Holiday markets, craft sales and more

Ten Thousand Villages Sales Shop with intention and share in the joy when buying your holiday gifts from around the world at fair trade gift sales. P...

Dave Holland’s 50 years in radio

Veteran news and sports radio announcer, Dave Holland, celebrated his 50th anniversary in radio on September 29, 2019. To mark this career milestone O...

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 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...

To the Power of Five

Play about PEI’s 1993 Women in Politics now online

The stage performance, To the Power of Five: 1993 PEI Women in Politics, can now be viewed online. The play, through story and song, depicts the one a...

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...

My new guitar

Charlotte Lloyd gets a cool gift from Island Rock Camp

“Is this a joke?,” said Charlotte Lloyd. She was on stage at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall and Island Rock Camp founder Andrew Waite had j...

Love it or hate it

There are native plants that people have developed a strong dislike for. The reasons behind these attitudes are many. Sometimes it is physical—the...

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 ...

The coneflower

It seems as though I learn something new every day. A few years ago I was gifted with some cut-leaved (yellow) coneflower seed from plants growing in ...

Deeply Rooted

Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival

The major Acadian celebrations of 2019 will continue until the end of the summer—from August 28 to September 1—when the 117th edition of the Evang...

Seed saving

Individuals sometimes think that they don’t have a role to play in major environmental issues. Can we really tackle climate change? What about the e...

Claudette Thériault 

Vive l’Acadie

The countdown to the Congrès Mondial Acadien is in hours now, but Claudette Thériault—president of this international event that will see thousand...

Periwinkle trails

August has arrived. It seems very sudden. We humans have been rushing about trying to ignore time as we embrace every hint of sunshine that comes our ...

An Island souvenir

Create your own at the Bottle House in Cape Egmont

Tucked away on picturesque Route 11 in Cape Egmont, sits the very unique Bottle Houses. New owners (2018) Angie Cormier (and husband) have embarked on...

Review: Highland Storm

College of Piping July 8 – August 15 Performed by House Band: Peter Gallant, Christine Gallant, Max Gallant, and Gilbert Arsenault. Pipe Band: ...

Local talent at Watermark Theatre

Jenna Marie and Jacob Hemphill act their parts

The people of Prince Edward Island never fail to be proud when their young folk step up to demonstrate their talent. This year Watermark Theatre has c...

In the Wake of the Tale

River Clyde Pageant in New Glasgow

In the Wake of the Tale is the fourth edition of The River Clyde Pageant, the annual outdoor spectacle on land and water in New Glasgow. The River Cly...

Poetry on Tiptoes

A new project, “Poetry on Tiptoes,” is planned in the lead up to the Gold Cup & Saucer Parade, which occurs at the culmination of Charlottetow...

Teaching excellence

Frances Anne Squire receives Prime Minister’s Award

Frances Ann Squire, a teacher at Birchwood Intermediate School has received a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. The awards honour teac...

Gift to Holland College

Danny and Kevin Murphy donate to Culinary Institute

Brothers Danny and Kevin Murphy were honoured by Holland College recently with the naming of the Danny & Kevin Murphy Café and Commons at the Tou...

Charlottetown heritage

Picturing a City: The Horse of Course

The City of Charlottetown invites the public to explore the role of the horse in Charlottetown’s history in the Planning and Heritage Department’s...

Borrow a banjo

Sun Life sponsors Instrument Lending Library

Residents in PEI will now be able to borrow musical instruments from their public libraries, free of charge. Similar to taking out a book, the Sun Lif...

PEI Government recognizes Mi’kmaq Treaty Day

“On behalf of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, I would like to commend Premier Dennis King and his new government for the recognition of Mi’kmaq ...

Valuable habitat

Percival River property donated to Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced it has conserved a valuable wetland, salt marsh and forest habitat along the Percival River in Eg...

Trillium time

Trillium time

With the rush of growth in woodlands during June and July, trilliums are popping up all over the place. These woodland wildflowers are quite easy to i...

Baby mussels

It was the strangest thing. The tide was out and we were taking a walk across the Cove, glorying in the sunset and the feeling of being warm! when we ...

Acadian world

Art panels in Abram-Village for Congrès mondial acadien

Acadians from all over the world gather every five years for the Congrès mondial acadien celebration. This year the official opening takes place in A...

From War to Peace; 1919

PEI Soldiers Return from the Great War

If you have an interest in the First World War or are a collector of PEI history books, you don’t want to miss acquiring a free copy of the Culture ...

Coastal Vibes

Charlottetown Canada Day Celebrations

Maritime pop band, Port Cities, will headline the City of Charlottetown’s 2019 Capital City Canada Day celebrations taking place Monday, July 1 in V...

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...

CFUW Celebrates 100 Years

The 100th anniversary of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) was celebrated recently. Doris Anderson and Lucille Hogg, charter member...

Symons Medallist

Senator Murray Sinclair is 2019 recipient

Confederation Centre of the Arts announced recently that the 2019 Symons Medal will be awarded to Senator Murray Sinclair on November 1 in Charlotteto...

Student Entrepreneur

Chamber of Commerce awards Mary Beth Campbell

Mary Beth Campbell, co-founder of Luxury Market Consignment, is the recipient of the 2019 Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce Student Entre...

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