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(In case you missed it) Caron Prins, aka “The Queen of Fries” is moving her Chip Shack from Prince St in Charlottetown to the waters of the Charlottetown Harbour. The Chip Shack will be placed on a barge and then permanently docked at the Charlottetown Marina as a floating restaurant. Farmers across the Island have been frustrated by vehicles driving…

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Well-known fisherman, Norman Peters, of North Rustico passed away in April. The “Bearded Skipper”, Peters was a fixture at the North Rustico harbour, where he fished lobster and ran tours in the off-season. Active in his community, he helped re-launch the Summerside Lobster Festival last year and was instrumental in the development of the fisheries museum in North Rustico. The…

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Dining without sight

TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE


CNIB hosts Dining in the Dark Have you ever sat down to an enticing plate of food, closed your eyes, taken a deep breath, and experienced that first bite sans sight? It’s a luxury many of us have taken in hopes of elevating our other senses. But for many Islanders, eating without the benefit of full sight is their day-to-day…

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In case you missed it Barnyard Organics from Freetown PEI, was awarded the Soil Conservationists of the Year by the PEI Soil & Crop Improvement Association. They became the first organic farm to achieve this recognition. Barnyard Organics grows and sells organic feed mixes and organic grains as well as raise poultry and offer a CSA for eggs and poultry.…

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BEYOND TOURISM


Perspectives on keeping rural communities vibrant in the winter They say it takes a village to raise a child. But when the village collapses, what does it take to raise it again? Many PEI villages are relics of a once thriving rural community. As agriculture and other major industries became industrialized, the lifeblood of these places was gradually siphoned out.…

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RECOGNIZING ROSS’ LEGACY


Kensington garden creation encourages community members to step forward Sometimes an idea can be planted and grow quickly. Creating a community garden in Kensington was a thought for Jamie MacKay that grew as fast as a radish in summer soil. MacKay’s passion for his community has filled up his schedule, and now his office. As the deputy provincial team lead…

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BUSY LIKE A BEE


Urban beehive construction continues The bees may not be buzzing about, but the folks behind the Urban Beehive Project at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown have been busy. Architects, Silva Stojak and Shallyn Murray of Nine Yards Studio (formerly BGHJ Architects), designed the demonstrative hives and now the second part of the space has been constructed. Brodye Chappell, of Brodye…

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ICYMI (in case you missed it)


After 32 years, Eugene’s General Store in Tignish changed ownership. Tommy and Joanne Perry handed the keys to Joey Morrissey, on Feb. 2. Morrissey’s son Carter took over as manager, red suspenders and all. After three years of lobbying, The Humble Barber has been granted liquor licences for their locations in Charlottetown and Summerside. Stir It Up, a new vegan…

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FRESH, HOT, AND GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT


Catering to kid’s tastes with a lunch program From school breakfast programs to the provincial government’s Community Food Security and Food Education program introduced last spring, there is a growing recognition of students’ need for healthy, nutritious foods, both at school and at home. The phrase ‘good food’ has become synonymous with this effort to give students a firm foundation…

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