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This #LocalLegendStory comes from the one and only, Kim Roach who is as talented as she is charming. You may have seen her welcoming face at Markets around town such as Etsy, Farm Day in the City, and Pop-up Shops presented by DWN. TWN. FOX. "Hey! My name is Kim Roach of Kim Roach Design, and I'm an Illustrator and Stationery/Art Designer. I also co-own The Makers in beautiful, quaint, North Rustico. The Makers is a boutique overflowing with local maritime artisan goods and Island charm. I truly am an Islander through and through, and I've lived here since birth (except for a small stint in Ottawa) on...

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#LocalLegendsStory! This one is from a close friend of Local Legends, Jeremy MacAulay!"Hey! My name is Jeremy MacAulay and I’m originally from Ottawa, but call PEI home. Growing up I was fortunate enough to spend every summer in Souris, PEI, my father’s hometown. Souris has a special piece in my heart from the bridge jumping at Basin Head to the relaxed days at the cottage I call that place home (even if I’ll always be “from away”). When I was 10 years old I went to hockey school at Andrew’s hockey school like many young Islanders and got familiar with UPEI. At that...

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Our newest #LocalLegendsStory is from Sarah Bennetto O'Brien, owner of Scapes - Fresh, Local, Takeout on PEI and maker of the best handpies you'll ever eat. 100% worth it to make a trip from Charlottetown to Borden-Carleton for one!"My name is Sarah Bennetto O'Brien and I'm the Chef/Owner of Scapes PEI in the Gateway Village of Borden-Carleton. Located seconds from the Confederation Bridge, we're your first taste of home! I'm originally from Sudbury, Ontario and have lived on Prince Edward Island now for a total of 8.5 years. I came to the Island to be a part of the first graduating class of Applied Degree...

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Our story this week focuses on our youngest contributor yet, Lacey Koughan. Age is just a number though, as you'll soon find out. She's accomplished so much at a young age already and she's only just beginning."My Name is Lacey Koughan, I am 17 years old, and I call Charlottetown, PEI home.The fact that Im able to say that I call Charlottetown home, makes me so so happy. Growing up on Prince Edward Island is a unique experience for sure. The community, the culture, and the people are what have shaped my island experience into the one I will share with you...

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I told ya we'd be back! #LocalLegendsStories rides again with a story from one half of the Local Legends team, Ashley Paynter!"My name is Ashley Paynter. Daughter of Brian and Ellen Paynter from Spring Brook, PEI. Yes my grandparents are famers’ Herbie and Margaret Paynter, and fishers’ Tom and Joan Blackett. Now that we have the Island formalities out of the way, I’ll get on with it. Born in Summerside and raised in Spring Book - I’m as Islander as they come. I longed for the big city all through my childhood. I would often tell my parents that I would live in Toronto...

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