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Be an In-School Mentor

Who can be a mentor? You can! Kids need real people with real experience to help them realize their  [ ... ]

Blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services has announced that more than 22,000 donors are urgently needed across Canada [ ... ]

Forage PEI begins fundraising initiative

A new food industry movement is underway on Prince Edward Island. Forage Prince Edward Island is an annual two day industry symposium celebrating food culture on PEI. Planning has started for the first symposium to take place in October 2018. Fundraising activities will begin Sunday, October 1 at Farm Day in the City.

Co-founder, Jeff McCourt, is passionate about strengthening the Island’s
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Find of the month: Nurturing Essence

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Originally, I planned to tout the wonders of the raw chocolate Snickers bar made and sold by Katlin Doyle at Nurturing Essence. She has a booth at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market—she produces all kinds of raw chocolate/vegan treats. But I’m the sort of person who tends toward the familiar so I always get the same old Snickers. Then the black bean truffles caught my eye.
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Best Caesar in Charlottetown

Mott’s Clamato is on the hunt for the best Caesar in Canada — and the search touches down at the PEI International Shellfish Festival in Charlottetown on September 15. From 6:15–7:00 pm at the Shellfish Tent Main Stage, a panel of judges will taste Caesar creations from local bartenders and determine who has the ‘Best Caesar in Town’.

Spectators will see some of PEI’s top mixologists strut their
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Bangers and mash

A filling Island favourite at The Churchill Arms

#TryThisAndrew
by Andrew Sprague

To say it’s been a corker of a summer would be a massive understatement. From the beginning of July until the middle of August we had rain three times during daylight hours. Twice it came down in sheets for an hour or two, and only once did it rain steadily all day. The rest was beautiful sunshine. On that solitary
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New drinks

New drinks
Upstreet launches Day Drift Craft Soda

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

There is a new craft drink product on the market and no, it’s not a craft beer this time. The new Day Drift Craft Soda line made a splash all across the Island this summer with its unique artisanal herb, fruit and botanical flavoured sodas.

With no other product like it on the market in PEI, the line of sodas has been a
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In praise of late summer vegetables

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

I just realized I had gathered all the ingredients for ratatouille without even thinking about it. It’s not difficult at this time of year. You need eggplant, onions, red pepper, zucchini and tomatoes and they’re all in season right now. I have made ratatouille with other than fresh local vegetables because I craved it so, out of season. But here’s the point of this really
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Glace de Goat

Glace de Goat
Chow

by Ann Thurlow

As I have mentioned before, a summer drive can take a person to some very good eating. It can also yield some lovely surprises, as was the case with a little meander down Portage Rd (between Oyster Bed Bridge and Brackley Beach). There in front of the Great Canadian Soap Company was a new (to me) sign advertising a café and, most intriguingly, goat ice cream.

The cafe is tucked
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Coastal flavours

Coastal flavours
Taste of Coastal Communities added to Fall Flavours

A new series of events have been added to the Fall Flavours Festival to celebrate the 10th year anniversary.

The Taste of Coastal Communities offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the most scenic corners of the Island, hosted by Canada’s top working chefs. Chef Michael Smith has partnered with Food Island Partnership for the new Taste of Coastal
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Stout-hearted

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

I know stout is a kind of beer, but I would call this ale stout, too. As in stout-hearted, as in a robust flavour that reminds a person of the Yorkshire dales and of kindly people in rough hewn sweaters. You know, the sort you can always lean on. And the fact this ale is called Do Good-er just seals the deal. It’s made by Upstreet, a company that has gone out of its
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How I learned to cook: Jane Crawford

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Jane Crawford is the chef at both the Hopyard and the Sugar Skull Cantina.

“I grew up in Sault St. Marie. I had two summer jobs when I was young, one at my father’s orthodontist office and one at a resort on St. Joseph’s Island. I worked for a chef called Eric Nowak. He wasn’t like other chefs—the kind who are always throwing tantrums. He was always very calm and very
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Colette

October 15–25
City Cinema rating tba
Dir: Wash Westmoreland, UK, 111 min. Keira Knightley, Dominic  [ ... ]

Culture days

Free activities on September 29 at the Confederation Centre Culture Days is a three-day nation-wide [ ... ]

North Shore Community Centre event serie...

September 25
North Shore Community Centre The Rural Municipality of North Shore will present the Lat [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]