Stories from our past-March 3, 2022

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


  • While driving through the little swamp last week, a team of horses driven by Darius Johnson ran away, jumping onto a sleigh being driven down the road by Ed Purtelle.
  • The census of 1911 shows that in the face of natural increase and considerable immigration, the population of the County  to the extent of 700 in the last ten years.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James E. Lent Main Street West, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at home on Monday.


  • A shipment has been sent to the Red Cross in Toronto consisting of outpost hospital supplies made by Mrs. Charles McGibbon, Picton, Mrs. Stirling Martin of Cherry Valley and Mrs. Robert Greenwell of Northport.
  • The annual amateur show at Demorestville Hall promises to be a popular event Friday night. A great variety of numbers are being presented and good prizes are being given.
  • More than 1600 jammed Hares Arena on Monday night to attend the first annual Fancy Dress Carnival of the 50/50 Club.


  • Winter seems to be making an all-out attempt to make up in February hat it lost during December and January.
  • Around 100 members and visitors attended Lakeside Chapter 81, O.E.S., Wednesday evening for the visit of the District Deputy Grand Matron  Mrs. Pauline Clare Minerva.
  • At the February meeting of the Prince Edward County Federation of Agriculture, plans were finalized for the annual banquet to be held at the Bloomfield United Church.


  • Employees at the Prince Edward Region Conservation Authority received salary increases ranging between 8 and 12 per cent in the 1982 budget.
  • A re-enactment of the Loyalist landing in the County is suggested as on of the attractions for July 1, 1984 to more the 200th anniversary of the event.
  • Fifteen girls from Hillier had their second 4-H meeting with leaders Mrs. Nora Meulenaar and Mrs. Donna Bibeau.