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Blood donors needed

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

Knitting for Mission

The Anglican Parish of Summerside will once again be sponsoring their Knitting for Mission group. Th [ ... ]

Steinfeld, J.J.

Steinfeld, J.J.

Writing Outside
by Jane Ledwell

With the new year 2016 looming, the accomplished Island writer J.J. Steinfeld muses, “If someone gave me a million dollars not to write for a year, I couldn’t in good conscience take it.” In 35 years on PEI, J. J. has published two novels, eleven short story collections, and three poetry collections. More than 40 of his one-act plays and full-length plays have seen
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Dawydiak, Orysia

Dawydiak, Orysia

Animal natures
Profile by Jane Ledwell

“I read pretty widely, but I don’t ever read enough.” Author Orysia Dawydiak expresses the common experience of book-lovers everywhere. She has more time for reading -- and for writing -- these past few years, since retiring from work at the Atlantic Veterinary College to a self-directed farm life surrounded by sheep and dogs. And what applies to Orysia’s
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Williams Calhoun, Natalie

Williams Calhoun, Natalie

High standards
Profile by Jane Ledwell

I tell my students, you have to be able to do six different things at the same time to be a professional musician,” says Natalie Williams Calhoun, but the energetic PEI Symphony cellist with the quick and quirky sense of humour doesn’t mention limiting yourself to six things.

We chat in the moments between coordinating dropping her child at school,
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Campbell, Darcy

Campbell, Darcy

Behind the curtains
by Jane Ledwell

From a seat in the audience, the summer performance season seems to wind down in September, as curtains close on theatre productions and concerts. But behind the curtains, for programmers in venues across the Island, the season is just heating up. This year, Charlottetown and PEI are the venue for Contact East, the Atlantic Presenters Association’s annual event
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Gallant, Deryl

Gallant, Deryl

Living with Music
by Jane Ledwell

Just a few short years ago, Deryl Gallant had packed away his musical instruments and paused his life as a musician. With a full-time job, a busy young family, and his wife Elizabeth in an accelerated educational program, he chose not to make time for music. This year, after several years, as he says, “inching his way back in” to the music scene with his trademark
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Zavo, Haley

Zavo, Haley

Hometown Proud
by Jane Ledwell

I am so privileged to get to come home—really home,” says Haley (Batchilder) Zavo, eyes alight but brimming with emotion. Not only has she come home to PEI, but to her hometown of Georgetown, where she has joined her young family to her parents’ household and is running the King’s Playhouse she grew up in.

“It’s nice to come to your hometown because you chose it, and
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Reesor, Alan

Reesor, Alan

Light Chord
by Jane Ledwell

Dr. Alan Reesor first played the organ for a full church service when he was just 15 and got a call that “Mrs. Dobson was sick, and could he play?” As a youth, he climbed in church windows to practise the organs until he could negotiate front-door access, and he cut grass and shovelled snow to raise enough money for a reed organ for his bedroom. He will play his last
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Geddes, Mark

Geddes, Mark

A Musical Home
Profile by Jane Ledwell

In April, Mark “Lefty” Geddes arrived at East Coast Music Week in St. John’s, NL, straight off a five-week tour of Australia with Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. The roots musicians toured their energetic show through Australian outback towns in Australia’s own version of a Festival of Small Halls tour—inspired by PEI’s own Festival of Small Halls, which
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Some Upcoming Events

The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle

November 3
Delta Prince Edward The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle, presenting Maritime legends and  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

The Children Act

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

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 [ ... ]