WordPlay kicks off 20th Read by the Sea literary festival

RIVER JOHN — With the continuous baa of a lamb in the background, about 100 people were treated to author readings and musical performances as part of WordPlay. WordPlay kicked off the 20th anniversary of Read by the Sea, as well as the opening of the third season of Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery....

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Six summer day camp tips to prepare your child for camp

WESTVILLE ROAD – Non-profit and municipal organizations around the county are welcoming kids to summer day camp. Although summer day camp can be exciting, it can also be a little overwhelming for children and for parents. To help here are six summer tips to prepare your child and you for a summer day camp experience....

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Rockin’ the Lobster, all weekend long

Are you ready to rock the lobster with Jimmy Rankin? How about with the Barra MacNeils? How about with Charlie A’Court and Garrett Mason? Unfortunately, due to a family emergency Matt Minglewood, who was originally scheduled for tonight, will not be able to perform so A’Court and Mason will fill that role. The Good news,...

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And all that jazz …

A musician with local roots continues to hit the high notes in her musical career, including a performance this week at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Beth McKenna, a graduate of North Nova Education Centre (2008) and now based in Montreal, has developed a career for herself in the arts, known as being one of...

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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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Inaugural Carlton’s Community Bash planned

NEW GLASGOW – Carlton’s Community Bash will be taking place August 3 in Stellarton. The legacy event honouring Carlton Munroe, former promoter and executive director of the Jubilee, who lost his battle with glioblastoma in 2017, will be held at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex. “The 2019 board of directors wanted to find a...

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Ben Hur – a comedy of epic proportions – opens 32nd season at Festival Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre will open its 32nd season on July 10th with BEN HUR, a comedy of epic proportions. The play is a comic homage to the blockbuster Hollywood film based on the novel by General Lew Wallace. The movie featured 200 camels, 2,500 horses and over 10,000 extras. This hilarious adaption...

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Riverfront Jubilee seeking volunteers

NEW GLASGOW – Want to be a part of an amazing weekend filled with music? The Riverfront Jubilee is seeking volunteers for the 24th annual festival. The success of the Jubilee depends on the hard work and dedication of more than 300 volunteers who donate their time to the Jubilee.  “The commitment Pictou County has...

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Canada’s oldest annual Bluegrass Festival set for July 25-28 in Bible Hill

The Downeast Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Society will once again host Canada’s oldest Bluegrass Festival, the 48th annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival this July 25-28 in Bible Hill.The family friendly festival will once again be held at NSPECC (the Provincial Exhibition Grounds) and will feature some of Canada’s top bluegrass acts including...

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McCulloch school book launch wows co-authors

PICTOU — A wish for students at McCulloch Education Centre to appreciate writing has resulted in an astonishing book. Hey! I Wrote That! Treasures from the Young Pirate Hearts and Voices at M.E.C. is the school’s anthology that was officially launched on Monday to complete nearly four months of work with the 260 students and...

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