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Premiere Toastmasters Club

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

Alzheimer caregiver support

Alzheimer caregiver support groups are held in 3 locations across PEI. All are welcome to attend. T [ ... ]

A Pinch of Purple in Every Rug

A Pinch of Purple in Every Rug
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Jackie O'Connell

by Jane Ledwell

The first thing Jackie O'Connell tells me about rug hooking is that it's not something you can do without making a mess. "The lint gets all over you," she says, brushing errant bits of wool from herself on instinct. There's not much lint in evidence in the tidy Charlottetown apartment where she cares for her mother. There's plenty of evidence of
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Finding Out when He Gets There

Finding Out when He Gets There
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Nigel Roe

by Jane Ledwell

Visual artist Nigel Roe graces PEI's arts community thanks to accidents and inspirations. Once, he thought he wanted to be an oceanographer. A career in the arts hadn't occurred to him-but in his neighbourhood in Montreal, he was inspired by a professor from the Ecole des beaux arts-an artist, who had "a house painted with flowers, a sports car, a gorgeous
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Western Releases

Western Releases

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

This month we have lots of things to talk about with the ECMAs just over and more new albums hitting the street the country/bluegrass music sector is alive and well.

First I'd like to congratulate all the Island ECMA winners on a job very well done. In particular congratulations go to Rik Barron for his award as children's entertainer of the year. That award is long
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For Everyone to Hear

by Andrea Ledwell

Cheryl Landry has a lot to think about these days. As a graduating clarinet major in the UPEI music department she is preparing for her senior recital. This is a prestigious opportunity the department offers to its best students in their junior and senior years.

Cheryl is also getting prepared to continue studies in music and exploring the options available to her following
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Virtual Studios

Virtual Studios

by Dave Gould

Buying your first musical instrument is a big move. Deciding to go to university is also a big move. How about making the decision to leave a secure job in order to pursue a dream that you knew deep down could come true? That's the big move that Perry Williams made five years ago.

Perry was an Eastern School Board music/band and computer teacher for 10 years when he walked into the
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Great Garden of the Gulf opens

Great Garden of the Gulf opens

Site-seeing
by Treva McNally

Two weeks before The Garden of the Gulf Juried Exhibition opened, I went to the Confederation Centre to see the more than 150 pieces of art submitted for judging. My knowledge of art is limited, but I decided to pick out thirty pieces and compare them to the thirty selected by the judges. There was an incredible variety to choose from: woodworking, rug hooking,
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Bring Back the Trains

Bring Back the Trains

by Sue Gallant

Island author Allan Graham seeks PEI Railway Memorabilia Do you have any old photographs, stories, or memorabilia tucked away, in connection with the former Prince Edward Island railway? If so, Island author and railway enthusiast Allan Graham of Alberton, would love to hear from you. Graham is currently putting together a pictorial history to commemorate the 125th anniversary of
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Long Live the ECMAs

by Maureen McTague

Every year, for the past eleven, the East Coast Music Awards and Conference has united music-industry professionals and enthusiasts together to celebrate and promote artists and talent from Canada's East Coast. Talk about mixing business with pleasure, this year's event in Sydney, NS, was stellar, as usual, and artists from our quiet little Island created a rather loud buzz
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Some Upcoming Events

Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
Celtic Performing Arts Centr [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]