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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75 years, a family legacy: Hillside Girls Club marking diamond anniversary

A local community club will be celebrating a landmark milestone this week after 75 years of operation in Pictou County. Hillside Girls Club has been running for nearly a century purely by word of mouth through the community, providing a place for girls to learn to sew and make crafts. Along with the many girls...

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Gift the gift of time

Skye Enfield-MacLean, and hundreds of local students just like her, is looking for a special gift this Christmas that cannot be bought in a store. She is looking for time; specifically, YOUR time. Skye is looking for a mentor. She, like many others in this community, is on a wait list with Big Brothers Big...

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Crafts galore

The Aberdeen Hospital lobby is the place to be today as the hospital auxiliary if offering hundreds of crafts items for sale. Inez Sweet, right, was among members of the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary who were hosting their annual pre-Christmas craft sale that began in the main lobby this morning. The sale continues until 4 p.m....

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Workers at Sherbrooke Village rally for fair contract

The people who help bring Sherbrooke Village to life for residents and visitors to come, learn, and explore the history of the community will be holding an information picket at the entrance gate to Sherbrooke Village on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. As members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union...

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Community celebrates Betsey 250

The thing about history is that if you poke around it long enough, something interesting is bound to turn up. And 250 years of history provides a lot of material to sift though. It was the Betsey that not only brought the first British immigrants to the area as well as the first people of...

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One square at a time

Counting out to 10, Trish Rubin then takes hand knit or crochet squares and ties them together with wool yarn. The squares are headed to South Africa as part of the Knit-a-square initiative to help keep vulnerable or orphaned children warm. The River John Square Knitters have been active participants in the initiative for three...

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