Dave Atkinson

Dave Atkinson is a children's author and writer living in Charlottetown.

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What a life: Charles Gulotta

Angelo DeCesare remembers the day he lost his childhood best friend like it was yesterday. 

What a Life: Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter, who died this past winter during the COVID-19 pandemic, collected vintage telephones and shared them in a private museum. He also helped many people with genealogy, through his website The Island Register.

What a Life: Wilfred Nicholson

Wilfred Nicholson of Montague was a man at ease with himself, a gadget-maker and a quick wit.

What a Life: Muriel Allen

The life of P.E.I.'s "bookmobile lady" appropriately reads like novel.

What a life: Frank Joe Peters

When the Confederation Centre's Young Company staged its daily Dream Catchers show a few years ago, they always set a seat aside for Frank Joe Peters.

What a life: Paul Batchilder

We profile the former postmaster in Georgetown, P.E.I., whose obituary celebrated 'a teller of stories, a fixer of hearts, and a saver of souls.'

What a life: Cheryl Young

“She was the best mum,” says a voice over the phone. “I know everyone believes they have the best mum, but we really did.”

Why this man's passion is brainy board games

Sitting at Stephen Gauthier’s kitchen table in Charlottetown, he slowly unpacks a pile of wooden and paper game tokens.

Why one man's passion is restoring old video arcade games

For Lorne Allaire, playing games online is just not as fun as the tactile arcade games of his youth. So, he restores them to working order in his own workshop.

Why these Islanders are obsessed with fountain pens

Meet the Islanders who come to a monthly "Pen Night" to show off and talk about their fountain pens.