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PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

24th Annual Let Their Light Shine Campai...

Join Hospice PEI volunteers in celebrating the 24th Annual “Let Their Light Shine” Campaign [ ... ]

Head of the Class

Head of the Class
Alicia Stephen makes hats and hairpieces for Love Charlie

by Ann Thurlow

It’s not hard to spot Alicia Stephen. On a day when the rest of us have wool toques jammed on our heads, she come in wearing a perfect little cocktail hat—a tiny work of art—perched on her head. She takes it off to explain how she made it, how she bent wires and stretched fabric over them, how she created a flower. Alicia is
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Heritage Awards

On February 16, PEI Heritage Awards were presented to this year’s winners. The Heritage Awards Committee was comprised of Jesse Francis (Chair), Georges Arsenault, Catherine Hennessey, Philip MacDonald and Ian Scott. Boyde Beck was staff liason.

Heritage Activity Awards:

Argyle Shore Womens’ Institute, for History of Argyle Shore

City of Charlottetown, for Kings Square sculptures

City of
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Meet the Matchmaker

Meet the Matchmaker
Michelle Morrison brings people together for good reasons

Difference Engines
by Nina Linton

Michelle Morrison sees herself as a matchmaker of sorts. However, she is not one to make romantic links, instead concentrating on community connections.

A counselor by trade, outside of the office Morrison lends a hand wherever she can, donating her time, expertise and contacts to many local groups and
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Samuel Holland

Presentation at Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield Historic House will host a presentation entitled Captain Samuel Holland—The Man Behind the Survey. Presenters George Dalton of Summerside, a 6th generation grandson of Holland, and Jack Sorensen of Tryon will discuss the life and work of Captain Samuel Holland in Beaconsfield’s Carriage House. As an engineer and soldier, Holland played a significant part
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St. Patrick’s in Summerside

City entertainment venues celebrate the Irish traditions

by Peggy Miles

A few years back I was visiting St. John’s, Newfoundland. It was the beginning of March and more than once I was asked by excited Newfoundlanders if I was going to be in town for St. Patrick’s Day. After replying that unfortunately I was not, each time I received a sympathetic look that really said “we feel sorry for you.”

St.
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Blooming Point a Must

Blooming Point a Must

The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has unveiled a list of the nation’s Top 13 Must-Experience Now Winter places. The 13 spots come from the CTC’s user-generated website, localsknow.ca.

All About Nature

All About Nature
Profile: Jackie Waddell

by Nina Linton

Standing on the snow-covered ground Jackie Waddell looks up, a delicate veil of afternoon sun drapes her in a soft light. Ageless trees tower above, their craggy limbs, outstretched, create a sinuous web overhead with pockets of blue peeking through the meandering branches. A self confessed lover of nature, Waddell is at home under the big sky.

The current
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Contribution to Haiti relief

In response to the catastrophe in Haiti, the Province of Prince Edward Island will contribute $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist in relief efforts. The Province has also arranged for contributions to be collected at Liquor Control Commission outlets throughout PEI.

Dr. Tom Moore Award

Prince County Hospital (PCH) recently honoured Vanda DesRoches, Clinical Development Nurse for PCH, with the Dr. Tom Moore Award for outstanding service. The Award is awarded annually to a Prince County Hospital staff member or physician who clearly displays dedication and achievement in their area of work. The award is intended to honour an individual who makes a positive contribution in the work
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Help for Homeless

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Doug Currie, Minister of Health and Minister of Social Services and Seniors for Prince Edward Island, recently announced the grand opening of the newly constructed Supported Transitional
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Some Upcoming Events

Carl Phillis show

Until December 16
Timothy's Carl Phillis will hold an art exhibition at Timothy’s World Coffee in  [ ... ]

Downstreet Dance

Dance studio teams up with Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble December 16
Downstreet Dance Studio  Th [ ... ]

An Improvised Christmas Carol

December 20
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) presents An Improvised Christmas Carol at The Guild  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

9th UPEI Chancellor

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the [ ... ]

18th Music PEI Week and Awards

Credit Unions of PEI returns as sponsor for events in January Music PEI has announced the return of [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]