Passion, painting and property

Retired from teaching and unable to sell truckloads of wood from his property in Durham, Mike Hartlen decided to create a new partnership with his wife of more than 40 years, Donna. While neither of them call it a business and a lot of their creations get donated back to the community, they are seeing...

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Mother-daughter duo conquer pageant world

Scotsburn residents and mother-daughter duo, Sherri Muir and Scotia MacDonald, thought it would be a great bonding experience and ran in the Ms Nova Scotia International 2019 and Miss Teen Nova Scotia International respectively. Muir was delighted to be named Ms Nova Scotia and have her daughter be the Ms Teen Nova Scotia runner-up. “We...

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Local stylist wins gold in competition

A local stylist is golden. Shelby Tait, 2017 Cosmetology honours graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College, recently competed in the Goldwells Global Colorzoom competition and on July 8 she heard she took gold in the New Talent Colorist category. A member of the Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar, Tait will be going to...

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Inaugural meeting planned for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia

It was clear Dominic Boyd’s experiences would be put to good use once he retired. Where the county did not offer an Alzheimer’s and dementia family support group in the area, Boyd has stepped up to help organize a group with the help of former colleague, Linda Turner, a social worker with Mental Health. The...

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Read By the Sea celebrates 20 years

River John was a not so quiet village this weekend as volunteers were busy getting visiting authors to their marks on schedule for their awaiting fans. Read by the Sea is in its 20th year celebrating literacy. By bringing Canada’s best authors and poets to Nova Scotia’s North Shore, this festival is one people travel...

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Sold out Miss Miles welcomes 700 entries

NEW GLASGOW – Carol Curley has been the Race Director of the Miss Miles five-kilometre fun run for its entire seven years. But this year was special as it was in memory of her mother, Edna Boucher, who passed away last November. Boucher was always a big supporter of all Johnny Miles running events as...

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Inaugural Spring Fling a success

PICTOU — Water Street was closed to cars but opened to pedestrians on Saturday afternoon, thanks to Sonja Park and her daughter Rhonda of Water Street Bakery and Kevin Pettipas of Poppy’s. Tired of the dreary weather, Rhonda worked hard to get vibrantly coloured balloons to colour the streets. With 30 vendors, including local businesses,...

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Sweet fundraiser: Habitat for Humanity hosts egg hunt

Approximately 80-100 kids of all ages took part in the Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, Pictou County Chapter. Giving back to the community that is supporting the organization in its goals was what inspired this event. Elizabeth Engram, member of the fundraising committee, said the event was “way more popular...

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Viola’s place hosts first AGM

Since opening its doors officially on October 26, 2018, Viola’s Place Society has had only two nights without occupants and those were the first two nights. Since then, volunteers have offered shelter, warmth, food and companionship to 38 different guests. Bednights, referring to one guest who spends the night, have totaled 596 since opening until March 29,...

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Let Abilities Work curling Monday

NEW GLASGOW — Let Abilities Work Partnership Society and Bluenose Curling Club are inviting everyone to come out on March 25 from 10 a.m. until noon to try curling and meet gold medalists. Capturing gold at the Canadian Visually Impaired Curling Championship in February, Louise Gillis and her team will be visiting to show how...

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