Stories from our past-July 28, 2022

(Desirée Decoste/Gazette staff)

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


  • The Gold Club tea last Thursday was the usual pleasant affair that proves so attractive to such a large number of town folk.
  • Strawberries are finished and raspberries are a failure.
  • The Steamer Georgia is ready to resume her trips once more. Damages sustained in shooting the Lachine Rapids have been repaired.


  • Premier Leslie Frost, Q.C., M.P.P., and Mrs. Frost were overnight guests on Tuesday at Claramount, the lovely home of  Miss Lillian Boulter.
  • Crofton Sunday School held their annual picnic at Wellington Park on Saturday.
  • The annual open air service at Point Traverse is being held on Sunday. The service this year is on the property of  Morley Helmer, overlooking the lake.


  • Three youths from Prince Edward County left Monday on a three-week exchange visit to western Canada organized by the National Farmers’ Union.
  • Four people escaped injury Sunday afternoon when the 28 foot cruiser they were in hit Green Island, east of Waupoos Island, and sank.
  • An outboard from Prince Edward County set a new Canadian five-mile competition record at races over the weekend in Valleyfield, Quebec.


  • Merton Bentley was installed as the exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge at a combined installation of officers for the Elks Lodge No. 326.
  • A bus tour of the county highlighted by stops in Picton was carried out under the supervision of members of the Picton Kiwanis Club.
  • Over 150 senior citizens took park in gingerbread house making and exercises at the Picton United Church hall this past week.