Stories from our past-July 16,2020

Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…



  • On Saturday Evening last, about fifty relatives and most intimate friends gathered at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Archibald Hughes, Cherry Valley road, in honour of their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
  • Picton Baseball Club will play an exhibition game of ball at the Napanee Driving Park on Wednesday afternoon with the Napanee team.
  • There was great excitement in one of the churches one Sunday recently when fire broke out in the spring head-wear of the leading soprano. The conflagration had made considerable headway before being noticed.


  • All capable of doing nursing asked to register here-Prince Edward County Hospital is an enrollment centre for graduate and practical nurses.
  • Benjamin Lee Hubbs, grand old man of Wellington, will mark his 93rd birthday on Monday July 22nd. He was born in a stone house at Hubbs Creek in 1847.
  • Mr. Mac Farrell of Consecon has received word that his brother, Lance-Sgt. Henry Farrell of the Irish Guards is posted as missing by the British War Office. There is a possibility he was taken as prisoner.


  • Ron E. Snider of Petersburg, Ontario, a former county resident, was one of many readers who were outraged at the senseless and wasteful destruction of the historic Point Petre lighthouse.
  • The Royal Hotel in Picton is now under new management. New manager of the hotel is Harvey McFarland Jr., who took over on Saturday.
  • Picton Town Council has adopted a recommendation of the finance committee which will authorize the Picton Public Utilities Commission to improve lighting on three town streets.


  • The newest subdivision of homes in the county is on Picton’s town limits at the Prince Edward Region Conservation Authority on County Road 8. Presently, 35 homes have been constructed and all are for the birds.
  • Members of the Demorestville Friendship United Church recently enjoyed a beef barbecue with more than 350 people in attendance.
  • Officials of Lake Ontario Cement Ltd. Are still working to avoid a layoff of more than 200 workers next month, despite little change in the current economic situation.