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Charlottetown Recruiting Volunteer Firef...

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

Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

McQuaid, Evelyn

McQuaid, Evelyn

The Excitement of Weaving
Profile by Jane Ledwell

This time of year, with the leaves turning and the days cool, Evelyn McQuaid has a disincentive to do the weaving she loves: the view across the fields to the water is upstairs, out the living room window of her Tea Hill home, while her looms and fibres are downstairs, in her windowless basement. On days like the sunny October day I interviewed
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Zaat, Con

Zaat, Con

Recycling: The Art of Not Retiring
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Con Zaat claims not to be retired. He admits to receiving a pension, but he says he sees himself as "recycled" rather than retired. This year, Con is quietly marking his 50th year as an active, career musician. In 1950, he began playing clarinet and keyboards with bands in the Netherlands. Nine years in Canadian Army Military Band followed
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Smith
, 
Erskine

Smith
, 
Erskine

A Most Amazing Thing
Profile by Jane Ledwell

If my interview with Erskine Smith were a film, it would open with a long, well-blocked tracking shot: all forward motion, deft obstacle-avoidance, and good lines shot off on escalators. High- energy as he is, he's probably easiest to follow when shot from above with a movie camera. Shots would mostly track him to Victoria, where he and his wife, Pat,
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Percival
, 
Debra James

Percival
, 
Debra James

Expanding Creative Horizons
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The week before Easter, I met Debra James Percival at her Charlottetown home. Upstairs, creativity was springing out of her living room in the form of her children's Easter tree-an explosion of beribboned branches, natural buds opening in the indoor warmth, hung with her pick of forty dozen eggs hollowed, dyed, and painted by her children from
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O'Connell
, 
Jackie

O'Connell
, 
Jackie

A Pinch of Purple in Every Rug
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The first thing Jackie O'Connell tells me about rug hooking is that it's not something you can do without making a mess. "The lint gets all over you," she says, brushing errant bits of wool from herself on instinct. There's not much lint in evidence in the tidy Charlottetown apartment where she cares for her mother. There's plenty of evidence
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Roe
, 
Nigel

Roe
, 
Nigel

Finding Out when He Gets There
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Visual artist Nigel Roe graces PEI's arts community thanks to accidents and inspirations. Once, he thought he wanted to be an oceanographer. A career in the arts hadn't occurred to him-but in his neighbourhood in Montreal, he was inspired by a professor from the Ecole des beaux arts-an artist, who had "a house painted with flowers, a sports
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Tersteeg
, Bert

Tersteeg
, Bert

Happy Outside
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Music's not something you grow out of. That's the message that musician, composer, and music educator Bert Tersteeg occasionally brings to elementary schools when he performs as part of a duo. But if music is hard to grow out of, it's even harder to retire from. Though you'll no longer find Bert Tersteeg at the front of the classroom at the University, where
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MacLaine
, Brent

MacLaine
, Brent

Poetry Is Discovery
Profile by Lee Ellen Pottie

Reports of a new book of poetry being published never make the headlines of the six o'clock news, and hardly ever make a wave outside the small literary circle of poet aficionado/as. But I swear this time is different: Signal Poetry Editions of Vèhicule Press in Montrèal is publishing Wind and Root by Prince Edward Island poet, Brent MacLaine-his
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Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

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Confederation Centre Art Gallery Places, Paths, and Pauses Marlene Creates Running until Sep [ ... ]

Dancing with the Stars

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

Colette

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

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 [ ... ]