Fire at 113 West Mary St. Picton, ON

June 11, 2019

June 11, 2019 - On Saturday, June 8, 2019 a fire occurred at 113 West Mary Street, Picton around noon. This building is operated by Prince Edward Lennox & Addington Social Services (PELASS). The fire alarm system was activated and the fire department was on scene quickly.  

The fire was contained to the north east end of the building where there is extensive damage.  Thirteen units were affected but there were no injuries to tenants, their guests or pets. 

Building the County Forest Trail

June 10, 2019
Rob Plumley

Many aren't aware that Lennox & Addington County manages more than 1,100 acres of forest on five parcels of land in Addington Highlands. The County Forest is certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council’s standards for sustainable forestry. Other than some signage at various points along the perimeter, the lands weren't actively promoted for the public's use.

Until now.

165-Year-Old Photographs in a Digital World

June 7, 2019
Lisa Lawlis

The warmer months are a busy time at the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives. In between research requests and archival record processing, I try to find small passion projects to create access to parts of the archival collection that aren’t regularly accessed by researchers. This month, I decided to highlight ambrotypes and daguerreotypes since it is the 180th anniversary of the invention of the daguerreotype which revolutionized the history of photography. 

Notice of Construction - County Road 41, Town of Greater Napanee

June 7, 2019


County Road 41, Town of Greater Napanee

Please be advised that Coco Paving Inc. has been contracted by the County of Lennox & Addington to rehabilitate County Road 41 in the Town of Greater Napanee, in the vicinity of Community Road and Flying ‘J’ intersection.

The rehabilitation generally consists of roadway excavations, removal of the existing asphalt and re-paving, removal and replacement of concrete curbs, and electrical works associated with the traffic signals.

New: Free G1 Practice Tests

June 6, 2019

We’re partnering with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free G1 practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests written specifically based on the official ON Ministry of Transportation driver’s handbook. The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life.

Hiking into Puzzle Lake Provincial Park

June 3, 2019
Rob Plumley

There are no shortage of places in Lennox & Addington for nature lovers to explore. Beautiful parks, conservation areas, lakes and rivers are enjoyed throughout the county. 

Staff Picks: The Dinner List

June 1, 2019

Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle, a "touching romantic novel" that she gives a full five stars. Here is her review:

Characters on the edge

June 1, 2019

A character-driven reader is someone who reads in order to get into the head of an interesting character -- this is different from those who read for setting, storyline or prose. A book with character as its biggest appeal is a book in which readers feel so connected with the characters that when the book is over, they feel they lost someone dear to them. However, there is more than one type of character-driven reader and there is more than one type of character-driven book.

Productive discussion between EOWC and Eastern Ontario Provincial MPPS

May 27, 2019

Picton, May 27, 2019 – Members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) held a constructive meeting with their provincial counterparts last Friday, May 24, to discuss issues of interest for Eastern Ontario such as affordable housing, health care, emergency services, and financial impacts on municipal service delivery.

The meeting, co-hosted by EOWC Chair Andy Letham and MPP Todd Smith (also Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade), is an annual gathering of Provincial MPPs and the heads of Council from across the region.

A Little“Shoe And Tell”

May 24, 2019
Joanne Himmelman

I cannot believe how fast the spring is flying by. We have just successfully celebrated our first long weekend of the summer and our thoughts are leaning towards the heat of the sun, toes in sand, water splashes, end of school, and the exciting plans of our summer vacations! Yes, even this weary curator is planning some time away to enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the excited awes of my children as we go whale watching in the Bay of Fundy this summer.