East Coast Hoppers

Tucked away on the winding roads of Donagh, PEI is a small shop supplying homebrewers of all skill levels. Selling bags of grain, hops, yeast and all ...

Takako

Unexpected

March has been a month of unexpected, even bewildering, events. There was the COVID-19 scare with the long list of places one might have been and yep,...

What bird is that?

There are some fantastic books around on bird identification. Yet though I love books, I’ve never been particularly adept at leafing through field g...

Richard Pellissier-Lush

Strong sensitivity

Whether in work, play, or life, Richard Pellissier-Lush shows up as his full self and endeavours to live a life that inspires others to do the same. R...

A gift of Island poetry

DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS, YEAR | Deirdre Kessler

DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS, YEAR Individual days, weeks, months: unbound! Flung up into the air, released from meaning. Who cares for you? Alice says to t...

Lessons to learn

Educators from Honk Kong make PEI their new home

On a sunny and mild morning, with a view of the sea, I sat down with Chung Sze Leung (Angela) and her husband Sai Ming Chu (George). When asked “wh...

Sweta Daboo

Hope for humanity

There’s nothing quite like meeting young women in leadership who are making waves and forging paths for other women to do the same simply by being t...

A gift of Island poetry

Blueberry Jam | Roderick MacDonald

BLUEBERRY JAM On a hidden shelf In a jar of heavy glass Deep, dark, and thick Preserved while time has passed In the dusty basement With heirloo...

Hazy Shade of Beer

The existence of hazy beers is nothing new to the beer world. In the last century, technological advancements allowed brewers to make beer much more p...

CHEERS!

Recently we were delighted to be invited over “for drinks” at the home of neighbours who moved to the Cove from England a few years back. “Come ...

Coastal forests

Coastal forests are incredibly important components of our Island ecosystem. The often-relentless winter winds pound the vegetation along our north sh...

Joce Reyome

Peace, power, play

As we drank hot beverages at a café on a cool (not quite wintery) Sunday afternoon in January, Joce’s playful and passionate nature shined through....

Takako

Rare Birds

Our birdfeeder is alive and well, with an assertion of bluejays, a lament of mourning doves, an aria of chickadees, a jumble of juncos, an inversion o...

Grosbeak comeback

Many Islanders will remember the sight of large flocks of evening grosbeaks visiting their feeders in the 1980s. I’m sure those flocks kept sunflowe...

A gift of Island poetry

If I Could Say | Leon Berrouard

IF I COULD SAY That I love you From the bottom of my heart But that would be a cliché So, instead, I love you from The bottom of my brain And a...

Living the dream

Something new, something different for Kensington foodies

Begin with a big bowl of passion and a sense of community spirit, add originality and warmth, sprinkle with creativity and pour in happiness until the...

Fill ‘er with unleaded

Exploring some great local, alcohol-free options

At the start of a fresh new year, many people take the pledge to adhere to a “Dry January,” spending the month without any beer, wine or spirits. ...

Peter & Nancy Richards

Keep on Buzzin’

The fifteenth of the month is approaching, and the arts community in PEI knows what that means: time to get your act together to meet The Buzz deadlin...

A gift of Island poetry

Judy Gaudet | Making the Sky

MAKING THE SKY Wet the sky thoroughly right down to the treeline. Wrap it round the strait. First add the brightness, leaving either nothing or ...

No fiddle on Sunday

Musician Danny Drouin has a new passion: recording

Local musician Danny Drouin was trying to coordinate a jam recently when someone said, “Well, there’ll be no fiddle on Sunday or no bass on Saturd...

Free to dream

American Election Night 2020, 3:30 am, results still coming in. I feel like I haven’t had a restful dream-filled sleep in weeks. Every time I close ...

Takako

Plant publications

When learning about plants and plantings, it is always useful to have information that targets native species in your locale. I’m happy to announce ...

Ode to brewers

‘Twas a month before Christmas, And on our fair Isle, We all could be sheltered At home for a while. Christmas parties cancelled, Pray just for...

The root of it all

Seeing healthy trees that you have planted is a great legacy.  Lately, though, I’ve been rethinking the whole idea of treeplanting. In 2019, Justin...

Takako

Dear Dr. Morrison

Dear Dr. Morrison: On behalf of the people of the Cove, I am writing to thank you for taking such good care of us. Your fireside chats (well, without...

A gift of Island poetry

Bren Simmers | Off Season

OFF SEASON Tonight, I don’t have to play the crowd, tell the story of the Christmas owl who hitched a ride home on a fir trunk. Walk the trail ...

A gentler pace

Z & G’s Specialty Fusion Cuisine offer a new experience

Visitors are warmly welcomed by owners Zenaida and Glenn upon entering Z & G’s Specialty Fusion Cuisine Restaurant—a space full of exciting ar...

My preciousss

New nano-brewery and taproom opens in Cornwall

After a few setbacks and some unanticipated delays (see global pandemic), Cornwall finally has a brewery to call its own. Now I am particularly biased...

Richard Schroeter

Making things

“The world is run by artists and mathematicians,” Richard Schroeter muses, on a peaceful fall visit to Charlottetown from his home in Kensington. ...

Ghouls in them hills

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” —Hamlet (1.5.167-8) When I first started exploring...

Takako

The suds are big

Island brewers continue to take home awards

Each year the Canadian Brewing Awards brings together breweries from all corners of our vast nation. No matter the size and reach of each individual b...

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