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...

Takako

Dennis Ellsworth

Entering his 4th decade as a musician, Dennis Ellsworth has stepped into 2020 with a new outlook on his career and what it means to be an artist today...

And Yet I Blame Hollywood

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. ...

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 ...

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