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Veterans Recognition Award nominations

The City of Charlottetown is now accepting nominations for the Veterans Recognition Awards. The reci [ ... ]

Friends of the Farm AGM

Friends of the Farm (PEI) annual meeting and Janice Simmonds Award presentation will be on November  [ ... ]

Counting blessings

Counting blessings
Profile: Adam Perry

by Jane Ledwell

By the time October arrives, Adam Perry’s seventeen-and-a-half minute short film, A Blessing from the Sea, a “violent thriller” filmed on PEI’s west coast (near Tignish) with mainly Island talent, will have debuted as the closer of the short-film gala at FIN: The Atlantic International Film Festival.

“The film ends on a tense moment, a tense scene” Adam says
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How I learned to cook: Debbie Hennessey

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Debbie Hennessey is the owner and cook at the Grafton Street Café in the Polyclinic in Charlottetown.

“Back in the ‘sixties I got an Easy Bake Oven. That was my first experience with cooking and when those tiny cakes came out of that little oven I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

“A few years later I took Home Ec at Queen Charlotte. I remember we made a meatball
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The Guest Book: Dr. Alan Reesor

PEI Symphony, then and now

On PEI, there is another anniversary besides Canada’s 150th to be celebrated this year: the 50th anniversary of the PEI Symphony Orchestra. In 1967, Thomas Hahn, Hubert Tersteeg, Conn Zaat, and a group of other musicians and community members met and started the discussions that eventually led to the formation of the PEI symphony.

Thomas Hahn was the first conductor of
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Tumbling dice

Fireworks at The Inn at Bay Fortune

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

In 2015 Chef Michael Smith and his wife Chastity Fizzard purchased the Inn at Bay Fortune. It brought Smith full circle to the restaurant where, in the early to mid-nineties, he launched his career as one of Canada’s most popular celebrity chefs. Smith re-branded the restaurant as Fireworks. The food would be cooked in a
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A gift of Island poetry: Hugh MacDonald

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

THE SHAPE OF YOU

At first you were scraps
and fractals of form.
I would sleep and dream
fragments of laughter,
part of a smile, a glimpse
of your parting heels,
the fabric of a skirt.
Through time there whirled
a kaleidoscope of fractured forms,
a myriad of colours, gradually
slowing and settling into
momentarily stable shapes,
lines, curves, angles, slopes,
all in warm motion,
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A good cup of tea

A good cup of tea
Chow

by Ann Thurlow

You get the feeling that, in about five years, Brìgh Music and Tea is going to be legendary. It’s already pretty marvelous—a small shop full of instruments, books, CDs, anything related to Celtic music. The handmade guitars and the thumb pianos are interesting. But we’re headed for the back, where shop owner Mary MacGillivray is going to make us a cup of tea.

“I really think
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Island treasures

Island treasures
The New Creative

by Cassandra Bernard

There is a variety of subscription boxes on the market today, but only one of them is a carefully-curated collection of PEI artisan-made products delivered right to your door.

The PEI Treasure Box was launched in the winter of 2016. Founder of the subscription box, Savannah Belsher-MacLean, came up with the idea two years ago but benched the idea for a while
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Garden carvings

Garden carvings
Wayne Ellis sculpts with his chain saw

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Set back from Water Street in Summerside, partially hidden from view, lies the magical world of the Wood Carvers Garden.

As wood carver Wayne Ellis says, “Once people walk through the gates, they become little kids again. So much fun stuff to see.” Yes, it is fun to meander through the garden grounds, but it doesn’t take long to realize
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at Trailside Café

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Trailside Café & Inn     Season wraps with a full October calendar  [ ... ]

New ACT play

The Shop Around the Corner at The Guild in November Novemeber 16–18
The Guild ACT (a community th [ ... ]

Book talk: Mo Duffy Cobb

October 26
Confederation Centre Public Library Islander Mo Duffy Cobb has written a book detailing h [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Full circles

Profile: Aaron Hastelow by Jane Ledwell “Where did the summer go to?” sings the cast of Anne o [ ... ]

The Guest Book: Dr. Alan Reesor

PEI Symphony, then and now On PEI, there is another anniversary besides Canada’s 150th to be cele [ ... ]

Over-the-phone support

Islanders who call 9-1-1 for medical emergencies can now get support over the phone until first resp [ ... ]