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Playing with Choir: Fall Term 2018

Playing with Choir is an opportunity to come together in a large group to learn simple 3 part harmon [ ... ]

Blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services has announced that more than 22,000 donors are urgently needed across Canada [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: Steve McOrmond

Cats and Dogs

Rain, rain, rain on the roof
like a noise machine – you’ve been listening
but you can’t hear the loop.
You aren’t alone. The past holds itself aloof
like a cat, absolutely certain
it’s the most captivating and misunderstood
creature in the room. Present
company included. The future is the twin
that couldn’t be more different.
Anxious as a dog leashed to a lamppost,
it knows its master, who’s
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Third generation

Third generation
The Vriends family of John’s Greenhouses in Summerside

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Chris Vriends is the face of John’s Greenhouses in Summerside.

“John” was Chris’s grandfather. John and his wife Jocena immigrated from Holland. They picked strawberries, farmed and finally bought an existing Summerside garden centre in 1959. There were three large greenhouses then. Now there are thirty-two buildings on
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Shady grove

Shady grove
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

There is something very special about a tree that can grow to be 450 years old. The original Acadian forest on Prince Edward Island would have had lots of trees that old, including eastern hemlock, white pine, sugar maple and yellow birch.

At this time of year, I often find myself taking a walk through one of the hemlock groves that are either at Macphail Woods
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Russell Louder

Russell Louder
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Art has always taken first place in Russell Louder’s life, whether it be singing, visual art, photography, performance, or theatre. “But I always kind of denied music,” said Louder.

Louder is a transgender musician and performance artist based in Charlottetown, PEI. During their youth, Louder held a rebellious attitude towards music because of the academic and
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Horsetails

Horsetails
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

June has jumped out at us and we are flying in every direction. Here in the Cove we have our big Perennial Sale coming up, followed by a Rhubarb Social, a few weddings, a potluck—and this on top of our regular lives. Everything is urgently swelling, spreading out, expanding into summer.

While we humans rush about mowing our lawns and digging out summer clothes,
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Get happy

Get happy
Copper Bottom Brewing in Montague 

The Brew
by Bryan Carver

It’s shaping up to be an excellent summer for beer drinkers in Eastern PEI. After opening Copper Bottom Brewing in late 2017, owners Ken Spears and Ashley Condon will surely be keeping thirsty people happy with the beers they are producing on Main Street in Montague.

The old Eastern Graphic building has had quite the makeover. Not
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Fine Fauxmage

Fine Fauxmage
Julain Molnar offers cheese alternatives to vegans

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

Over the past couple of years, the number of vegan options on store shelves and local menus have skyrocketed. From Nurturing Essence chocolates, to the recent Mooless Mac at Stir it Up, more mouthwatering vegan treats are available and here to stay.

Julain Molnar, a proud plant-based eater for 30 years,
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Fine design

Fine design
Profile: Elena Herweyer

by Jane Ledwell

Design, like culture, surrounds us in the tiniest and most seemingly insignificant details of our lives, a visual and functional language we all speak. Consider professional fine artist Elena Herweyer a skilled visual linguist. “We can’t express everything verbally,” Elena says, and, to her, “every language is complementary.”

In her journey from the Ukraine,
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Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Daily
Confederation Centre Art Gallery Places, Paths, and Pauses Marlene Creates Running until Sep [ ... ]

The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]