Takako

Winterberry holly

When it comes to plants, I’m drawn to ones that provide multiple returns. The ostrich fern is also the source of delicious fiddleheads. The sugar ma...

Pop-up tastings

Not only a new year, but a whole new decade is upon us. As we all settle into our winter routines, I thought I would take a look at some of the cool p...

Island Hop Company

Josh Mayich grows hops in Mount Albion for 2020 harvest

Under the winters frozen blanket of ice and snow, the Islands soil and those who farm it look forward to the warm months that bring new growth. One pa...

Old diaries

In late December an unusual comet—Comet 2I/Borisov—brushed by our sun. “The comet’s icy core is only a mile or so wide, but its surrounding cl...

Ava & Lily Rashed

Two Part Harmony

Ava and Lily Rashed, their parents David and Sue, and I re-watch together the broadcast of their energetic performance of Elle King’s song “Ex’s...

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...

Brandon Howard Roy

Cheerful holiday cliches aside, Brandon Howard Roy is bringing the world an extra dose of joy this season by allowing us to ring in the New Year with ...

Shelagh Lindley

Craft building

Shelagh Lindley moved to PEI as a builder but soon fell in love with rug-hooking and set up Plum Tree Studio in Rustico. “Plum Tree Studio started t...

Review: PEI Symphony Orchestra

Space & The Rocket

On November 24th, the PEI Symphony Orchestra presented the second concert of their 52nd season, “Space & The Rocket,” under the direction of...

Lxvndr

The Chelsey Moisan effect

Chelsey Moisan, otherwise known by her stage name Lxvndr, has been making waves in the PEI rap scene with her spit-fire lyrics, stage presence (The Lx...

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. ...

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Holiday shopping

The holiday season is upon us, so I wanted to talk about my holiday favourites and some of the best places to get supplies. Holiday entertaining is ...

Bygone days

A reminiscence by Lillian MacCannell of Canoe Cove, Prince Edward Island: Like many Islanders of a certain age, my early education took place in a on...

‘Twas the month

‘Twas the month before Christmas in fair Charlottetown, And folx were just itching for a chance to “get down”; Christmas parties been planned,...

IN OUR LIFETIME

Bren Simmers

Tomatoes too thirsty, priced out of reach along with almonds, peaches. We’re running out of cheap oil—like the ivory-billed woodpecker last sp...

A special legacy

Islanders should be feeling grateful for the recent donation of 100 acres of woodland to the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell. The descendants ...

Review: Doubt

Second chances

The best and worst part of live theatre is how fleeting it all is. Every single performance is a one-time-only, one-of-a-kind entity all its own; and ...

Review: At the Dog Leg Turn of the Road

Out of the past

My late, great grandfather Charles MacDonald – family man, checkers champ, covert dog fancier – was a World War II combat veteran. I don’t remem...

Review: Punch Up

Underground Comedy

PEI’s fringe theatre imports often consist primarily of whatever lands in the Island Fringe Festival each summer; but new local company Desert Islan...

Review: The Shame of the Meek

The Shame of the Meek is a deceptively simple show, yet also oddly complex. It’s simple structurally and conceptually – it’s a show about unwed ...

Bee Funeral

Sandy McCarney

In fifth grade Crybaby and Almost- Boobs hoarded curios in a Kleenex box: hunks of rock shaped like pizza slices, gel pens’ worn-out tips. Crud....

The yeast family

The key ingredient in the brewing process

Last month we took a look at the brewing process and what a brewer does each brewday in order to create wort, the bittersweet liquid that brewers yeas...

Skull Kid and the Giants

The birth of Skull Kid and the Giants might be one of the most cliche ways a band comes together. It’s the-co-worker-group-of-friends saying “hey,...

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. ...

A list of my faves

Summer is over and most of the seasonal restaurants are closed. It’s always a bittersweet time of year, so many seasonal places close, but we also h...

A tough journey

As November arrives on Prince Edward Island, we notice fewer and fewer bird species that are common throughout the summer and fall. The warblers tha...

Review: PEI Symphony Orchestra

Tumultuous tunes

On October 20th, the PEI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Mark Shapiro, presented “The Gathering Storm,” a concert featuring J...

Marti Hopson

Finding a home

Marti Hopson of Wheatley River counts her role as president of the board for ACT (a community theatre), in its 25th anniversary year, as one of her fi...

First frost

The evening air had that distinctive feel of frost, and as the night hours crept by, the clear sky drew the earth’s heat into the starry heavens. ...

Hurricane Harry

We have a wood-sawing whirligig named Harry in the backyard. Harry takes it pretty easy most of the time, only rousing himself to saw a few boards dur...

Search for truth

Pages From the Book of Light: Photography by Paul Vreeland

Pages from the Book of Light, an exhibition of photography by Paul Vreeland, will be displayed in Memorial Hall of the Confederation Centre of the Art...

Trading Post

After nearly a six-year hiatus, Charlottetown-based band Trading Post is back in action and they’re ready to take things to the next level, but at t...

In the brewhouse

A brewer has a few key tasks they need to accomplish in a work day. Number one (forever and always) is clean! The cleanliness in a brewery is paramoun...

Gracie’s return

Supernatural sightings at Strathgartney Homestead

There’s a lot of history at Strathgartney Provincial Park. Strathgartney Homestead was once part of the large estate of Robert Bruce Stewart, named ...

Tanya Davis

Change of climate

“I don’t know exactly where I’m living right now,” Tanya Davis says when we meet during her artist residency with this town is small at Upstre...

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