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Men of the Harvest position

Men of the Harvest, a male Gospel choir, is seeking a pianist-musical director beginning in Jan [ ... ]

Premiere Toastmasters Club

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

West Kent Volunteers

West Kent VolunteersThe Hon. Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, presented a plaque to the dedicated group of volunteers at the West Kent Elementary School Playground Build Day. This project includes the installation of a variety of new playground equipment; some of the structures being installed include a wheelchair accessible slide, swing sets, table with seating, snail spring rider and a stationary four wheeler.

Wind Energy

A new turbine at the Kensington Waste Treatment Plant will help reduce the Town’s environmental impact and its energy bills. The turbine, constructed in late spring 2009, was the first municipally-owned turbine to be erected in the province and, according to Kensington officials, they are the first community in Canada with a wind-powered wastewater utility.

100 Mile Shopping

100 Mile Shopping
Finding fairs and wares close to home

by Peggy Miles

I’ve decided to partake in the 100 Mile Diet—except I’m going to apply the concept to my holiday shopping this year. That means I’ll be “shopping local” and aiming to purchase gifts, holiday décor and table trimmings that have been produced on PEI.

It’s craft fair season on the Island and what better place to get everything I’ll need for a

2009 Order of PEI

2009 Order of PEI

The 2009 recipients of the Order of Prince Edward Island were honoured at a special investiture ceremony at Government House.

Chancellor of the Order, the Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman, Lieutenant Governor, conferred the honour on the following individuals: Wilma Hambly, Charlottetown; Elmer MacDonald, Augustine Cove; Frank Zakem, Charlottetown.

The honour was conferred for the first time in 1996

Civic Centre to Renovate

Civic Centre to Renovate

The Charlottetown Civic Centre will undergo $184,000 in renovations the next few months, thanks to an investment of nearly $77,280 under the Province’s Island Community Fund (ICF), a new provincially funded infrastructure program, and $60,720 from the Government of Canada’s Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Program, a key federal economic stimulus initiative under its Economic Action Plan.

Farmers Helping Farmers 2009

Farmers Helping Farmers 2009
Volunteer group presents awards in its 30th anniversary year

Farmers Helping Farmers has announced the winners of its 2009 awards. The awards recognize the contributions of the organization’s volunteers, supporters and members. Bev and Shirlee Simpson of Vesey’s Seeds Ltd. were presented with the Friend of Farmers Helping Farmers Award which recognizes individuals and businesses who are not

Freezing for Warmth

Freezing for Warmth
Native Council of PEI to hold vigil for Grandmother’s House

The Native Council of Prince Edward Island will hold the 3rd annual 24 hour vigil in aid of Grandmother’s House in their quest to continue to create awareness and understanding to combat homelessness on Prince Edward Island. Grandmother’s House, officially opened in 2004, is the only women’s shelter in Charlottetown put in place to

Governor General’s Award

Governor General’s Award
Daphne Dumont honoured in Ottawa

As one of this year’s recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case, Daphne E. Dumont of Charlottetown recently traveled to Rideau Hall in Ottawa to accept the prestigious award.

“I am delighted to congratulate Daphne Dumont on the Governor General’s Award achievement,” said Honourable Valerie E. Docherty, Minister Responsible for

Paige Turns to Leather

Paige Turns to Leather
Former biologist now operates her own leatherwork business

by Craig Mackie

At the Charlottetown Farmers Market, you may have noticed a display of bracelets, belts and handbags. Behind that display is a young women with intense hazel eyes and a warm smile. Her name is Paige Harris and she is Harris Leatherworks.

Paige was not always a leather crafter. After earning her biology degree from UPEI and

Trueman Pate Lamps

Trueman Pate Lamps
Collection of 570 lamps acquired by provincial museum

The Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, along with the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, have announced the acquisition of the The Trueman Pate Lamp Collection. This new addition to the Provincial Museum Collection is thanks to the generosity of Hyndman & Company Ltd., The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company

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Some Upcoming Events

Yr. Obedient Servant

An evening with Samuel Johnson  November 22 | November 24
Watermark Theatre | Haviland Club Th [ ... ]

Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]