Lucy Maud Montgomery, the creator of the Island’s pigtailed heroine, was born in a house at the crossroads. Lucy Maud may still draw the tour buses, but New London’s most famous living resident is Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, who spends much of the off-season on his vast waterfront property here. From a hilltop, the marram grass on the distant Cavendish dunes beckons. On Saturday, that tranquility is going to be shattered as a made-in-Canada celebrity wedding takes over the town.Former New York Rangers bully Sean Avery has been hit with a restraining order by his mother-in-law, Marianne Rhoda, who has accused him of harassment.

According to Page Six , Marianne counter-sued, claiming that Avery's prospects for employment were 'highly speculative' after he retired from the NHL in 2012 at the age of 31.

Marianne argued that she was simply 'concerned' for her daughter's financial future and accused Avery of preventing Hilary from implementing a prenuptial agreement before their wedding, which Marianne reportedly did not attend.

But on the Island, people talk, and it’s hard to order hundreds of pounds of lobster without prompting gossip.

While some residents daydream about the “movie stars” who will be coming to town, others dread the onslaught’s impact on their peaceful corner of the world.

(Right) Marianne Rhoda, mother and former manager of model Hilary Rhoda, who married Avery in 2015 and would go on to sue her mother for theft Avery and his mother-in-law have reportedly been at odds for years.

His model wife Hilary Rhoda previously sued her mother in 2014 for allegedly stealing from her when Marianne worked as Hilary's modeling manager.Aubrey Bell, whose home and art gallery are next door to the Phaneuf estate, was posting No Trespassing signs this week to dissuade anyone who might be tempted to cut through his fields to get a peek. “The rumours that we’ve heard lead us to believe that there is a possibility of unwanted traffic here.We feel that we have to be vigilant and protect ourselves.”Islanders don’t know what to make of the wedding because they’ve never really seen anything quite like it. I.’s Attorney General, and relatives on his mother’s side own a major photo studio in Summerside. for summer vacations, and after landing a six-year, -million contract in 2008, the hockey star built his own summer home and exercise facility next to a compound of cottages owned by relatives.There will be security patrolling the river (actually, just the shoreline.) The Tragically Hip will perform at the reception (unlikely, since they have a show in Saskatoon that night.) The bride will wear a mermaid wedding dress (time will tell.)Mr. Phaneuf’s cocky demeanour has ruffled some feathers on the Island he considers his second home. Phaneuf fully appreciates what it means to live out in the country, mentioning the time he called the RCMP after a cow strayed onto his property.Phaneuf, 28, was born and raised in Alberta, but his parents are both from well-known P. Bartenders tell stories of a younger Phaneuf playing the part of the entitled hockey star, trying to throw his weight around, only to be told, “We don’t act like that in P. Or the herbicide he had a local farmer spray to keep dandelions down on his immense lawn.“It’s a big wedding, probably the biggest I’ve ever done in my 46 years, as far as the celebrity part of it goes,” said Rev. When he was growing up in Edmonton, the Phaneufs regularly returned to P. On the ice, the six-foot-three, 214-pound defenceman is known for his punishing bodychecks and take-no-prisoners style.