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One thing done

One thing done
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

It feels good to be out raking this time of year. You can look at your pile of leaves and say, there, that’s one thing done.

Little by little we push off our winter quilts of inactivity and slip into lighter summer shawls of sprint to the finish. But it’s a slow start this year. Although the sun rises higher in the sky every day telling us there is no time to
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Burgerpalooza

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

PEI Burger Love is the most successful restaurant and local food promotion in the history of the Island if not the Maritimes. It’s generated millions of dollars for the local economy in April; a month that was traditionally slow for a vibrant but still very seasonal restaurant industry. Eateries from one end of the Island to the other have been flooded with
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At The Shed

At The Shed
Old time country music is alive and well in Slemon Park

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

One of the audience members told me “It’s like sitting in your own kitchen.” It might be difficult to squeeze up to 40 people in your kitchen, but after visiting The Shed recently, I know exactly what she meant.

What began 15 months ago as an afternoon for men to gather for cards and conversation in the community room
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After Hours

After Hours
PEI Brewing Company launches new series of beers

The Brew
by Bryan Carver

For their spring kickoff, PEI Brewing Company (PEIBC) let their team of brewers loose in the brewery to create four unique offerings for Island beer lovers in a new series of beers they have dubbed “After Hours Series.”

Helmed by Head Brewer Chris Long, the PEIBC team put their heads together to create beers that cover a
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Logan Richard

Logan Richard
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Logan Richard’s music career started at age 12, when he was rippin’ it up as lead guitarist in the band Ripped Paper. From there, he’s played in a folk rock band, as well as being a synth player in the band Generator. Today, Logan is establishing himself as one of the Island’s best up-and-coming blues-meets-pop guitar players.

Logan connected with blues music
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Popalopalots 26-hour Improv Marathon

Open all night

Reviewby Sean McQuaid

Your semiconscious scribbler slept sparingly this past Easter weekend, thanks in part to the Popalopalots improv comedy troupe. In 2016, the group improvised for 26 hours straight as a fundraiser for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and they did it again on March 30-31 this year to raise more money for the QEH.

Most of the original marathon’s survivors were back,
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PEI Symphony Orchestra

Super serenades

Review by Ivy Wigmore 

On April 15th, the PEI Symphony Orchestra presented “Tenor, Horn and Strings” as the final performance of its 50th season. As we settled in, PEISO musical director Mark Shapiro asked for a show of hands to see how many of the audience had ever been serenaded or, conversely, had serenaded someone else. Not many, was the answer. That was about to change
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Homing instinct

Homing instinct
Profile: Emily Smith

by Jane Ledwell

The population of Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI, increased from 104 to 107 in 2011 when Emily Smith, her husband and young son moved back to the community where she had grown up and where her parents, Pat Stunden Smith and Erskine Smith, founded the Victoria Playhouse.

After graduating from university, Emily moved as far away as possible from the hours (and income)
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