Stories from our past-August 18, 2022

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



  • Glen Island-the weather of all last week was not all that the summer visitor desired, yet everybody was genial and enjoyed the indoor ausements very much.
  • The twelfth annual outing of the Prince Edward Old Boys left Toronto on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. and arrived in Picton sometime after 1 p.m.
  • The comedy that has made all America talk will be seen at the Bijou Opera House this Saturday night. This comedy has created a craze across Canada and the United States.


  • Chance demonstration to a neighbour of a recently installed water system was instrumental in saving a large driveshed from fire on the farm of Harold Woods.
  • Miss Jean Falconer, of Brucefield, arrived in Picton on Monday to assume her new duties as supervisor of the Public Health nursing staff.
  • A grass fire at the rear of Ross Pearsoll’s farm back of Chuckery Hill caused excitement Thursday afternoon.


  • A minister from Hamilton, along with a German choir, will be special guests at a service this Sunday in the Picton United Church to commemorate the first German Settlement in the area.
  • Penny Carnival began with a colourful and imaginative parade-the best yet-thanks to the fire department, police department and Mr. H.J. McFarland.
  • Athol Recreation Committee met in the Community Hall at Cherry Valley Thursday night to discuss further action in connection with installation of lights at the softball diamond.


  • During the last session of the Provincial Legislature, an important Act was passed which should have a great effect on the health of children. The bill is called the Immunization of School Pupils Act.
  • The safe handling of pistols and revolvers was demonstrated at the Prince Edward Revolver Club recently.
  • The fifth year, the weatherman smiled on the Athol Day celebration held in Cherry Valley on Sunday.