Our Healthcare Heroes

Our Healthcare Heroes

I recently came across a powerful quote from Toni Morrison that I love, I feel it is very timely,  relevant and want to share: "I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.”

2020 is behind us now, and over the holidays, I spent a lot of time thinking about this coming year. Like everyone...

Keeping up with The Times

Keeping up with The Times

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting andworking with Corey Engelsdorfer, publisher of the The Times through recent work I did with Festival Players and through launching a new music festival in PEC a couple of summers ago called Wellington Water Week. Corey has been a big supporter of ours, and I was truly grateful for his help and guidance with our marketing and PR launch efforts - especially his patience. We VERY narrowly made our ad deadlines on a couple of occasions, and he was a huge help...

A One-Man Wine and Cheese Band

A One-Man Wine and Cheese Band

I’m always so inspired by people who follow their dreams and passions to create magic and Glenn Symons is one of those guys. Owner of Lighthall Vineyards in Milford, Prince Edward County, Glenn is literally a one-man wine-and-cheese band. Not only does he produce wonderful small batch wines that include a mix of Chardonnays, Pinots, Rieslings and sparkling wines – he also produces absolutely delicious sheep’s-milk cheeses that are designed to pair beautifully with his own wines, and they really...

The County's French Touch!

The County's French Touch!

I’m not a world traveler by any means, but shortly after finishing college – I backpacked through Europe and the South of France was my favourite region by far. I’ve been back a few times since, once for a holiday and a couple of times for work and it still is one of my favourite places to visit. I think that may be one of the things that drew us to PEC - living here is about the closest we’ll ever be to living in Southern France - there are many parallels. 
It also might be why I am completely...

All Welcome Here!

All Welcome Here!

I met Judith Burfoot last year at Karen Palmer's annual “Cheesus, is it Spring Yet?!?” event and was thrilled to learn that she owned the cutest little one-room, circa 1875, schoolhouse ever – located on County Road 7. Every time I had driven by this gorgeous schoolhouse in the past - I kept thinking that someone should do something cool with it, and it turns out that Judith DID do something cool with it. She restored the schoolhouse, called it Schoolhouse 77 and now offers local farm produce,...

Rebecca Hunt's PICNIC PEC

Rebecca Hunt's PICNIC PEC

One of the first “County Characters” that I did a few years ago was of Rebecca Hunt and her husband, an incredibly talented artist, Stew Jones. To me – they still are one of the coolest couples in PEC! I wanted to do a fresh post to shout out Rebecca because her business, PICNIC PEC, has changed somewhat since then. She is still producing mouth-watering menu items, but has morphed from being an iconic food truck operation to a fantastic brick and mortar take-out in Picton, and she is now offering...

Rosehall Run Vineyards

Rosehall Run Vineyards

We have had our place in PEC for 13 years now and from the very start – one of our favourite wineries to visit was Rosehall Run Vineyards. Still is! To this day – any time that we have had friends come to visit – this multiple award-winning winery is ALWAYS on our itinerary, and I always recommend to others who ask for advice on what wineries to visit. I had the good fortune of meeting Lynn Sullivan a few years ago and have since had the pleasure of working with her on promotional events. It turns...

Pivoting Time and Talents for a Great Cause

Pivoting Time and Talents for a Great Cause

There is someone pretty awesome in our community, and if you live here or visit often - I am pretty sure you have either met or crossed paths with at one point or another.
Karen Palmer works in the destination marketing for PEC and I met her through my volunteer work with Festival Players of Prince Edward County a few years back (she was volunteering her time as well). In addition to being great at her job - she has a VERY sharp wit, is a multi-talented author, worked as a reporter at The...

Pluck Tea is good for the Soul

Pluck Tea is good for the Soul

I met Jennifer Commins, founder of Pluck Tea, through a mutual friend a couple of years ago and I’m very happy we met! I could have easily talked with her for hours, in fact, I think we did. The world of tea is something I had never explored before and her story is fascinating. 
Not only is Jennifer a brilliant entrepreneur, but she is also a certified tea sommelier (!!) whose mission in 2012 was to set out and introduce premium tea to Toronto restaurants. Today, her business is fully committed...

Capturing the Bounty of the County and its surrounding areas!

Capturing the Bounty of the County and its surrounding areas!

With all that is going on now – it is SO hard not to feel helpless. I have a compromised immune system and I’m getting up there in years (!!), so I am not confident to head out into the community to shop for others. But, one small thing that I can do is help to promote (in my own small way), local businesses that I love.
One of those businesses The County Bounty . I’ve written about Dodie Ellenbogen’s product in this space before and have always wanted to do a County Character cartoon for...

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