Bookkeeping Butterfly

“Transforming clutter into unique order”
Office Administration & Bookkeeping Services

Counting the beans since October 2014

Being closer to family brought Wendy White, her husband and family to Prince Edward County.

Wendy White, owner of Bookkeeping Butterfly has a passion for administration and bookkeeping services. Over the past 20 years Wendy has held numerous volunteer and employed positions with the common thread being multi-tasking, organizing, working with numbers and people, allowing her to help clients “transform clutter into unique order”.

Working from home in Hillier, while raising two boys, Wendy extended her bookkeeping and office administration services to assist local individuals and businesses.

“I enjoy being creative, and using computer programs to design and create documents that help clients manage their finances. I can help individuals and businesses reduce their penalties, improve their productivity providing a second set of eyes to their day to day operations,” says Wendy.

Many of the services available to individuals and businesses range from bookkeeping, planning & scheduling, research & development, and administrative services. An extensive coverage of the office administration and bookkeeping services available can be found on her website @

For more information contact:

Wendy White
Bookkeeping Butterfly
Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
Phone: 613-827-1082
Hours of Operation: Monday –

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PELC Pops!

Prince Edward Learning Centre classroom instructor Lori Farrington, along with students Ashley McInnis and Taylor Lott, pitched their idea at Awesome PEC‘s Pitch Party! The competition for the $1000 prize was fierce, but they walked away with the prize!

PELC Pops! is a small-scale, portable and self-sustaining training site; a place where students receive significant mentoring, job coaching, and support in order to learn the skills necessary to attend school and find meaningful employment. Lori explains, “it’s a popcorn cart, yes, but we’re not trying to be the next Orville Redenbacher. It’s a vehicle to engage the unengaged, in a safe and nurturing way, as they work for change. We know that Ashley, Taylor, and other adult learners need opportunities to develop confidence, learn skills in real world situations, and to feel a part of, and contribute to, our awesome community.”

In 2013, Vital Signs reported that within The County, the rate of people with no certificate, degree, or diploma, ages 25-64 is 40% higher than Ontario as a whole. In addition the culture of participation in community events is not happening and the Prince Edward Learning Centre knows that when people do attend, great things happen. Since last fall, Prince Edward Learning Centre supported students to attend and volunteer in some way for Sandbanks: New Waves Festival, Pecha Kucha, The Drawer Boy, The Lantern Festival, as well as other businesses and agencies. Students have found that these experiences were transformative and really contributed to a positive connection to the community. This has led to more volunteering, co-op placements, and successful employment. These experiences were the proverbial “toe in the water” and now PELC is ready to jump in.

With the awesome grant of $1000.00 they are now able to purchase a commercial popcorn machine, vintage style uniforms, and packaging supplies. Students will develop a PELC Pops! logo, solve business problems as literacy exercises, and gain exposure to the great events and festivals across the county, like the fall fairs, TASTE Community Grown, Pumpkinfest, The Lantern Festival…the list goes on and on. They will be selling popcorn, year-round, at these events. This social enterprise will promote adult education opportunities and re-invest all profits back into adult learning.

“We’ve secured community partners to help us provide a gourmet popcorn experience. Sunnydale Farms in Waupoos, grows pesticide free, non-GMO popping corn and will be our supplier. Vicki’s Veggies in Black Creek is an organic farm, producing a multitude of products. We’ve begun creating a Vicki’s Veggies Popcorn Seasoning” notes Lori.

Look for PELC Pops! popcorn cart at a festival this summer!

Prince Edward Learning Centre is an adult learning and training centre; a free service to youth and adults in PEC. We help people move past a variety of barriers to education and employment. We work with over 100 adults every year. We have always been innovative in our approach to learning and feel that a popcorn cart would be a fun and dynamic way of learning and engaging with our community, while learning valuable small business skills.

For more information contact:

Lori Farrington, Instructor
(Adult Literacy and Basic Skills)
Prince Edward Learning Centre
7B-206 Main Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0
T: 613.476.1811
F: 613.476.8766

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Natural Beauty Mini Spa

“Enhance your Natural Beauty!”

Spa services including manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and more.
Opened: April 7, 2015

Alicia Myderwyk, owner of Natural Beauty Mini Spa, enjoys the mixture between the beauty and health industries. “I love helping clients look and feel their best” says Alicia. “Life can be fast-paced and stressful, and I really enjoy helping people escape from that everyday chaos.”

Natural Beauty Mini Spa is working alongside Hairstyling Housewife- Suzie Hegadorn, to create one-stop-shopping for your beauty needs.

Alicia moved to Prince Edward County more than 15 years ago, and has been in love with the area ever since. “I took the esthetics program at Loyalist College after high school and have been working in the spa industry for the better part of a decade. Having grown-up in the County, I wouldn’t dream of starting a business anywhere else. I love the small town feel! Everyone is so friendly and they take pride in their community” notes Alicia.

“With 8 years of experience working as lead esthetician (and then eventually Spa Director) at a local high-end day spa I have the skills and knowledge to make your spa experience amazing. Natural Beauty Mini Spa provides service in a fun and fresh spa/salon setting.

With a preference towards natural and organic products, we use Canadian-made wherever possible.”

For more information, please contact:

Alicia Myderwyk
Natural Beauty Mini Spa

4 Elizabeth St., 2nd Floor (Stairs), Picton
Phone: 613-661-4551
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 9-5 Extended hours available by appointment

If you have opened a new business in Prince Edward County, we would love to introduce you. Please contact Grace Nyman, Community Development Coordinator for more details.

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