Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Emily Brandt and Travis Whiteman are taking to the streets of Stirling to sing classic Christmas Carols for the first time since 2020. Photo submitted by Emily Brandt

Christmas Carols for Charity makes a comeback in Stirling for one night only

Emily Brandt and Travis Whiteman are warming up their instruments to serenade Stirling this Friday. The singing and guitar-playing duo is putting on their “Christmas Carols for Charity” Friday night. This is their first time holding the fundraiser in three years. People can drop off a donation of their choosing

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The City of Quinte West marks the conclusion of its 25th anniversary year with the unveiling of a community mural in the lobby of the city hall building in Trenton on Creswell Drive. Here are some of the tiles featured.

A ‘beautiful piece of public art’: Quinte West unveils community mural

With more than 300 tiles individually painted by Quinte West community members, the City of Quinte West has unveiled a new mural.   The City of Quinte West recently marked the conclusion of its 25th anniversary year with the presentation of a community mural in the lobby of city hall in

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William Elvis Young of Belleville has portrayed Santa Claus for years and has started offering custom letters from Santa to children who write to him. William Elvis Young photo

‘My letters have even made non-believers believers:’ Belleville’s very own Santa replies to children’s notes

He’s reading the note and checking it twice, Santa Claus is coming to town in Belleville this year. Belleville resident William Elvis Young is penning custom letters from Santa to the children who write to him. A service he began offering in 2022, Young has received 300 inquiries this year

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Live bands will play throughout the weekend, organized by Dave Bush, organizer of Stirling’s annual Front Porch Shenanigans. Photo by Emma Persaud

Stirling’s Farmtown Park sparkles brightly with the Festival of Trees underway

If you’re looking to launch into the festive cheer, Stirling’s Farmtown Park has turned into a Christmas wonderland for the weekend. The agricultural museum, which looks like a blast of Stirling’s past with wooden porches, an old general store and an antique gas pump inside its main hall, filled its

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Benji’s Coffee and Patisserie is the first to leave the pop-ups on the bay and move to a permanent home in the new Memorial Marketplace. Photo: Emma Persaud

From pop-op to permanent, Benji’s Coffee and Patisserie finds a new home in Belleville’s Memorial Marketplace

Benji’s Coffee and Patisserie moves from pop-up to permanent as the first business in the new Memorial Marketplace in Belleville. Benjamin Batelaan, 23, has been running his bakery and coffee shop as a pop-up shop at Zwicks Park for the past three years, and says that it was finally time

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Belleville's Festival of Lights, seen here in a previous year, kicks off with a big celebration Friday, Nov. 17. - Photo via Facebook

‘A great tradition’: Friday night’s Festival of Lights ushers in Christmas season in Belleville

Belleville’s much-awaited Festival of Lights launches Friday evening and is anticipated to brighten and delight people across the region with the magic and joy of the Christmas season. The launch event will run Friday, Nov. 17, between 5 and 9 p.m. at Jane Forrester Park (located at 30 South John

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The City of Quinte West is launching the Quinte West holiday market at the pop-up booths in Centennial Park from Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3. Pixabay photo

Residents, visitors can ‘delight in the holiday magic’ at Quinte West pop-up market

Residents and visitors alike can “get into the festive spirit” by meandering through a new holiday market coming to Quinte West. The City of Quinte West is launching the Quinte West holiday market at the pop-up booths in Centennial Park, located at 12 Couch Cres. in Trenton. The Quinte West

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Sutha's Pizza Bar & Grill opened Nov. 1 at 79 E. Davis St. in Trenton. Quinte West Chamber of Commerce photo

Sutha’s Pizza Bar & Grill providing ‘an elevated pizza experience in Quinte West’

From fresh-never-frozen homemade dough to fine San Marzano Roma tomatoesfor the sauce, a new restaurant is plating Neapolitan-style pizza straight from its flaming hot wood-fired oven in Trenton. Sutha’s Pizza Bar & Grill opened Nov. 1 at 79 E. Davis St., with its classic pizza and other pizza pie selections

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Local youths can send in their submissions up until Dec. 1. - Prince Edward County photo

Prince Edward County mayor invites young artists to showcase talent on annual holiday card

Mayor Steve Ferguson is once again extending a festive invitation to the talented young artists of Prince Edward County. The tradition of featuring a local youth’s artwork on his holiday card continues, with children aged 14 and under encouraged to submit their creative pieces for consideration. This heartwarming initiative provides

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Heather Broccard-Bell and Hannah Neil run the booth on honeybees and how to come to love the stinging insects. Photo: Emma Persaud

Quinte West’s How-to Fair brings out locals looking to learn how to do — well— anything

From bees to balloons, Quinte West Library’s first How-to Fair had it all. On Saturday, Nov. 4, the library held its first How to Fair, where people of all ages were invited to come and spend ten minutes learning a different skill. These quick classes were designed to inspire people

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