Stories from our past – May 27, 2021

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

1911

  • There is just a possibility that part of the Public School Exhibit will be shown at the Exhibition in Toronto this year. The suggestion was made Friday by a visitor and critic to the school exhibit. He had studied the exhibit at the Toronto Exhibition and declared that much of the work of the Picton school children exceeded the value of what had been placed on exhibition in Toronto.
  • At the annual meeting of Milford Women’s Institute, at the home of Mrs. W. Elliot, the following officers were appointed President, Mrs. Thomas Clapp; Vice-president, Mrs. Lee Scott; second vice-president, Mrs. James McQuoid; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. David J. Love.
  • The census enumerators are having trouble in the county, as elsewhere getting people to answer the many questions called for. One prominent farmer refused to give out the information sought. He was brought before Police Magistrate Williams and fined $5 and costs.

1951

  • Members of Picton Rotary Club were addressed at their regular weekly meeting Tuesday noon at the Royal Hotel by Miss Charlotte Clement, of Montreal, representing “Visites Interprovincials.” “Visites Interprovinciales” is an organization which exists to assist English— and French-speaking people to get to know each other better by encouraging and arranging visits of English-speaking people to French-speaking homes and vice versa.
  • The former home of C. D. Wilson at Glenora has been purchased from Mrs. S. Church by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Frizzell and is being renovated as an addition to their popular Lake-on-the-Mountain resort.
  • According to a report from H. G. Lumsden, QUinte District Biologist, the Manitoulin Island Grouse Project is proceeding favourably in spite of somewhat adverse conditions at the start. 

1971

  • Prince Edward’s four provincial parks opened officially Friday for the 1971 season. The cost for a season’s permit again this year, $10, while a one-day visitors’ pass will cost $1. A daily charge of $6 is in effect for busloads of holidayers.
  • The office of the Picton Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police was the centre of attraction Monday for a large number of interested persons and hundreds of public school students who attended the open house. The event was held in conjunction with Police Week.
  • The regular meeting of the Senior Citizens was held Tuesday evening at the Presbyterian Church Hall. After the meeting election of officers took place with Kinsmen Sterling Johnston in the chair. New officers for the coming year are: 1st Vice-Pres., Mrs. Alice Browne; 2nd Vice-Pres., Mrs Hazel Carter; Secretary, Mrs. Katharine Bongard; Treasurer, Mrs. Ida Smith.

1981

  • Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital administrator Bruce Scott thanked the Hospital Auxiliary for more than $7,000 worth of equipment donated last year. He was speaking at the auxiliary annual meeting held at the Maple Inn, Bloomfield, last week.
  • Mrs. Rae (Brock) Hudgin of Black Creek was honored by the PEO Sisterhood at its 26th annual provincial convention in Toronto at the Triumph Sheraton Hotel. Incoming president Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers paid tribute to Mrs. Hudgin on becoming the first 60-year member of the sisterhood.
  • “Don’t Pollute, Dumb Dumb,” is a slogan which  judges of the Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce claim said it all in the recent anti-litter campaign poster contest. The words appeared on a poster depicting a man littering by Anja Bock, of Sophiasburgh Cental School.