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Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

Knitting for Mission

The Anglican Parish of Summerside will once again sponsor their Knitting for Mission group. The grou [ ... ]

Nicolaus Henckell the Hessian: A Genealogy of the Jenkins Families of Prince Edward Island

Douglas B. MacDonald

The PEI Genealogical Society launches Nicolaus Henckell the Hessian: A Genealogy of the Jenkins Families of Prince Edward Island by Douglas B. MacDonald. The Jenkins genealogy is his third book.

Nicolaus (Henckell) Jenkins, the ancestor of PEI Jenkins families, was born in 1775 in Treysa, Germany and was a Hessian soldier in the American Revolutionary War. Following the war,

Pirates of the Atlantic

Pirates of the Atlantic
Dan Conlin

Most Atlantic Canadians are familiar with the stories of Oak Island and Captain Kidd, but no one has really separated fiction from fact,” says Maritime historian Dan Conlin. “Pirates of the Atlantic uncovers who the pirates really were and the true stories behind their legends.”

Pirates including Peter Easton, the King of Pirates, the notorious Bartholomew Roberts and the vicious Ned

Whats Goin On

Whats Goin On
Leslie Stewart

The book is about Island life and the people living it. Stewart says some of the content “may be not so true, after all they are fibs.” He hopes that his poems, stories and pictures that take you through the book may make you laugh or cry. One of the stories is about a group of fishermen who decide to steal an island and tow it to the Caribbean for the winter, better to drink beer

Stone Soul Picnic

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

But that’s where your soul lives!” she said.

I had just told her, this friend, a student from my early days as a university teacher, that, as I mentioned in an earlier column, I had sold the old house on Wolfe Island, opposite Kingston, Ontario — at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the St Lawrence River. Wolfe Island is a large outcropping of land, with

Best in the World: History of the Malpeque Oyster

Best in the World: History of the Malpeque Oyster
Dr. Barry King
Illustrated by P. John Burden

The Prince Edward Island oyster industry has a long and fascinating history. Large mounds of oyster shells found at aboriginal archeological sites are evidence that oysters have been used as food for thousands of years. At the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900, Malpeque oysters were proclaimed as “the Best in the World.” Today, PEI is the leading oyster

Black Raspberries

Black Raspberries
Robert Acorn

What do you serve after White Strawberries? The answer, according to writer Robert Acorn is Black Raspberries, Acorn’s third book.

Acorn’s first collection of poetry White Strawberries was released in 2000. His first book of prose was entitled Little Acorns and Milton. Published in 2005, it offered stories of growing up in Charlottetown and of his brother—“the People’s Poet” and

Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide

Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide
Steve Vernon
Illustrated by Jeff Solway

Nimbus Publishing has announced the release of Steve Vernon’s first children’s book, Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide. This picture book is a field guide to Maritime Monsters, taken from local folklore and legends. The monsters described include PEI’s Old Hook-Snout.

Steve Vernon is the author of over fifty published short stories and books including Halifax

Reflections of Souris: An Oral History

Reflections of Souris: An Oral History
Jason MacNeil

Souris’ Silver Threads Seniors Club recently applied for and received a New Horizons for Seniors grant to document the history of Souris. They hired Jason MacNeil, a former resident of the area, to interview storytellers of the area and record and write their stories. Residents contributed not only stories but pictures, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and more. The result is

The Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island: The Ways We Saw Ourselves

The Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island: The Ways We Saw Ourselves
James W. Macnutt

You can learn a lot about what people really think by looking at images they create and value,” says PEI historian James W. Macnutt.

Macnutt has put that insight to good use by gathering together images created in the past of Prince Edward Island. “By looking at those paintings, drawings, maps, and prints we are looking at the Island through the eyes of the many and diverse people

The Royal Navy & Me

Frederick Rodgers

The Royal Navy & Me, the second book by Frederick Rodgers, is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class.

Follow his induction at HMS Ganges and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic games. Follow him as he visits islands in the South Pacific, tours

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Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

Trailside Café 2018

Select dates Trailside Café  Amanda Jackson Band
November 18 Amanda Jackson Band’s lates [ ... ]

Wintertide Holiday Festival

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

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]