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Sexual health walk-in clinic

A sexual health walk-in clinic will offer Islanders another way to access sexual health services, in [ ... ]

Birding classic

Bennett Fall Birding Classic returns on September 29 Each autumn for the last 23 years, Island Natu [ ... ]

van Omme, Shawna

van Omme, Shawna

Talented Miss Prissy
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Shawna van Omme will be late for class this September. Please excuse her. The second-year student of performing arts at Sheridan College will be missing the first ten days of class playing Prissy Andrews, a student at Avonlea School in the Charlottetown Festival mainstage production of Anne of Green Gables-The Musical. (At least one of her Sheridan
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Woodrow
, 
Diane

Woodrow
, 
Diane

For Love or Money
Profile by Jane Ledwell

In April, Duncan MacIntosh, the artistic director of the Confederation Centre, put in a call to Diane Woodrow. He asked one question: “Could the Charlottetown Festival ever afford to hire Diane Woodrow?”

Looking at her experience and credentials as a production stage manager, an artistic director of a smallish festival with a smallish budget on a smallish
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Wiley
, Nathan

Wiley
, Nathan

Secret Identity
Profile by Jane Ledwell

This season as Peter Parker conceals his secret identity as Spiderman, Island recording artist Nathan Wiley is revealing his own secret identity, in a debut album destined to "out" him as a major songwriting talent. Bottom Dollar has already led to wins in the CBC Big Break competition for Atlantic Canada and to the semi-finals of CBC's Great Canadian Music
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Morrow, Dianne

Morrow, Dianne

Close to Home

Profile by Jane Ledwell

Poet Dianne Hicks Morrow used to worry about her son Jacob's comment, "Your poems are too easy to understand, Mom." Today, she feels vindicated as she points to the back cover of her debut poetry collection, Long Reach Home, where Newfoundland writer Bernice Morgan has praised her poems as "deceptively simple." Dianne says, "I'm looking, at mid-life, at
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Rose
, 
Gretha

Rose
, 
Gretha

Open Doors
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Behind the doors of Cellar Door Productions in Charlottetown, nothing has gone into cold storage for the winter, and company president Gretha Rose shows no signs of hibernation. In the multibillion Canadian film and television industry, her production company (with a full-time staff of just five) now ranks among the top ten in revenues, financing $10 to $15
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Matthews
, 
Catherine

Matthews
, 
Catherine

Making Book
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Written communications have been "a constant theme, professionally and creatively," for Charlottetown poet Catherine Matthews. Her composed and compassionate poems are the most visible extension of her ongoing exploration of relationships, as she says, "of people and place, and language, and culture."

But her creativity is also expressed in the act of making
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Shephard
, Dave

Shephard
, Dave

Bangin’ the Gong

Profile by Jane Ledwell

“The first time I played Anne was the Japan tour in ’91,” remembers Dave Shephard. To be frank, he doesn’t look the Anne part. His hair is neither red nor braided, and his beard doesn’t immediately strike a viewer as one of Anne’s more trademarkable features. When Dave says he “plays Anne,” he means that his summer job is as the percussionist for the
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Whitaker
, 
Judith Bayliss

Whitaker
, 
Judith Bayliss

Reaching Out
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When I met with Judy Whitaker during her first week in her new job as executive director of the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts, the telephone rang. She begged my leave to answer it then, moments later, returned to our conversation and picked up where she had left off, with renewed energy and only slightly shifted inflection.

Lately, life has offered
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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 [ ... ]

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

George Canyon tour comes to S’side

November 3
Harbourfront Theatre Canadian country star George Canyon is taking his new album, Southsi [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]