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Bookstore makeover

Bookstore makeover
Way Up West

by Jan Cox

“I am for books,” declares Nancy Quinn, new owner of Seaside Books (formerly Avonlea Bookstore) in Summerside. You know that the moment you enter into her book world. At the time of this interview, Nancy had owned the bookstore for 33 days. She bought the shop containing between 15 and 20,000 books September 1. With a sparkling, welcoming smile she beams, “This is what I get
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A gift of Island poetry: J. J. Steinfeld

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

There Are Questions I Would Like to Ask

How can you imagine gunfire and poetry
in one line
a longish rather awkward line.
This is not a question
merely an observation
under duress
and a desire to admit
any of a hundred
fantastical sins
and errors in judgement.

There are questions
I would like to ask
such as what is the nature of love
and lovelessness
in the face of conflicts
and
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20 years of brewing

20 years of brewing
Gahan ale honours brewmaster Trent Hayes

The Brew
by Bryan Carver

Few people on Prince Edward Island have watched the growth of the craft brewing industry—from within it—like Trent Hayes. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of his career brewing beer in Charlottetown. Trent has witnessed firsthand the modest beginnings and the subsequent growth of an industry which has gone from one brewery
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Review: PEI Symphony Orchestra

On Fire

Review by Ivy Wigmore

On October 21, the PEI Symphony Orchestra blazed into its 51st season with a performance entitled “Exquisite Fires,” under the direction of conductor Mark Shapiro. We heard good news immediately: For the first time in many years, the PEISO is out of debt, and that means that those dedicated and wonderful musicians have gotten a much-deserved raise. Bravo!

“Exquisite,”
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Acadian showman

Acadian showman
Profile: Christian Gallant

by Jane Ledwell

Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at this year’s closing show of the Acadian Festival, creating a lot of work for the show’s artistic director, Christian Gallant, charged with keeping tabs on them all. As a contract event organizer, stage manager, proposal writer, communications and marketing expert, and social media voice, you could say
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The same mistakes

The same mistakes
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I begin the section on Biological Diversity with a lovely picture of a lion. I use the image to get the students thinking about what diversity actually means. At the most ridiculous end of the spectrum is the idea of a zoo. Having more species in one place has little to do with a healthy, diverse
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The St. Lawrence

The St. Lawrence
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Little Harbour, Basin Head, South Lake, East Point Lighthouse… until the Hermanville wind turbines sink below the horizon and we are alone with our ferry and the open sea.

We are en route to Montréal, by water. First north to the Magdalen Islands/les Îles de la Madeleine; change ships and head west to the
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Pixels & Glory

 Pixels & Glory
Graphic Design Group of Charlottetown hosts competition

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

In the spirit of friendly rivalry, Pixels & Glory, a new graphic competition organized by the Graphic Design Group of Charlottetown (GDGC), plans to host events each month where local designers and their peers solve an assigned design problem in 90 minutes or less.

Making up the board of GDGC are
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