From Ellen’s Heart … and daughter’s generosity

Laura Worth was able to celebrate her bachelorette party with her mother, Ellen Bland, in June 2018 before she passed away on July 1st. This was a true testament to Ellen’s caring heart and passion for family as she was struggling after complications from her second open heart surgery in October 2017. “In December I...

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Walk With a Doc draws crowd

CORRECTION:  This article originally listed the event as running every second Friday when, in fact, it will take place every second Saturday. It was standing room only as Sally O’Neill from Active Pictou County and Dr Brad MacDougall, from the Westville Clinic, addressed the 50 participants of the Walk With a Doc Pictou County kick-off....

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Steven Bowers comes home

Residents of Hampden, Nfld., may pride themselves on being home to Steven Bowers, but he prides himself on calling Pictou County home. Now living in Victoria, BC, Bowers knows the importance of teaching his young daughter about following your dreams so he is back on the music scene with a tour and CD launch. The...

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Cold night, warm hearts

A very fitting team name was chosen by the Scotsburn/Lyons Brook Faith in Action group of over 20 participants for the Coldest Night of the Year 2019 walk — Cold Night, Warm Hearts. Pat Carrigan, a member of the group, takes pride in participating every year with her large group. This year they came in...

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Mullinger taking laughs to Glasgow Square stage

James Mullinger immediately asked to return to Glasgow Square after his well-received show last year and he will do so on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. The second stop on his “Almost Canadian Tour,” Mullinger is not only a comedian but also a father, editor, cover model in England and inspiration for the full length...

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From Korea with love

LYONS BROOK — While Mungil Song, owner and one of the chefs at Pictou Lunch Box, may still be learning English, her community spirit is strong. In the fall of 2018 she contacted The Organ Restoration Committee at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in New Glasgow about supporting its hefty $25,000 Organ Restoration goal and Betty Murphy,...

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Autobiography is life changing

Why Me? One Man’s Journey From Unwanted to Loved By James (Jim) Swain The newest publication of Marechal Media Inc., Why Me? is the story of a man who lived through a life we can never imagine. Growing up in the foster system and only discovering his relation to his mother and father later in...

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Highest ranking for The Yellow Gold is Black

The Yellow Gold Is Black by A. Doreen MacLeod A heartbreaking journey of making the decision to work out west while the rest of your family is in Eastern Canada is a common one. One which we can all relate to in some way or another. Doreen MacLeod’s son was one such person who, after...

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Books for parents gives reviewer goosebumps

Intentions for the Spiritually Aware Parent by Christina Fletcher That feeling you get when you speak with a stranger and know, just know, that you will become quick and forever friends. That was the immediately goose-bumpy feeling that overtook me when I read this book. Written from her heart and experience raising three children while...

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In the Spirit: Reflections on Everyday Grace by Monica Graham

In the Spirit: Reflections on Everyday Grace by Monica Graham Wow! As someone who has questioned and struggled with the idea of organized religion I was eager to read through the pages of River John’s own Monica Graham’s essays. Not familiar with her time as a religious columnist I was pleasantly surprised at the well...

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