Sounds of Joy concert scheduled for Friday

NEW GLASGOW – Pianist Nicole Green and tenor Marcel d’Entremont will headline the 2016 edition of the Sounds of Joy concert on Friday at Trinity United Church. The concert is produced by Donna Hargreaves and will start at 7 p.m. Proceeds will be dedicated to the Tearmann Society. “It’s thrilling to have Nicole and Marcel […]

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Christmas concert fills void from cancelled school events

The ongoing dispute between the provincial government and the province’s teachers has resulted in many Christmas and seasonal activities being cancelled; however, children from Pictou Elementary School got to sing their songs afterall. Rather than a school-sanctioned Christmas concert, the kids instead performed for the residents of the Odd Fellows Home in Pictou on Tuesday […]

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Celebrate the season with The Woodhouse at the deCoste

Just like milk and cookies, reindeer and carrots, or rum and eggnog, nothing goes together quite like jazz and Christmas music. The Woodhouse – a Toronto-based jazz combo of Nova Scotians – will be bringing their brand of seasonal jazz to the deCoste Centre on December 20. The group’s debut album and tour are both […]

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Staples Superpower your School contest accepting entries

Ten environmentally conscious schools across the country will each earn $25,000 worth of new technology from Staples Canada as part of the retailer’s Superpower your School Contest. Schools are invited to enter the contest at Staples.ca/PowerEco and share their eco initiatives for a chance to win. The Superpower your School Contest runs until January 31, […]

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Annual Christmas telethon helping spread holiday cheer

PICTOU – All systems are go for the Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon set to take place this weekend. The annual event is being held Sunday, November 27 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre from 1 through to 7 p.m.. In it’s 42nd year, the fund is preparing to provide food gift cards for families […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la…. ‘Tis also the season for another time-honoured Christmas tradition: writing your letter to Santa! Grab a pen and paper or sit down at your computer and draft a letter to Santa then send it in to The Advocate. We will publish all letters to Santa  in the December […]

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