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Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

5th Etsy Made In Canada Day

On September 29 there will be pop up markets organized by local Etsy sellers taking place in dozens  [ ... ]

Mavor’s on a roll

Mavor’s on a roll
Kitchen earns top awards

Since taking over as the Executive Chef for Mavor’s in 2016, Chef Miguel Cervantes and his team are on a roll, winning top culinary accolades: Best of Sea Fan Choice award; The Great Island Grilled Cheese Competition; Winterdine; and most recently Best Appetizer for Veg PEI’s Veg It Up.

Sous Chef, Craig Doucette and Line Cook, Andre Boucher won the most recent The Great
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Fall Flavours nominated

The PEI Fall Flavours Festival has recently been named as a finalist for the Culinary Tourism Experience Award as part of the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards. The winner will be announced in Gatineau, Quebec on November 29. The festival is a showcase for PEI ingredients including beef, oysters, mussels, lobsters and potatoes and features over 40 events hosted by celebrity and local chefs. The
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Dining at Culinary Institute open to public in November

Dining at Culinary Institute open to public in November

A $7.5 million revitalization effort at Holland College’s Tourism and Culinary Centre, home to The Culinary Institute of Canada, is well underway, and the dining room and marché servery will be open to the public again on November 17.

Approximately 8,500 sq. ft. in kitchen space has been revitalized, and the 5,000 sq. ft. expansion incorporates a state-of-the art butchery, a cold cuisine
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Best grilled cheese

Best grilled cheese

With a brand new location at Sobeys EXTRA in Stratford, the Great Island Grilled Cheese Challenge presented by ADL and Dairy Isle took place on September 24. Chef Craig Doucette of Mavors Restaurant was crowned the 2017 Great Island Grilled Cheese Champion.

“The Association of Chefs and Cooks are pleased to present this event every September as a way to showcase the incredible local talent we
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PEI Porktoberfest

PEI Porktoberfest

This October, Island hog farmers, local markets, and talented chefs will be in the spotlight as PEI Porktoberfest kicks off its 6th annual campaign.

Between October 1 and 12, the campaign focuses on ‘PEI Pork At Home’, with multiple ways for Islanders to celebrate PEI hog farmers by cooking local pork for their own families. This includes pork specials at several local markets, promoting different
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How I learned to cook: Debbie Hennessey

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Debbie Hennessey is the owner and cook at the Grafton Street Café in the Polyclinic in Charlottetown.

“Back in the ‘sixties I got an Easy Bake Oven. That was my first experience with cooking and when those tiny cakes came out of that little oven I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

“A few years later I took Home Ec at Queen Charlotte. I remember we made a meatball
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Tumbling dice

Fireworks at The Inn at Bay Fortune

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

In 2015 Chef Michael Smith and his wife Chastity Fizzard purchased the Inn at Bay Fortune. It brought Smith full circle to the restaurant where, in the early to mid-nineties, he launched his career as one of Canada’s most popular celebrity chefs. Smith re-branded the restaurant as Fireworks. The food would be cooked in a
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A good cup of tea

A good cup of tea
Chow

by Ann Thurlow

You get the feeling that, in about five years, Brìgh Music and Tea is going to be legendary. It’s already pretty marvelous—a small shop full of instruments, books, CDs, anything related to Celtic music. The handmade guitars and the thumb pianos are interesting. But we’re headed for the back, where shop owner Mary MacGillivray is going to make us a cup of tea.

“I really think
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Even better

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

From the window in the pretty restaurant in Georgetown, you can see the Asian women walking home from their shifts at the fish plant. It is cultures meeting and it seems to work. So does this soup in front of me. You can call it chowder and you should—even if the broth is red and the spices are Thai. This is how you add a new thing to make something even better than
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A hand up

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

In this time of harvest and plenty on Canada’s “Food Island,” when the last of the harvest is gathered from the fields, when we are about to celebrate that harvest, it’s hard to remember that not everybody has enough to eat. As yet another report pointed out in September, there are still an unacceptable number of people living in poverty—people for whom the source of the
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Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

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Confederation Centre Art Gallery Places, Paths, and Pauses Marlene Creates Running until Sep [ ... ]

On the Bright Side

Barra MacNeils come to Harbourfront with new album October 5
Harbourfront Theatre  The Barra M [ ... ]

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]