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Free meditation class

GEBIS Charlottetown, A Buddhist Centre, is bringing back the free monthly meditation September 22 fr [ ... ]

Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Presented by The Gahan House The Gahan House has expanded across the Maritimes, and to celebrate th [ ... ]

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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Cinnamon Girls


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

As I write this I am a locked out member of the Canadian Media Guild, the union that represents 5500 employees at the CBC. I’m not about to use this column as a forum for my thoughts on the whole issue, it’s not really the place. I will tell you this though, it’s no fun on the picket line. We’ve been out six weeks now, and some of us are starting to feel the
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Flexing Your Mussels

I'm Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

A few years back I was in Montreal visiting a friend. He’d told me for weeks beforehand that while I was in town he planned to take me for lunch at this great place that served only mussels and fries. At the time I wasn’t particularly excited by the idea. I’ve eaten hundreds of pounds of mussels in my lifetime, and the thought of going to a place where all
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Spoiled Rotten


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I feel somewhat guilty writing this article. So to clear my conscience I’m gonna tell you something up front— the meal was free except for the gas to Rustico and back. The restuarant knew I was considering doing an article, and I had a feeling my money would be no good. But today, I’m glad I did it, because it ended up being a dining experience I will never
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After ‘Setting Day’


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

There’s something about a Sunday drive in the country. It’s relaxing, but at the same time exciting. After all, there’s so much to see down a road you’ve never driven or a path you’ve never walked. About ten years ago a good friend took me for a Sunday drive down a road I’d never seen just outside Murray Harbour. I discovered two things that day; it’s a
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A Friend for Breakfast


I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

For a time in the mid-nineties I lived in a three bedroom apartment above the Root Cellar on Queen Street in Charlottetown. Most of the people who lived in the building were about the same age with similar interests, so it had a very communal feel. The doors were always open, or at least unlocked, and you never had far to go to find a coffee and a conversation.
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The Best Damn Pint


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

The Trans Canada from Vancouver to Calgary is possibly the most stunningly scenic drive in the country. It starts off in the rather flat lower mainland of BC. By the time I reach the stinkiest town on the Trans Canada, Chilliwack, the highway starts to weave its way into the Coastal mountains. Before I know it I’m on my way up the Coquihala Highway. It goes up
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The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, all seats $10. (For movies in the same week [ ... ]

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

Backstage Pass Series

The Small Glories and Lloyd Spiegal in October October 13 & 24
Harbourfront Theatre Harbou [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]