Drawing power

The Drawer Boy

Watermark Theatre - Aug 12, 2022 Watermark Theatre artistic director Robert Tsonos is clearly having fun. Doing the pre-show introductory spiel at ...

A Voice from the past

Hey Viola!

The Mack - Aug 8, 2022 The Charlottetown Festival has a long history with jukebox musicals, plays that bundle preexisting popular songs together. O...

Bob Foster

A man of music

All roads lead to music for Bob Foster, who currently holds the role of Musical Director for The Charlottetown Festival at Confederation Centre of the...

The life of Bryan

Talking with beer crafters on PEI: Bryan Carver

It has been a long and strange journey to the opening of Village Green in Cornwall. Having landed work doing construction on the original Gahan Brewer...

Shore life

One of the charming things about going to the beach is watching people let it all hang out. Well, we have bodies, don’t we? We sure do. And in the s...

Another native beauty

Sometimes—maybe most times—I feel as though I have the best job in the world. One of the greatest satisfactions I get from the Macphail Woods proj...

Meal prep like a pro

It’s a busy time of year right now for most folks and for many, school and work lunches are on the horizon. If you’re anything like me and you lik...

Dancing with death

Open Mic, Open Casket

Victoria Playhouse, Victoria July 19, 2022 Truth truly can be stranger than fiction. And when you find yourself in a situation where that happens ...

Tragedy made fun

Educating Rita

Watermark Theatre - July 15, 2022 Best PEI theatre summer ever? As of mid-July, I’ve seen three deeply disparate shows at three different venues...

Josie Baker

Community Builder

Josie Baker comes by her community-building ways honestly: “I grew up with a strong sense of community so as I got older, I continued to question wh...

Brick clay

It must be summer. We’re leaving windows open at night, going down to the Cove twice a day, eating our own lettuce, making plans for summer visitors...

A great night out

Tell Tale Harbour

Charlottetown Festival, Confederation Centre - June 29, 2022 Hopes aplenty are pinned on Tell Tale Harbour, both the fictional East Coast town and ...

Creating more problems

Storing carbon continues to be in the news, as it should be. Last year’s report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPC...

Blended with science

Talking with beer crafters on PEI: Spencer Gallant

In late November 2019, three young entrepreneurs opened the doors to the public for a brewery they had been working on in Borden-Carleton. One of thes...

A Better way to hydrate

Drinking water all day long is probably the most common way of staying hydrated and healthy. And it’s not a bad one to follow! But while it’s a go...

Ship-wracked

Beyond the Sea

Victoria Playhouse - July 2, 2022 Fusty old fuddy-duddy that I am, I’m seldom the hippest hepcat regarding the quirks of modern slang; but I have...

Jenene Wooldridge

Living full circle

After many years of working in senior leadership roles with Abegweit First Nation, Jenene Wooldridge became the Executive Director of L’nuey, the Ep...

Green world

It’s above freezing at night! There’s no time to lose! Out with the shorts, t-shirts, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, wide brimmed hats, sandals, sun...

Our native clematis

Prince Edward Island has a wonderful mix of native plants. One of my favourites is our native clematis, which will start flowering in late June and ea...

Making his own

Incredible dreams can be conjured over a boiling pot outdoors. When Mike Hogan, affectionately known as Hogie, began brewing beer with friends in the ...

A veggie in disguise

Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that grows naturally in Prince Edward Island and has been cultivated throughout Europe. Rhubarb’s native habitat is...

Lung story short

LUNGS

Watermark Theatre - April 21, 2022 English playwright Duncan Macmillan’s 2011 two-hander Lungs flies by in a fleeting 80 minutes, yet it spans a ...

Michelle MacCallum

Challenge accepted

When I called Michelle MacCallum to chat, she just came in from a walk in the woods where she was foraging watercress. We talked about the beautiful a...

Fine spring evening

We were stepping out one fine spring evening admiring the glories of the season, the poplar catkins, the plump elderflower buds, the greening thyme, a...

Still no protection

In March of 2019, I wrote a column on the province’s lack of protection for our flora and fauna not listed under the federal Species at Risk Act (SA...

From the beginning

Talking with beer crafters on PEI—Trent Hayes

At the end of 2021, we looked at the four basic ingredients needed to make beer. The role that water, malted grain, hops and yeast play are key. These...

Kathleen Flanagan

Curious & engaged

Kathleen Flanagan has worked her entire life in early childhood education. She was born in New Jersey and went to university in Boston. In 1975 she mo...

Buying in season

Helpful tips for budget-friendly plant-based eating

Eating plant-based can seem like a very costly thing to do. And while that may be true at times, especially if you are eating all organic fruits and v...

Ice breakup

The sea ice is breaking up along the shore. This last incarnation of winter is a noisy affair with ice cakes cracking, dripping and splashing, and wav...

Flowers & pollinators

When wandering around a forest, it is the overall health of the ecosystem that most often captures my attention. Is there a diversity of trees, shrubs...

Will you join us?

The popularity of plant-based food has been steadily growing for years now. In fact, the number of people in North America who eat plant-based, increa...

A bob-bob-bobbin’

I’ve had several conversations recently with people who were surprised to see American robins hanging around this winter. These birds are usually th...

Jay Gallant

In the zone

For more than 15 years, Jay Gallant has been sharing parts of his story to help create safer and braver spaces across PEI for gender diverse folks. He...

My friend Floyd

During the recent COVID–19 shutdown limiting personal contact to two friends, we chose our neighbours Floyd and Pauline Thomson. Day or night their ...

Rosehip jam

Snow fell silently all night and the morning revealed a world wrapped in a sparkling silver mantle. The sun raised one sleepy eye above the horizon, r...

Takako

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