Filipino family together again

PICTOU — Star of the Sea Social Centre, along with the Stella Maris Catholic Church, hosted a warm welcome to three young children from the Philippines on Sunday. After waiting five long years, Mark and Geraldine Tolentino embraced their children, Audrey, 8, Gerald, 12, and Zyrille, 14. Both Mark and Geraldine worked diligently at Subway in...

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Written in stone

On a cool, crisp, sunny day in River John, on the bank of the community river, an excavator dug up a heartfelt ‘sign’ if ever there was one. Unbelievably, it was an answer to a young woman’s prayer, a plea to her father to ‘give her a sign’ just a few days before. Jayme MacLellan...

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Carmichael-Stewart House opens for the season

NEW GLASGOW — Carmichael Stewart House has opened for the season. Located on Temperance Street, this summer the museum’s focus will be on the Riverside Cemetery. During the opening, guests were greeted by curator/summer student James Lees and Paul Lalande, president of the Pictou County Historical Society (PCHS). Lees presented an overview of historical information...

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Juurlinks retire after five decades of service

In 1959, Tony and Christina Juurlink opened a family restaurant that would later be one of the most well-known food establishments in Pictou County. Westside Family Restaurant was open for eight years until, sadly, in 1967 Tony Juurlink passed away. Their son, John Juurlink, teamed up with his mother to help run the Westside Restaurant...

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Pedal power on Bike Week

New Glasgow town crier Jim Stewart New Glasgow rang in the start of Bike Week at the New Glasgow Farmers Market on Saturday. “It’s a whole healthy lifestyle, walking, and biking. As people age, you got to keep moving; this is a great way to stay in shape. It is a mind, body and spirit...

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Relay proves no one faces cancer alone

Pictou County Relay for Life on Saturday brought family and friends together to celebrate loved ones and survivors of cancer. Hundreds gathered to remember and to share memories and struggles, the good times and the not so good times. Each with their own personal story. Some were eager to share, some sat quietly thinking, others...

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Healthy joints highlighted during Walk with a Doc

NEW GLASGOW — Health benefits of exercise were extolled at the recent Walk with a Doc. Dr. Tim El-Tahan, orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine, spoke to nearly 50 participants — including five medical students and seven supporting physicians — at the Scott Weeks Field, Parkdale on Saturday to discuss how exercise affects the joints and to encourage a...

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Stellarton begins skatepark planning

Paul Corbin, community health and recreation director for Stellarton, paired with Brian Moore from The Canadian Grant Company to host a skatepark design meeting Saturday at Stellarton Town Hall. Moore has been designing skateparks for more than 20 years. His expertise, along with Corbin’s understanding of the health and recreational needs in the area, partnered...

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A ready friend to the animals

When seven-year-old Lily Stewart of Westville, was a little girl, she was devastated when her cat Max, ran away. Not returning. Lily decided to break the piggy bank that she had since she was born, and donate her savings to the SPCA. At that time, she decided to make friendship bracelets and came up with...

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Junior Achievers craft pendants

It’s Junior Achievement Month. Pictou County Junior Achievement program is part of a worldwide, non for profit organization. Its primary goals are to promote entrepreneurship, financial literacy and how to run a business, all for the youth in our communities. The program in Pictou County is run by volunteers Shannon MacLean and Willa Kray, both...

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