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Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

The Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild meets on the third Wednesday of the month at The Jack Blanchard Fami [ ... ]

this town is small news

Calls for Submissions Deadline January 18 this town is small is partnering with The Guild for a se [ ... ]

Atlantic beef gift to food banks

Atlantic Beef Products and partner beef producers celebrated the rich history of beef farming on PEI and Canada 150 with a number of holiday donations of 150 kilograms of beef to PEI Food Banks across the Island.

Mike Macdonald of the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry, PEI’s central food bank said, “This donation of high quality beef in this holiday season to help meet our needs is much appreciated.
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Holidays at the Market

Holidays at the Market
The New Creative

by Cassandra Bernard

The Christmas season is a busy time of the year, and the owners of Kent Street Market in Downtown Charlottetown want to take away some of the pressures of holiday cooking and hosting.

Having opened less than five months ago, Mila MacLean Homburg and Phil Homburg are noticing more and more customers in the store and leaving happy with gourmet and
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Find of the month: Poutine at Papa Joe’s

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

For my money, good old reliable Papa Joe’s has one of the most interesting menus in town. Sure, you can get something expected and comforting. But you can also be surprised and delighted by my new favourite thing: bar clams and chips.

This is PEI’s answer to poutine. Do not mistake this for fried clams; it’s entirely different. The clams are like they would be for chowder
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Roadside attraction

Roadside attraction
Route 145 Bar and Grill in Bloomfield

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Recognizing a need in West Prince for a bar, family restaurant and some “hanging out” space, Dwayne and Crystal Costain took over an existing bar and have put their own distinct stamp on it. Route 145 Bar and Grill opened March 3, 2016. The determined couple knew folks needed a spot to sit down, have a good meal, have a drink, watch some
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The East Enders

The East Enders
Restaurants push the evolution of a neighbourhood 

Chow
by Ann Thurlow

Something seems to be percolating in the east end of downtown Charlottetown. Formerly seen as a mecca for cruise shippers and other tourists, the place is starting to become an interesting place for residents as well.

To wit: the venerable Water Prince Corner Shop is staying open until December 15 this year—the theory
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A good ribbing

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

One thing though. Sometimes they run out of ribs later in the evening so if anyone wants ribs it could be a gamble at that time.”

That was the text I received from my buddy Justin on a Wednesday afternoon early in November. Six of us were in Halifax for what was likely the biggest pool tournament in the history of Eastern Canada. There were 240 players and
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Hunter’s wins Porktobertest

Hunter’s wins Porktobertest

When it came to who served up the best PEI Pork Taco this October, Islanders voted Hunter’s Ale House the winner of PEI Porktoberfest 2017. This was the 6th edition of the PEI Porktoberfest campaign, a month-long celebration of PEI pork created by Fresh Media, and presented in partnership with Prince Edward Island Hog Producers, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Hometown Pork.
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President’s Choice® Children’s Charity

President’s Choice® Children’s Charity, established and funded in part by Loblaw Companies Limited, has committed $150 million over the next decade to address childhood hunger. Supported by Loblaw’s network of more than 1,100 grocery stores, millions of customers and almost 200,000 employees, the charity has become one of the largest charitable funders of school breakfast programs and will support
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Stone soup

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

Here then a little ode to a meal I have not eaten but whose very idea fills me with delight. A church in Murray Harbour is offering a free supper to their neighbours once a month—not because people need the food but because they need each other. It is perfect. All the words: community, communion, communing. All are defined by the simple cheer of a church hall and a
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Ho Ho Ho Yum Yum

Finding seasonal inspiration at the Kent Street Market

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

For me, there is nothing more Christmassy than food. You can take your fir trees, your candles in the window, your crowded shopping malls. Just give me something good to eat—a turkey dinner or a nibble of something savoury and I will feel as if the season is upon me. Eating good food and giving good food seem the very
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Some Upcoming Events

Garrett Mason at The Pourhouse

Nova Scotia bluesman booked for two nights in January January 18 & 19
The Pourhouse  East  [ ... ]

Make a contribution

Confederation Centre exhibition encourages contributions to University of Baghdad Library Until Jan [ ... ]

Gadfly crew

Urban roots dance January 31
Homburg Theatre Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is steppin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

2019 FIN Kids Film Competition

Call for entries The 2019 FIN Kids Film Competition Call for Entries is officially open f [ ... ]

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]