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Shane Pendergast

Music is more than art, expression, philosophy, or language. It’s a medium that also exists to remember history—times, people and places that are ...

Beautiful dogwood

PEI is graced with four native dogwoods. The smallest is a common woodland wildflower called bunchberry. Like all dogwoods, the veins in the leaves ru...

A gift of Island poetry

Yvette Doucette

Grandmothers they come from the other places the Jewish one, the Jamaican one her ancestor shipped from Africa to work cane they find her, their k...

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’ ...

Hard Seltzers

Local selections are popular with the non-beer drinker

Beer has always faced competition to occupy your glass. Wine and spirits have long been the main competitor and in recent years we have seen the growt...

Review: Ebb & Flow

Our History Redressed

Ebb and Flow: Tides of Settlement on PEI is momentous as it reveals and celebrates the art of generations of Islanders historically erased from instit...

Tamara Steele

Giving Voice

The surging Black Lives Matter movement across North America called on Tamara Steele to trade a microphone for a megaphone and an audience of dancers ...

Down East getaway

We’re having a different sort of summer. No socials at our old school, no Canada Day hotdogs, no sharing garden, flowers, beach and sand with friend...

Brielle Ansems

The ever-growing music industry on PEI seems to regularly produce talented musicians who take the scene by storm, and Brielle Ansmes is far from an ex...

And Yet I blame Hollywood

Many thanks to Mr. Dave Stewart for his cartoon contributions to The Buzz for the last 22 years. See you at the movies!

Answering the call

What’s beeping in that tree? When I teach people how to call for owls, it is generally the barred owl’s “who cooks for you, who cooks for you-a...

Fortune Cove

Our premier has exhorted us to explore the Island this summer. Accordingly, we book a cottage in Fortune Cove on the Mill River and head up West for a...

A gift of Island poetry

Charlie Greg Sark

SEE-E-OOH that poem written twenty— … no, it was eighteen years ago. That poem, I wrote it for harper and I called it enemy tongues. Her...

Stephen DesRoches

Given Time

“If you photograph landscape,” photographer Stephen DesRoches laughs, “you really have to be committed to dumb hours, terrible hours.“ The hou...

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Island brewers find ways to keep your whistles wet

In March, Island brewers would take time to reflect on the previous summer and plan for how they will make the most of the coming warmer months. The i...

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 ...

Curbed enthusiasm

It’s good to be writing for The Buzz again! We’ve been through a lot together as a community and while it’s definitely not over, it is very good...

A gift of Island poetry

Richard Lemm

WHAT I WANTED TO BE A dandelion and buttercup bouquet on grandmother’s vanity, the wasps in the pears, the long white jet plane’s tail in the ...

True North

PEI Symphony Orchestra

On March 1st, when the PEI Symphony Orchestra presented “True North” under the direction of guest conductor Mélanie Léonard, the weather gods we...

Ladies Night

Fascinating Maritime Ladies

Fascinating female trios abound in pop culture, from classical icons like the mythological Fates and MacBeth’s witches to modern examples like Charl...

Chrissy Blanchard

A Place to Play

Before we get to sit down to chat at a coffee shop in Charlottetown, a former student from the music program at Bluefield High School pegs his high-sc...

Beautiful snow

Newfoundlanders have once again inspired us with their joyful acceptance of life’s little surprises – in this case, 70 cm of snow. Everyone has se...

Takako

Wrong Planet Band

Taking their ‘60s-sounding surf-rock songs that often feel like they come from an unknown planet floating in space, Wrong Planet Band have gone stra...

And Yet I blame Hollywood

Benefit of a stout

Every year, March provides the first indication we have survived yet another winter. We all did fairly well and should give ourselves a pat on the bac...

Soup for you!

I’ve very much enjoyed this winter so far (so far being essential, I’m sure I’ll be complaining by the end of March). We’ve had few very cold ...

Evening visitors

Quite often when I’m giving talks about forests or wildlife, I’ll mention flying squirrels. They’re one of my favourite mammals, but as they are...

Brewery Battle

Hopyard hosts eight PEI breweries in friendly competition

After ringing in the end of another successful year, Charlottetown’s beloved beer institution Hopyard has dreamt up another series of great beer eve...

Hidden Life of Trees

Books have always been a big part of my life. And though I read a lot of fiction, I am forever beholden to books that help me gain a better understand...

Mo Duffy Cobb

Moving words

Author and PEI Writers’ Guild president Mo Duffy Cobb holds a mug of coffee in her Charlottetown kitchen, reflecting on the recent strategic plannin...

Winter woods

The temperature has risen to above freezing but there is a deep layer of snow on the ground. We walk down to the church and put on snowshoes in the le...

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...

Slayin’ it

With Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day or whatever you choose to celebrate or not) coming up I thought I’d take the chance to take a look at w...

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