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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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We hear the sea

We hear the sea
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

The sea roared all night, the rain pounded down, and in the morning the shore was strewn with broken crab bodies, flecks of foam, stranded jellyfish, and seaweed tips of brown algae fucus serratus. A cormorant lay dead in the sand, its fluorescent orange hooked upper mandible (beak) clamped perfectly closed over its bottom mandible, its sand-filled eyes staring
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Great Scot!

Full of pride

Review by Norah Pendergast 

Written, directed, choreographed by 
Sheila O’Brien

Performed by
Brad Simkulet, Miloš Simkulet, and Eric Pidgeon.

Live band
Director Peter Gallant, Christine Gallant, Max Gallant and fiddler, Gilbert Arsenault. Faculty and students of the College of Piping, Head Piper, James MacHattie, Dance Instructors, Samantha MacKay and Daniel Carr

The Story
Led
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Milkweed for Monarchs

Milkweed for Monarchs
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

There is a buzz around pollinators these days. We’re hearing about them as never before, whether we care about honeybees, Monarch butterflies, or the hundreds of other pollinators that are important contributors to environmental health. Concerns over neonicotinoids, an insecticide used on many PEI crops, are all over the news as scientists document the damage
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Part of the show

Audience participation at the Feast Dinner Theatre

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

Maintaining composure can be difficult for a performer at the best of times. Being on stage is tough. It requires incredible concentration to deliver a good performance and something as small as the ding of a cell phone can disrupt an artist’s focus. We’ve all peered around to see who’s ringing so we can give
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