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I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It’s funny how things happen.

In 1999 I was a university dropout working at the bingo hall, and slopping drinks at a local bar. Not that there’s any shame in either of those occupations, but they didn’t present much in the way of future career opportunities. After repeated suggestions that I parlee my smooth bingo calling skills into a career in radio, I threw
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A gift of Island poetry: Judy Gaudet

Curated by Deidre Kessler

Anticipation

Outside my window the world is hovering
on hummingbird wings beating such a quick time
it’s as if it’s standing still, holding its breath
until it lets go and roars and batters through
this still scene with snow flying and winds baffling
the house, the garden disappearing in a blind
whirling robe of white fire. The geranium, the begonia,
David and Star and I stand
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Served with love

Served with love
Christmas dinner at St. Anthony’s in Woodstock

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Preston and Helen Murphy had an idea kicking around for several years. They wanted to put on a Christmas day dinner. Preston said, “Christmas day was always hard for me. I thought it might be hard for others too.” His wife Helen joined in, “After the kids left the nest, it was time to try it.”

That was eight years ago. The annual
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Stout season

Stout season
The Brew

by Bryan Carver

During the winter months as the days grow shorter and the weather cools, beer lovers often reach for the comfort of darker beers. The brewers of Prince Edward Island have been busy preparing a variety of stouts all which are perfectly suited to be enjoyed with friends and family over the holidays.

A favourite with many Island beer drinkers, Barnone’s ‘La Vaca Loca’ is the
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Two new books by Clint Morrison

Two new books by Clint Morrison
CAPTAIN: A Brief Biography of Captain E.R “Ben” Pike (1921-2016)
Soul Fire: Poetic Cries of a Baby Boomer

On November 3, Island writer, J. Clinton Morrison, launched two new books at Lefurgey Cultural Centre, Summerside. The first book, entitled CAPTAIN: A Brief Biography of Captain E.R. “Ben” Pike (1921-2016), Summerside, P.E.I. (51 pages, staple-bound), was written in memory of a good
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From Time to Time an Egg

From Time to Time an Egg
John H. Brehaut

A young man’s agonizing decision to leave the family farm, the mysterious death of two healthy young men on the Northumberland Strait, a village paralyzed by fear during an epidemic and the shattering of an idyllic Christmas Eve by economic reality are four of the short stories con-tained in John Brehaut’s new book, From Time to Time an Egg.

Named for a suggestion in a
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Canadian Labour International Film Festival

The tenth anniversary Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) returns to PEI December 3 at 7 pm at CUPE’s Donalda MacDonald Boardroom at 26 Paramount Drive, Charlottetown. This Festival brings the best of labour themed documentaries and animated features to locations across Canada.  

This year’s films include the following:

On Your Own

In this 27 minute film from Director
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Feast Dinner Theatre: Boot camp

Feast Dinner Theatre: Boot camp
Actors prepare for Twas the Night: Christmas in Kandahar

The latest Feast Dinner Theatre musical comedy is Twas the Night: Christmas in Kandahar. It extends the warmth of home to the heart of troops stationed overseas.

The production not only celebrates the milestone of 40 successful seasons for Feast Dinner Theatres but, coincides with the 100th anniversary of the First World War. “This is a
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