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Auction 45 card parties

The Star of the Sea Seniors' Club hosts weekly Auction 45 card parties on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. It in [ ... ]

Gary’s Christmas

6th season for sequenced lights and music show Be a part of the 6th season of Gary's Christmas sequ [ ... ]

Local Food Heroes: Hopyard

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Mike Ross and Jane Crawford finish each other’s sentences like an old married couple. They’re both intense, opinionated and determined; it’s easy to see how, when they met, they decided to work together. She ran the kitchen at the Red Water Grill, he worked at the PEI Brewing Company. Both had left busy careers in restaurants in Canada and the US for what they hoped would
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The first meal

Leonhard’s gets the love

#TryThisAndrew
by Andrew Sprague

Ask a hundred people to name their favourite meal and about ninety-three of them will describe food normally associated with supper. Rarely if ever does lunch enter the conversation. I mean what kind of crazy person would name a lunch item as their favourite meal? And what makes it a lunch “meal,” exactly? You had it at lunch time, did you?
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Old–fashioned

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

I love the Black and White Grocery for these reasons: the wooden floor creaks, the groceries are stacked high on the shelf like an old-fashioned store, even if they are, to my eye, exotic and strange.

I don’t read Arabic, I know nothing of Syrian cuisine. I point to a bag of green, dusty dried fruit. Dried limes, the nice man tells me, good for rice and soup. I take a
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HC student wins $1000

Holland College Business Administration student Jeremie Arsenault earned $1,000 for his pitch to prospective funders at a business “speed dating” event in Halifax recently.

Arsenault was one of three Business Administration students who attended the Starting Point Entrepreneurship Conference at St Mary’s University. The first day was filled with networking events and industry masterclasses, while
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The big meal

BUZZ readers send this writer to Hunter’s

#TryThisAndrew
by Andrew Sprague

Hunter’s Ale House is a lot of things to a lot of people. To many, it’s one of the best live music venues in the province, consistently booking top talent from the Island and abroad. To others, it’s a lively pub, perfect for a round of trivia or happy hour drinks with the gang. To others still, Hunter’s is the best spot
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Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure
Kate the Spice Lady Café in Charlottetown

Chow
by Ann Thurlow

Kate Lee, aka The Spice Lady, is well known for the fresh and delicious herbs and spices she sells at her shop and at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market. But something that was almost an afterthought—“hey, let’s sell soup and sandwiches, too”—has turned her little spice store into something even more special. Tucked away as it is behind
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Totally local

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Finding a wide variety of locally grown or produced foods has never been easier than it is right now on PEI. Of course, at one point, all anyone could get was local food. But variety? Not so much.

Some credit the Food Network. Others the influx of new residents to PEI or clever and dedicated business people. Whatever the reason, we are looking for new kinds of food and
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Snappy and green

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

My summer-loving heart is an unguarded fortress these days. I long for nothing more than food that is snappy and green and anything fresh will do. In August, I might dismiss a cucumber as an unnecessary adornment. But now it is the very quintessence of all I long for. I’m not just settling for its bright flavour—I crave it. Remember when the idea of a local hothouse
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How I learned to cook: Craig Dauphinee

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Ann asks Craig Dauphinee—Hotel General Manager, Princess Cruises, formerly instructor at The Culinary Institute, chef at Sim’s for his cooking story.

“I learned to love cooking from my grandmother, Edith. She worked as a pastry chef at an inn just outside Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. She was famous all over the county for her pies.

One summer she wanted to take a vacation but
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Food Xcel winner

Food Xcel winner

Startup Zone has announced that Startup Zone resident Ryan Abdallah was selected as the winner of the Food Xcel Accelerator program recently. Ryan’s product, Maroun’s Garlic Paste, is a condiment from the menu of Ryan’s Charlottetown restaurant, Cedar’s Eatery. Maroun’s Garlic Paste can be used as a spread, cooking sauce, or dip.

The program kicked off in November with 39 food-based companies.
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Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

The Ennis Sisters

Newfoundland sisters on the mainstage December 1
Homburg Theatre  On December 1, Sobeys LIVE @ [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]

9th UPEI Chancellor

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