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Review: A Christmas Carol

By Sean McQuaid

Charles Dickens’ classic 1843 novella A Christmas Carol has many virtues, among them its near-infinite adaptability. Everyone from the Muppets to th...

Beloved customs

I was raised by custom; you could say I was custom-made. My parents were immigrants and at Christmas especially they clung to the familiar and comfort...

Winter birding

There are days in December when it is difficult to venture outside of a warm house. The winter winds are howling, some form of snow/ice/sleet is threa...

Takako

The fermentation

Exploring the basic beer ingredients, part four—yeast

Having examined the role of principle raw materials used in the brewing process, we have essentially reached the most important piece in the creation ...

A gift of Island poetry

Pillars of Creation | Judy Gaudet

PILLARS OF CREATION Solar winds are blowing up the pillars of the Eagle Nebula 7000 light years away from Eldon, where terrestrial winds are shapi...

Sara Roach Lewis

By her own rules

Sara Roach Lewis doesn’t like to play by other peoples’ rules, and she has cultivated a life and a business to help other women build businesses t...

A small, dark gem

Review: Tuesdays & Sundays

Tuesdays & Sundays is a theatrical sucker punch to the gut; a swift, sharp jab that knocks the wind out of you. A dense one-act play running just ...

History swings

Review: Greetings: An Army Musician’s Message Home

It’s a long way to Tipperary (or so the old song goes), and lately it’s felt like an even longer way to Georgetown. I last visited two years ago, ...

Harvest time

The potato army moved in before sundown: one International Harvester tractor, two stub-nosed John Deeres, two Allan windrowers, one Allan potato harve...

Trees in Winter

I know it is early, but November always gets me thinking of the colder months ahead. Most of us know the importance of trees in winter, especially in ...

Hops for the best

Exploring the basic beer ingredients, part three—hops

Up to this point, we have looked at the role water and malted grains play in the making of beer. For thousands of years this duo has been crucial in c...

Mitch Cobb

Crafting change

Folks likely know Mitch Cobb as one of the guys behind Upstreet Craft Brewing, but you may not know that he has an interestingly varied background in ...

Takako

A gift of Island poetry

GREAT-GRANDMOTHER’S GARDEN | Richard Lemm

GREAT-GRANDMOTHER’S GARDEN Pansies have the faces of lost children. Iris unfurls its violet flag for my son churned into the mud of France. Foxg...

Flavours ingrained

Exploring the basic beer ingredients, part two—malt

We recently took a look at water and how it plays a major part in the brewing of a well made beer. Water’s chemical composition and attributes have ...

Clouds

The tide is low at noon so we pack a lunch (cheese and crackers, beer and chocolate), slather ourselves with sunscreen and head down to the Cove. We p...

Another strange one

Wandering across the Island, there is no shortage of interesting plants. There is a great mix of trees and shrubs in the Acadian forest, orchids galor...

The Hon. Brian Francis

Leading with love

Senator Brian Francis grew up on Lennox Island First Nation where he attended Indian Day School, but he left home at a young age knowing that he wante...

Rice-capades

Cottagers & Indians

A long time ago in a province far, far away, I spent nearly a year living and working on a remote northern First Nations reserve. It was an eye-openin...

Buzz about pollinators

There is growing interest in protecting pollinators and enhancing their habitat. Many of our provincial watershed groups are continuing their excellen...

August Tides

The tide is low at noon so we pack a lunch (cheese and crackers, beer and chocolate), slather ourselves with sunscreen and head down to the Cove. We p...

Takako

A gift of Island poetry

CROW PISS: A PANTOUM | Chris Bailey

CROW PISS: A PANTOUM Sit and listen, and your father will tell you how it is. Up before crow piss. Before daylight breaks between the branches. Ge...

Back to the well

Exploring the basic beer ingredients, part one—water

In order to make a quality beer you need four basic ingredients. This tried and true foursome of water, malt, hops and yeast each need to be carefully...

Box to the Future

Old Stock: a Refugee Love Story

Remember Certs? Sporting dueling designations as a breath mint and a candy mint, their “two mints in one” slogan endured for decades. That old lin...

Astounding Feets

Island Fringe Festival 2021: Inner Urban Ecosystem/Kings and Queens

Dance shows are often part of the Island Fringe Festival slate, but this year they make up a whole third of the schedule: two of the six shows are dan...

Solo Flights

Island Fringe Festival 2021: Cowardice/Head War

The Island Fringe Festival typically includes solo productions, and this year it has two: one-woman show Head War (written and performed by poet Sadie...

Playing Dead

Island Fringe Festival 2021: Deenie’s Exit/Playground

Island Fringe Festival entries often go small, partly for reasons of logistics like financing and travel. This means many shows featuring one or two p...

Dream come true

Dream come true: Afternoon piano recital, Beethoven and Chopin pouring out of little building we call “The Rural Conservatory.” Guitars and singin...

Takako

A gift of Island poetry

This is How I Connect With You | Yvette Doucette

THIS IS HOW I CONNECT WITH YOU all lissom-like the elm trees bend seawind lifts and scents my hair my tongue flattens, no a, e, i, or u to round t...

Black Marsh

There are so many beautiful areas on Prince Edward Island to observe nature—remnants of our native Acadian forest full of migratory warblers, breath...

Fermentation trail

Aimed at creating a truly unique experience for Islanders and tourists alike, five local beverage producers have joined together to establish a trail ...

Adam Brazier

Create compassion

When Adam and I met on a patio, it felt like old friends catching up. We had never met before that day, but we chatted up a storm and I was completely...

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