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Multi–family yard sale

A multi-family yard sale will take place on June 3 at 86 Primrose Drive, Cornwall, from 9 am–1 pm. [ ... ]

Herb Day at the Farm Center

The 4th annual Herb Day takes place May 27 from 10 am–4 pm at the Farm Centre, 420 University Aven [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: David Helwig

Curated by Deirdre Kessler


You wonder sometimes what it ever was
that caught your eye, some grace of attitude,
smile or intensity of gaze. The buzz
travels the nerves, quick, tender. Platitude
grows exact and sweet. Of course this prompts our lust
the will to conquer, nakedness and bed;
what’s true as well, the comely engenders trust,
an open heart, the common day remade.

The slap of presence:

Finding Forgiveness

Finding Forgiveness
Adrian Smith

Finding Forgiveness, a memoir by Adrian Smith, has been recently published by Acorn Press.

Adrian Smith was raised in what seemed to be a very traditional, Roman Catholic upbringing. His father, Adrian Smith Sr, was very religious. He had studied to be a priest and left the seminary only 6 months before his ordination. After he left the seminary, Adrian Sr then worked for 30 years as

Mary: A Story of Young Mary Prince

Mary: A Story of Young Mary Prince
Margot Maddison-MacFadyen
Illustrations: Yvonne Soper

Bermuda-born Mary Prince is the first known black woman to tell her enslavement story and to have it written down. Her story, The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself, was first published in the United Kingdom in 1831. Mary: A Story of Young Mary Prince, an illustrated historical fiction novella for Junior-aged

Fifty Plus Memories: Conversations About The Past

Fifty Plus Memories: Conversations About The Past
Various contributors

Fifty plus Memories: Conversations About the Past has been published by Wood Islands Prints. It is a newly released collection of short stories and first-hand recollections of times 50 or more years ago. Contributions are from some 25 individuals—a majority seniors in the Montague 50+ club.

A good half of the pieces are transcriptions of conversations where individuals in

Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death

Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death
Rudy Croken

In the early part of the twentieth century Prince Edward Island earned itself distinction of a dubious nature in the history of the automobile and transportation in Canada, and indeed the civilized world. Why would the Island turn its back on what many consider the defining invention of the twentieth century, the automobile? 

Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death is a 240-page

Jumpin’ Jack Proude

Jumpin’ Jack Proude

My Memories, My Life, Beating the Odds and Still Having Fun!
Jack Proude with assistance from John Chute

Jumpin' Jack Proude: My Memories, My Life, Beating the Odds and still having fun! is the title of a book recently published about one of PEI’s most notable (and colourful) business men, Jack Proude. Jack’s friend John Chute assisted with the writing of the memoir.

Jumpin’ Jack Proude is

Fear from a Small Place

Fear from a Small Place
Writers from Canada’s Smallest Province Unleash Their Greatest Fears
Various contributors
Edited by Dave Stewart 

From Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables, idyllic scenery, and summertime getaways, comes a book with a different perspective. Fear from a Small Place: Writers from Canada’s Smallest Province Unleash Their Greatest Fears will launch in the lobby of The Great George,

Sudden and Absolute Stranger

Sudden and Absolute Stranger
David Helwig

Join Bookmark, Charlottetown’s locally owned independent bookstore, and poet David Helwig on May 2 at 7 pm at The Queue, located at 70 Grafton Street, Charlottetown, for an enlightening evening of poetry.

David Helwig is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, essays, and autobiography. He will be reading from his latest collection, Sudden and Absolute Stranger, which

One Book, One Island

One Book, One Island
This year’s book is Ru by Kim Thúy.

This year’s PEI One Book One Island book, being read across PEI, is Ru by Kim Thúy. Ru is story of a Vietnamese girl and her journey to a new life in Quebec. You can meet Kim Thúy May 2 at 7 pm at Summerside Rotary Library, Summerside.

Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim Thúy left Vietman with the boat people at the age of ten and settled with her family in Quebec. A

More Buzz colour

More Buzz colour
TC Transcontinental upgrades its Borden press

The Buzz is printed by the TC Transcontinental Print Division at their plant in Borden, PEI. Plant manager Bruce MacDougall recently informed us of a new printing equipment installation which would offer more colour options to The Buzz.

This is how the management described the upgrade—”The new colour tower at the TC Transcontinental Borden printing

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Some Upcoming Events

We Are Women

June 11
Haviland Club The cabaret show, We Are Women, with soprano Suzanne Rigden, mezzo-sopran [ ... ]

Tommy’s Honour

May 19–27
City Cinema PG, language warning. Dir: Jason Connery, UK, 117 min. Peter Mullan, Ja [ ... ]

BridgeFest 150

June 16–18
Borden–Carleton In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and the 20th anniversary  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

At the microphone

Profile: Kinley Dowling by Jane Ledwell Interviewing Kinley Dowling, you meet many musical persona [ ... ]

Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along t...

Canada 150 residency and concert series at The Dunk When The Dunk’s owner Hal Mills passed away s [ ... ]

Bells restored

The Bells of St. Dunstan’s Basilica to ring again on Canada Day Until this winter, the 18 bells o [ ... ]