Stories from our past – January 28, 2021

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


  • A number of prominent business men gave a supper Wednesday night at W. H. Davis’ in honor of Messer J. H. Porte, N. Gilbert and J. W. Hamly. It was given as a send-off to Mr. Gilbert.
  • With an attendance that crowded the assembly hall of the new Oddfellow’s block, the dance given Thursday night under the auspice of the Daughters of the Empire proved a success from every standpoint. 
  • Cherry Valley – The January meeting of the Women’s Institute was held at the home of Mrs. J. N. Palmateer. It was opened by singing “Bringing in the Sheaves.” Eighteen members answered the roll call; with some excellent quotations.


  • County Council endorsed the report of its Committee of the Whole on Supply on Wednesday morning which requested tenders be called for supply of wood for the county gaol, that the committee secure prices for twelve suitable desks and chairs for the County Council Chambers.
  • It has been rumoured that the manager of Hare’s Arena is holding the ice for the hockey games, thus not giving the little children a chance to skate on Wednesday afternoons. This rumor is definitely unwarranted as the ice is not being held for hockey games as the hockey is run on a 50-50 basis.
  • While sleigh riding down hill, Bernard Hartland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hartland, sustained a deep gash to his head, requiring five stitches to close the wound.


  • Lloyd Thompson, nationally known Picton portrait photographer, has announced a new venture for his Armoury Mall studio. The venture will be called Thompson Studio-Gallery, and will be a showplace for works of art by a number of professional county artists.
  • Mountain View women’s Institute January meeting was held Wednesday evening with Mrs. Clare Reid assisting. Twenty-three members and two visitors were present. 
  • On Friday evening the Women’s Hospital Auxiliary held their annual meeting at the Presbyterian Church Hall in the form of a pot luck supper. Around 55 members guests sat down to a sumptuous meal arranged by the Guild Ladies of the Presbyterian Church.


  • Ameliasburgh Township Council will take yet another  look at alternatives for the restoration of the Museum Steeple — an issue which has confronted Council for the past three years. Reeve Dan Brady at Monday night’s meeting urged Peter Stokes to remember that the township is on a tight budget when suggesting how the task should be completed.
  • Following interviews with two candidates, Picton’s finance, supply and personnel committee has hired Malcolm Campbell as manager of the town’s Canada Community Development Projects program (C.C.D.P.).
  • Residents in the western section of Prince Edward County were treated to dinner by candlelight Tuesday night who one of three 44,000 volt power lines feeding the county was forced out of service.