‘Pride P.E.I. can only do so much’

Island drag queen searches for opportunities for the drag and gay communities He walked into the coffee shop wearing a black leather jacket with a pink purse in hand. Joshua Borges is Demona Deville, an Island drag queen determined to help people understand the lifestyle. His journey began at 20. She – Borges goes by she while in drag – sat in her hairstylist’s chair … Continue reading ‘Pride P.E.I. can only do so much’

New Holland College student residence on schedule for August opening

Construction work continues on the new Holland College student residence on the corner of Grafton and Cumberland on April 25. The $6.96-million building is set to finish on Aug. 7. Beth Atkinson photo  Construction of the $6.96-million Holland College student residence is on schedule to open in late August, says Justin Dunn, the college’s director of facilities management.  The demolition of seven properties concluded last August to make room for the new property. Construction of the four-storey residence began in … Continue reading New Holland College student residence on schedule for August opening

Music connects people ‘regardless of who they are’ 

Holland College opera student accepted to Spain’s Berklee Conservatory   Victor y Mayor stood under a bright spotlight. All eyes were on him in a lavish theatre in Liege, Belgium. When he began to sing, the audience melted away. It didn’t matter he was in a foreign country. His music was connecting them. If the audience loves Mayor’s music, he feels the connection, he said. … Continue reading Music connects people ‘regardless of who they are’ 

‘I’m obese and I want to do something about it’

Montague woman demands doctor’s attention while struggling with weight loss Debbie Davis stood barefoot on the weigh scale as her dietitian keyed in her age and height.  After a few moments the machine forced out a long receipt of paper with her weight, muscle mass and other body calculations.  At the bottom of the page she saw a word that truly shocked her.   Obese.   In January, while taking part in a … Continue reading ‘I’m obese and I want to do something about it’

‘That day I expected to be killed’

Holocaust survivor recounts horrific childhood in Poland  Israel Unger’s father carried him in his arms as they were herded to a cattle car. He looked to his father and asked him to recite the last prayer Jews recite when they consider death imminent. “I want to go to heaven.” They repeated the prayer 36 times that day. Now, 75 years later, Unger wonders what he knew of heaven as a five-year-old. What … Continue reading ‘That day I expected to be killed’

Re-kindled love of art to be shared at Kings Playhouse

By Beth Atkinson for the Eastern Graphic Amy MacConnell’s dad gave her a set of watercolour paints when she was nine. Almost 20 years later, she realizes painting for her is a passion that has now pushed her to lead her first public paint party. Ms MacConnell will lead ‘Paint Party with Amy’ on Friday, April 13 at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. As a … Continue reading Re-kindled love of art to be shared at Kings Playhouse