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Plays wanted for Community Theatre Festi...

The PEI Community Theatre Festival will be held at the Carrefour in Charlottetown on March 30, 2019, [ ... ]

Engage with PEI’s LGBTQ2+

Engage with members of PEI’s LGBTQ2+ community, at a special general meeting on November 21 at Mur [ ... ]

Best Eggs Benedict

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

When I first came to Edmonton in 2001 it was to visit several friends from PEI for a week. Two lived there, three others traveled. On the first morning, after dragging ourselves from the fog of sleep and mild hangovers, my friend Ian suggested a spot for breakfast. Actually, it was more of an order than a suggestion. He said there was this place not too far
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A Bit of Winter


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I love a good storm party. You know, those times when the snow falls, the wind blows and life generally screeches to a halt. Those times when just about everything is closed down, and you decide to venture out, inspired by sheer claustrophobia and boredom. Those times when you find that one place open in the whole city, and dozens of people are there for
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Sudbury Sunday Morning

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

Some say the trees didn’t grow in Sudbury until they built the nickel stack twice as high. I heard years ago they used areas just outside town to train troops for post-apocalyptic conditions. Now, they shoot the pollution into the upper atmosphere and send it god knows where with the tallest chimney in the western hemisphere. The trees grow, but on the way
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The Empire Bill


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I’ve always found Ottawa to be a bit of a dry city. Sure there’s Parliament, the Rideau Canal, the war memorial, the National Symphony…actually, I’ve just proven my point right there. It’s kind of a stiff place, with uptight folks in white collars with brief cases and attachés. It’s a town full of business and politics and immaculately clean sidewalks.

It does
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Way Up North


I'm Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

For years I thought I knew my way around the Maritimes. After all I'd taken the tour and seen the sights. Hell, I'd lived here for thirty years, and Canada's three smallest provinces certainly weren't a mystery. People would ask me “What's good to see if I come down?” And with keen Maritime pride I'd spew a list of beautiful sights and exciting experiences
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Instant Gratification

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

Just before you reach the halfway point between Halifax and Sydney you start seeing the signs. They’re big red, white and black signs, with a drawing of what looks like a smiling kitchen witch in the top left corner. Across the top of the sign is ‘Mother Webb’s,’ and across the bottom is the not-so-subtle slogan ‘Instant Service.’

Now, I’ve eaten at a lot of
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Taste the Book

Enduring the promotional tour for Island restaurant book “ Taste”

by Ann Thurlow

I have a recurring dream. In that dream I am reading about a marvelous meal when suddenly—I am eating that meal. I might be reading Taste, for example, a new book from Nimbus about the restaurant food on Prince Edward Island. The recipes and the stories about them were lovingly compiled by Andrew Sprague and
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Some Special

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It’s nothing new, the nightly special. Just about every restaurant has one. Usually it’s something not regularly on the menu and it’s usually priced about the same as a typical entrée. But for several reasons the nightly special can be very hit and miss. Sometimes it’s a catch of the day the chef has rarely prepared before. Sometimes restaurants are getting
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Dinner for One


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

One of two things usually happens when you go out to eat on your own. Either you don’t speak much, avoid eye contact and make it a quick meal, or you meet some people, stay a while and enjoy yourself. Either it’s just OK, or it’s great. A few nights back I found myself dining alone in a restaurant in Saint John, New Brunswick. What happened through the course
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Simply the Best


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It’s not too often I find myself out on the town in Summerside on a Tuesday night. But a couple of weeks ago some friends and I happened to be in the western capital looking for a good time. We had business to take care of in the day, but by 6 o’clock that had wrapped up and it was time to recharge for the night ahead. Now, you’d think five independently
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Some Upcoming Events

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

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

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]