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Premiere Toastmasters Club

Gain confidence and learn new skills such as impromptu speaking, communication, and leadership skill [ ... ]

Charlottetown Recruiting Volunteer Firef...

The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is launched its volunteer firefighter recruitment camp [ ... ]

Realizations

This is Her Life 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Like some of the other shows at this year’s Island Fringe Festival, Realizations is dark, brave and quasi-autobiographical. Staged by Small Town Queer Menace Productions, this play explores issues regarding rape culture and forging one’s own sexual identity, as written by Kandace Hagen and directed by Rory Starkman. Based in part on incidents
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The Island Fringe Festival

Fringe Fried  

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Your crumbling correspondent somehow made it through the Island Fringe Festival’s newly supersized slate of ten shows in one humid, tiring-yet-fun August weekend. Limits imposed by my old nemeses time and space mean a few shows (Cardboard Countess, Half a Star, Realizations and Wild Card) are featured in expanded reviews while the rest of the
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Drawing the line

Drawing the line
Profile: Sandy Carruthers

by Jane Ledwell

Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching graphic design at Holland College, Sandy Carruthers keeps nine-to-five hours in his studio, drawing comics and illustrations, “to keep up the habit,” he says. At the end of a full school year away from school, he laughs, “I’m still processing, but I’m excited—as long as I can keep self-motivated.”

Looking
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Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™

Welcome Visitor

Review by Doug Gallant 

Anne of Green Gables returned to the stage of the Charlottetown Festival to find she is still P.E.I.’s most welcome summer visitor.

More than 50 years after the curtain first rose on an orphaned girl with red hair and freckles waiting at the train station to begin a new life with a new family in Avonlea the desire to be part of her journey has never
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Life by the throat

The Guest Book

by Richard Lemm 

When I consider the gifts PEI’s poets have given to the Island, I remember favourite quotations about poetry. Bob Dylan says, “I like to think of myself as the one who carries the light bulb.” Robert Frost asserts, “Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” “A poet,” writes W.H. Auden “is a person who is passionately in love with language.” Salman Rushdie
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Riverdale Cidery

Riverdale Cidery
Anne and Alex Jamieson establish orchard and cidery

The Brew
by Bryan Carver 

It takes a great deal of time to nurture a fruit tree to maturity. Fortunately for Islanders, two dedicated Scots have taken up the task in picturesque Riverdale to establish PEI’s only cidery.

Anne and Alex Jamieson first visited PEI in 2009 and it was love at first sight. That initial trip, nearly a decade ago,
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Forging ahead

Eric and Dianne Schurman of Malpeque Fine Iron

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

When you enter the grounds of Malpeque Fine Iron Products, you enter a whole other world. You expect the creatures that greet you to start talking. This article cannot do justice to the wow factor of the experience.

Eric and Dianne Schurman are about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Malpeque Fine Iron Products. Dianne can’t
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A gift of Island poetry: Richard Lemm

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

Poems Should 

stain your tongue
    like pomegranates’ crimson
hearts, sacrifice to the countless
    gods no one remembers
sit in the back of MBA classes
    humming “Love for Sale”

show up stoned on magic
    mushrooms at scientific
conferences on consciousness, check into
    rehab for bleeding
heart syndrome, transfuse
 
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Some Upcoming Events

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

Forage PEI

First annual food industry symposium in Charlottetown October 18 & 19
Various locations A new a [ ... ]

North Shore Community Centre event serie...

September 25
North Shore Community Centre The Rural Municipality of North Shore will present the Lat [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]