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Island Nature Trust AGM

Island Nature Trust will hold its Annual General Meeting on September 26 beginning at 7 pm in the Ca [ ... ]

Write Where You Are

A fall writing retreat at The Hideout Lead by author Trevor Corkum, this full-day writing retreat i [ ... ]

Islanders nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards

The Canadian Folk Music Awards announced the nominees for their 14th edition to be held November 30–December 1, in Calgary, Alberta. 

Islanders nominated for a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award are: Catherine MacLellan (If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan) and Dylan Menzie (As The Clock Rewinds) for Contemporary Singer of the Year; The East Pointers (What We Leave Behind)
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FIN Film Fest winners

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from this region and around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax into an international mecca for the arts, abuzz with film lovers and filmmakers alike.

After a highly successful 38th year, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announces its award winners for the event, September
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Shellfish Festival winners

The 2018 Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival has wrapped all signs indicate that attendance was up over previous years. Final numbers will be available soon. Over $26,000 in cash prizes were handed out at a number of competitions over the weekend. 

The competition winners from the 2018 Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival are: 

Motts Clamato Best
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Triple threat

Triple threat
Profile: Emma Fugate

by Jane Ledwell

Emma Fugate has three different business cards: “One for my accounting business, one for my role as president of Film PEI, and one as a partner in Onset Communications, a (film industry equipment) start-up.” 

Side roles as an organizer of Playing with Choir or treasurer of West Kent Home and school, the Charlottetown Film Society, and Women in Film and
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Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Presented by The Gahan House

The Gahan House has expanded across the Maritimes, and to celebrate this they are hosting a Home Brew Challenge across Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The Maritime Home Brew Challenge encourages home brewers to create a unique special brew, and submit it to their local Gahan for the chance to win the title of Grand Champion and more.

The following
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Destiny Best

Destiny Best
Release date on World Suicide Prevention Day

Local singer/songwriter Destiny Best is tapping into her personal experiences with her debut single, "I Choose to Live," in which she talks about her struggles as an adolescent.

Destiny partnered with producer Jon Matthews to record the song, which is about her experiences as a teenager living with domestic abuse and depression, which led to thoughts of
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Luminos Ensemble

2018-2019 season

PEI’s professional mixed choir Luminos Ensemble will present 3 concerts during the 2018-2019 season: “Shoulda Been Choral” on September 30, “From Out Of The Dark: Mid-Winter Songs” on January 20, and “Locavore’s Delight: The 100-Mile (Choral) Diet” June 2. All concerts are held at 2:30 pm at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 101 Prince Street, Charlottetown.

 

Info/to book: LuminosEnsemble.com

A gift of Island poetry: David Helwig

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

WAKING

Morning light, and in soft
strokes of oil pastel,
rose, coral, summer wheat,
a face quiet among the ruffles
of crumpled bedding,
eyelashes of your shut eyes,

as my wakened nerves stir
morning into meaning
by all such secular mandalas,
the new occasions of weather,
abrupt particulars, the shock
of scalding coffee,

each day sure to grow
sleek and gargantuan
with its excessive
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Some Upcoming Events

Dancing with the Stars

Hospice PEI’s event celebrates 7th year October 20
Murphy Community Centre October 20, 2018  [ ... ]

The Children Act

September 27–October 4
City Cinema PG, language warning
Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 105 min. Emma Thomps [ ... ]

Jim Cuddy Trio

September 30
Harbourfront Theatre The Jim Cuddy Trio comes to Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside on  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]