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2019 Island Fringe Festival

Now taking applications The 2019 Island Fringe Festival takes place August 1–4. As always, t [ ... ]

Christmas Parade applications

November 16 deadline The deadline is fast approaching for entries into the City of Charlottetown’ [ ... ]

Pardon Me, What Did You Say?

Pardon Me, What Did You Say?
PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Pardon Me, What Did You Say? A guide to navigating in the hard of hearing world has been published by the PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA). The booklet contains personal stories by CHHA PEI members and many practical suggestions and tips for facilitating communication in a wide variety of settings. Illustrations
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RED#18

RED#18

RED (number 18), due out in November, has marked the 100 year anniversary of the end of the first World War with an old WW1 photo on the front cover. Inside you’ll find several war-time stories, including “War Veterans That I Knew” by Kevin MacLeod, and “Dear Victor” by David Weale.

First time RED contributor, Airson MacDonald, tells about his experiences being born premature in “The One Pound
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For David Helwig

By Hugh MacDonald  

David Helwig died October 16 at King’s County Memorial Hospital in Montague surrounded by family, close friends, and his dog, Star. David spent the final chapter of his brilliant and productive life happily here on Prince Edward Island.

In April 1996 he left behind a huge legacy of literary and other artistic accomplishments in his native Ontario and moved to a
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Life in the cove

Life in the cove
Profile: JoDee Samuelson

by Jane Ledwell

“Would you like a column about living in the country?” JoDee Samuelson asked The Buzz in 2010. Since her first “Cove Journal” column in October 2010, the award-winning maker of animated films has captured the movement of rural PEI in monthly stills. This month, the collected articles and accompanying illustrations will be published as a book by Island
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The Cove Journal

The Cove Journal

JoDee Samuelson

Life on the Island’s South Shore

South Shore resident JoDee Samuelson is no stranger to the pages of The Buzz. For the last eight years, she has been contributing a monthly column that chronicles the soft edges of rural life on Prince Edward Island. Published by Island Studies Press, The Cove Journal gathers seven years of her writing and original illustrations into a
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A gift of Island poetry: J. J. Steinfeld

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

There Are Questions I Would Like to Ask

How can you imagine gunfire and poetry
in one line
a longish rather awkward line.
This is not a question
merely an observation
under duress
and a desire to admit
any of a hundred
fantastical sins
and errors in judgement.

There are questions
I would like to ask
such as what is the nature of love
and lovelessness
in the face of conflicts
and
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Bookstore makeover

Bookstore makeover
Way Up West

by Jan Cox

“I am for books,” declares Nancy Quinn, new owner of Seaside Books (formerly Avonlea Bookstore) in Summerside. You know that the moment you enter into her book world. At the time of this interview, Nancy had owned the bookstore for 33 days. She bought the shop containing between 15 and 20,000 books September 1. With a sparkling, welcoming smile she beams, “This is what I get
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Polar Bears and Penquins

Polar Bears and Penquins
Kevin Craig (author), Susan Stevenson (author), Carl Gould (contributor)

Polar Bears and Penquins, by Kevin Craig, Susan Stevenson, with contributions from Carl Gould, is available at Bookmark in Charlottetown.

Polar bears and penguins survive and sometimes thrive in similar climates, yet are not even aware of each other’s existence. Sound familiar to people in your organization? This book
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“We will remember them”

“We will remember them”
Stratford Heritage Committee

Stratford Heroes of the First World War

The town of Stratford is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with a book honouring the lives of a number of its veterans from the Great War. The launch of “We will remember them”: Stratford Heroes of the First World War will take place November 7 at 7 pm at the Stratford town hall. The event is open to the
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Silver Bells

Silver Bells
Margaret A. Westlie

Prince Edward Island author Margaret A. Westlie announces that the launch of her latest novel, Silver Bells, will take place at 2 pm on November 10, at the Montague Rotary Library.

Westlie is well known locally as the author of novels set on Prince Edward Island: her four Scottish Pioneers novels (Mattie’s Story, Anna’s Secret, An Irregular Marriage and The Back Settlement)
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Some Upcoming Events

Wintertide Holiday Festival

November 24 & 25
Charlottetown Wintertide Holiday Festival begins November 23 with a Wintertide  [ ... ]

Light Up the Dark

Confederation Centre holiday show December 14
Homburg Theatre Confederation Centre carries a long t [ ... ]

What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]