Exceeding expectations: Community helps Pictou County Christmas Fund more than surpass goal

PICTOU — The phones continued to ring on Sunday after the annual Pictou County Christmas Fund Telethon was off the air. The result: $87,050 in pledges — all of which will be used to help local families in need be able to enjoy a Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings this year. The total...

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New Glasgow tree lighting on Friday

The Christmas season is quickly approaching and the Town of New Glasgow has an exciting list of events to celebrate this holiday season. It all starts with the New Glasgow Christmas Tree/Holiday Light Up taking place at Glasgow Square Theatre on Friday  at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature live entertainment by the Pictou County...

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In the Christmas ‘Spirit’

Kate Klein knew how to get New Glasgow Farmers Market shoppers in the Christmas ‘Spirit’ – by handing out a little egg nog! The representative of Nova Scotia Spirit company was one of the many vendors who enjoyed Wednesday evening’s open market night. The market was packed as shoppers sampled foods and beverages and browsed...

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Help ‘Spread some Christmas cheer’

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE ADVOCATE OFFICE ON 21 GEORGE STREET, PICTOU, IS A DROP-OFF LOCATION FOR THESE CARDS.   One kind deed leads to another, and another. And soon, that builds to thousands of kind gestures that help put a smile on faces at Christmas. Again this Christmas, Nicole LeBlanc and her band of merry elves...

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Theatre Antigonish welcomes the holidays with a musical extravaganza

ANTIGONISH – Another beloved holiday classic is coming to the Bauer Theatre in Antigonish. On December 8 and 9, Theatre Antigonish is pleased to present It’s a Wonderful Life. In partnership with the Antigonish Choral Ensemble (ACE) and the St. James Handbell Choir, this production is the Lux Radio version of the Christmas classic. It...

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Get in the festive spirit with Merry Little Christmas

Ann Holton is planning to have a Merry Little Christmas … show. The popular local singer/elementary school teacher with the golden voice has recorded a new CD, her second, and is ready to raise the roof at Stellarton’s Sharon St. John United Church on November 24 where she will launch it – together with a...

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Pictou Island Christmas

The weather during the month of December 1959 remained mild, middle to high 30s Fahrenheit, the wind blew hard from the south nearly every day and it rained a lot. Jimmie MacDonald and wife Viney were found deceased in their burnt out home on Dec. 10th. Consequently, over the next several days, Arnold MacMillan kept...

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Pictou Island Christmas 1959

The weather during the month of December 1959 remained mild, middle to high 30s Fahrenheit, the wind blew hard from the south nearly every day and it rained a lot. Jimmie MacDonald and wife Viney were found deceased in their burnt out home on December 10. Consequently, over the next several days, Arnold MacMillan kept...

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Catching up with Tom Macdonald

It’s been well-established that communications have changed greatly in this technical age in which we live. For one thing, I’ve seen it in my profession. I used to enjoy getting work-related phone calls — at the office, even at home. That’s no longer the case. There are far too many scam artists on the other...

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A mail plane, a wedding and catalog deliveries …

I was very fortunate recently to have met with and discuss past memories of Pictou Island with Don MacNeil from Little Harbour. During 1946–1951, Don MacNeil and Colin Cantley flew the Pictou Island mail delivery. They operated their own two planes from Trenton airport for this service. One plane was a two seater powered by...

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