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Premiere Toastmasters Club

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

Seaside Experiences

To the end of September, Northumberland Ferries will showcase music, entertainment, food, wine, and  [ ... ]

Stir it Up!

Stir it Up!
Vegan café-market and catering company

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

A new vegan cafe-market and catering company is making the Island’s vegan community, and even some non-vegans, very happy by serving loads of delicious plant-based meals and treats. Located at the back of Back Alley Music in Charlottetown is the home of Stir it Up!

Owners Kevin and Aurora MacLean say the concept for Stir
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Fan favourite

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I must admit, when Hopyard first opened in the former Lot 30 on Kent Street in Charlottetown I wondered how it was going to survive. Charlottetown is fairly saturated with restaurants to begin with. I had my doubts that its focus on craft beer and plates under $10 would cover the overhead costs in a large space downtown, even if it was full most nights. And
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The case for beer

The case for beer
A new Buzz column focuses on the suds

The Brew
by Bryan Carver

Though we are just a few months into 2018, it is quickly shaping up to be a banner year for brewers and the people who enjoy their beer here on PEI. 

To some, this may seem like an overnight occurrence, but in all actuality it has taken decades to recover from a hangover induced by prohibition to get where we are today. Even with
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Colliding Tides Gin Twist launched in PEI and NB

Colliding Tides, the first locally crafted ready-to-drink cocktail brand will soon be available in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Colliding Tides Gin Twist is a handcrafted cocktail made with local gin. The Gin Twist is a mixture of PEI gin and citrus, with just the right amount of sweetness and carbonation. Colliding Tides is blended and packaged at the PEI Brewing Company.

Colliding
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Giving back

Giving back
Taste of India donates Sunday dinners to Anderson House

The owners of Taste of India restaurant in downtown Charlottetown, Paul Sohi and Sam Semwal, will celebrate their first year of operation in May of 2018.

Both Paul and Sam say that they have been very pleased by the immediately positive response that the restaurant has enjoyed from local customers.

And they have found a way to show their
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Revolving doors

Revolving doors
Empty space re-opens with two new restaurants

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

Few storefronts in Charlottetown have seen as many incarnations as 177 Great George Street (formerly 77 University Avenue). 

Some remember it best as an Indian buffet called Royal Tandoor or a Chinese place called Silver Streams. Others may have rocked out for a night at the Alibi Lounge. Others still may have
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Soup’ Art

As part of the 2018 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, the public is invited to the fifth annual edition of Soup’Art to celebrate International Francophonie Day, at Confederation Centre’s Studio 1 in Charlottetown March 20 from 5 to 7 pm.

The audience will be served a bevy of soups from many different countries with some gluten free and vegan options. This experience will be enhanced by an exhibition
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Fourteen stops

Adventures along the New Year’s Levee trail

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

Levee Day 2018 was supposed to be a less boisterous affair. It happened on a Monday, after all. Surely some people would stay home for fear of the cold and a long Tuesday at work. But not only were this year’s levees well attended, the crowd is changing, and a new guard is forming that will help ensure one of
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How I Learned to Cook: Ilona Daniel

Ilona Daniel is a great ambassador for PEI food, a cooking instructor, a Ms. Fix-it for restaurants looking for help with their menus. She is as beautiful and exotic as her food. But, as she explains, her beginnings in the kitchen were humble.

“I guess it’s a bit of a cliché, but I learned to cook from my mother. When I was three or four she would sit me on the kitchen counter so I could watch
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Writing about food

by Ann Thurlow

I started writing for The Buzz in 2007. I said I would do it for ten years. I have just realized that anniversary slipped by with me realizing it. But a promise is a promise so I’m going to call it quits.

The reason I didn’t notice is probably because I’ve been having a lot of fun. A few years ago, Buzz editor Peter Richards gave me a chance to write about food. I love writing about
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Some Upcoming Events

21st century Anne

Producing a 54-year-old play for a modern audience Select dates to September 22
Homburg Theatre Ann [ ... ]

Comic Book Art

Exhibit features work by Island comic book creators Until October 5
Eptek Centre There is a thrivin [ ... ]

Louise Mould exhibit

Until September 21
Robertson Library, UPEI Sailing to the Shores of Generosity: an Exhibit by L [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]