Ghouls in them hills

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” —Hamlet (1.5.167-8) When I first started exploring...

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The suds are big

Island brewers continue to take home awards

Each year the Canadian Brewing Awards brings together breweries from all corners of our vast nation. No matter the size and reach of each individual b...

A gift of Island poetry

Brent MacLaine

EARLY MORNING MIST A soft breath has come to earth. It must have paused a moment before lowering its gentle weight upon the autumn fields, before ...

Public domain

Stray Shorts Stories | by Sean McQuaid

Already a dwindling rarity by the time of your hoary historian’s youth, animated cartoon shorts were a fixture of movie theatres for decades, flouri...

Behind the counter

Forty three years on Main Street, Alberton for Jerry Saunders

Saunders Variety on Alberton’s Main Street recently celebrated its 43rd anniversary. I sat down with owner, Jerry Saunders, to find out about the ma...

The spice of life

More than ever, people are starting to realize the importance of pollinators. They used to be just pesky bees and wasps interrupting our outings that ...

Alive like me

I remember the first time I realized that I was not the only person in the universe. (My parents were people too, but they were only there to serve me...

Patricia Bourque

Sacred moments

As we walked to a quiet place to talk, three people stopped photographer Patricia Bourque—each to praise her episode of Postcards from the Island, a...

A gift of Island poetry

Steve McOrmond

WE: AN APOLOGIA We loved the idea of trees and occasionally to stroll among them. We loved how quiet the city when it snowed and the view from the...

The Smith Family

Home is where the heart is, but for many people on PEI home is also where the music is. PEI has a long-running history of musically-talented families,...

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A dash of science

Sheldon Clohossey is the Prince County bakery man

“Cooking is an art, baking is a science,” baker Sheldon Clohossey told me at the Summerside Farmers Market recently. He managed to squeeze in the ...

Double Feature

The Brackley Drive-in

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” So says the oft-quoted line from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities; and it feels pret...

Julie Bull

Change-maker

As the one-year anniversary of her return to PEI approaches, Julie Bull has been making things happen. The Inuk performance poet, originally from Labr...

Martha’s calendar

Every summer when family visits the Island, daughter-in-law Stephanie brings along the most recent copy of Martha Stewart Living and spends hours lyin...

Gemütlichkeit

How to DIY Oktoberfest in 2020

Numerous events around the world have been cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. One such event is the beloved Bavarian tradition of Okto...

Fascinating orchid

There is something very special about orchids, whether they are domestic ones that grow indoors or native species that can thrive in our Maritime clim...

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Shane Pendergast

Music is more than art, expression, philosophy, or language. It’s a medium that also exists to remember history—times, people and places that are ...

Beautiful dogwood

PEI is graced with four native dogwoods. The smallest is a common woodland wildflower called bunchberry. Like all dogwoods, the veins in the leaves ru...

A gift of Island poetry

Yvette Doucette

Grandmothers they come from the other places the Jewish one, the Jamaican one her ancestor shipped from Africa to work cane they find her, their k...

Mind, body and soil

Summerside residents tend their community plots

Throughout the scorching summer heat, 21 faithful Summerside gardeners lovingly tended their plots at the corner of West and North Drives. The 180’ ...

Hard Seltzers

Local selections are popular with the non-beer drinker

Beer has always faced competition to occupy your glass. Wine and spirits have long been the main competitor and in recent years we have seen the growt...

Review: Ebb & Flow

Our History Redressed

Ebb and Flow: Tides of Settlement on PEI is momentous as it reveals and celebrates the art of generations of Islanders historically erased from instit...

Tamara Steele

Giving Voice

The surging Black Lives Matter movement across North America called on Tamara Steele to trade a microphone for a megaphone and an audience of dancers ...

Down East getaway

We’re having a different sort of summer. No socials at our old school, no Canada Day hotdogs, no sharing garden, flowers, beach and sand with friend...

Brielle Ansems

The ever-growing music industry on PEI seems to regularly produce talented musicians who take the scene by storm, and Brielle Ansmes is far from an ex...

And Yet I blame Hollywood

Many thanks to Mr. Dave Stewart for his cartoon contributions to The Buzz for the last 22 years. See you at the movies!

Answering the call

What’s beeping in that tree? When I teach people how to call for owls, it is generally the barred owl’s “who cooks for you, who cooks for you-a...

Fortune Cove

Our premier has exhorted us to explore the Island this summer. Accordingly, we book a cottage in Fortune Cove on the Mill River and head up West for a...

A gift of Island poetry

Charlie Greg Sark

SEE-E-OOH that poem written twenty— … no, it was eighteen years ago. That poem, I wrote it for harper and I called it enemy tongues. Her...

Stephen DesRoches

Given Time

“If you photograph landscape,” photographer Stephen DesRoches laughs, “you really have to be committed to dumb hours, terrible hours.“ The hou...

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Island brewers find ways to keep your whistles wet

In March, Island brewers would take time to reflect on the previous summer and plan for how they will make the most of the coming warmer months. The i...

An Acadian experience

Felix Arsenault recounts his passion for cooking

“I’ll tell you the story of how I started cooking,” says Felix Arsenault. This is just one of the stories I heard during my delightful visit to ...

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