A gift of Island poetry

Jack's Trail | Bren Simmers

Let’s call this paint chip 4 p.m. green. Lichen, liverwort. Moss burgeoning into topo folds enters ankles, backs of knees, hip creaks. Call this...

Takako

This perfect day

If I don’t appreciate this perfect day, then I don’t deserve to live here. It’s a festival out there. The ground is strewn with crimson maple f...

Finding new flora

The go-to place for information on native plants in Prince Edward Island is the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre website (accdc.com). They hav...

Beer for sport

A fierce competition is growing at Hopyard on Kent Street in Charlottetown. For the second year in a row, The Brewery Battle pits local brewers agains...

Mike Ross and Nicole Bellamy

Living in harmony

As soon as I walked in the back door of the Harmony House in Hunter River, I was struck by the powerful and magical energy that greeted me. Mike Ross ...

From fibre to finish

MacAusland’s Woolen Mills uses old tech for quality product

I was looking forward to spending time at MacAusland’s Woolen Mills in Bloomfield—watching the process, and learning the technology—and I was no...

Seasonal suds

As the weather warms and we move toward the summer of 2021, our local brewers are looking to brew up new brands of beer that aim to capture the essenc...

Loving your elders

Our native elderberries cause some confusion to those learning about plants. First of all, “elder” sounds a lot like “alder,” but they are two...

Community

Last summer our school in the Cove celebrated its 200th birthday. To commemorate this milestone we considered holding a lecture series, a photo exhibi...

Takako

A gift of Island poetry

EVERYTHING RETURNS, EVENTUALLY… | Laurie Brinklow

for Frank Ledwell Frank Ledwell (1930–2010) was a writer and poet who mentored thousands of Prince Edward Islanders—including me—in his role as...

Kirstin Lund

Making it happen

Kirstin Lund is an innovator and manifester who continually builds community through collaboration. If she sees a gap, she does what she can to help f...

Review: Good Girl

Post Modern Cabaret

Good Girl Trailside Music Hall April 20 In two lavish sets of music and monologue, Melissa MacKenzie gives a courageous  performance of her story ...

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 ...

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...

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,...

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 Hong 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...

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...

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...

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...

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