art and entertainment

Hopewell Ceilidh and parade taking place on Aug. 11

HOPEWELL — A variety of events that attracted large crowds in the past will return on August 11 with the annual Hopewell Ceilidh and parade. The Pictou County ATV Club is hosting the parade, starting at 12:45 p.m. at Station Road before proceeding to the Hopewell Ceilidh Field. Those participating in the parade should be...

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What is kombucha?

Kombucha tea is a fizzy, refreshing and slightly alcoholic beverage made by fermenting tea with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast – known as a SCOBY. While kombucha has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years – as a healthy probiotic drink – the process of brewing kombucha is actually quite old –...

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Barbecues, dragon boating and more …

We have been having the best summer ever cruising around Pictou County. It has been so wonderful getting to know many of you at all of the various events we’ve been to so far this summer. We had the chance to mingle with some locals at the Stellarton Homecoming. We started the Homecoming week at...

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JUBILEE-ation! 24th Jubilee rocks the river

It was a successful weekend well worth all the hard work by volunteers for this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee. With popular performers like Kim Mitchell, Trooper, Sass Jordan and Wintersleep, the weekend drew a good crowd to the downtown core of New Glasgow to celebrate music and the community around it. “It was a...

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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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The Goodnight Bird opens at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is preparing to add a third play to its Main Stage repertory with The Goodnight Bird by Governor General’s Award winning playwright Colleen Murphy. The show opens on August 8, with a pay-what-you-can preview on August 7 The play is a dark comedy about old love and new courage....

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Macdonald to launch his 16th book

NEW GLASGOW — A second edition of Clyde Macdonald’s book, Nova Scotians In and Out of Court, has been published and will be officially introduced on August 10. The launching is from 2 to 4 p.m.at the New Glasgow Library and will include light refreshment. Proceeds from the book sales are directed to the Pictou...

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Annual bike show slated for Aug. 17

PICTOU — Plans are progressing for the second annual Pictou Motorcycle Show on August 17 along the waterfront on Caladh Avenue. The show raises funds for Wounded Warriors Canada and will feature a show and shine and swap meet. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the event runs until 3 p.m The event also includes...

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Rum Ragged — back by popular demand

One group was so well received by a local audience, it is coming back. Rum Ragged will be back on stage at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on Aug. 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion...

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Jube setup is underway

Downtown New Glasgow is busy and the area in front of Glasgow Square is congested as work continues to set up for the annual Riverfront Jubilee. The annual event runs over three days, from Friday through Sunday, and features the following artists: and dates Friday: East River Rats 7:30-8 pm Andre Pettipas & The Giants...

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