Stories from our past-July 7, 2022

1912:

  • The hot weather of the past ten days is sizzling the crops. Prospects are very bad for the coming season.
  • The Barbecue, under the auspices of the Picton Yacht Club, will be held at Salmon Point on Thursday.
  • The ice cream social given by the Ladies Aid at Mount Pleasant was a success.

1952:

  • The local companies will join others of Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, leaving for camp at Petawawa next Sunday.
  • The Roblin Lake children’s summer camp, operated by the Salvation Army, was officially opened last week.
  • Dick Hart and Lindley Calnan went to the aid of mariners in distress when two weekend guests at the Rickarton overturned their row boat in Picton Bay.

1972:

  • Shoppers in downtown Picton must have though they were witness to a mild stampede when they saw a full grown Hereford marching down Main Street on Saturday.
  • The school year, which ended for Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, was a successful one according to Principal Paul Burd.
  • Arlene Alyea of R.R.2, Hillier, was named the 1972 Rose Queen at the Belleville Horticultural Society’s annual rose festival Saturday.

1982:

  • The Picton Recreation and Parks Department is offering a trip to the Toronto Metro Zoon next week. Children from Rotary Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and the youth centre will be involved.
  • Once thought to be deep in hibernation, the Local Architectural Conservation Committee has resurfaced with a variety of proposals and recommendations for historical sites.
  • Prince Edward County Multiple Sclerosis Unit met recently at McFarland Memorial Home for the Aged. A discussion of future outings was held.