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The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is launching its volunteer firefighter recruitment cam [ ... ]

Blood donors needed

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

Stir of Shadows

Stir of Shadows
Jamie Lee Mann

Middle-grade fantasy author Jaime Lee Mann started writing down the bedtime stories she told her daughters when she realized they couldn’t get enough of the tales. Now she is preparing for the release of the sixth title in the Legend of Rhyme series, Stir of Shadows.

This magical tale full of mermaids and witches, pixies and phoenixes, several special sets of twins and a plot
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Rika’s Shepherd

Rika’s Shepherd
Orysia Dawydiak

Acorn Press will release Orysia Dawydiak’s new book, Rika’s Shepherd this fall.

Rika is a happy, energetic girl in control of her life and her small flock of sheep. She’s been helping her father, Willem, run their farm and household, and has been campaigning to get a Border Collie pup. She wants to train the pup to bring in the dairy cattle and herd the sheep. But Rika’s orderly
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ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Rainbow Valley, based on the novel by L. M. Montgomery and adapted for stage by Hank Stinson, will be presented in November. The Guild in Charlottetown will be the venue for eight performances November 8, 9, 10 and November 15, 16, 17.

Hank Stinson, who will also direct the production, has adapted the novel for stage with care and
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Marilla of Green Gables

Marilla of Green Gables
Sarah Mccoy

Marilla of Green Gables, by Sarah McCoy, is published by William Morrow, a US imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins Canada is selling and distributing the book, to be released in October, in Canada.

Marilla illuminates the early life a well known fictional woman in 20th century literature. When we first meet Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, written in by Lucy Maud
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Awful Kind: The story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island

Awful Kind: The story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island
Sara Underwood

Author Sara Underwood will launch her book, Awful Kind: The story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island on September 28 at 5:30 pm in the Carriage House at Beaconsfield in Charlottetown.

Between 1869 and 1948 about 118,000 children were brought to Canada from England and placed with families across the county.

We do not know exactly how many of those children were sent
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Big Sky Landscapes

Big Sky Landscapes
Alex Murchison

Photographer Alex Murchison has released his second book. Big Skies Prince Edward Island is a 36 page hardcover book showcasing a collection of landscape images, primarily from Queens and Kings Counties.

Rising high over valleys, the shoreline or the rolling hills, big skies are a major part of the PEI landscape. While many focus on the scene directly in front of them, Alex includes
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Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season

Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12 with the film Puzzle.

Agnes (Kelly MacDonald), a taken-for-granted suburban wife and mother, discovers a gift and passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which draws her into a new world where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

All films are screened at Cineplex Cinemas Summerside,
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The Other Side of the Sun: the true story of one refugee’s journey

The Other Side of the Sun: the true story of one refugee’s journey
Thien Tang

Pottersfield Press has published a new book by Prince Edward Island resident Thien Tang. The book, The Other Side of the Sun: the true story of one refugee’s journey, follows the author’s journey as a refugee from Vietnam to Canada.

Between 1979 and 1980 one million Vietnamese refugees escaped their war-torn country; 60,000 settled in Canada. Called the “boat people” upwards of 70% of
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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 [ ... ]

If It’s Alright With You

The Life and Music Of My Father, Gene MacLellan September 19
PEI Brewing Company Catherine MacLella [ ... ]

Down With Demon Rum

September 16, 23 & 30
The Haviland Club Down With Demon Rum: Stories and Songs of Rum Running 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 [ ... ]