Review: Into the Den

Personal Trainor

Accomplished PEI stage and screen veteran Dennis Trainor is a longtime ensemble contributor who is seldom billed as a solo star. A far fuller picture ...

Inn Echo

Inn Echo’s music is a vibrant instrumentally-fueled road-trip through genres, echoing songs of days bygone as well as the sounds of today, where you...

Forest health

When I do talks or teach courses on forest ecology, my presentations generally have one thing to read. It is a wise quote by a Forest Ecologist named ...

Everything store

The Sari Sari Store in Bloomfield

Ruby Lubigan saw a specific need in West Prince and answered the call. She and her partner, Kent Clements, opened the Sari Sari Store (Asian food stor...

How Could You Forget This?

Chris Bailey

Don’t forget where you came from. Simple. Easy like dropping a slut rock tied to a herring net off the boat’s stern, sidestepping rusted chains...

Summer specials

Summer is coming, or so I am told, and that means BBQs, picnics in the park and days on the beach. This month, I’d like to take a look at some of th...

Malt makers

For much of recent history brewers have relied on imported products to make their beer. Fortunately, like in so many industries, we are now seeing a t...

Beautiful World

As a reward for remaining cheerful during our long challenging winter, we have treated ourselves to one whole week of wide-brimmed hats, gauzy fabrics...

Monique Lafontaine

Jill-of-all-trades

“One of my favourite days at the Confederation Centre is when the (performing) company comes over,” says Monique Lafontaine fondly, anticipating a...

Review: 12 Angry Women

Fiercer by the Dozen

Reginald Rose’s 12 Angry Men started life as a 1954 TV special. It’s been reworked in a host of stage and screen incarnations since then, but TV...

Everybody loves Anne

Right after I finished reading Anne of Green Gables I started watching the show Russian Doll on Netflix. It’s about a red-headed, fast-talking New Y...

John Cleese

I was 17 when Monty Python’s Flying Circus first introduced the world to John Cleese. In the ensuing years I have followed his career with great ...

Review: PEI Symphony Orchestra

Climb every mountain

The PEI Symphony Orchestra brought its 51st season to conclusion spectacularly on April 14, presenting “The World of Mahler 3” under the direction...

The elusive ironwood

Ironwood. Now that’s a name for a tree. Nothing weeping or willowy or trembling about this one. The very name oozes strength and hardness.  This na...

Lager weather

As the weather continues to warm, spring yard work makes way for summer beach days, where no other style of beer quite slacks the thirst like a well m...

Seeing Red

Thomas O'Grady

Blizzard-bound, snowed under, walled-in … swallowed by a whirling world of white, a mapless maze of shifting waist-deep drifts, he wades and wa...

Good resolutions

Who would think that trees could shed so many twigs and branches? I love raking, but still. I decided to take a break and a walk down to the Cove. And...

And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Takako

Comfort Decade

With music reminiscent of late ’90s and early 2000s alt-rock, Comfort Decade is bringing their up-tempo energy along with a unique and engaging soun...

Lots to love

I must admit that the thought of writing my first Burger Love column was pretty intimidating. No food event evokes so many differing opinions; even I ...

Luscious lavender

Windy Acres Lavender Farm in Tyne Valley

Just outside the village of Tyne Valley, sits Windy Acres Lavender Farm. Windy Acres Farm is home to Debbie Linton, husband Ted Dingman and a host of ...

Josh Ellis

A passion for it

“I always am thinking about putting on a musical performance or hosting a party or entertaining folks,” says Josh Ellis, the executive director of...

And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Takako

Boxcar Dan and the Vagabond Strangers

PEI’s only hobo country comedy band will soon be celebrating their 10th anniversary. What started out as making raunchy jokes with the boys in the k...

Newly-inspired

Artist Denis Robert revives his interest in painting

After living and working in Montreal for many years, artist Denis Robert and his wife Monique began looking for a lifestyle change and a slower pace o...

A new era

DME stays in business with new Dutch owners

For nearly three decades, Diversified Metal Engineering manufactured equipment that fueled the growth of the blossoming craft brewing industry. This...

Potholes, etc

Here it is the middle of March and ice cakes fill the Strait from shore to shore. When the wind changes direction the ice groans and mutters to itself...

Owls in session

There is a mystique to how groups of birds are named. A murder of crows, who can indeed be murderous. A charm of hummingbirds, who are completely char...

professor schwarz

(eminent judge of poetry contests)

imagine a poem in which there is no funny or sad this is not that poem imagine a poem in which bear goes over the river to see what he can see ...

Pop up favourites

Spring is in the air! With good weather on the horizon, that means we will soon be sitting on patios and eating outside. Last summer saw the arrival o...

Sean Kemp

String machinist

“Violin doesn’t let you express to the full what you want to express—but that’s what you have,” says Sean Kemp when asked about his experien...

7 Stories

Magnificent Seven

Your old-timey observer’s been at this reviewing racket long enough that I inevitably cover certain plays more than once – and Morris Panych’s s...

Takako

Vince the Messenger

Rapper Daniel Butterfield—aka Vince The Messenger—is one of Charlottetown’s newest and most influential musicians in the Island’s hip-hop scen...

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