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Working to put on an independent show like “The Island Summer Review 2” pulls in all different directions. It’s most important to write a new, original show, and then Mark and I rehearsed things on-stage so all feels energetic. After that, there’s a round of writing news releases, making brochures and posters, and arranging for the actual advertising we can afford (thanks to The Guardian for the partnership...

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Join me and Mark Haines at Milton Community Hall, on Friday March 7th, to kick back at this last blast of Island winter. Come on out to this newly-renovated classic Island hall, just 10 minutes outside Charlottetown. The show starts at 7:30 and $10 tickets can be reserved by calling the Miltonvale Park Community Council Office at 368-3090 or emailing [email protected] Going fast, so reserve in advance to make sure. Hope to see...

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Are you prepared for the return of the polar vortex in Canada? What to wear? When to stop layering? Listen to this helpful call-in show, hosted by Patrick Ledwell, to glean all the tips you need for winter...

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1. Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines met when they both featured in the hit show Come-All-Ye at the Charlottetown Festival. Patrick’s wife needed the car show nights, and so he asked Mark for drives home, 6 nights a week. So like many promising things, the plot for The Island Summer Review was hatched in a van. 2. Patrick has been featured 5 times on the popular CBC Radio show “The Debaters.” He won over an audience in...

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In my family, everyone always wanted to be the kid who gave Mom the best gift. Nice rendition of Mom’s face in uncooked pasta, glued to a paper plate. Ultra creepy. Hey, I’ve got a couple suggestions for Mother’s Day, coming up on the weekend of May 12. How about my book “I Am an Islander”? It’s got odd-but-true accounts of growing up in an Island family, and other forms of questionable PEI wisdom....

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