eclectic creations

Stephen Leard calls himself a “tinkerer.” I call him a gentle man with a gift. I had the privilege of meeting Steve and his wife Roxanne recently...

Uncle Mike’s vision

Mike Perry opens The Crazy Gringo in Summerside

Mike Perry Jr. has a vision and a life credo, “When you do the right thing, good things happen.” Mike obviously is doing the right thing. Good thi...

Music for life

Roy MacCaull is still writing love songs

I wish The Buzz was like one of those musical greeting cards. You could open this page and hear the strong voice and guitar pickings of Roy MacCaull. ...

The Cork & Barrel

One of a number of new openings in Bloomfield

I recently visited a new homebrew shop, a new bar and grill, a wholistic, fitness, yoga and health studio and revisited a newly renovated Asian shop. ...

Living their dream

Ron Holley and Sandra McLure are “Timeless Tunes”

With a passion for music, a shared commitment to their communities, and personalities that come together like a pair of folded hands, Ron Holley and S...

An Island souvenir

Create your own at the Bottle House in Cape Egmont

Tucked away on picturesque Route 11 in Cape Egmont, sits the very unique Bottle Houses. New owners (2018) Angie Cormier (and husband) have embarked on...

Review: Searching for Abegweit

The Island Songs and Stories of Lennie Gallant

Harbourfront Theatre July 9, 10, 23 & 24; August 13, 14, 27 & 28 Performed by Lennie Gallant (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, bodhran), Jer...

Acadian world

Art panels in Abram-Village for Congrès mondial acadien

Acadians from all over the world gather every five years for the Congrès mondial acadien celebration. This year the official opening takes place in A...

Everything store

The Sari Sari Store in Bloomfield

Ruby Lubigan saw a specific need in West Prince and answered the call. She and her partner, Kent Clements, opened the Sari Sari Store (Asian food stor...

Luscious lavender

Windy Acres Lavender Farm in Tyne Valley

Just outside the village of Tyne Valley, sits Windy Acres Lavender Farm. Windy Acres Farm is home to Debbie Linton, husband Ted Dingman and a host of ...

Newly-inspired

Artist Denis Robert revives his interest in painting

After living and working in Montreal for many years, artist Denis Robert and his wife Monique began looking for a lifestyle change and a slower pace o...

Permanent home

New West Prince Arts Council location

There is nothing old school about the new West Prince Arts Council. Last year saw the WPAC celebrate their 40th anniversary. In the spring they purch...

A new school

Slemon Park hosts the latest Community School

A call went out mid-September to Slemon Park residents: any interest in Community School programs at the Park? That call was answered and Monday, Janu...

Shining the light

Spotlight Theatre in Summerside

In early November a water pipe burst behind the costume room of Spotlight School of Arts Inc. in Summerside. Most of the costumes used by the school w...

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